Stories for January 31, 2012
Councilman Carl DeMaio and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, raised the most money among San Diego mayoral candidates who filed campaign finance reports today.
A deadline has come and gone for bills introduced in the California legislature last year. They had to pass the house they were introduced Tuesday, to keep going through the rest of the two-year session.
Host Joseph Rosendo dons his jester’s cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wüerttemberg for Fasnet –– Fasnacht –– Carnival. Each town may call it by a different name, but they all agree it’s a non-stop community party that celebrates local culture and chases away the winter blues. Some of the historic carnival characters, like the Narro, date back to the festival’s beginning 500 years ago while others are the products of lively modern-day imaginations.
Baja California Norte produces many world-class, gold medal-winning wines. Rick takes us on a tour of the region along with renowned winemaker and visionary Hugo d’Acosta, founder of La Escuelita, a nonprofit winemaking school that opened in 2004. Hugo introduces Rick to his Casa de Piedra wines before taking Rick on a tour of the school where locals and chefs come to make their own wines. At L.A. Cetto, winemaker Camillo Magoni tells Rick about his 47-year career with one of the oldest wineries in Mexico. Rick cooks with Ludwig Hussong of San Rafael Winery in the Valle de Ojos Negros and they toast the wines of Mexico.
Never having tasted cheesecake with apricot-blueberry sauce until arriving in America, Jacques’ brother loved it! And this is the recipe that Jacques made for him on visits to the US. Jacques also prepares the classic and creamy flan a la vanille with caramel-cognac sauce and a simple but decadent chocolate mousse. Lastly, he makes a creamy and delicious bread and butter pudding.
Services will be held Tuesday night for a 13-year old San Ysidro Middle School student shot and killed over the weekend in Tijuana. He was one of five males killed in what is being called an attack by organized crime.
The Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees decided today against paying legal fees for members under investigation for alleged corruption.
San Diego's City Council must approve -- for a second time -- a plan to provide secure public restrooms for the homeless downtown.
Unionized health care workers will stage a 24-hour strike in San Diego today as part of a work stoppage at 160 Kaiser Permanente facilities statewide.
Today is the deadline for candidates running in this year’s elections to disclose how much money they have raised, and where that money came from. But this information tells voters only part of the story.