Stories for October 12, 2011
A heat wave gripped the San Diego area today, sending temperatures soaring into triple-digit readings in some areas.
Jason Isaacs ("Harry Potter," "The Patriot") stars as private investigator Jackson Brodie, the tough former soldier and policeman with a heart of gold, in this series based on the acclaimed novels by Kate Atkinson. In this episode, while searching for a lost cat, Jackson takes on the cold case of a girl who went missing thirty years earlier. He is also talked into helping a grieving father find the man who murdered his daughter, and tracking down the niece of a mysterious seductress.
A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress Wednesday would allow states to require online retailers like Amazon.com to collect online sales tax on out-of-state purchases.
Researchers have found that San Diego city school students made big gains on state math tests when math proficiency was assessed with another year-end exam.
For a second consecutive day, an unconfirmed sighting of a mountain lion wandering a North County neighborhood prompted a search of the area.
San Diego Police Department officials told a City Council committee today about progress made in addressing a rash of misconduct cases that occurred earlier this year.
A bogus bomb threat prompted a roughly 90-minute lockdown and a several-hour law enforcement search at Poway High School today.
The California Farm Bureau Federation has been pushing for the three trade agreements that are up for Congressional votes later Wednesday.
A man who fell to his death from a multi-story parking structure in front of horrified attendees at a social-justice rally at Civic Center Plaza was awaiting trial for a traffic accident that killed a Caltrans worker.
Crews are working on a grass fire east of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
A preliminary list of street and sidewalk maintenance jobs that Mayor Jerry Sanders wants private industry to bid on was unanimously approved by the City Council's Rules Committee today.
The City Council's Rules Committee unanimously approved an agreement today with a group planning celebrations for Balboa Park's 100th anniversary in 2015.
A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliché, but not when Joseph and the crew of TRAVELSCOPE make landing on some of the Goddess Athena’s special children. There’s plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There’s always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music.
Gov. Jerry Brown and wife Anne Gust Brown today offered condolences to the family of a Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in combat in Afghanistan this month.
The House's main investigative committee has subpoenaed Attorney General Eric Holder and other Justice Department officials, seeking records from a law enforcement operation gone wrong that resulted in high-powered weapons flowing into Mexico.
High doses of vitamin E may be harmful to men's health. A new study finds daily use of vitamin E supplements increases the risk of prostate cancer.