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Stories for February 22, 2013
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake was reported at 8:40 p.m. Friday about 50 miles southwest of San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to update a classic recipe for Shepherd’s Pie. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite quirky kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making New England–Style Home-Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Family members protesting the killing of people by border patrol agents want greater transparency and accountability.
The U.S. military's first black pilots were honored today at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and a three-mile stretch of Interstate 15 near the base was renamed as the "Tuskegee Airmen Highway.''
Southern California Edison has until March 15 to file papers showing the nearly $700 million cost of the troubled steam generators at San Onofre nuclear plant is reasonable.
The impact of the Tourism Marketing District on city of San Diego hotel room tax revenue is difficult to quantify, according to a report released today by the city's Independent Budget Analyst.
The Los Angeles City Council is poised to step into the gun control debate as members prepare to consider a proposed ban of magazine clips used in high-capacity weapons approved today by the council's Public Safety Committee.
In the lawsuit, a former nurse for San Diego Hospice alleges executives encouraged employees to falsify records and admit patients, even if they didn't need care.
Last year, Seattle became one of the nation's first cities to buy unmanned drones for use by the police department. Public reaction was less "Gee-whiz" than "What the heck?"
They've been everywhere this week: dire warnings about threats posed by across-the-board federal spending cuts.
Since the drubbing that Superstorm Sandy gave the Northeast in November, there's a new sense of urgency in U.S. coastal cities. Even though scientists can't predict the next big hurricane, they're confident that a warmer climate is likely to make Atlantic storms bigger and cause more flooding.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- A mother and daughter injured in a Southern California tour bus crash that killed eight people filed a lawsuit Friday against the tour bus operator and the charter company that organized the fatal trip.
In Sumter, S.C., home of Shaw Air Force Base and the 20th Fighter Wing, cars sport bumper stickers that say: "Jet noise is the sound of freedom."
San Diego shipbuilders rallied to protect their jobs Friday morning.
Saint Patrick's Day is more than three weeks away, but this weekend near the Pennsylvania State University main campus a similar celebration is happening called "State Patty's Day."
Why San Diego has the nation's second-largest population of Somali refugees despite the high cost of living.
Scientists searching for invasive species in Lake Tahoe scooped up a bright orange goldfish measuring nearly a foot and a half long and weighing more than 4 pounds, according to the website Live Science.
School districts award contracts funded by school bonds to donors that fund the bond campaigns. The CPUC holds a public hearing on San Onofre costs. Voice of San Diego gives homelessness a public airing. And it's the Marines versus the surfers at a famous San Onofre beach.
Somehow, the image of a slow-speed chase comes to mind:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State Sen. Michael Rubio resigned unexpectedly Friday, a move that drops Democrats below the two-thirds threshold they need to pass tax changes or override vetoes.
Bob Filner's approval rating after nearly three months as San Diego's mayor is 40 percent, according to a poll by Survey USA.
Pentagon officials say military pay and benefits would not be affected by sequestration.
Crews are searching for a missing 34-year-old Navy SEAL who disappeared during an open ocean training mission near Kaena Point, Oahu on February 19.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut.
Despite the looming threat of sequestration, the USS Freedom is still scheduled to leave San Diego in March for its maiden deployment, according to a recent memo to the Chief of Naval Operations.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A new poll finds that nine in 10 California voters support allowing illegal immigrants who have been in the country for several years to stay and become citizens if they have a job, learn English and pay any back taxes they may owe.
Drought conditions will cover much of the U.S this spring, especially in the West, including California, where dry conditions are expected "to persist or intensify," according to a National Drought Early Warning Outlook report.
It's not as elegant as some languages, but neither is it as impenetrable as, say, an economics textbook or the iTunes user agreement.
After many stops and starts, it appears salvage operations have resumed today on the USS Guardian, which ran aground on Tubbataha Reef near the Philippines on January 17.
Many a mom has reached for a glass of wine after a long day of tending children. But only fruit fly moms use their version of Chardonnay to guard their babies from harm.
Tim Tebow has bowed out of a promise to appear at the opening of a new megachurch in downtown Dallas whose pastor has been criticized for making derogatory remarks about non-Christians and homosexuals.
"Bless Me, Ultima" opens in San Diego February 22. It is far too evident that the script was chopped up from the original novel. But the story and themes are timeless.
The biggest winter storm this season is causing delays, cancellations and has brought traffic to a near-standstill in the Plains and Midwest, but it's providing much-needed relief for drought-stricken farmers.
Gov. Jerry Brown has released the details of his plan to overhaul school funding.