Stories for February 28, 2012
Advocates for California seniors and people with disabilities are calling for an end to budget cuts to the in-home supportive services program.
On an early Autumn night, the Angel Orensanz Center, a magnificent landmark in the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side, hosted a stunning performance by multi-platinum rockers The Fray. The Denver-based band played 15 songs, a mix of such fan favorites as the Top 10 hits “How to Save a Life,” “Over My Head” and “You Found Me,” alongside new material from the forthcoming album “Scars and Stories,” including the current hit single, “Heartbeat.”
State surveyors say California’s snowpack is just thirty-percent of normal for this date.
A 45-year-old man who kicked and punched an El Cajon police officer trying to detain him in an East County parking lot was allowed today to enter a program for mentally ill repeat offenders.
A man accused of having a cache of weapons at his Point Loma apartment - including an AK-47 assault rifle and 5,000 rounds of ammunition - waived his right to a preliminary hearing today and will go directly to trial in Superior Court.
KPBS and PBS KIDS celebrate Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday with a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! on Friday, March 2, 2012. THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON will feature two brand new episodes, “Seasons – Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter,” which takes the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey through the four seasons, and “When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently,” in which Nick and Sally explore what it means to grow up and learn that trying a different approach can sometimes be the best way to solve a problem. The marathon will also include encore presentations of “Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice” and “Chasing Rainbows/Follow the Prints.”
California is facing another budget with a multi-billion-dollar deficit and a nonprofit group wants to help put the issue into focus. Next 10 wants ordinary citizens to take a crack at balancing the books.
Plotting a comeback, Newt Gingrich is looking beyond Tuesday's Republican primaries in Michigan and Arizona and counting on Southern voters to rejuvenate his struggling presidential campaign.
Mitt Romney's inability to capitalize on the advantages of a state where his father served as governor and headed an auto company marks the latest turning point in his tumultuous quest to secure the GOP nomination.