Stories for June 22, 2011
California legislation that would make some undocumented college students eligible for Cal Grants and other state aid has cleared a hurdle at the Capitol.
"Nixon In China" stars James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, a role he created at the opera’s world premiere in 1987. With a libretto by American poet Alice Goodman, the opera is based on significant moments during President Nixon’s visit to China in February of 1972, with the key political figures as the lead characters: Nixon, first lady Pat Nixon (Janis Kelly) and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Richard Paul Fink) for the Americans; Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Robert Brubaker), his wife Chiang Ch’ing (Kathleen Kim), and Premier Chou En-lai (Russell Braun) for the Chinese.
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"A Capitol Fourth" will capture the stunning pyrotechnics from every vantage point with 20 television cameras stationed around the city – including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Washington Monument and across the Potomac River. The show will be capped off with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and now "A Capitol Fourth" tradition.
California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County arrested 83 people on suspicion of drunken or drugged driving over Memorial Day weekend this year. As we near the July 4 holiday we'll hear about the results of a new study from UCSD analyzing the relationship between blood alcohol content (BAC) and automotive accidents. Researchers found that in collisions involving alcohol, as little as 0.01 BAC increased the likelihood of death or serious injury by 36 percent.
What can the military do to improve its abilities to identify combat stress, and treat troops returning home from a war zone? We speak to the director of the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control in San Diego about the challenges servicemembers face when they return home from deployment.
The Sweetwater Union High School District has fired its superintendent after disclosures that he billed taxpayers for meals and invited contractors to his daughter's bridal shower.
Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins shines a light on 12 of the greatest duets in music history, showcasing some of the best superstar pairings in classic music videos and television performances, including Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, Elton John and Kiki Dee, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes and many more.
Three months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese public broadcaster NHK produced a three-part documentary series, "NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward," featuring people in the affected region trying to overcome the sorrow and recover from the devastation. The third episode features a family who is living in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Ishinomaki is a town focused on the fishing industry. Mr. Kimura is a third generation owner of Oyster cultivation, but his house has been destroyed by the tsunami, and sadly on top of this, he lost his wife and his eldest son.
Three months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese public broadcaster NHK produced a three-part documentary series, "NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward," featuring people in the affected region trying to overcome the sorrow and recover from the devastation. March in Japan is the season of graduation ceremonies. After the devastating earthquake hit on March 11, 2011, circumstances surrounding school children changed drastically. The second episode features these school children, their parents and teachers, fighting back and working together to overcome the tragedy and go forward into the future.
A man fatally shot his two teenage sons and set their suburban home on fire Tuesday before turning the gun on himself, police said, marking the third murder-suicide involving children in the San Diego area within the past month.
State budget uncertainty is forcing San Diego city schools toward nearly $115 million in planned cuts for next school year.