Stories for December 14, 2007
But Cody says that it's a tough issue: You're kind of damned if you do and damned if you don't in that regard. Particularly this year when there's this glut of pregnant movies. If you don't address the topic of abortion then you're being avoidant, if you do address it you have a short film. I feel that this is a personal movie not a political one and I hope other people see it that way as well.
Disrupting the routine that father and daughter have carefully managed is Heather Wolfe (
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Governor Schwarzenegger says he'll call a fiscal emergency to deal with the state's ballooning budget shortfall. He says the gap is somewhere between $10 and $14 billion and he wants to stop what he calls the roller coaster ride.
Meth has been a major headache in San Diego County for 60 years. Some might say thats long enough to figure out what to do about it. Others might reply that its a complicated local, national, regional, even international problem. So how can we asses our progress against meth?
This is the face of a teenager who uses crystal meth. The face of Abbie Richardson who started drinking and smoking marijuana at 14-years old. By 16, she was hooked on speed.
One of the largest hospital construction projects in the nation is underway in Escondido. Ground was officially broken Friday on the new Palomar Hospital. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Thousands of military families are finding ways to stay connected with their loved ones deployed overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan this Christmas. Some spouses will send their own personal Christmas message on DVD, courtesy of Sony Corporation. As Alison St John of KPBS in San Diego reports, hundreds of wives spent time alone with a video camera, and discovered it was a surprisingly intimate way to communicate with their husbands.
Nineteen teachers in the San Diego Unified School District this year earned National Board Certification, the highest national standard for teaching, the district announced today.
San Diego Congressman Darrell Issa has asked the federal Emergency Management Agency to rewrite a rejection letter that was received by thousands of people who lost everything in the October wildfires. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego farmers who lost crops to the October wildfires are having a hard time qualifying for federal aid. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has the story.
Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Feist, Oasis, John Mellencamp, Eddie Harris, Autechre, Fela Kuti, Nathan James and Ben Hernandez.
The Democratic presidential race is tightening as Obama rides the wave of Oprah-mania. While, at the same time, faith-based voters in Iowa are making the choice between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. Also, seven Western states reached a new agreement on how to allocate water supplies if the Colorado River runs dry. And, there's a renewed push to build a new library downtown.
Local musicians Nathan James and Ben Hernandez performed in the KPBS studios yesterday, filling it with old time blues and American roots music. The duo showed serious musical chops, with original tunes conjured from guitar, harmonica, suitcases, jugs, washboards, a washtub bass. Stick around
Scene: Crowded Tokyo Street (aren't they all?)