Stories for March 1, 2012
Students, professors and faculty across the nation participated in the National Day of Action for Education, protesting budget cuts and tuition hikes.
San Diego County supervisors are calling for major changes to make it easier for developers to get permits. But the board postponed a controversial vote on the role of local planning groups.
On December 16 and 17, 2011, Yanni, music’s true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, fulfilled a 20-year-old dream to perform at the beautiful and historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Backed by his renowned orchestra, Yanni performed an awe-inspiring two-hour set of career favorites, including “Santorini,” “Felitsa,” “Voyage,” “The End of August,” “The Rain Must Fall,” “Nightingale,” “Acroyali,” “Marching Season” and more, as well as two encores featuring “Standing in Motion,” “Nostalgia,” “The Storm” and “One Man’s Dream.”
Pet advocates say they won’t stop fighting a proposal by Governor Jerry Brown that would end some reimbursements to local animal shelters.
There’s a good chance California voters will be asked to decide the future of the death penalty this November. A group hoping to replace execution with life in prison said it has enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot.
Taken from long-unseen film footage dating from the 1940s and 1950s, this nostalgic look back offers romantic favorites from an all-star roster of legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers and many more. Among the classic World War II-era bands backing up the vocalists are groups led by Benny Goodman, Harry James, Bob Crosby, Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Ray Noble and others.