Stories for April 24, 2012
It's been said that nothing is more important in keeping a family strong than eating dinner together every night. But what if dad is in the military, thousands of miles away on deployment? One Navy mom has come up with an extraordinary way to make sure her kids have a special family dinner each week of her husband's year-long deployment.
Our modern electric power grid has been called the biggest and most complex machine in the world — delivering electricity over 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines. Travel around the country with host Yul Kwon to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on, every day of the year.
It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the sun. Scientists know it as one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe. This program reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star — one that might help keep our planet from going dark.
A teenage boy was arrested today after allegedly making an emergency call to falsely report seeing a student with a gun at Vista High School, a claim that prompted a nearly 90-minute campus lockdown while authorities conducted an intensive search.
Fiber optic and copper cables that carry information to the Defense Department as well as to the Alpine and Pine Valley sheriff's substations were stolen in the East County early today, authorities said.
Rain, gusty winds and possibly thunderstorms are in store for San Diego County late Wednesday into early Thursday, forecaster said today.
A bill that would prevent most state employees from earning more than the governor has stalled in the California legislature.
A bill that would shelter medical marijuana stores from federal prosecution is moving forward in the California legislature.
A growing number of health experts are warning of potential collateral damage if the Supreme Court strikes down the entire 2010 Affordable Care Act: potential chaos in the Medicare program.
Two assembly bills requiring the state to do additional analysis of Delta water plans have moved forward today. One requires a cost-benefit analysis of the complex Bay Delta Conservation Plan