Stories for June 20, 2011
CROSSING SOUTH is a travel show which explores Tijuana and Northern Baja. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, takes the audience on a journey and demystifies the area. Get to know the people, vernacular, foods, customs and places frequented by the locals. This episode of CROSSING SOUTH features the "art of eating tacos," a ride on a Portuguese show horse, a tasting of Tijuana's only micro-artisan beer, and the experience of the Tijuana Xolos soccer club that recently won its championship run.
Tonight is the only opportunity San Diegans will have to directly address the group drawing up political maps with new boundary lines for state and congressional districts. California’s Redistricting Commission is holding a public hearing in San Diego City Council chambers from 6 to 9 p.m.
America's top gumshoes are back to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Mysterious airplane engine parts lead Eduardo Pagan to a forbidden Hawaiian island where he finds a heroic story often overshadowed by the raid on Pearl Harbor. Then Elyse Luray tries to match metal shavings to the right cannon. What role did these shavings play in the early hours of the civil war? An early 20th century saddle puts Wes Cowan on the trail of Yakima Cunutt. How did this rodeo champion change Hollywood movie-making?
The state Supreme Court has given a boost to consumer privacy. It ruled Californians can sue collection agencies and doctors for releasing confidential medical records to credit reporting agencies.
To balance San Diego's budget this year, it was proposed to cut neighborhood branch library hours in half. City lawmakers introduced plans to restore the hours and saving libraries became a rallying cry. Eventually, the deep cuts were blocked. We discuss whether this is a recognition of the continuing importance, even in our digital age.
Sweetwater Union High School District Superintendent Jesus Gandara is under fire after questions have been raised about his use of a district credit card and other questionable management practices. The Sweetwater school board will hold a closed-session meeting tonight to discuss how to respond to the superintendent's actions. We speak to the Watchdog Editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune about their ongoing investigation into the district.
San Diego and the nation have seen and increase in the number of homeless families.
Imperial Beach has joined a long list of cities and counties that have banned medical marijuana dispensaries. A prominent advocacy group says such actions are illegal.