Stories for April 26, 2013
"Graceland" (opening April 26 at Reading Gaslamp and Varmel Mountain Theaters for one week) has nothing to do with The King. It's a Philippine thriller that mixes melodrama with complex moral questions.
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The 8th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival (April 27 at noon in Balboa Park) proves the international appeal of the Bard with a school from Moscow joining the lineup.
San Diego composer Joseph Waters tends to invite a mixed group of musicians to his annual music festival. But this year, one of the people he's bringing isn't a musician at all.
I work at a family-owned restaurant and my boss has cut back my insurance coverage. I have to pay a lot more out of pocket on top of my monthly premium. Can I find a better deal on insurance under health reform?
Hundreds of people marched through downtown San Diego on Friday, calling on President Barack Obama to stop workplace immigration enforcement until an immigration reform bill is passed.
A lucky escape and quick thinking by the man who was carjacked by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have helped police catch the brothers, according to Eric Moskowitz, a Boston Globe reporter who got an exclusive interview with the driver.
Surveyors have found what appears to be part of a plane that hit the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, New York police say. The piece of landing gear is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep, police tell The Associated Press.
The City Council's Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee is scheduled next week to consider banning the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and other commercial establishments in San Diego.
Clean-up organizers expect to pick up less trash on San Diego beaches and creekbeds this weekend.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council's Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee is scheduled next week to consider banning the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and other commercial establishments in San Diego.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to track the health of a population: the average blood pressure, the rate of mental illness and the average weight.
Thirty years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan's administration released "A Nation at Risk," a report warning of "a rising tide of mediocrity" in American public education.
Call it the Whac-a-Mole approach to budgeting.
- April 26
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Artistic Director, Barry Edelstein is getting ready to launch his inaugural season at The Old Globe. The season's lineup includes new musicals, award winning plays, classics and big names.
How many trees does it take to give some of the poorest people in the world a better future? To the leaders of Plant With Purpose, the answer is easy: about 10 million.
MCAS Miramar Marine Maj. Robert Weingart has been named the Alfred A. Cunningham Marine Aviator of the Year for his heroic actions during the September 2012 insurgent attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
The blistering deserts of southern Arizona have been littered with the scorched and desiccated bodies of more than 2,000 illegal border crossers in the past decade and a half. The grisly task of locating and identifying them falls to overwhelmed local coroners and tireless volunteers, who attempt to provide closure to devastated families.
Dying on the job continues at a steady pace according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The U.S. Congress -- a body not exactly known for its swift feet -- raced Friday to complete legislation to help travelers avoid delays at airports.
Elīna Garanča, star of the GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET broadcasts of "Carmen" and "La Cenerentola," appears in the trouser role of Sesto in the Met’s rare revival of Mozart’s opera of ancient Rome, "La Clemenza di Tito." Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham hosts the telecast and conducts backstage interviews with the stars. Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti takes on the title role of the Roman emperor Titus, the target of an assassination scheme by the vengeful Vitellia (Barbara Frittoli).
- April 26
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Jerry Sanders' legacy of achievements is a bit wobbly. The Immigration Reform Bill getting kicked around in the Senate. A huge and dangerous oil spill in Michigan wins a Pulitzer Prize in San Diego. Traditional and social media mess up the Boston bombing story.
A Camp Pendleton Marine who was convicted of attempted adultery, despite her claim of rape, has been sentenced to a loss of $3,000 in pay and a letter of reprimand.
The U.S. has remained at arm's length during two years of bloodletting in Syria that has claimed some 70,000 lives. But when the White House said Thursday it believed Syria has used chemical weapons, even in small quantities, it immediately set off a renewed debate on whether the U.S. might pursue a more aggressive policy.
Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby challenges viewers to a blind oatmeal tasting to see if steel-cut really is better than instant. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best bowl of 10-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried is in the Equipment Corner reviewing his favorite moka pots, and Chris answers questions from viewers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making perfect Home Fries.
The furloughs of air traffic controllers that have slowed air travel in the past week and frustrated thousands of fliers should soon come to an end.
A long feud over how to promote tourism for the nation's eighth-largest city has ended in San Diego.
For nearly 22 years, the owner of a Mission Hills restaurant has delivered meals to those suffering from severe illnesses, including AIDS and HIV.
The head of the Marine Corps’ Officer Candidates School - the site of a murder-suicide in March that left three Marines dead - has been relieved of his position as commander.
Country superstar George Jones, known for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and a long string of other hits, has died.
More than five dozen trees will be planted at UC San Diego today in honor of Arbor Day.
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) -- A barnacle-covered fishing boat that washed ashore this month in Crescent City, Calif., has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan to reach California's shores.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell today to its lowest amount since Feb. 1, dropping 1 cent to $3.896.
For many Mexicans, an anticipated part of a potential immigration reform is the chance to reunite with family members living in the U.S. without papers who they haven’t seen for years.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and the crimes that followed, has been moved out of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center "and is now confined at the Bureau of Prisons facility FMC Devens at Ft. Devens, Mass.," U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade said in a statement emailed to reporters Friday morning.
In state legislatures around the country, lawmakers are debating important subjects -- education reform, election laws, gun control and abortion. But in Florida, one of the hottest issues to come before the Legislature this term involves cats.