Stories for September 6, 2007
The San Diego Airport Authority will start a public outreach campaign this month to inform the public on future plans for expanding the airport at Lindbergh Field. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
For the first time seven of the 23 Cal State University campuses are launching doctorate programs in education this year. CSU Chancellor Charles Reed called it an historic day. He says the classes are designed for professionals, who can take courses at night and on the weekends.
After covering education for more than a year, I began to notice more and more San Diego County teachers are using technology to teach. That got me thinking about how technology is changing the classroom and lives of students. I decided to tackle the topic by producing a three-part series called
Crawford High School in San Diego revived its auto shop class today after years of neglect. Educators say the program will teach students a new set of job skills. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
California power grid officials say San Diego Gas and Electric will use different language when describing "local" power supply difficulties. On Monday, SDG&E officials talked about a stage three alert and the chance for rolling blackouts because the local distribution system was under stress.
A few dozen Teamsters waved signs near the Otay Mesa commercial border crossing this morning to protest a one-year pilot program that would give Mexican trucks access to all U.S. roads. That access, which is a provision of NAFTA, has been stalled for years. But the U.S. Department of Transportation could give it the green light Thursday. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson is at the border.
San Diego County water managers are preparing to deal with a water shortage next year. That's because of historic dry conditions and an expected reduction in water from the state water project. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
We'll talk about a new dining trend, a play at Cygnet Theater and lots of musical options for your weekend.
Actor George Hamilton is in San Diego to reprise his role of Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. Hamilton is probably best known for films like Love at First Bite and Zorro the Gay Blade, as well as for appearing in TV shows like Dancing with the Stars. KPBS film critic Beth Accomando caught up with the famously tanned celebrity in downtown San Diego before a rehearsal for Chicago.
San Diego Opera's Ian Campbell is mourning the death of his friend and colleague, Luciano Pavarotti. Campbell says the Italian tenor's death is a tragedy for music lovers around the world.
There will be two new photography exhibits on display at the Museum of Photographic Arts. One investigates the idea of paradise both lost and found. The other features the work of Wendy Richmond, who surreptitiously takes photographs of people on the street with her cell phone.
How is a virtual high school different from a traditional high school? We speak to the general manager and a teacher from National University Virtual High School about how online education works. We will discuss the growth in popularity of virtual schools and the challenges associated with regulating the industry.
What is an e-Pad, and why has Lemon Grove School District decided to put one in the hands of all its middle school students? We speak to the superintendent and chief technology officer of the Lemon Grove School District about how their students use a wireless laptop computer to do most of their class work and homework.
Mayor Jerry Sanders mentioned in his State of the City speech this year that he wanted to explore the possibility of building a new City Hall downtown. This morning the city's redevelopment arm holds a preliminary meeting for interested developers. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Six men will face trial in state court for allegedly kidnapping and torturing a Mexican businessman in Chula Vista. Authorities believe the defendants may target members of Tijuana's Arellano Felix drug cartel. Meanwhile, law enforcement sources say the victim is the target of a federal investigation. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
A top state water official says some Californians are in store for a "very serious adjustment" to their water use. The warning comes after a federal judge ruled the state must cut back on the amount of water it pumps through the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.