Stories for November 4, 2011
Is your grocery store holding onto food long past the expiration date or relabeling those items to save the company money?
As the death toll in Syria nears 3,000, the revolution rages on well after the fall of dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. While grainy cell phone videos of violent attacks on protesters are making it out, foreign journalists are seldom making it in. In this special newsmagazine report, FRONTLINE offers a rare look from inside, traveling with undercover reporter Ramita Navai into some of the most dangerous parts of Syria to meet members of the opposition movement forced into hiding. Also this hour: A look at the dictator who has managed to hold on longer than any amidst the Arab unrest — President Bashar al-Assad.
The foundation of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson awarded nearly $150,000 in grants to area schools this week, the San Diego School District announced today.
"Angle Of Attack" chronicles the 100-year history of Naval aviation — from wobbly gliders and the first shipboard landing in 1911 to modern supersonic jets and unmanned aerial vehicles. The two-hour documentary deftly interweaves archival footage, interviews with historical and military experts, contemporary footage of cutting-edge aircraft and insights from today's "Top Gun" fighter pilots in the Marine Corps and Navy. In addition, "Angle Of Attack" also pays tribute to Naval aviation’s visionaries, pioneers and risk-taking aviators, past and present.
Two female maned wolves went on display at the San Diego Zoo today, marking the first time in more than 30 years that the species native to South America has been represented at the facility.
A City Council workshop on cutting red tape for San Diego businesses will be offered on Nov. 14, it was announced today.
Highlights include one of a set of six inherited chairs, made 50 years ago by a furniture designer who also did commissions for Aristotle Onassis; a rare and extensive collection of WWII prison camp materials that posthumously established a glider pilot’s eligibility for a medal from the U.S. Department of Defense; and a drawing and lithograph by iconic American artist Grant Wood, as well as a trunk containing some of his possessions, acquired by the owner from Wood’s aunt and valued at $14,000 to $22,000.
Michael Zucchet, general manager of the MEA, says shifting San Diego city workers to a 401K pension will only sabotage the city's hiring efforts.
Lani Lutar, with the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, says pension costs in San Diego are out of control, and the city has no choice but to switch to a 401K.
A potential game changer for making electric cars more affordable is playing out in San Diego.
This episode showcases the evolution of the man of the house from the king of his castle in classic family sitcoms to a more intricate, conflicted figure in modern shows. Interviews include Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner (“The Cosby Show”); David Chase (“The Sopranos”); Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”); Ron Howard (“The Andy Griffith Show”); Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”); and Phil Rosenthal and Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), among others.
Military families don’t often have the luxury of deciding when they’re going to move. They get their orders, and must pack up and leave, often being forced to sell their home in the process. This makes them much more vulnerable to the fluctuations in the housing market.