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Stories for August 30, 2013

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Navy Expects To Kill Hundreds Of Dolphins And Whales

Aug. 30, 2013
By David Wagner

In two reports published Aug. 30, the U.S. Navy acknowledged that bomb testing and sonar use over the next five years will likely kill hundreds of marine mammals and seriously injure thousands more.

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Filner's Exit Isn't The End Of San Diego's Mayoral Mayhem

Aug. 30, 2013
By Sandhya Dirks

On Friday, the embattled mayor of San Diego officially steps down. Allegations of sexual harassment against him have rocked the eighth-largest American city, which now has to pick up the pieces and elect a new mayor.

Firms Brace For Possible Retaliatory Cyberattacks From Syria

Aug. 30, 2013
NPR

The prospect of a military strike against Syria in the next few days has private U.S. firms bracing for retaliation -- in cyberspace.

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Congressman Scott Peters Discusses Syria, Immigration, Sequestration

Aug. 30, 2013
By Patty Lane, Peggy Pico, Tom Fudge

With congress in recess, we're sitting down to talk with each member of San Diego's congressional delegation. Congressman Scott Peters shares his thoughts on everything from Syria to to balancing the federal budget.

Taking The Battle Against Patent Trolls To The Public

Aug. 30, 2013
NPR

Patent trolls -- a term known more among geeks than the general public -- are about to be the target of a national ad campaign. Beginning Friday, a group of retail trade organizations is launching a radio and print campaign in 17 states.

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Ex-Tijuana Police Chief Banned From Office For 8 Years

Aug. 30, 2013
By Adrian Florido

Julián Leyzaola's tenure was controversial for his aggressive strategy against drug cartels and crime in general.

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Preview: 'Woman in the Mirror'

Aug. 30, 2013
By Beth Accomando

Yesterday was the late pop star Michael Jackson’s birthday and MJ impersonator Devra Gregory celebrated with a dance class teaching his signature moves. She continues the celebration with a revival of her one woman show “Woman in the Mirror” at White Box Live Arts at Liberty Station tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00pm.

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Review: 'Una Noche'

Aug. 30, 2013
By Beth Accomando

Art imitates life with the Cuban film “Una Noche” (opening August 30 for one week only at The Digital Gym Cinema). Last year two of its actors defected to the U.S. en route to the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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San Diego Breweries Mixed On Growler Refill Policy

Aug. 30, 2013
By Claire Trageser

The California legislature is considering a bill that will clarify the language about whether you can bring your own growlers to breweries to be filled with beer.

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Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: Tropical Barbecue

Aug. 30, 2013

In this episode, Bridget reveals how to make Huli Huli Chicken right at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of reduced-fat potato chips. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for pastry brushes. And finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to perfect Chinese BBQ Spareribs.

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Mayor's Race, NFL Settlement, Getting Public Records

Aug. 30, 2013
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

So far, there are 13 declared candidates for mayor of San Diego but only one recognizable name. The NFL proposes a settlement with retired players & their families. And why is it so hard to get public records, which, by definition, are public?

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MARTHA BAKES: Pound Cake

Aug. 30, 2013

Pound cake makes excellent use of the basic building blocks of baking — butter, sugar, eggs and flour — and offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation (incorporating cream cheese or semolina, for example). Martha takes the viewer through variations, starting with the most traditional and finishing with a version inspired by her travels through Asia.

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Was Son Of Vietnam Veteran (Video)

Aug. 30, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24, died August 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The young soldier was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with what the Department of Defense reports as "an improvised explosive device, small arms and indirect fire."

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San Diego Tech Company Designs A Smaller, Portable Nuclear Reactor

Aug. 30, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Patty Lane

The San Diego company General Atomics is pushing to develop a portable nuclear reactor.

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Soldier Who Served In Army 15 Years Killed In Afghanistan

Aug. 30, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

Army Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, died August 28 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Young was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with gunfire.

Inland residents clean up, but more storms on way

Aug. 30, 2013
Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Meteorologists say you can expect to sweat this weekend, with occasional thunderstorms and a break in the humidity just in time for Labor Day.

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Mayor Filner To Officially Step Down

Aug. 30, 2013
City News Service

Disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner leaves office today, less than nine months into his term.

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Mexico House In Shape Of Naked Woman

Aug. 30, 2013
By Angela Carone

When it comes to large, inhabitable statues of naked women, one man in Mexico has the market cornered. We'll take you on a tour.