Stories for August 29, 2008
San Diego Unified teachers who were laid off during the summer are now being offered temporary positions in the district. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Researchers at San Diego's Salk Institute say they've found a genetic switch in the brain of mice that regulates both body weight and fertility. Scientists believe it may operate in the same way for humans. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited San Diego today to reassure local officials that he does not support balancing the state budget by borrowing from local government revenues.
We find the young American couple, Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) at a banquet celebrating the work of a religious group in China. Roy was one of the Americans participating and Jessie took photos of the children whose lives have benefited from the group's efforts. Rather than fly home, the couple opts for an adventure. They decide to take the long way home on the legendary Trans-Siberian Express train from Beijing to Moscow. Their first encounter with a passenger on the train leads to a warning about not messing with the Russian police. That sets the stage for what's to come.
The San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday announced buyouts that aim to cut its staff by 76 positions, including 30 in the newsroom.
Before you power up the boat this Labor Day weekend, state officials have some advice -- be sure to clean and drain the vessel before heading to the water. As KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce explains, a tiny invasive shellfish has become a big problem.
The Democratic National Convention took place this week. What were the highlights from the convention? What kind of impact will Senator Joe Biden make as Barack Obama's running mate? What can we expect to see at next week's Republican National Convention? We bring you a special DNC broadcast of the Editors Roundtable, with Gloria Penner hosting live from Denver.
Supporters of Proposition 11 have filed a formal complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission. The measure would change the way political districts are drawn in California.
New research from San Diego State University shows people work harder to make up for low self-esteem.
Two months into the budget stalemate, the state senate has scheduled a vote on a spending plan today. But, Republicans say it's not something they can support. Marianne Russ reports.
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