Stories for January 16, 2008
I just heard from fellow film critic and Film Club co-host Scott Marks that the San Diego Union Tribune has let go their film critic David Elliott. (I haven't contacted the UT to get any details, however.) I may not agree with David's taste in movies but I think the decision to let him go and to apparently run wire reviews instead is a bad decision. Every community needs a diversity of critical voices whether it's about movies, theater, music, pop culture or politics. David contributed to that diversity of voices in regards to film, and that voice will be missed.
San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre says the city should make mandatory new building codes for homes built in high risk wildfire areas. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The director of a children's advocacy group in San Diego believes new rules for the online website MySpace will not shield kids from online dangers. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders convened a Water Summit today with mayors from cities around San Diego and Southern California. Sanders believes if all cities commit to conserve as much water as possible, they will stand a better chance of getting the state to commit to a multi-million dollar water bond. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The results of a new survey don't bode well for Governor Schwarzenegger's healthcare reform proposal. The survey of 600 likely voters shows a vast majority are opposed to some key parts of the plan. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
A group of UC San Diego professors wants investigators to reopen an audit that found grade tampering at the university's Preuss Charter School. But some people say another look at the data won't clear school officials of wrongdoing. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Forget taking that bottle of beer or liquor to the beach: The one-year trial ban of drinking alcohol on beaches is in effect. The ban also applies to bay shores and coastal parks. First-time violators face a $250 fine and repeat offenders could spend six months in jail.
Gardening experts Nan Sterman and Tom Piergrossi fill us in on winter plantings, pruning, and everyone's favorite: worms.
HIV/AIDS is on the rise in the United States, particularly among minorities and adolescents. The Centers for Disease Control recommends HIV screening for all adolescents and adults 64 and younger. But reaching young people at risk for HIV/AIDS can be difficult. We talk about the impact of the AIDS epidemic on youth today.
Six people have been murdered in Tijuana, including police officers, and the border city is on edge. What's the cause of this brazen violence? How are the policies of Tijuanas mayor and Mexico's president affecting the murder rate? Border reporter Amy Isackson explains why this kind of violence is not "the norm" in T.J.
In a recent night of bloody violence in Tijuana, men armed to the hilt went on a shooting rampage. By early Tuesday morning, in the space of just six hours, they murdered at least six people including three high ranking policemen, some members of their families and an eleven year old girl. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Seven workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have been fired or disciplined over problems at the facility involving safety and security, Southern California Edison officials said Tuesday.
Worldwide, about half of all new HIV infections occur in people under the age of 25. The percentage isnt that high in San Diego. But the number of cases among young people is on the rise locally. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
My husband and I have had some very heated arguments over money - how much we have, want, spend and save. These arguments can be so painful we prefer to not talk about money issues even though deep down, we know we should. And as it turns out, we're not alone.