Stories for September 26, 2012
A bill by Assemblyman Marty Block, D-Lemon Grove, to have California State University system administrators appoint liaisons to serve as buffers between campus police and protesting students was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The city of San Diego ended the most recent fiscal year with a $43.6 million surplus, following years of battling deficits, but future budgets are clouded by uncertainties, city financial staff reported today.
Explore “lucha libre” and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of “home” for new immigrants in the United States. It also continues to expand and build on its unique cultural tradition in countries where it enjoys enduring popularity. Simultaneously, lucha libre is contributing a lasting cultural idiom to America’s pop culture landscape.
Every four years, a group of the world’s finest young pianists takes the stage at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Amid the drama, beauty, nerves and excitement, they know one thing is true — the outcome there can change their lives. Through the eyes and memories of 15 gold medalists, this program follows the 50-year history of one of the world’s most prestigious music competitions. The retrospective includes historic footage and interviews with Van Cliburn.