Stories for October 5, 2012
It’s been one year since Governor Jerry Brown shifted responsibility for low-level offenders in California from the state to counties. But experts say it’s too soon to truly assess the impact of the governor's “realignment” program.
The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at Cal State San Marcos unveils its first report on American Indian education.
Election Day is still a ways away, but voting in California actually begins this week as counties send out vote-by-mail ballots. We kick off our look at the 11 statewide measures Californians will decide this fall with a look at Proposition 30, Governor Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax initiative.
Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts.
Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week of soaring costs that saw some stations close and others charge record prices.
County officials today issued a reminder that the registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 6 Presidential General Election is midnight on Oct. 22.
For the second day in a row, three cruise ships arrived in San Diego this morning, giving the local tourism industry a shot in the arm.
"The First Padres" is the story of San Diego’s first professional baseball team, the Padres of the Pacific Coast League. From their first season in 1936 at the classic wooden ballpark by the bay, Lane Field; through a decade at Westgate Park in Mission Valley; to their last year in 1968 at San Diego Stadium, the film follows the growth of a city along with the first team it could call its own.
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Questions of the week: Why does DeMaio's calendar matter? Will the Convention Center expansion really be funded? Will Richard Tuite be retried? Will the local lawsuit against California's "conversion therapy" ban prevail?
While Europe teeters on the brink of war, life goes on upstairs and downstairs at 165 Eaton Place— elegant, serious, sexy, and chaotic as ever—on "Upstairs Downstairs Season 2," the second season of the Emmy®-nominated sequel to the long-running PBS series, airing over seven Sundays, October 7 - November 11, 2012 at 9 p.m. The returning cast includes Keeley Hawes as Lady Agnes Holland, the beautiful mistress at 165 Eaton Place, Ed Stoppard as her diplomat husband, Sir Hallam, and Claire Foy as Agnes’s obsessively defiant sister, Persie, who is in love with fascist politics and Nazis in particular.
Baseball phenom Bryce Harper - he of "That's a clown question, bro" fame - has another pending question on his plate. A Camp Pendleton Marine named Stephanie Butler has asked Harper to be her date to her Marine Corps Ball.
The man U.S. authorities claim led a plot to funnel cutting-edge military technology to Russia kept a low profile in his suburban Houston neighborhood and was unknown to leaders in the city’s Russian community.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election.
"Turkish media are reporting the apprehension of two suspects in the Sept. 11 attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya," NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.
The eyes and ears of the 9-week-old giant panda at the San Diego Zoo are fully open now, veterinarians said today after the cub's weekly examination.
It took seven years to complete the Martin Luther King commemorative artwork.
The great thing about the San Diego Latino Film Festival's Cinema En Tu Idioma is that it affords filmgoers a chance to catch a film they might have missed at the March festival by bringing it back for a week-long encore engagement. This month the featured film is Carlos Saura's jaw-droppingly gorgeous dance documentary, "Flamenco, Flamenco" (opening October 5 for one week only at UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center).
With about a month to go until Election Day, the candidates to be San Diego's next mayor are working hard to get their message out. They’re trying to make that message as moderate as possible, even though both candidates are firmly tied to their parties.
For the second day in a row, three cruise ships are scheduled to arrive in San Diego today, giving the local tourism industry a shot in the arm. Celebrity Century will bring 2,000 passengers, Princess Cruises' Sapphire Princess, 2,500, and the Disney Wonder will have around 2,700 travelers, according to the Port of San Diego.