Stories for March 24, 2006
Gavin Hood is a white South African who recalls being raised by a Zulu housekeeper and befriending her young son. But as boys grew older, they were separated. Because of apartheid and segregation, they were not allowed to attend the same schools. When Hood was ten-years-old, he recalls seeing a film called
opens with Clive Owen's aspiring bank robber Dalton Russell talking directly to the audience and urging them to pay attention because he won't repeat himself. He then lays out the who (that would be him), what (a daring robbery), where (downtown Manhattan), and when (real soon) of a crime he's about to commit. But how's he going to pull it off? Well, like the Bard said, 'there in lies the rub.' Or does it. Dalton implies that there's uncertainty or difficulty involved in this crime yet we quickly discover, that he has every angle covered and may be in the process of pulling off that elusive perfect crime.
Animal protection groups want consumers to boycott pet products made in China. Members of the California-based group In Defense of Animals will gather Saturday at the Global Pet Expo in San Diego to protest Chinese pet products. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, a joint-use airport at a local military base, and a disagreement over the redevelopment of the Navy Broadway Complex.
Six candidates have qualified to challenge four incumbents for seats on the San Diego city council. However none of them has attracted significant funding to back their ambitions so far. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Closing arguments were heard today in a case that pits the state of California against canned tuna companies. The suit alleges these companies violate Prop 65, by not warning consumers about the risks of mercury in tuna. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
A long simmering legal battle to force the city of San Diego to deal with the homeless is coming to a head. The outcome could set a precedent for other cities with growing homeless populations. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.