Stories for October 18, 2011
“Donor Unknown” follows the story of JoEllen Marsh, 20, as she goes in search of the sperm donor father she knows only as Donor 150. Along the way, she meets siblings she never knew existed. The program is paired with the short film “All About Me.” It explores family secrets, the power of genetic relationships and the impact of discovering your dad is, in fact, a sperm donor.
California Governor Jerry Brown’s realignment program continues to draw criticism, less than three weeks into its existence.
Witness the grace and beauty of one of America’s finest dance companies, Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, in a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. Watch the company’s critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine’s “Square Dance” and “Western Symphony” and Tharp’s “The Golden Section.” Actor Andy Garcia hosts.
The City Council today voted unanimously, and without public opposition, to allow the two card rooms that operate in San Diego to add two more tables each.
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 the third episode, Jackson is injured in a train wreck and acquires a teenage sidekick who saves his life and insists that he return the favor by finding her missing employer. Also, while barely conscious in the hospital Jackson makes a startling declaration to his former police colleague DI Louise Munroe.
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 the second episode, the only witness to a drowning in the Firth of Forth, Jackson is on a desperate search for the victim’s identity when he meets a crime novelist caught in a road rage incident. So begins a strange journey that also involves the wife and dominatrix of a comatose crook.
The number of Californians being pulled into the home foreclosure process has jumped.
From its birthplace in Warren, Ohio in 1899 to its final days in Detroit, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana in the late 1950s, this program chronicles the history of the Packard automobile through interviews with Packard owners, vintage film and Packard archive photographs. Hosted by Edward Herrmann.
Ever travel to a tourist mecca and wonder what the locals eat? Rick does. So he joins his pal Hugo to find the best Mexican food in Los Cabos. Their first stop is at the municipal market in San Jose del Cabo for a quick mid-morning meal of sopes and beef soup. Then they enjoy amazing carnitas at Los Michoacános, stuffed guero chiles and bacon-wrapped shrimp at Mariscos El Toro Guero and guava tamales at Sabor Internacional. In Chicago, Rick teaches us how to stuff and grill shrimp and make those guava tamales.
Three San Diego Marine corporals have been discharged for bad conduct after admitting they faked their marriages to receive housing allowances.