Stories for October 9, 2012
It’s time for the next story in our series on California’s 11 November ballot measures. Today, it’s perhaps the loudest fight on the airwaves: Proposition 32, which deals with union and corporate campaign contributions.
The battle between two rival tax measures on California’s November ballot is heating up. Proposition 38 proponent Molly Munger has released a new TV ad blasting Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, Proposition 30.
Some legislators and industries are asking for a delay in implementing California’s law that regulates toxic chemicals in consumer goods.
David Pogue, popular technology reporter for The New York Times, is the new host of the critically acclaimed science magazine series, beginning with the launch of Season Six in October 2012. In this episode, Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours — language, tool-making, even laughter — to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants — and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today approved an employment contract with the county's incoming chief administrative officer.
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the mystery of the Viking sword.
Immigration is a national issue this election year, but it plays out daily in the lives of people in communities across the country. HOMELAND: IMMIGRATION IN AMERICA presents stories of immigrants — legal and illegal — and those who confront them, help them, employ them and craft legislation that affects them. Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for the PBS NEWSHOUR, narrates.
Classes were canceled today at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa due to a water main break.
Opening statements were scheduled to get under way today in the trial of one of two 17-year-old boys accused of raping two teenage girls in a Rancho Penasquitos park.