Stories for December 29, 2008
San Diego law enforcement officers hope free public transit service will help keep more people alive this New Year's Eve. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Driving while texting will be officially illegal in California on January 1. The California Highway Patrol is already geared up to enforce the new law.
Nurses at five University of California medical centers have voted to strike over what they say are unsafe staffing conditions. Nurses say they hope to resolve their concerns with hospital officials before actually scheduling a walkout. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The Christmas season is coming to an end and decorations are coming down. But San Diego officials are hoping residents will refrain from throwing the trees out with the trash. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders launched an ambitious plan at the beginning of 2008 to cut costs by opening city departments to competition with the private sector. But the so -called managed competition program has made little headway this year. KPBS reporter Alison St John finds most of the new city council members are against widespread privatization, and the focus remains on how to cut existing labor costs.
Brad Pitt stars as a man who ages in reverse in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount)
This is the frosty beach in my hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, where I spent the holidays this year.
Gabriel Macht stars as The Spirit (Lionsgate)