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Stories for December 31, 2008

Activists Raise Money for Nature Center

Dec. 31
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Community activists in the South Bay say they've raised enough money to keep the Chula Vista Nature Center open for six more months. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Governor Releases Budget Proposal Early

Dec. 31
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger's Administration has released a budget proposal that includes billions in cuts and tax hikes. The Governor was expected to release the plan himself next week, but instead his Finance Director rolled it out Wednesday.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Dec. 31
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State Hasn't Done Background Checks on Hundreds of Thousands of Healthcare Professionals

Dec. 31
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State officials estimate more than 300-thousand licensed healthcare workers in California haven't had criminal background checks. The Department of Consumer Affairs has asked all health boards under its supervision to update their lists. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Film Club of the Air

Dec. 31
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Once a month, local film critics gather to discuss some of the new films opening in theaters. Film Club of the Air is broadcast as a regular segment on These Days with host Tom Fudge.