Stories for February 24, 2011
The California State Senate has approved a measure setting rules for how utilities can meet an ambitious alternative energy goal.
Supporters of adult day health care services delivered petitions with 112,000 signatures to the state Capitol Thursday, all opposing the program’s elimination.
An iconoclast who himself became an icon, William Burroughs explored the outer boundaries of culture and identity in the 1950s. His work was vilified by conservatives and banned by the U.S. government, but emerged to influence artists for generations to come. Burroughs' friends and colleagues remember the public persona and the private man.
Part three begins in the 1970s London, with its counter-culture and poverty, Logan is just barely surviving with the occasional freelance writing assignment and the help of his friend Ben, enduring petty humiliation at his literary agency until Gloria reenters his life. An interlude of intimate and true friendship, and the inheritance of a house in France from his old friend, Cyprien, buoy Logan and reignite a tenuous passion for life.
Bridget Lancaster adapts a Texas favorite and shows host Christopher Kimball how to make authentic-tasting chili con carne at home. Then, Lancaster teaches Kimball how to make Southern-style skillet cornbread with hearty corn flavor. Finally, equipment expert Adam Ried tests safety can openers and reveals the winner.
A one-day exhibit called the “Ideas Expo” highlights five decades of science and technology innovation from University of California San Diego researchers.
A Democratic state Assemblyman is calling for raising the income tax rate on California’s top earners. Similar ideas have been proposed and failed but according to supporters, this plan will raise billions.
For the second project of the season, "This Old House" goes Hollywood with the first ever renovation project in the Los Angeles area. After seeing some of the local sights, master carpenter Norm Abram and host Kevin O’Connor arrive at the 1933 Spanish Colonial Revival project house in the hillside neighborhood of Silver Lake.
A wealthy African American family gathers at their vacation home in Martha's Vineyard and like at any family gathering, drama and comedy ensue. We'll talk with Lydia Diamond about her play "Stick Fly" opening at Mo'olelo. A professor of black studies joins the conversation to discuss issues facing the black bourgeoisie in America.
Federal authorities in San Diego report a big increase in the amount of methamphetamine they seized along the border in fiscal 2010 compared with the previous year. The border agencies' recently released year end statistics also show more human smuggling by sea.
A new federal report shows San Diego’s economic output shrank by 2.4 percent in 2009. That decline matches the average for all metropolitan areas.