Stories for July 26, 2007
A $1 billion mixed-use development is raising community hackles in San Marcos. Known as Palomar Station, the controversial project would be built on what is now an industrial district across from Palomar College. Plans call for 333 condos above ground-level retail shops and restaurants, plus office buildings. Opponents say the project is immoral because residents could be subjected to cancer risks from toxins produced by nearby industrial businesses.
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is still a relative unknown in this country, despite being considered a music revolutionary everywhere else in the world. Why are most Americans completely unaware of his music? Oh, that's right, we devote gazillions of media coverage to that other champion of the people and music revolutionary,
A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that climate change and pollution will be major factors in next year's Presidential elections. KPBS reporter Alan Ray talked with Institute Research Director Mark Baldassare.
Some of California's injured veterans are getting substandard care. Wade Sanders, who was recently appointed to advise Lt. Governor John Garamendi on veterans and military affairs, will discuss what needs to be done to help the veterans.
Project Censored, a Sonoma State University initiative, looks at the stories mainstream media ignores: the news that doesn't make The News. The group says the media self-censors itself, and large-scale PR firms are the fountainhead of much of our news. Joanne Faryon has more.
San Diego area hospitals are enlisting star power to bring attention to local health issues. Chargers runningback LaDainian Tomlinson will be promoting healthy living and disease prevention for the next five years. The record-setting football player says for him, the fight against disease is personal.
California lawmakers are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the state to enact its own stricter emissions standards. The head of the EPA gave an update today on the progress of California's waiver application. Evelyn Lombardo reports from Capitol Hill.
San Diego school district officials are trying to clear up a controversy surrounding an Arabic language program at Carver Elementary School. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego Gas Prices are down about four cents a gallon from last week. The Utility Consumer's Action Network tracks pump prices at hundreds of local gas stations. U-CAN's Charles Langley says the average price for a gallon of regular is $3.04. He says it is not clear why the retail price of gas continues to fall.
California has remapped fire hazard zones for the first time in 20 years. And the number of acres at the highest risk level in San Diego County has jumped 300 percent. The maps are intended as a guide to reduce the loss of lives and property from wildfire. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
First off, let's start in my booth for Film School Confidential (4017), over in Exhibit Hall E by G4. Gee, I'm already looking a little bug-eyed.
10:30-11:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in Educational Settings. There are actually a series of panels looking at comics and education and literacy. Room 30AB
Comic-Con, an international comic book and pop culture event, takes over San Diego this weekend. We speak with a film and pop culture critic about what to expect at the convention. Also, we preview some of the hottest music this weekend and tell you where to go to hear it.
The Governors of California and Nevada are teaming up following the destructive fire in South Lake Tahoe last month. They're creating a commission to look into controversial forest management practices that have prompted criticism from residents. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
Gaiman pulled out a piece of paper and said that he was told to announce that this would be the "biggest 3-D release ever in the world." He apologized for only having one reel--and just the second one at that--to show but he said "that's all that exists."
Should comic books be considered literature? What's the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel? Is Superman more powerful than Batman? Are we now living in what will be known as the "Golden Age" of comics? We speak to a comic book critic about the hottest debates that are raging within the comic book fan community.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been indicted on multiple charges related to alleged dog fighting on property he owned in Virginia. As the details of the charges against Vick continue to surface, the issue of dog fighting has become a hot topic of discussion in America. How pervasive is the culture of dog fighting in the U.S.? Is dog fighting a big problem in San Diego County? We speak with a guest from the County department of Animal Services about the grisly culture of dog fighting. We also talk to the editor of profootballtalk.com, about the latest details of the case against Vick.
Erosion is a constant problem in coastal communities like San Diego. It is especially severe at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, a scenic stretch of coast at the southern end of Point Loma, where erosion is making it difficult to access the beach, jog, or enjoy the view. We speak with a civil engineer about his part in an ongoing study that focuses on preserving Sunset Cliffs.
A new survey provides some important details about day laborers in California. The story from KPBS reporter Alan Ray.
Hundreds of San Diego students will attend the county's first high school focusing on public safety professions in just a few months. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.