Stories for October 7, 2011
On October 8 at the Green Scene Gallery (3956 30th Street) So Say We All presents Masked/Unmasked, a visual art and live literature performance exploring the perception and self-presentation of women. The show features photography by Adriene Hughes and Rebecca Webb and performances by So Say We All’s cadre of female writers and performers. Opening reception is Saturday night with the exhibit running through October 31.
Recent donations to the "Food 4 Kids Backpack Program'' mean that 75 more children from three elementary schools can be given food to keep them from going hungry over weekends.
Friday was the frist day San Diego Unified students without a whooping cough booster shot couldn't attend classes.
A federal task force announced they do not recommend routine prostate cancer screenings because “it does more harm than good."
It's been 10 years since the U.S invaded Afghanistan, but San Diegan's aren't doing much to acknowledge the anniversary in public.
Medical marijuana collectives in San Diego County and throughout California must shut down within 45 days or face civil and/or criminal prosecution, federal prosecutors announced today.
A nonprofit that for decades matched up charity-minded San Diegans with needy civic organizations announced today that it has closed its doors.
For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and essentially forgotten in others. But it is a war worth remembering—a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Some of its battles and heroes became legendary, yet its blunders and cowards were just as prominent. The film shows how the glories of war became enshrined in history – how failures are quickly forgotten – how inconvenient truths are ignored forever.
A religious organization's campaign that focuses on passing out anti-Muslim literature to students is being criticized, but the group's founder believes he is doing nothing wrong.
A federal jury in Las Vegas found an active-duty Navy SEAL guilty on 13 of 15 charges alleging he smuggled machine guns from Iraq and Afghanistan and headed a conspiracy to sell weapons and explosives in the U.S.
This "Antiques Roadshow" special edition puts family folklore to the test. Did that refinished chair once seat royalty? Did a tall tale get passed down with a tall chest? “Relative Riches” demonstrates the proof is in the provenance. Highlights include a questionable 1815 Kentucky corner cupboard that might have more value as firewood than furniture; a model 1849 Colt pocket revolver reportedly fired during Abraham Lincoln’s assassination; and a ruby and diamond bracelet that family legend attributes to Marie Antoinette.
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In 2009, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree accompanied a platoon of Danish soldiers to Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. For six months, often while under fire, they captured the lives of the young soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment, where official rhetoric about helping civilians too often met the unforgiving reality of being a foreign occupier. Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes, “Armadillo” is one of the most dramatic and candid accounts of combat to come out of Afghanistan.
Officials plan to announce today the expansion of a program that provides food for children from poor families in Southeast San Diego on weekends.