Stories for January 8, 2008
As this column appears on KPBS' web site I am just days home from my traditional family Christmas that literally takes place at Grandmother's House. If you were to come to my office today you might still be able to see the shell-shocked look that follows more than a week of round-the-clock family, sugar, food, sugar, presents, sugar, late nights, sugar, fun, sugar, hair-raising temper tantrums, sugar.
Saying the wolf is back at the door, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a constitutional amendment in his State of the State address Tuesday that would force automatic cuts to the state budget to avoid large deficits like the one he is now facing.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will deliver his third state of the city address this Thursday. One of the more ambitious ideas in his speech last year was to begin planning for a new City Hall building. That idea is now taking shape. As KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Have you been practicing your three R's lately? Reduce, reuse, recycle. The concept's been around for a while, but in San Diego, it just became mandatory for city residents to recycle beginning Jan. 1, 2008. We talk about the new recycling ordinance and gets tips on what can, and cannot, be recycled.
KPBS' director of programming for television, Keith York, reports live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
After only two years at the helm, Dr. Carl Cohn resigns as the superintendent of San Diego Unified School District. KPBS education reporter Ana Tintocalis analyzes Dr. Cohn's short tenure.
The FBI has dismissed charges against one man, and arrested another on suspicion of making bomb threat against a research building at the University of California San Diego.
A federal magistrate on Monday ordered six attorneys who represented Qualcomm Inc. in the chipmaker's failed patent lawsuit against rival Broadcom Corp. be investigated by the State Bar of California for failing to turn over thousands of documents.
Whether its fixing broken bones or treating a sinus infection, western medicine usually has the answer. But some say when it comes to managing chronic pain, western medicine falls a little bit short. A doctor at San Diegos VA Medical system is using an eastern alternative to help her patients. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.