Stories for January 3, 2012
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Due to its popularity, an exhibit including paintings by Paul Gauguin will stay at the Maritime Museum of San Diego until July 31, a spokeswoman said today.
Japanese summer festivals serve as a time to hold memorial services for the souls of the departed. Although some of the places devastated by the March 2011 tsunami/earthquake disaster were unable to hold their colorful and passionate centuries-old festivals, the people of Rikuzen-Takada, Soma, Minami-Soma and other cities decided to proceed as usual. The program includes interviews with festival committee members busily repairing damaged floats and drums and encouraging the participation of dispersed former residents.
A convict who allegedly stole a fire engine to escape from Donovan State Prison on New Year's Day was captured late this morning at an East County trolley depot.
San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos has decided to keep coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith despite the team missing the playoffs for the second straight season amid increasing fan discontent.
Last week the court upheld a law saying the state may eliminate redevelopment agencies and threw out a law saying the agencies could exist if they paid a portion of their revenue to the state. We discuss the recent history of state revenues and and the consequences of piecemeal reform like Prop 22.
The San Diego-based USS Mobile Bay cruised through the international powder-keg of the Strait of Hormuz last week, according to the Associated Press. The Mobile Bay is a guided missile cruiser that provides support for the John C. Stennis strike group. The Stennis also traveled through the Strait of Hormuz the final week of December.
Cal Fire crews will conduct a prescribed burn in the East County today to get rid of brush that could feed a wildfire.
Someone apparently tried unsuccessfully today to spark a blaze at a University Heights church where arson fires broke out twice last month, authorities said.
State officials says they'll ask the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an injunction blocking cuts to Medi-Cal providers.