Stories for September 29, 2011
"Prohibition" is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Since the early years of the American Republic, alcohol has been embedded in the fabric of American culture. But by 1830, the average American over 15 years old consumes nearly seven gallons of pure alcohol a year, three times as much as we drink today. Alcohol abuse wreaks havoc on the lives of many families. As a wave of spiritual fervor for reform sweeps the country, many women and men begin to see alcohol as a scourge.
A new report finds there are now more Hispanic children living in poverty than any other ethnic group.
The heads of some California solar companies are speaking out about the recent Solyndra scandal and its effect on the industry.
Jean-Georges teams up with the “Julia Child” of Jeju Island, the Hawaii of Korea and a veritable paradise. They shop for ingredients at the sprawling 5-Day Market and return to an authentic folk village where they cook over open fires. Later, Jean-Georges and Marja spend an afternoon in the green rolling hills of the Amore Pacific Tea Gardens with their daughter Chloe. Back at home, the Vongerichten family whips up a spicy kimchi jjigae soup and a hearty, healthy seaweed soup topped with crisp slices of pork belly.
People are passionate about their tacos in Tijuana. Ask any local and they’ll tell you their favorite — complete with mouthwatering details. Three local Tijuana foodies take Rick on a taco “crawl” starting with arrachera (skirt steak) tacos at El Yaqui. Piled high with beans, creamy avocado salsa and Mexican “candy” (roasted jalapeños). The feast moves on to include suadero tacos at Los Ahumadores, sautéed and fried shrimp tacos at Mariscos El Mazateño, steamed tacos on Tijuana’s tourist strip and ends with smoked salmon tacos at Salceados.
San Diego police homicide detectives today investigated the death of a cab driver shot on a La Jolla sidewalk.
About 1,000 San Diego school employees were laid off over the summer to help the district close an $80 million budget short fall. A handful of schools held on to some of their staff thanks to parent donations.