Stories for June 13, 2011
Governor Jerry Brown is keeping the pressure on Republicans to vote for a budget deal that includes taxes. The Democratic Governor held a press conference Monday with leaders from education, public safety and other groups.
Lance Cpl. Jason D. Hill of Poway, California was killed in Afghanistan on June 11, according to the Department of Defense. The DoD reports Hill, just 20-years-old, was based out of Camp Pendleton, and was with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
"They Came to Play" is an uplifting documentary chronicling the passion, pressure and potential surrounding the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation - a prestigious event which reunites 75 of the world's best amateur pianists with their dreams, if only for a brief time. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to classically-trained, aged 35 to almost 80, convene in Fort Worth, Texas for a week of intense competition, music and camaraderie.
Garden expert Nan Sterman talks about summer vegetable gardening. What works in other parts of the country doesn't always work in San Diego gardens. Find out how to plant and nuture your favorite vegetables.
The mystery of who constructed the Surfing Madonna mosaic has been solved. Surfer and art lover, Mark Patterson considered his artwork of Lady Guadalupe as a gift to Encinitas, giving the message to "save the ocean." Many citizens in Encinitas think the surfing Madonna is a positive addition to the community, while others think it should be removed.
Redistricting could change the political landscape in San Diego County and throughout California. We speak to Senior Metro Reporter Alison St. John about how the state's legislative districts could change in the future, and why the county's redistricting process is different from the way the state now draws its districts.
A man who manufactured bombs and stored large amounts of explosives in his rented home in North County, which had to be destroyed, was sentenced today to 30 years in federal prison.
A panel of 14 citizens on Friday released its maps of new voting districts in California.