Stories for March 13, 2013
New ownership has San Diego fans excited for the upcoming Padres baseball season. But some fans are worked up for another reason, not being able to watch the Pads on TV.
This special gives space and breadth to our nation’s education reform debate by giving the audience a first-hand view of what happens in a school that meets the needs of the most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways. Observe a tireless team of teachers and school leaders dealing with the usual antics of teenagers and the changing tides of a fast-moving administration that is responding to pressures from outside partners, politicians and forces in the community. A surprising and dramatic end to the school year sheds light on both the extraordinary challenges and opportunities today’s public schools face.
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese in San Diego said today he was " delighted'' at the selection of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as pope.
Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church made history twice Wednesday, electing the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first Jesuit.
This Friday the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego will hold its Memories in the Making Art Auction. See how art created by patients with Alzheimer’s is helping to raise awareness and money.
San Diego will be home to one of the largest butterfly exhibits on the West Coast, but only for a few weeks.
A controversial toll road to ease traffic between San Diego and Orange County drew crowds at a hearing today in Costa Mesa.
On Wednesday immigrant advocacy groups announced a slew of lawsuits alleging abuses by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
The legal fight over San Diego’s Tourism Marketing District will move forward without input from San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. Now Goldsmith is speaking out about the decision.
In the world of fast fashion, two U.S.-based companies loom large: Forever 21 and American Apparel. Both are based in Los Angeles, but the two could not be more different.
Tony Lithgow and Andrea Mayer have been living under a highway overpass in downtown Baltimore since last year. He's 49 and has been homeless on and off for eight years. She's 51 and has been homeless for 10 years.
Katherine Paterson is the beloved author of many young adult novels, including Jacob Have I Loved, The Great Gilly Hopkins and Bridge to Terabithia.
A San Diego Superior Court judge today delayed a final decision on the legality of the plan to finance a planned expansion of the downtown convention center.
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has introduced a bill that would create a state registry of certified medical interpreters and cover their services through Medi-Cal.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been named the new Pope by the Catholic church.
One Book, One San Diego is off and running. Or, to put it in the words of Sherlock Holmes, “The game is afoot!” All this month, you have the unique opportunity to help choose the next One Book.
From brain-power food to dance lessons for people with Parkinson's Disease and information on new therapies, there's a lot to get your neurons firing this weekend at the Brain Health Fair.
Nearly 4,000 volumes of white supremacist propaganda has been transformed into art. The exhibit 'Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate', debuts in San Diego today sponsored by the local Anti-Defamation League as it marks its 100 year anniversary.
A MEGA Millions ticket worth $170,827 sold on Naval Base San Diego in September expires today.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits the Waccamaw River with host Mark L. Walberg and militaria appraiser Christopher Mitchell as they discuss an important 19th-century blockade rifle. Other discoveries include an 1884 Courier & Ives print; a Pennsylvania folk art whirligig; and a 1936 first edition of Gone With the Wind, valued at $12,000-$15,000.
Crew members from the San Diego-based USS Freedom are getting a chance to stretch their sea legs during a port visit to Hawaii that began March 11.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Southern California home sales continued strong last month as investors snapped up mid- to high-end homes but a market research firm says it's unclear if the rebound will continue through the year.
The Department of Defense has identified the two soldiers who lost their lives in Tuesday's insider attack in Afghanistan. Killed were Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28, of Florida and Army Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Oklahoma.
As Congress and the White House continue to work on a comprehensive immigration-reform package, a coalition of San Diego leaders today are launching a joint local campaign.
Why, you might ask, would a hoity-toity medical institution like Johns Hopkins be offering up free Web-based consults for people with Parkinson's disease?
Pilot Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney, 26; flight officer Lt. William Brown McIlvaine III, 24; and flight officer Lt. Cmdr. Alan A. Patterson, 34, were all killed Monday when their Navy EA-6B Prowler jet crashed after taking off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state.
Assemblyman Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, won the special election for the 40th Senate District with 52 percent of the vote, according to the California Secretary of State's Office.
In his annual assessment of threats, the director of national intelligence also cited Iran and North Korea. He warned the spending cuts mandated under the sequestration jeopardized the nation's safety.
Labor unions have joined a coalition of advocacy groups lobbying against changes they say would weaken the California Environmental Quality Act. Unions argue they're protecting their workers and communities; critics say unions use CEQA as leverage.
Want to know where you can't buy fresh, healthful food? The USDA has the map for you.
The case has already been "tried" in the social media, as The New York Times writes.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival continues through this weekend. For the first time, it will host a horror panel this Friday. Check out what's screenings.
If aging is not for sissies, that's especially true if you're homeless. You can be on your feet for hours, forced to sleep in the frigid cold, or seriously ill with no place to go.