Stories for January 11, 2011
Veterans groups and other military organizations are singing the praises today of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords following the tragic shooting in Tuscon. Still in critical condition but expected to survive, Giffords, in addition to being a Congresswoman, is also a military spouse (seen here on the cover of Military Spouse magazine) who married U.S. Navy Captain and astronaut Mark E. Kelly in November 2007.
"The Search For Sherlock Holmes" follows Scottish actor David Hayman (star of the British crime series "Trial and Retribution") goes off in search of the most famous fictional detective in the world – Sherlock Holmes. Hayman talks to authors, researchers, historians, fans and even a real police detective as he tries to uncover the secret to Holmes’ lasting popularity.
San Diego County will lead the way in trying to aggressively punish and prosecute so-called “gang pimps” in California. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to sponsor new state legislation in Sacramento.
A federal appeals court rules the cross on Mt. Soledad is unconstitutional. But the legal battle is not over. We'll discuss this ruling and talk about some of new laws that take affect in 2011.
Close to 450 people gathered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla Monday night to celebrate San Diego's theater community. The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle gave their annual awards for the best in local theater. "Ruined" took home 12 of the 35 awards, including Outstanding Dramatic Production. We have the list of winners.
How much has San Diego County collected in property taxes over the last year, and how is that money being invested? We speak to Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister about the outlook for 2011. Plus, learn where you can go to find out if there's a supplemental refund waiting for you.
In his first proposal for the new budget year, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown made a case for steep cuts to essential services that would affect poor Californians, including refugees and immigrants.
Jared Loughner is accused of committing some of the worst political crimes in recent memory -- the killing of a federal judge and the attempted assassination of a member of Congress. Now Loughner has one of the best defense lawyers in the country. Judy Clarke is a federal death penalty expert with a reputation for taking on daunting cases.