Stories for January 9, 2007
For decades, sci-fi fans have fueled fantasies of Martians inhabiting the red planet. Now the idea of life on Mars doesn't appear to be so far fetched, thanks to a new study of photographs taken by San Diego scientists who operated a camera aboard the global surveyor spacecraft.
New York is spreading the news that trans fats will be banned from all restaurant food served in the city. Tonight, Full Focus has the skinny on just what the trans fat fuss is all about and whether the government should take on the role of food police.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to require all Californians to have medical coverage is drawing praise from a local prominent health advocate. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has the story.
The older I get and the longer I parent I find its the simple things that bring me joy. I was actually afraid of facing the holidays this year because of all that would be expected and all that I feared Id leave undone. I traveled a lot leading up to December and I knew Id be playing constant catch up to do all the things Im responsible for (and used to doing) this time of year. I was afraid of getting so caught up in the expectations, that I wouldnt be able to enjoy anything. What I really wanted was some happy memories. I have a child who still believes in Santa Claus and one who just figured out who he is and likes the idea. I wanted to celebrate that magic.
The University of California San Diego Libraries, the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), the Center for the Humanities, the Chinese Studies Program, the American Chinese Culture and Education Foundation, and the San Diego Chinese Association present
Alpine Republican Congressman and Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter is still pushing for funding of the 700 mile border fence. But Hunters now in the minority and California Democrats are not as enthusiastic. Jill Morrison reports from Capitol Hill.
Former San Diego Padre outfielder Tony Gwynn will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Mister San Diego was at Petco Park yesterday afternoon to talk about the milestone. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.
We talk with Los Angeles Times photojournalist Don Bartletti about his career photographing migrant populations, including his photos documenting Honduran children migrating to the United States.
We get a live update on the latest gadgets at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
We learn about the broad spectrum of religion in our region with both the author and photographer for The Visionary State A Journey through Californias Spiritual Landscape.
As more Americans find themselves living in privately-owned communities, more lawsuits arise from residents running afoul of the rules and regulations governing those communities. We navigate the legal waters of homeowner associations on today's show.
What are the key elements of Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggers healthcare reform plan? What other issues will the governor discuss in tonights State of the State address? We speak with John Myers of KQED about the latest news out of Sacramento.
President Bushs No Child Left Behind Act is up for renewal. The federal program wants to raise student achievement across the country. Many San Diego teachers and principals say the law needs to be changed. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Drug violence in Tijuana has become so brutal recently the federal government is sending in 3,000 soldiers to crack down. In the battle to control the key drug smuggling territory last year, hundreds of residents were kidnapped. Twenty-three policemen were killed. And in a chilling move, suspected drug traffickers dumped the severed heads of three police officers in a field. Federal authorities suspect local police may be in cahoots with cartels, and in their first move have disarmed the citys force. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.