Stories for June 23, 2011
At the Smithsonian Art Museum’s Lunder Conservation Lab in Washington, D.C., host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman carefully examine fragile miniature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries normally kept in climate-controlled storage at the neighboring Luce Foundation Center. Highlights include a 1964 Chrysler Turbine model and manual; a circa 1840 temperance banner; and a circa 1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith, the Philadelphia artist famous for her depictions of children, valued at $75,000.
San Diego Nurses gathered today on the steps of the County Building to demand a financial-transaction tax to stimulate job growth and the struggling economy.
California budget negotiations appear to be on thin ice once again with the new fiscal year now just a week away.
The Oceanside City Council has narrowly voted to dramatically lower the fees developers must pay if they chose not to build state-mandated affordable housing.
If your weekend plans include boating, you may see more marine law enforcement officers on duty. It’s part of a three-day campaign which starts Friday, cracking down on BUI's boaters under the influence.
Poirot is asked to assist in a murder investigation to determine if a young woman is responsible for the crime. But mounting complications in the case, including multiple frozen clocks, lead the detective to suspect an international political cover-up. Joined by Tom Burke ("Dracula"), David Suchet stars as Hercule Poirot in this adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie.
When Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker, award-winning filmmakers of "The War Room," "Startup.com" and "Don’t Look Back," turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France awards, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry, you’re in for a treat. In “Kings Of Pastry,” 16 chefs, including Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters and successes prove both poignant and hilarious.
Marines on Camp Pendleton say they do not expect the President’s announcement of a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan to affect their planned deployments in the near future.
It could be a billion dollar year for the city of San Diego’s retirement fund. Investment returns have topped 20 percent.