Stories for September 16, 2011
"Mass casualties" were reported at an air show after a plane crashed Friday into an area in front of a grandstand at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada, a spokesman for the show told CNN.
Today, George Lucas' wildly popular "Star Wars Saga" hits BluRay for the first time but once again Lucas has tweaked the original films that fans loved so well. Here's an option for "Star Wars" geeks: a fan-made doc that's free on the Internet.
The governor is struggling to find a tax proposal that can win the support of California voters.
Such material can lead to bad calls by intelligence officials and further shatter trust in the bureau.
Two U.S. agencies say loggerhead sea turtles need greater protection.
Cpl. Michael J. Dutcher was killed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan yesterday.
While overall crime rates in the San Diego area continued to decline, the number of homicides reported in the region in the first half of this year went up.
A new report reveals lung cancer rates have declined nationwide, led by California and other western states.
California schools are turning away middle and high school students who have not received the whooping cough vaccine.
Three thieves armed with pistols robbed a jewelry store at the Fashion Valley mall today, authorities reported.
Grocery workers at Ralphs, Vons and Albertson's in Southern California are preparing for a possible strike. KPBS journalists want to know if a strike would change your food shopping behavior.
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An immigration audit of employees at Escondido Disposal,Inc., found that a quarter of the Edco workforce did not have proper documentation; a major ruling in a legal battle over religious classroom banners in a Rancho Penasquitos high school; and fallout including lawsuits and damage claims, from the recent blackout.
Seventy percent of our future growth in San Diego County is expected to come from within the region over the next 40 years.
This special features rare archival performances of songs that energized the spirit of the nation’s cultural and political renaissance, including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” “Lemon Tree,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Wedding Song,” “Light One Candle,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and anthems like “If I Had a Hammer.” Woven together with the varied musical performances are poignant comments from Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers and legendary record producer Phil Ramone, among others.
A deal has been struck to limit the size of one of California's largest trash dumps.
Grocery workers could go on strike as soon as Sunday night in response to inaction on health care benefits, the workers' union said Thursday.
For the fourth time, the Oceanside Museum of Art will host an exhibition of tattoo art. This year the focus will be on traditional Americana-style tattoo art. Listen to my feature on the exhibit or watch a video of the artists talking about their work And check out my tattoo-themed film recommendations.
A new play from The La Jolla Playhouse will have audiences strolling down a garden path. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it's part of a new initiative to take theater outdoors.
Key players are asking for patience until months-long investigations of the blackout are complete.