Stories for August 9, 2012
California lawmakers held the first oversight hearing Thursday to investigate the state’s special funds accounts.
Cal Fire is battling the Chihuahua Fire, which spread to 900 acres in the community of Dodge Valley off of Chihuahua Valley Road.
In honor of what would have been Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday year, this spectacular all-star concert tribute features some of the biggest artists in the music industry, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan of Train, Ronnie Dunn, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings and Shelby Lynne. Music legends celebrate Cash’s legacy with once-in-a-lifetime performances of songs like “Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Long Black Veil” and “Ring of Fire.”
California ISO has called for a Flex Alert from Thursday through Sunday and SDG&E implemented its hot weather discount program for the first time today.
The 1950s and doo wop love songs go hand-in-hand, like two straws and a shake. America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this doo wop collection for lovers only. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this celebration of great vocal groups. Recorded at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the program features performances by the Tokens, Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a reunion of the Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks and Bill Pinkney).
The San Diego Chargers are urging fans to leave home early for today's sold-out preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers, whether headed to Qualcomm Stadium by car or trolley.
Encinitas voters will get a chance to lift a city ban on medical marijuana dispensaries—but it may take a year or two.