Stories for August 10, 2012
Cooler temperatures on the coast eased engineers worries about draws on the state's power grid.
A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ruled that much of the ballot language on California’s Proposition 34 will remain the same.
A power outage in Hillcrest left 4,435 SDG&E customers without power Friday afternoon, according to the utility, but power was quickly restored.
The City Council approved annual charges to property owners in 56 assessment districts throughout San Diego today, in its last meeting for a month.
From the U.S. television debut of the Beatles in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW brought the greatest musical acts in the world into America’s living rooms every Sunday night. This MY MUSIC special features both the Beatles and the Doors as well as memorable performances from other superstars of the 60s pop-rock era, including the Mamas & the Papas, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Rivers, the Beach Boys, Tom Jones and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Organized by musician Neil Young and his wife Pegi, the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, nonprofit charity event held every October to raise funds for the school’s programs for the communicative and educational development of children with severe speech and physical impairments. The anniversary concert special includes performances that span the past 25 years. Performers include Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and others.
In June 2011, eleven year-old singing sensation Jackie Evancho dazzled viewers with her first GREAT PERFORMANCES solo concert from the spectacular Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. In follow-up to her GP debut, the little girl with a big voice returns with a new special showcasing the great songs from the silver screen. Recorded in the movie palace splendor of the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Jackie puts her unique stamp on such audience favorites as “My Heart Will Go On” ("Titanic") and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” ("The Lion King").
Deep in the Borneo rainforest, veterinarians and caregivers have a massive and emotional task ahead of them: rescuing and nursing the jungle’s most appealing — and most vulnerable — animals back to health. There are approximately 600 orangutans being cared for day and night at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Centre. Most have had traumatic lives, clinging to survival as rainforests are burned around them, while others are snatched from the wild to be sold as pets. Every day is a challenge for the team as they care for the orphans and deal with the human crises of life in a rainforest hospital.
A new report provides detailed information on infection rates in California hospitals.