Stories for February 9, 2012
2012 marks the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says a new exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum features 200 items recovered from the Titanic’s wreck site.
The primary election in the city of San Diego began taking shape today as two more mayoral candidates took out their nominating papers, bringing the size of the field to 13.
Police surrounded a large North County mobile home park, fanned out en masse through surrounding areas and searched door-to-door for more than 15 hours today after a parolee-at-large allegedly threatened the lives of his ex-girlfriend her children, then opened fire on pursuing officers.
A Sundance Film Festival selection for 2012, this new documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon, explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted well into the 20th century. Blackmon examines the concept of “neoslavery,” which sentenced African-Americans to forced labor for violating an array of laws that criminalized their everyday behavior. Actor Laurence Fishburne (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” "Thurgood") narrates.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris says homeowners hit by the mortgage crisis should see help coming within a matter of months.
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Alasdair Nichol head to the Andy Warhol Museum to check out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days—eclectic illustrations that garner ample attention from today's collectors. Highlights include intimate correspondence between Cole Porter and actor Monty Woolley; a finely knotted circa 1920 silk Kashan rug; and one of the best flea market finds of all time: a 17th-century rhinoceros horn cup, purchased for $1 and valued at $350,000 to $450,000!
The Environmental Protection Agency approved a rule today banning all large passenger and cargo ships from releasing sewage into ocean waters within three miles of California's 1,624-mile coast and the Channel Islands.
A deaf student with cerebral palsy is suing a Southern California school district for barring him from playing on his high school baseball team.
A proposed alternative to the pension reform initiative set for the June 5 ballot will not be considered by the City Council or its Rules Committee, effectively killing it, council President Tony Young said today.
Insured and uninsured Californians alike saw their medical debt rise between 2007 and 2009.
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Five out of six calls to a county hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits are dropped, according to a new report. That confirms what local leaders have been saying for a long time.
Host Christopher Kimball visits the Hotel Sacher Vienna to taste Sacher torte, and test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows him how to make foolproof Chocolate Torte at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of baking chocolate. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best nut choppers.
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A spectrum of spectacles are coming your way: from Titanic 100-Year Anniversaries at the Natural History Museum, to pop-up dinner parties in Normal Heights -- this weekend's events hold the big and the small for your enjoyment.
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San Diego's African-American community joins a nationwide effort this week to reduce the infection rate for HIV and AIDS. We'll speak to two local activists who have found their calling in taking the message of prevention and protection from HIV/AIDS to the community.
Four Encinitas schools were placed on lockdown for about 20 minutes today while the sheriff's department investigated a report of a man with a gun in the area, authorities said.
The Hualapai Tribal Council voted Tuesday to use eminent domain to take over management of a Grand Canyon tourist attraction from the Las Vegas developer who created it. This is the latest development in a long-standing dispute between the two parties.
Federal officials say the five largest mortgage lenders have reached a $25 billion settlement with 49 states over foreclosure abuses that took place after the housing bubble burst.
A Texas-based legal foundation is scheduled to announce today it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court an appellate court's ruling that declared the cross atop Mount Soledad unconstitutional.
Kehoe's call for a public hearing follows a similar request by San Diego County Diane Jacob.
Many fear thousands more will die if international community doesn't intervene.
In the run-up to this year's elections, a nonprofit coalition has said it will work to get more eligible immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship.
San Diego's next generation of potential innovators got an up-close look at what's possible at San Diego County's Annual Science Fair.