Stories for November 30, 2006
The killer whale at SeaWorld who bit her trainer is still performing at Shamu Stadium. But human handlers are staying out of the water while SeaWorld investigates the incident. Meanwhile the Humane Society of the United States is criticizing the park for keeping whales in captivity. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has details.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and City Attorney Mike Aguirre today praised a state appeals court ruling in the Mt. Soledad Cross case.
Friday is World AIDS day - an international day of activism against HIV and AIDS. About 40 million people around the world - and about 5,000 in San Diego County - are living with HIV or AIDS. Today, student activists at UCSD held a tribute to those who've lost their lives to the disease. Heather Hill has the story.
One thousand free Christmas trees were delivered to Camp Pendleton this morning. Thousands more are arriving at military bases around Southern California and the country part of the second year of the Trees for Troops program. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego City Councilman Scott Peters is beginning a second term as Council President. Host Gloria Penner talks to him about some of the challenges facing the city.
The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego has entered into a $100 million agreement with Pfizer to study uncured diseases and ways to treat them.
A military jet fighter crashed in Air Station Miramar today, just seconds after the pilot ejected from the aircraft. Officials say the pilot survived. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps reports.
A freelance writer and a pop culture critic review some of the more interesting acts coming to San Diego this weekend.
John Waters, the filmmaker who brought us "Pink Flamingos" and "Hairspray," talks about his favorite Christmas music.
"Before the Music Dies" is a movie featuring interviews with a lot of music stars, old and new. And their message is very consistent. They say the structure of the radio and recording industries is stifling quality and creativity in popular music. Two filmmakers talk about their thoughts on the future of recorded music.
Mamas Kitchen has been providing hot meals to clients with AIDS for 16 years. The executive director of the organization discusses how it has evolved along with the AIDS epidemic.
Tomorrow is World AIDS Day. And we mark it today by talking about an effort in San Diego to talk to teenagers about how to avoid becoming infected with HIV.
Supporters of a housing ordinance that would limit the size of homes argue that the citys character would be undermined by huge residences, while opponents claim that property rights are being infringed upon. A community activist who supports the ordinance debates a councilman who opposes it.
The cash-strapped city of San Diego is exploring a public-private partnership to help cover the costs of maintaining its much-loved, but now neglected Balboa Park. Host Gloria Penner talks with a city councilmember and member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership about the future of San Diego's famous park.
Attorneys are waiting on a Superior Court judge to decide the first phase of San Diego's pension trial. Closing arguments wrapped up yesterday. The judge's ruling will significantly shape the stakes of the case, which was brought by City Attorney Michael Aguirre. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.
A 100-acre brush fire in Santa Ysabel near Julian is burning near State Routes 78 and 79. San Diego County sheriff's deputies are evacuating the Witch Creek and Mesa Grande areas.
A San Diego federal judge has squashed the city of San Diego's hopes of extracting itself from the controversy over the Mount Soledad Cross. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A nomadic family is the focus of a new film from Mongolia called