Stories for November 21, 2007
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San Diegans who want to build up an appetite for their Thanksgiving feast tomorrow have several options. There are three Turkey Trots around the county where people can take a few steps to earn their dinner. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Food and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. So we'll spend some time talking with two of San Diego's top chefs about the food we'll cook, share and enjoy on this Thanksgiving.
Should the Chargers be worried about their 5-5 record as they near the final month of the NFL season? How good will San Diego State's men's basketball team be this year? And, will the Padres go after any big money free agents this off-season? We hear from Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about some of the hot topics in the local sports world.
What makes a kid do well in school? And who's to blame when they do poorly? Those are among the most contentious political questions of our day. The discussion of student achievement ultimately touches on race, class, educational policy, neighborhood segregation -- even genetics. We'll hear from economist Julian Betts, who has studied student achievement in many settings. We'll ask him what we think know, and what we know for sure, about the factors that make kids get good grades.
A new FBI report says hate crimes based on ethnicity doubled from 2005 to 2006 in San Diego County. Law enforcement officials estimate 70 percent of this year's attacks are aimed at Latinos. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego courts and all city, county and federal government offices will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. County, state and federal offices and courts will also be closed Friday.
San Diegans driving to pick up relatives at Lindbergh Field this holiday season have an option which could cut down on the stress of dealing with airport traffic. KPBS reporter Alison St. John explains.
Californians are paying more to fill up the gas tank then any other part of the country. The Auto Club's Marie Montgomery says the price for a gallon of regular is close to the record prices of last May.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell shocked many educators this year when he said built-in low expectations for minority students are contributing to the state's persistent achievement gap. O'Connell convened the first-ever Achievement Gap Summit in Sacramento last week to talk race, education, and failure. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis reports.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is questioning the Defense Department about its response to last month's wildfires. Despite promises after the Cedar Fire, military water-dropping choppers were still delayed in getting off the ground. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.