Stories for September 27, 2007
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More than two thirds of San Diegans say a possible water shortage is a very serious issue, though only about one third say they've made a big effort to conserve water this summer. A poll out today also shows attitudes about recycling sewage to drinking water could change. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Students of a defunct private school in downtown San Diego are now attending a nearby public school this year. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The San Diego economy continues to be pulled down by the slumping housing market. The University of San Diego index of leading economic indicators was down sharply in August, dropping nearly one and a half percent. A one percent change is considered a major move.
Potential water shortages has San Diego County growers making plans to cope. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Weekend Preview: San Diego Film Festival, The Pearl, East Village Tavern and Bowling Alley, Currant American Brasserie
A new boutique hotel and restaurant called The Pearl opens in Point Loma while a bowling alley and tavern springs up in the East Village. And the San Diego Film Festival lures filmmakers and celebrities to San Diego this weekend.
There's a positive benefit from the historic dry spell in San Diego County. The lack of rain has helped county beaches get top marks in an environmental group's report card. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Have you read that new Wallace Stegner book? Yes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author died in 1993, but his words live on in the new book Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil. We speak to local publisher Tim Barger to get the story behind Stegner's undiscovered manuscript about the first people to travel to Saudi Arabia in search of oil.
The music and dance of the tango began in the brothel districts of Buenos Aries, Argentina in the 1900s. Today, the dance remains one of the most passionate yet technically difficult. Argentinean musician and performer Luis Bravo created the show Forever Tango to highlight the beauty of his nation's most famous export.
The design of Coronado's Naval Amphibious Base Complex 320-325 sparks controversy nearly 50 years after its construction. The U.S. Navy plans to spend $600,000 to change the existing swastika-shaped layout of the barracks. Tony Perry, the San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, explains the reasons the Navy initially resisted any action, how Google Earth brought the images to light and why the local media barely covered this story.