Stories for August 31, 2012
Last year Japanese director Takashi Miike treated audiences to a grueling samurai epic, "13 Assassins." Now he delivers a very different samurai tale, "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" (opening August 31 at Reading Gaslamp Stadium Theaters).
The Ken Cinema and I go back a long way, maybe not all the way back to when it was built but it has provided a host of good memories.
Today is the last day to send a letter to an inmate at the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's seven jails, because starting Saturday only postcards and email will be accepted.
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KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting take a look at how well Governor Jerry Brown's overhaul of California's criminal justice system is working.
Eduardo Arellano-Felix will face federal prosecution for his alleged role in running Tijuana's most powerful drug cartel.
Californians now have a clearer picture of what health insurance will look like when major provisions of the federal health care law debut in 2014.
California lawmakers have approved the packet of pension changes mapped out by Democratic legislative leaders and Governor Jerry Brown. Both parties admit the legislation isn’t perfect.
CALTRANS unveiled plans today to improve access to North County’s coastal lagoons when they expand I-5.
Obesity is targeted as "California Latinos Take Back Breakfast."
Prince Charles shares memories and recalls events from Queen Elizabeth’s public and private life, adding his own commentary and insights. Previously unseen photographs and films from Her Majesty’s private collection — many of them shot by the queen herself — capture royal family life. Highlights include behind-the-scenes footage taken at Buckingham Palace on Coronation Day, showing Her Majesty juggling the dual role of mother and queen as she poses for official photographs.
She's Mormon, supports same-sex marriage and isn't afraid to talk about religion and politics.
Students in San Diego County continued improving their scores on standardized tests, with higher percentages scoring advanced or proficient in math and English, according to results released today by the state Department of Education.
An Oct. 9 arraignment date is set for the recently appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco, who was pulled over last week near San Diego State University for allegedly driving drunk, the City Attorney's Office announced today.
Some of the best sand sculptors in the world are in San Diego for the U.S. Sandcastle Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exhibition, which opened today for a four-day run on the downtown waterfront.
A new generation of preschool “neighbors” will get to experience the Neighborhood of Make-Believe when DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD premieres Monday, September 3, 2012. The first TV series inspired by the iconic, award-winning MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD from The Fred Rogers Company stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. As they closely follow and share Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers ages 2-4 and their families learn fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect Grilled Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews liquid measuring cups in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Lighter Corn Chowder with lots of corn flavor.
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Veterans face a long wait to find out their eligibility for benefits. The last day of the legislative session finds Sacramento lawmakers making new rules for San Diego and new fees for all. And San Diego International Airport is having trouble finding enough air traffic.
Two people were seriously injured today in a crash involving a Coaster train, a tractor-trailer and a car in Old Town, authorities said.
A total of 126 San Diego-area veterans attempted suicide and 22 of them succeeded in the fiscal year that ends next month, according to Veteran Affairs officials.
A bill heading to the governor's desk would give people who witness a drug overdose and call 911 immunity from prosecution.
While taking aim at President Obama's record, the new Republican presidential nominee used his big night to reintroduce himself. But the evening was also about Mitt Romney's faith and business background — and, rather oddly, about Clint Eastwood. Here are five takeaways.
It's not your imagination. Hotter, longer and more humid heat waves have expanded to include coastal neighborhoods.