Stories for June 28, 2013
Mayor Bob Filner said that while he knew Sunroad Centrum Partners had written checks, he was under the impression the money was a donation to the city and not a way to guarantee a building-permit change.
San Diego County is in for a scorching weekend of record-breaking temperatures. Health officials are cautioning people in the East County to stay indoors.
Governor Jerry Brown’s budget guru is resigning after more than three years as head of California’s Finance Department.
Remember that episode of The Simpsons when Homer gets to design a car "for the average man," and ends up creating a slime-green monstrosity that bankrupts his half-brother's company? Well, a team of freak car builders in San Diego have recreated Homer's dream car in painstaking detail, gigantic cupholders and all.
A new survey finds fewer people in California area planning to take a road trip over the 4th of July holiday.
Same-sex couples in San Diego County and across the state were cleared today to get married, with a federal appeals court lifting a stay it had placed on the unions while the battle over Proposition 8 was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Anthem" tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," the song famously penned after the relentless bombardment by the British of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. During the program, the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club and St. John's College Chorus give voice to this stirring and elegant song, including a performance of its first draft.
"Secrets Of Henry VIII’s Palace" revisits the often dark and twisted tales of the ever-fascinating King Henry VIII and his six wives, secrets that permeate Hampton Court’s grand façade and its lavish interior.
Join host and chef Lidia Bastianich as she celebrates independence and freedom with different cultures across America. The celebrity cast includes actress Anna Deavere Smith, opera singer Renée Fleming, singer Martha Wainwright, chef Jacques Pepin and actor Alec Mapa.
It’s been 15 years since ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visited Milwaukee. Ever wonder what some of the items appraised back then are worth now? Watch updates on items such as a Tiffany lamp, which was appraised at $8,000-$15,000 in 1998 and is now valued between $20,000 and $30,000!
Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan has a flair for spinning contemporary fairy tales inspired by things like werewolves and mermaids. For his latest film, "Byzantium" (opening June 28 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinema), he returns to vampires.
U.S. troops deployed to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan this week held the first Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Pride event to be observed in a deployed environment.
SDUSD Superintendent Bill Kowba retires after seven years with the district, the last three as superintendent. He tells KPBS about bringing the district through some tough economic times and what he hopes for the incoming superintendent.
Martha demonstrates two of the oldest preserving techniques, confit and salting, and shows how viewers can put them to use in the home kitchen. Martha makes an assortment of confits — starting with the most classic: duck, which can be served on its own or as a rich addition to salads, then followed by lemon and tomato confits, both of which make excellent condiments for grilled or roasted meats. She then shows how to make gravlax, a delicious cured salmon appetizer.
- June 28
- Midday Edition
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The U.S. Supreme Court's dual rulings on same-sex marriage establishes a major victory for civil rights. Creditors are lining up to get their share of what's left of San Diego Hospice. The military cites climate change as a vital national security issue and leads the way on alternative energy.
In my last column, I tackled your questions about choice. Specifically, I wrote about your options under Obamacare if your employer-sponsored health insurance is too expensive or doesn't provide access to the doctors or hospitals you prefer.
Special from The Daily Transcript: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's trip to Paris for the annual meeting of the Grand Assembly of the Iranian Resistance.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Grilled Steak with New Mexican Chile Rub. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of hot sauces. Next, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make perfect Raspberry Sorbet at home, and science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind great sorbet. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite ice cream machine and cone maker.
Sequestration budget cuts have prompted the Defense Commissary Agency to cancel its September case lot sale worldwide. During case lot sales, commissaries sell cases of items to shoppers at a discount.
After a drought disaster was declared in San Diego and surrounding counties, the Small Business Administration made available loans for nonfarm companies in the affected areas.
Lonnie Snowden says he doesn't believe his son, Edward, committed treason when he leaked information about a top secret American program that collects vast metadata about Americans' electronic activity.
- June 28
- Evening Edition
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As the San Diego Central Library empties five floors of its shelves and moves to a new nine-floor building, many hidden items will become available.
The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday.