Stories for January 4, 2008
The Orphanage opens in the not too distant past in Spain. We see a young girl playing an outdoor game with a group of children. They are enjoying themselves in the yard of a large house that we discover is an orphanage for children who seem to suffer from some malady or problem.
One of San Diego's most acclaimed mid-size theaters is growing a size larger. Cygnet Theater, based in the College area, has just leased the Old Town Theater for 10 years! Programming will now alternate between the College Area location, which is a 157-seat theater, and the historic Old Town Theater, which seats 248. According to Cygnet's Executive Director, Bill Schmidt: "The addition of this venue will allow us to more than double our ticket sales and expand our programming beyond the limitations of the current venue."
As high winds and heavy rain pound parts of California, Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi is warning residents to be careful - and to stay home if possible.
Authorities in Tijuana are preparing for the heavy rains. Emergency officials are working to spread word about the storm to people in Tijuana's far flung neighborhoods. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders says the city still has a lot to do to fix the weak financial controls that led to it being banned from the bond market three years ago. But the good news is that another long delayed city audit will soon be done. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
I also want to say that this year marked a resurgence in movie musicals. The year's diverse lot yielded
The University of California San Diego has become the first school on the West Coast to join the Chicago Climate Exchange. The exchange is North America's only voluntary, legally binding trading carbon trading system. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.
A fierce arctic storm is pounding California today with heavy rain, whipping winds and threats to drench mudslide-prone canyons already charred by wildfire.
A new report card on the health and education status of California's children gives the state a C average. It's the 20th annual report from the non-profit group Children Now. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Today, we present three songs from Charmaine Clamor, recorded in the KPBS performance studio during her live interview. Plus, a montage of bird calls related to an interview on bird watching.
The presidential primary is still a month away, but believe it or not, mail ballots go out Monday. The increasing number of Californians who opt to vote by mail is changing the shape of the election process. Marianne Russ reports.
This week, the Iowa caucuses are over and the winners are elated. Also, what's in store for the nation's shaky economy? And, the effect of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's death on world peace.
State officials are bracing for several days of intense storms and theyre asking Californians to be ready, too. Marianne Russ reports.