Stories for September 14, 2012
California expects more than 70,000 volunteers will help remove trash from the state's beaches at the annual coastal cleanup Saturday. Volunteers will comb more than 850 beaches and riversides, and may even see debris from the Japanese tsunami.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are on the ballot in four San Diego County cities this fall. But voters in Encinitas will have to wait two more years.
The four Americans killed in Libya on Tuesday, including two former Navy SEALS from San Diego, were mourned today at Joint Base Andrews by President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
As fighting rages in the streets of Syria's largest city, FRONTLINE producer Jamie Doran and correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. "The Battle for Syria" is an unprecedented portrait of Syria's rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians, and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria.
California's Fourth Appellate District affirmed this week that one provision of voter-approved Proposition 83, which restricts where registered sex offenders can live, was unreasonable and oppressive.
From acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns, "Death And The Civil War" explores an essential but largely overlooked aspect of the most pivotal event in American history: the transformation of the nation by the death of an estimated 750,000 people – nearly two and a half percent of the population – in four dark and searing years from 1861 to 1865. The program premieres in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the bloodiest one-day battle in American history.
Serra High School was on lock-down today after police received a call about a shot being fired; all-clear issued at 9:35 a.m.
The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and outspoken hatred of radical Muslims has drawn the attention of civil libertarians, who say he's a hate monger.
Escondido's police chief has been placed on paid administrative leave while undisclosed personnel matters are reviewed. City officials on Thursday couldn't elaborate about why Police Chief Jim Maher would no longer be on the job or how long he would be on leave. Assistant Chief Cory Moles has been named his replacement.