Stories for July 16, 2012
Essential school supplies are in high demand this fall with more than 15,000 homeless youths in San Diego County, according to officials.
The “Sunshine State” tops a recently compiled list of America’s new foreclosure hubs… moving ahead of California.
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque. View an extraordinary portrait, filmed just before the uprising in Syria erupted, of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.
The nation's largest public pension fund reported a dismal 1 percent return on its investments, a figure far short of projections that will likely add pressure on California's state and local governments to contribute more.
California State University is looking at either hiking tuition or slashing enrollment to make up for a $250 million loss of state money if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measures in November.
When controversial American academic, Paul Yelland, is invited to speak at Oxford's Department of Criminology, it stirs up a lot of deep-seated emotions. And when he is found strangled in his room later that night, Lewis and Hathaway have several suspects who fall into the frame -- was his murder motivated by politics, ambition or vengeance?
Pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin encounter some southern hospitality at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market just outside Atlanta, Georgia. This week’s challenge is to find vintage advertising, and in Coca-Cola country, there’s plenty to find. Some notable picks include a rare Red Rock Cola piece, a Sterling Card case and an antique hobbyhorse. Their finds are auctioned at Cowan’s Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Not long ago, San Diego seemed to be on the path to bankruptcy as a way out of chronic multimillion dollar deficits. Now San Diego's mayor says chronic deficits are a thing of the past here. We'll hear about the factors that have contributed to the financial meltdown in San Bernardino and whether other California cities are also headed off the financial cliff into bankruptcy.
Children with asthma in the dusty and impoverished Imperial County are far more likely to visit the emergency room, costing taxpayers for care often covered by state and federal health care programs.
This week, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are in the City of Brotherly Love, working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market. The challenge is to find costume jewelry — within their fixed budgets — with an eye to selling their finds for profit at auction. It becomes clear whose strategy is working best when the items are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
In 1997, The Haters, one of the earliest and best known conceptual art and "noise" bands, performed their latest release, "Drunk on Decay," live in Pittsburgh. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's event in the Steel City was a sober affair featuring such bright new discoveries as a gold, silver and ruby bracelet whose value has shined up from $6,000 to a current $10,000 to $12,000, while the value of a handsome Victorian sideboard has crumbled from $12,000 to $15,000 to $5,000 to $8,000.
San Diego's Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women has been selected to participate in a national program designed to increase breastfeeding rates.