Stories for February 17, 2012
Governor Jerry Brown says China will be home to two California trade offices within the next eight months. Brown made the announcement after meeting with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Los Angeles Friday.
A Republican state lawmaker wants to require all California food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted. That would reverse a change signed into law just last year.
A San Diego foundation is partnering with athletes to launch a new campaign to create awareness about organ donations.
A power outage left about 7,450 central San Diego homes and businesses without electrical service for nearly 90 minutes this afternoon.
The popular children’s series MARTHA SPEAKS kicks off its fourth season with Hollywood star power. Real-life couple and actors Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") and Jennifer Westfeldt ("Friends with Kids") guest-star alongside their German Shepherd mix, Cora, in an action-packed two-part episode premiering Monday, February 20, 2012. MARTHA SPEAKS is based on the best-selling books by Susan Meddaugh, and follows the adventures of Martha, a lovable dog whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the power of human speech.
Mexico -- One Plate At A Time With Rick Bayless: From Lobster To Chocolate Clams: A Delicious Feast In Magdalena Bay
Rick and local guide Luis Garduno of REDTours venture out on a skiff to learn about sustainable fishing on Magdalena Bay. They catch up with local lobster fishermen and learn about sizing lobsters. Then they watch as clam divers haul up the local chocolate clams from the bottom of the bay. On the Isla de Magdalena shore, Rick and Chef Hubert turn the spiny lobsters into an impressive stuffed entrée and mouthwatering salad. Rick gets to tag and release a protected sea turtle while the stuffed clams roast on the grill.
From vibrant Bangkok Joseph travels south for a bit of rest and relaxation in the turquoise waters and on the fashionable beaches of the Krabi Peninsula. There he observes the ongoing efforts to preserve nature, indigenous cultures and ancient customs in the face of widespread tourism. After the short respite he heads north to the border of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to continue his Thailand adventure in the infamous Golden Triangle. From a coffee, tea and macadamia nut plantation to a thriving elephant camp, he uncovers what Thais are doing to transform the Triangle’s ancient opium production to pursuits that will improve the lives of the area’s many Hill Tribe people.
Congress on Friday approved legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama's jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship.
“Time Machines” explores how technology has preserved — and altered — the way we think about the great songs and singers of the past. On a coast-to-coast tour with stops in New York, Palm Springs, Kansas City, upstate New York and even the storied Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Michael Feinstein introduces viewers to soundies (the original music videos), the historic building where “jam sessions” were born (and still hosts after-hours gigs) and an eclectic array of performers and collectors who help keep the music alive, including avid collector and music-lover Hugh Hefner, who shares rare footage of cabaret legend Bobby Short, and the British crooner Al Bowlly.
A federal immigration agent shot and seriously wounded a co-worker during a Thursday evening workplace confrontation before another agent pulled his weapon and shot the gunman to death inside a Southern California federal building, the FBI said.