Stories for December 26, 2007
Scherman's article came to the attention of Jeffrey Porro who showed it to his friend, writer and TV producer Robert Eisele. Eisele and Porro developed the idea and brought to Oprah Winfrey's company, Harpo Films. That's about the time that Denzel Washington came on board to direct and star as Tolson. The film marks his return to directing after making his directing debut in 2002 with another true story,
Tijuana's loss is San Diego's gain when it comes to holiday shopping. Even so, officials with San Ysidro's Chamber of Commerce says long border waits hamper holiday sales. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
One of the nation's most comprehensive smoke-free car laws takes effect in California on New Year's Day. The measure makes it a crime for adults to smoke in a car when children under 18 are present. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
City of San Diego officials say recycling Christmas trees extends the life of the Miramar landfill. The city's tree recycling program begins today. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
An invasive mussel has spread to another reservoir in San Diego County. KPBS reporter Alan Ray has more.
The nation's housing slump appears to be getting broader and deeper and California is seeing some of the biggest declines. San Diego is one of a handful of cities where home values were down more than 10 percent in October.
Turns out those squirrels frolicking in your yard are actually pretty ingenuous. University of California researchers have found that some squirrels use a clever way to shield themselves from predators. They chew up discarded rattlesnake skin and smear it on their fur to mask their scent. Barbara Clucas is an animal behaviorist at UC Davis.
The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators tried to determine how a tiger escaped from its enclosure and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others.
While many lawmakers and Capitol staffers take extra time off around the holidays, its a different story at the Department of Finance. Theyre facing a tight budget deadline and its one of the busiest seasons for them. Marianne Russ reports.