Stories for November 9, 2011
A new report reveals the percentage of overweight or obese children fell by 3.7 percent over the last five years; but the percentage remains alarming.
An ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special edition, “Tasty Treasures” celebrates the season with a cornucopia of appetizing antiques and delectable collectibles for and about eating and drinking. Plucked from ROADSHOW’s appraisal archive, highlights include an heirloom Tlingit Indian oil bowl and ladle, acquired by the owner’s great-great-grandfather during a military posting to Sitka, Alaska, in 1877, valued at a jaw-dropping $250,000 to $300,000.
Two ex-lovers meet for lunch at their favorite haunt from years before. Will sparks reignite? Will some other explosion ensue? Emma Thompson ("Sense and Sensibility") and Alan Rickman ("Harry Potter") star in this funny, bittersweet drama adapted from Christopher Reid’s captivating poem. Sex, temptation, guilt, and revenge are all on the menu.
Celebrate the unique characters who defied comic stereotypes and societal expectations to reflect America’s diverse personalities. Interviews include Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”); Diablo Cody (“The United States of Tara”); Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson (“The Office”); Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld”); Paul Feig and Judd Apatow (“Freaks and Geeks”); Mitchell Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”); Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butthead”); and Garry Shandling (“The Larry Sanders Show”), among others.
After a major drug cartel arrest in Tijuana, will the violence in Baja subside?
Teachers and students aired their financial grievances today at rallies at San Diego State University and UC San Diego.
Four gunmen robbed Barona Casino early Wednesday, firing off several shots in the process, but no one was hurt and the loot was recovered after being abandoned by the robbers, authorities said.
A measure to overhaul pensions for San Diego city government employees has qualified for the June ballot.
A wind advisory went into effect for the inland valley and mountain areas of San Diego County early today.
San Diego County’s Chief Administrative Officer is recommending the supervisors schedule a longer hearing for more than 100 private property owners dissatisfied with the new General Plan for growth.