Stories for November 5, 2007
The San Diego Museum of Art's
In this excerpt from an interview with Charlie Rose,
I will confess upfront to a love for Japanese anime -- mainly because in Japan animation is treated not as a kids' genre but rather as a stylistic choice. I enjoy far more anime than I do American animation, but that's also because there's just so much more to choose from in anime. This year, there were a couple of good American animated films,
The number of illegal immigrants detained in the United States has jumped nearly 30 percent over the past year. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
San Diego's average price for a gallon of gas is higher now than it has ever been in November. The Utility Consumers Action Network tracks pump prices at hundreds of local gas stations.
A federal jury found a Poway defense contractor guilty today of plying former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham with more than $600,000 dollars in bribes in exchange for millions of dollars in government contracts. Reporter Seth Hettena has more.
A federal judge in San Diego has sentenced Mexican drug cartel leader Francisco Javier Arellano Felix to life in prison without the chance of parole. Arellano Felix pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise and conspiring to launder money. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
A new study reveals California has a major shortage of health professionals like dental hygienists and radiology technicians. The report says the state just isn't producing enough graduates to fill current or future needs. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
As more cities and counties consider bans on the plastic shopping bag, the American Chemistry Council is countering with a renewed recycling effort. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
The search for San Diego's new superintendent is in full swing this month after weeks of community input on the matter. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego votes on Monday whether to prohibit the use of alcohol at city beaches. We'll hear from a councilmember who's pushing for the ban, and we'll invite our callers to tell us whether they believe restricting the use of alcohol is the best thing to do.
The Chargers collapse in Minnesota, Major League Baseball suspends Mike Cameron for 25 games, Joe Torre takes the helm for the L.A. Dodgers, the San Diego State Aztecs mount a major comeback to beat Wyoming, local NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson takes the NASCAR Nextel Cup lead and trade speculation surrounds the Lakers' Kobe Bryant. We analyze the latest sporting news with Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton.
The wildfires that recently devastated San Diego County destroyed close to 1,600 homes. Now, families are dealing with rebuilding their homes and their lives. And working through the insurance claims maze can be daunting. We'll talk with experts about how to work with your insurance company. And we'll provide tips on making sure your home is adequately insured for future disasters.
A defense contractor was found guilty today on all counts of bribing former San Diego Congressman "Duke" Cunningham and committing wire fraud and laundering money.
Southern California produces most of the poinsettias grown in the country and that crop could be hurt because of fallout from the wildfires. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
There have been some criticisms of the state's response to the catastrophic fires in Southern California. But by most accounts, at least one person has emerged from the tragedy with an image boost: Governor Schwarzenegger. Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento.