Stories for March 5, 2012
A man who wounded two girls during a 2010 shooting spree at a Carlsbad elementary school was convicted today of multiple counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm.
How bad has drug war violence been in Mexico? A new report says 50,000 people murdered in the last five years. The report from the University of San Diego assesses the death toll of drug cartel violence in Mexico. Researchers have pinpointed where the most deaths have occurred and trace the root causes of the violence.
A cluster of earthquakes has been rattling the Imperial Valley, centered at the southern tip of the Salton Sea.
This program counts down the best of the best photos from the more than one million images shot for National Geographic magazine during the year. Hosted by Chris Johns, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, the program takes an unprecedented look at what makes these photos stand apart from the rest and introduces the photographers behind them. With flair, action and behind-the-scenes footage, the special provides insight into how the National Geographic photographers captured that perfect image, giving viewers a front-row seat as they reveal the hard work, perseverance and luck behind that one-in-a-million shot.
Thousands of college students plan to converge in Sacramento to call on state lawmakers to restore funding for higher education.
"Superstars Of Seventies Soul Live" is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of legends — all original performers singing their greatest jammin’ hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, Earl Young’s Trammps, the Emotions and the Manhattans.
Ohio is one of 10 states holding contests to pick their party's presidential nominee on Super Tuesday, but it has been the main focus of attention for GOP candidates because it will be a major battleground state in the general election this November.
San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio has maintained a high profile ever since he was first elected to office in 2008. He’s currently vying to be San Diego’s next mayor. But that would mean he’d be leading the very employees he often rails against.
Congressman Bob Filner of the 51st district has a shot at being San Diego’s first elected Democratic mayor in nearly 30 years. Filner draws support from union members, but he’s facing an electorate divided over the benefits city workers receive.
Long time District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis wants to be the next mayor of San Diego. She’s stressing her decades of experience working in San Diego. But her history may present some challenges as well.
Republican Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher often says it’s time for a new era in San Diego politics, and he wants to be the one to usher it in as San Diego’s next mayor.
I, Tobiah Lee Pettus, grew up in Southern California since the age of approximately 5. Before that, I lived in Truckee, Calif.
Childhood obesity is still a problem in California – but new research suggests the rate of obesity is slowing in school children.