Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha didn't want to leave their young children or their Massachusetts home on the eve of World War II. But they couldn't turn down a request from church leadership to help rescue Jews, dissident journalists and intellectuals from the Nazis.
San Diego is not seeing the same economic gains as the country overall, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. Why isn't San Diego experiencing a significant boost to its incomes?
Initiatives on the November ballot would end the death penalty, legalize recreational pot and limit prescription drug costs. And that's just for starters. A total of 17 initiatives have found their way onto the ballot, the most since 2000.
A new comedy at the La Jolla Playhouse tells the story of two Asian-American siblings struggling with their careers and romantic lives. Mike Lew, who has found success in New York as a playwright, returns home for the play's West Coast premiere.
After about a dozen years in the making, the Sally Ride research vessel arrived at its home port in Point Loma Friday. The ship will be used to conduct any kind of research that scientists can think up and do at sea.
Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.
In 2010, California posted a budget deficit of $26 billion. Journalist Narda Zacchino credits Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 tax increase for allowing the state to put billions into a rainy day fund.
In a new memoir, Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, the executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., details growing up on Chollas View's G Street raised by a single mother.
"You are all very brave for sending me off on my journey," Betsy wrote in an email to her guests. "There are no rules. Wear what you want, speak your mind, dance, hop, chant, sing, pray, but do not cry in front of me. OK, one rule.”
There's nothing unusual about dead fish washing up on the shore of the Salton Sea. What is unusual is that all of them are fully grown. The lack of young fish and the absence of foraging birds could mean the sea's salinity has reached a critical level.
The play is about a team of lawyers in the mid-1980s using junk bonds, along with some illegal tricks, to wage a hostile takeover of a major manufacturing company. But playwright Ayad Akhtar said it isn't a period piece.
The Olympics are underway, and the spotlight is on host city Rio de Janeiro. While many tourists are heading south of the equator hoping to catch a glimpse of Christ the Redeemer, others want to take a walk on the “wild side” inside Rio’s favelas.