Stories for April 12, 2012
The San Francisco Symphony is celebrating its centennial season. This centennial gala concert program, by acclaimed writer and San Francisco native Amy Tan, features San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas with guest artists Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang performing works by Copland, Mendelssohn and Britten. Concert footage is interwoven with short video stories highlighting unique moments in the symphony’s history, as well as interviews with the performers and luminaries in the audience.
A unanimous California Supreme Court ruling in a closely-watched case involving employee rest periods and meal breaks has both sides pleased with the outcome.
Joseph Rosendo gets an elephant-sized helping of the African wild on safari at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent to South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park. Using the elegant Lion Sands accommodations as his home base he heads out in search of the Big Five and encounters lions, African elephants, Cape Buffalos and Black Rhinoceros. He rounds out his wildlife tour at Camp Jabulani when he literally rubs shoulders with two Cheetahs at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
There are times when Jacques craves a good steak, so he shows his colleague, chef David Shalleck, how to perfectly cook and mark, Grilled Steak with Lemon-Thyme Butter. For large get-togethers or celebrations, Jacques’ Spicy Rib Roast packs a tangy rub and makes an impressive centerpiece. Veal Chops with Caper Sauce uses the under utilized fresh sage for an herbal note, while Braised Beef in Red Wine becomes a delicious meal from an often overlooked cut.
A 16-year old boy who allegedly was racing another driver when he got into a crash that killed two teenagers on State Route 52 in Kearny Mesa last week has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of participating in a speed contest resulting in injury.
The headline this week was that water rates are probably going up again in San Diego. The LA-based Metropolitan Water District voted to raise water rates by 5 percent in 2013 and another 5 percent in 2014. The story behind the headline is that this vote is another chapter in the ongoing water war between Metropolitan and the San Diego County Water Authority.
The search for a San Diego man who disappeared last weekend while exploring unforgiving terrain in East County's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with family and friends resumed this morning, a sheriff's lieutenant said.
The Mitt Romney campaign claims that 92.3 percent of those who have lost jobs during the Obama administration are women. It's a claim the campaign has made in speeches, on Twitter and on the Romney website. But is it accurate? And is it fair?