Stories for February 9, 2012
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!
A deaf student with cerebral palsy is suing a Southern California school district for barring him from playing on his high school baseball team.
Insured and uninsured Californians alike saw their medical debt rise between 2007 and 2009.
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.
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.