Stories for January 3, 2011
Two brothers pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court today for their roles in masterminding a $30 million Ponzi scheme and related mortgage cons.
The Women's History Museum and Education Center announced today a name change to The Women's Museum of California.
In the spirit of binational solidarity, Baja California's governor and tourism secretary and Tijuana's mayor attended California Governor Jerry Brown's swearing-in ceremony. The Baja California contingent met briefly with Brown afterward.
A Fallbrook family who disappeared in February 2010 will be featured Monday night on an episode of the Discovery Channel program "Disappeared."
The San Diego homeless will get a helping hand on Wednesday when Project Homeless Connect takes place.
Both the San Diego district and city attorneys accused former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today of undermining justice by sharply reducing the sentence of the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez for a fatal stabbing near San Diego State University.
An April 19 trial date was set Monday for a man accused of strangling a La Jolla investor in his home and transferring $7.5 million from the victim's investment account to a new account opened in the dead man's name.
The beautifully shot two-part special "Secrets Of The Stones" reveals the cutting edge science that is slowly peeling away layers of the secrets lost in time and rewriting Ireland's ancient story. The truth about Ireland's distant past is finally emerging. There are gaps in history that have never been explained. Can extraordinary new discoveries shine light on Ireland's dark ages?
The ringleader of a San Diego Ponzi scheme, in which Filipino homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments were urged to transfer titles to their properties into a bogus trust, pleaded guilty today to five felony counts, including grand theft and perjury.
British TV, film and stage actress Joanna Lumley ("Absolutely Fabulous," "The New Avengers") is on the trip of a lifetime: exploring the longest river in the world, the Nile, from sea to source. "Joanna Lumley's Nile" finds her traveling in the direction of the earliest explorers as she journeys along Africa's "life line," visiting the people who live and work along this famous river today. Experiencing five different countries, Joanna crosses some of the most inhospitable landscapes on Earth: from deserts where ancient civilizations once ruled to jungles where Victorian explorers underwent unspeakable suffering.
California health insurers are back in the business of selling policies for children. A new law requires companies to offer such products, or face a five-year ban in the state's individual market.
Culture Lust contributor Dave Walters was an the ardent fan of the recently deceased Captain Beefheart, an influential musician whose music was an acquired taste. Walters saw Beefheart perform in a magical show at SDSU in 1978. He offers this primer on the music of this one-of-a-kind artist who died last month.
A coalition of environmental and farmworker groups said in a lawsuit announced Monday that state pesticide regulators improperly cut off public comment on a controversial agricultural fumigant in order to secure its passage before Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's term ended.
A Camp Pendleton Marine who dropped and shook his infant son over several months, causing irreversible damage to the child's right eye and brain injuries, was sentenced Monday to nine years in state prison.
A new technology of creating stem cells from unfertilized eggs may remove one of the biggest ethical hurdles to the research. But controversial aspects to the research remain.
Flooding and snowfall were reported on some San Diego County roads today, and motorists were ordered to put chains on their tires before venturing into Laguna Mountains.
The new year for one National City family brings a continued ache for justice. The parents of San Diego City College student Diana Gonzalez, who was allegedly murdered by her estranged husband in October, are bearing the burden of their loss. But they say they will have no peace without the capture and punishment of their daughter's killer.