Stories for August 6, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced the Department of Defense will ramp up plans to harness renewable energy on public lands. Navy officials in San Diego are already working on how to do this without compromising military training ranges.
Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world's most beloved music festivals. The performance will feature appearances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra — led by conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons — and iconic Tanglewood artists Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Peter Serkin and James Taylor.
Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has decided that now is not the time to change California’s newly-approved process for cities and counties to enter into bankruptcy, instead he wants to focus on pension reform.
In spring 1945, although the numbers of dead and wounded have more than doubled since D-Day, the people of Mobile, Sacramento, Waterbury and Luverne understand all too well that there will be more bad news from the battlefield before the war can end. That March, President Franklin Roosevelt warns in a newsreel that the final battle with Japan could stretch on for years. In the Pacific, Eugene Sledge of Mobile is again forced to enter what he calls "the abyss" in the battle for Okinawa — the gateway to Japan.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) has been entertaining, and outraging, the American public for 50 years, setting new artistic standards for historical fiction and establishing himself as a leading contemporary social satirist. In "The Education Of Gore Vidal," a broad cast of interviewees illuminates Vidal’s work, his life, his contradictions, and his ability to dramatize and animate history, while sticking to the truth.
HISTORY DETECTIVES steps into a family dispute: Was this picture frame crafted from the staircase banister of the Titanic, the Lusitania or neither? Then Tukufu Zuberi wonders whether two Woolworth signs were part of the scene at the 1960 Winston-Salem lunch-counter sit-ins. And for 70 years, toy soldiers have haunted their owner with a question: Was the father of his childhood friend a Nazi spy?
San Diego Mesa College head throws coach Jarred Rome failed today to advance to Tuesday's final of the men's discus throw at the London Olympics.
So much for the lazy days of summer for some San Diego High School Students. They're teaming up with the San Diego Repertory Theatre on its production of "Zoot Suit."
A Southern California entrepreneur already has a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provision permit to harvest a million pounds of mussels and oysters from an underwater shellfish farm nearly five miles offshore. The project, described as a milestone in aquaculture, now needs California Coastal Commission approval.
Why would a Republican candidate appear on a campaign flier that endorses a Democratic President? The Investigations Desk takes a closer look at why Gary Kreep appears on campaign mailers with Barack Obama. Kreep, who won his race for Superior Court Judge, has serious doubts about whether Obama is a U.S. citizen.
A 22-year-old woman was jailed today on suspicion of drunken driving and gross vehicular manslaughter after her minivan crashed into the Otay Lakes Reservoir, killing two 5-year-old girls in the backseat.