Stories for October 22, 2012
The San Diego City Council today unanimously agreed to move forward on a planned $25 million bond issue to pay for road resurfacing, new libraries and a fire station in Mission Valley.
This two-part documentary, explores the beliefs, practices and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. It offers an in-depth look at the differences and surprising similarities among the Asian religions and the "Abrahamic" faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Also examined are the challenges of interfaith marriage, the younger generation's struggle to reconcile their families' traditional expectations with the desire to forge their own identity, and the difficulties in maintaining one's cultural and religious heritage in a largely Judeo-Christian environment.
This week pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are off to the races at the Burlington Antique Show in Burlington, Kentucky, where they visit a well-known gem of a market. The pickers are challenged with discovering unique lighting among the 200 vendors. Their finds are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
In the fourth episode of season two, Harry’s desire to impress Beryl leads him and Johnny into the world of boxing and, as their big fight draws closer, the boys are determined to reign victorious. Upstairs, as Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam drift further apart, she is reacquainted with someone who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place; Sir Hallam makes a dangerous decision that will change his life forever.
Making stock is an exercise in building flavors and, as such, one of the first lessons in any culinary course. Having a steady supply of homemade stock in the freezer will elevate anyone’s home cooking. In this episode, Martha shares recipes and techniques for the three most common stocks — chicken (including a time-saving pressure-cooker version), beef and vegetable — as well as useful cooking and storage tips.
The San Diego County Water Authority recently made public a plan to start buying water from a proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics.
Frank Tanabe knows how important it is to vote. The 93-year-old fought for that right during World War II, and he wasn't going to let terminal cancer get in the way of casting his ballot. A photo of Tanaba voting by absentee ballot from his hospital bed has gone viral, perhaps inspiring others to exercise the right Tanabe fought for almost 70 years ago.
How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone’s brain has untapped genius — just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a “memory athlete” who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do.
NATURE takes an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter’s faithful companion, Hedwig. “Snowies” stand out for their magical beauty, intelligence and charm. Filmmakers take us deep into the owl’s tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they’re able to fly. Viewers discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls have a range of skills far more impressive than those required of magical messengers.
Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Sunday criticized President Barack Obama for planned reductions in military spending scheduled to kick in at the end of the year, saying it was a sign to the country's enemies that it was weak. Rep. Ryan himself voted for the cuts as part of last year's deal to raise the debt ceiling. But he now argues that he wants to replace them with other reductions in federal spending but that the president won't allow that.
A group of parents are bent out of shape over yoga classes in the Encinitas Union School District.
Arts organizations in San Diego could see their public funding double over the next five years.
Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election.