Stories for April 4, 2008
For one, there was slavery, where the importation of humans to be owned as property was deemed lawful.
The Stones have been spoiled by the caliber of filmmakers that have turned their cameras on these once bad boys of rock and roll. French New Waver Jean Luc-Godard put the band in the background of his
The Border Patrol reports a big drop in drug seizures in the Imperial Sand Dunes and other parts of southeastern California.
Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Limp, Pigeon John, Bn Loco, Beastie Boys, Booker T. and the MG's, Mad Professor, and Fugazi.
Californias largest health insurer says it will no longer reimburse hospitals for additional care that stems from preventable medical errors. Anthem Blue Cross says it hopes the policy will force hospitals to cut down on mistakes. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
The San Diego region will get one new fire engine from Governor Schwarzenegger's s Office of Emergency Services. But at the same time, cuts called for in the governor's state budget could reduce firefighting resources in San Diego County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana has broken ground on a new facility. Consular officials say the new building will let them help more people more efficiently. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
One water specialist says the future water supply for our region doesn't look promising. That's because climate change models suggest that key supply sources will provide less water ten years from now. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Assembly Republicans say they won't support new taxes to get through the state's budget crisis. But, they're offering bills they say will free up funding for schools in the face of potential cuts. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
The Regional Fire Protection Committee convened by County Supervisor Ron Roberts and Mayor Jerry Sanders held its third meeting this week. The goal of the group is to forge a regional solution to the lack of firefighting resources in San Diego County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The Bush administration pledges to add 470 miles to the border fence by the end of the year, and it is willing to forgo multiple environmental laws in order to complete the project. Also, the upcoming Beijing Olympics have become a hot-button issue, with international concern about China's human rights record. Plus, a local candidate is accused of indecent exposure in a Kensington neighborhood.
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I love silent movies because there's something amazing and magical about images that are almost 100 years old.
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