Stories for January 6, 2012
Reactions to California Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal continue to pour in one day after its surprise release.
An effort to overturn a new law that makes some undocumented immigrants eligible for college financial aid has failed. Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly announced Friday he could not gather enough signatures to force a voter referendum.
Amtrak and North County Transit District train service will be disrupted in San Diego County beginning tonight and through the weekend because of coastal rail repair projects.
The crew of a San Diego-based Navy ship rescued 13 Iranian fishermen and took 15 suspected pirates into custody in the Northern Arabian Sea, the U.S. Central Command and Fifth Fleet announced today.
An attorney for supporters of the harbor seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla is suing to force the closure of the beach during pupping season.
At the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers take a swing at some ace finds, including two outstanding pieces of Marblehead art pottery dating back to 1910; a collection of colorful pre-war German and Japanese character canes used as carnival prizes; and a set of Sioux artifacts - including a pair of breastplate decorations worn by the Sioux nation's most powerful chiefs in the 1870s; and an original copy of the first book ever printed in Wyoming, with an auction value of $100, 000 to $150,000.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, once nicknamed the “Oil Capital of the World,” host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve to check out some vintage petroliana collectibles. Highlights include a 1960 first-edition "To Kill a Mockingbird" with an inscription by Harper Lee; a collection of bronzes that may or may not be Remingtons and Russells; and an extremely rare 1924 Gibson F-5 “Lloyd Loar” mandolin, stored in a farmhouse closet since the Great Depression, and valued at $175,000.
“Taking Root” follows Nobel Peace prize laureate Wangari Maathai, who died in 2011, in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the disarmingly simple act of planting trees. This direct action has fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship. By Lisa Merton and Alan Dater.
A controversial condo development proposed for the northern edge of Little Italy suffered a major setback today .
This program is a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's greatest singer-songwriters. This special summarizes Don Mclean's forty-year plus career and features live performances of his best-known hits including "American Pie," "Vincent," "Crying" and "I Love You So." The program is produced and directed by four-time Emmy award winning Jim Brown.
Editors look ahead at some issues and candidates in this election year in San Diego, including the mayor's race, the Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative, open primaries and the newly drawn 52nd Congressional District.
"ESSENTIAL PÉPIN" is the culmination of chef Jacques Pépin's 60 plus years of experience in the kitchen. In this new series, Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him. In the first episode, Jacques demonstrates a step-by-step recipe of Risotto with Vegetables that can make a perfect vegetarian meal. Other dishes include traditional Darphin Potatoes, sometimes known as Rosti Potatoes, and an all-American Skillet Sweet Potatoes recipe.