Stories for November 3, 2011
Civic leaders from around San Diego County are joining together in an effort to end family homelessness.
An aging spy stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government. But will it bring down his own career first? Bill Nighy ("Love Actually") stars, with Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter"), Ralph Fiennes ("The English Patient"), and Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener"), who plays the agent's mysterious next-door neighbor. Written and directed by Sir David Hare (Oscar-nominated adapter of "The Reader" and "The Hours").
The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to an artificial heart valve that can be inserted into the body through a small incision in the leg.
Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplio, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidauros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli, and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.