Stories for April 29, 2008
The most recent film to celebrate the joys of cooking and the ability of food to feed the soul is the animated
If I understood him correctly, he wants to curtail lobbyists while increasing infrastructure & maintenance and other city services, all without raising taxes unless the voters decide they want to raise taxes. & From my standpoint it sounded more like a collection of soundbites for public pacification & than any new proposals for actual leadership.
Seth Marko over at
Summer is two months away, but fire officials in San Diego are worried. Four brush fires last weekend may be a sign of things to come. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
A new report shows home prices are continuing to plummet in San Diego, declining more than 19 percent in February from a year earlier That follows a drop of 16 percent just one month before. Reporter David Nogueras has more.
Seth Marko over at The Book Catapult is one of my trusted culture scouts, especially when it comes to books, and he's really angry that short stories don't get the respect they deserve. He sent me the following defense, bolstering his argument by reviewing a new addition to the genre, Nam Le's The Boat
Sixteen Western Indian tribes are in San Diego today in an effort to preserve their native language. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Federal, state and local authorities gathered in Tijuana Tuesday to show a united front in the battle against drug traffickers in Baja California. This comes on the heels of a bloody shootout last weekend and a letter that named dozens of corrupt law enforcement officials. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Gardening experts Nan Sterman and Tom Piergrossi fill us in on spring plantings, garden tours, and how to say goodbye to your pesky lawn.
Who is Steve Francis, and why does he want to be the next mayor of San Diego? Francis joins us in-studio to discuss his mayoral campaign. We speak to Francis about his campaign strategies, goals for San Diego, and his political background.
It was just over 25 years ago that the Vietnam War memorial opened on Washington D.C.'s capital mall. The run-up to creating the monument was rough, with politicians and conservative veterans calling the monument disrespectful. Today, we talk to the walls founder, Jan Scruggs, about his mission to create the tribute to Americans lost in the war.
Six students have been suspended amidst an investigation into an alleged cheating scandal at a high school in San Diego's affluent Rancho Bernardo neighborhood where officials say grades appear to have been changed by computer hackers.
Residents of neighborhoods around Lindbergh Field will rally Tuesday to protest plans for a new multi-story parking garage for airport passengers. They worry the Airport Authority's Master Plan will lead to gridlock on Harbor Drive. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A shark expert says an autopsy has confirmed it was a great white that killed a 66-year-old swimmer in the waters off San Diego County last week.
Baja California law enforcement officials have tied guns used in Saturdays bloody shootout to some of the most spectacular crimes committed in the region during the last few years. Saturdays shootout in Tijuana killed 13 people and injured nine. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.