Stories for February 25, 2011
San Diego City school officials want to fast-track a $64 million check from the city’s downtown redevelopment agency.
Another Imperial County official will try to join those defending the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. Other representatives of the county were denied standing to join the lawsuit in January.
Join beloved Irish singer and musician Orla Fallon on a heartfelt musical pilgrimage through her beloved Ireland. Orla Fallon's My Land celebrates the people and the landscapes of the Emerald Isle, and revels in the beautiful music they inspire. Songs include "Isle of Innisfree," Spanish Lady," "Mo Ghile Mear," "Ni Na La," "Morning Has Broken" and "Both Sides Now."
President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in celebration of Black History Month and the legacy of Motown, the distinctive soul-infused pop music sound, style and presentation that was born in Detroit and embodied by the Motown Records label. The evening will include program host Jamie Foxx and performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, the group Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Smokey Robinson, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks.
A cold storm system will drop the local snow level to unusually low altitudes and get the weekend off to a decidedly nippy start for San Diego County residents, forecasters said today.
Biochemist Michael A. Marletta was chosen Friday to head The Scripps Research Institute, effective Jan. 1, marking the first presidential transition at the nonprofit biomedical research organizations in more than two decades.
A trucker has been arrested in eastern San Diego County after Border Patrol agents found 700 pounds of pot stashed with his load of watermelons.
Host Mark L. Walberg, in full beekeeper’s regalia, gets a lesson in honey farming near Des Moines, Iowa, while—at a safer distance—appraiser Stuart Whitehurst discusses examples of antiques with bee motifs. Highlights include: a circa 1856 Des Moines city plan, printed just before it officially became Iowa’s new capital; a circa 1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa 1925 round European cut diamond and platinum ring, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.
Mayor Jerry Sanders and other local officials released a $4 billion wish list this week for redevelopment projects for San Diego. City leaders are hoping to secure funding for the projects in case Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to eliminate local redevelopment agencies is approved. We discuss why local politicians are fighting to keep the redevelopment funds, and how the city could be impacted if the agencies are eliminated.
Could the push to limit the collective-bargaining rights of government workers in Wisconsin come to California? We talk about recent labor battles in San Diego County, and discuss how the nationwide campaign to reduce public employee benefits could affect the middle class.
How might the uprisings in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain and Egypt affect global politics? And, what role should the United States play in shaping the future of the Middle East and North Africa? We discuss the latest news on the political unrest in Libya and its surrounding countries.