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Stories for May 11, 2012
Shrinking supplies of gasoline in California are pushing up wholesale prices and the effect is being felt at the pump.
A pathogen called campylobacter was found in raw cream from the dairy. Steve Lyle from the CDFA says ten illnesses have been traced to Organic Pastures.
City Heights residents frustrated over transit service, cost.
There was a time when a film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp was cause for celebration but sadly those days are gone. Their latest collaboration, an adaptation of the cult TV show "Dark Shadows" (opening May 11 throughout San Diego), is in desperate need of a transfusion.
The Chula Vista Nature Center re-launched last month as the Living Coast Discovery Center. Its first exhibit under its new moniker is Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life and Art. Take a tour of the exhibit with its creator. Listen to the radio feature or watch the video.
This film interweaves the story of a remarkable educator and the extraordinary game he developed to demonstrate the complexities of peace and global conflict. Teacher John Hunter's World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation exercise in which students tackle real-world military, economic and environmental issues.
The non-profit group Honor Flight left San Diego today with a plane full of veterans to honor their service in World War II.
Elections officials in California's 58 counties are dealing with a pair of perfect storms. They're not just preparing for the June Primary; they're scrambling to count and verify voter signatures for several potential November ballot initiatives.
A third person was in custody today in connection with the killing of a 22-year-old North County military wife, whose nude body was found dumped alongside a rural road in southern Riverside County last month.
Explore the life and career of "The Tonight Show" host — seen by more people than anyone else in U.S. history — through unprecedented access to Carson’s personal and professional archives, including all existing episodes of "The Tonight Show" from 1962-1992. Kevin Spacey narrates this program.
Marine Corps Commander General James Amos is taking steps to address a rash of embarrassing incidents that threaten to tarnish the Marines. A new Marine Corps training course will culminate in an “Ethical Stand Down.”
San Diego is one of 40 cities nationwide taking part in a groundbreaking study of children's health.
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Phil Weiss are surrounded by military aviation memorabilia for a discussion of animation propaganda produced by Disney Studios during World War II. Highlights include a 1956 Elvis Presley standee rescued from an attic; a portrait sketched by George Gershwin accompanied with letters from the composer to the owner’s mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting, valued at $100,000.
Bribery charges were added today against four current and former Sweetwater Union High School District officials allegedly involved in a "pay-for-play'' culture with businesses awarded contracts for voter- approved bond projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mrs. McGinty was killed by a brutal blow to the head, and her lodger James Bentley (Joe Absolom, "EastEnders") is sentenced to hang for the murder. As Poirot joins forces with famed crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker, Harry Potter) to save Bentley from the gallows, he doesn't realize his own life is in danger. The cast includes Amanda Root ("The Forsyte Saga," "Persuasion").
Tens of thousands of fans are expected to flock to Qualcomm Stadium today to bid farewell to local sports icon and hometown hero Junior Seau, who will be buried in Oceanside in a private ceremony this morning.
President Obama caught up with Mayor Jerry Sanders and all four mayoral candidates this week on the issue of same-sex marriage. Doug Manchester is raising eyebrows with political endorsements, development plans and more media purchases. Do Propositions A & B solve or create problems?
Gov. Jerry Brown has booted a doctor from a state advisory panel after she appeared in industry-funded television ads slamming a proposed tobacco tax to fund cancer research.
There's been another arrest in connection with the murder of Camp Pendleton Marine wife Brittany Killgore. A Fallbrook woman named Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino was taken into custody Thursday night for killing Killgore, the third person arrested for the crime.
As President Obama heads to Reno for a speech Friday, volunteers are already on the ground reaching out to the fast-growing population. He faces tough competition, though: The GOP announced last month that it is launching a six-state campaign to win over Latinos.
The San Diego County sheriff says a third person has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Camp Pendleton Marine's wife.
We don't know what they were used for, but they're considered healthy and adoptable.
Media Analysts believe it would add value to the U-T San Diego and save money by operating in neighboring markets.