Stories for July 8, 2011
A group of young inner-city offenders graduated today from an urban-gardening program that teaches them life skills.
Thousands of people from around the world pitched their ideas to our panel of judges at five casting calls held around the United States. In Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Providence and San Jose, lines of anxious inventors wrapped around convention centers hoping for their chance to become an ‘Everyday Edison.’ Our cameras caught all the excitement and drama from each "Everyday Edisons" casting call held across the country, giving viewers a backstage pass to nervous inventors just before they made their pitch.
The dust is still settling after the California budget passed last week. And one of the questions on a lot of peoples' minds is how redevelopment projects will be affected. Redevelopment money - the property tax increment that local governments can keep for building projects in their own communities - has been a major driver of economic growth.
In exactly one week it all ends. Not the world, just the "Harry Potter" film franchise. You can see two "Harry Potter" films a night at the AMC Mission Valley and Reading Clairemont starting Monday, July 11 and ending on FridayJuly 15 at 12:01am with the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2." You can listen to my radio feature.