Stories for June 16, 2008
The main argument is that it is against God's law for people of the same sex to get married. In reality, the Bible says nothing about marriage. Being Jewish, I'll focus on the main law that is used to say why same-sex marriage should be illegal.
It's not often that I get to highlight a film that comes from someone who works at KPBS. But New Media Production Assistant Ross Ching and News Production Assistant Iris Caffin have collaborated to make
This week, for the first time, same-sex marriages will be legal in California. We asked the Citizen Voices bloggers the following:
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is playing hard ball with his budget. He has vetoed the city councils decision to restore over 60 park and library positions that he wants to cut. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The average price of a gallon of gas held fairly steady in San Diego over the weekend. The Utility Consumer's Action Network says it costs $4.62 for a gallon of gasoline. U-CAN's Charles Langley says that's 17 cents a gallon more than this time a week ago, but the price is virtually unchanged from Friday.
Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have made a new discovery about how the body responds to viruses. Researchers say the finding could make it easier to develop vaccines. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Mexico may just have a remedy for pain at the pump in the U.S. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in San Diego retails for an average price of $4.61 a gallon. A few miles south in Tijuana it's about $2.54 -- even less if you pay in pesos.
A real-estate tracking firm says San Diego County home sales dropped 12 percent last month, compared to the year before. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major and maybe the most amazing of them all.
Dozens of churches throughout the state have endorsed a November ballot initiative to ban gay marriage. But when same-sex couples begin leaving municipal offices next week with marriage licenses in hand, some clergy will be meeting them at the altar.
Tomorrow morning, gay couples will start being legally married in San Diego. How is the county clerk's office and the gay community preparing for the influx of same-sex marriages?
The month of June will feature many big events in San Diego. What kind of impact will the U.S. Open, the San Diego County Fair, and the BIO International Convention have on the local tourism industry? We also discuss the importance of the Summer season to local business, and how the nation's economic woes are impacting the tourism industry.
It seems like an idea any environmentalist would embrace: Build one of the world's largest solar power operations in the Southern California desert and surround it with plants that run on wind and underground heat.
"Summer of Sports" is the theme for the 2008 San Diego County Fair. We'll find out what's new and what's hot at the fair. And we'll explore the array of music offered at county fairs.
California lawmakers have missed the constitutional deadline to pass a state budget again. They were supposed to have a deal in place by Sunday. But, as Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento, they're not even close.
Yes, it's Monday but the US Open isn't over. Today, the world's number one golfer, Tiger Woods, and journeyman Rocco Mediate will play an 18 hole playoff at Torrey Pines. And North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris will be there.
From changing the paperwork to planning security, county clerks across California have been gearing up for same sex marriages that will get underway early this week, Tuesday in most counties. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
Students and parents at San Diego County's last operating one-room schoolhouse said goodbye to the historic building last week. The schoolhouse - located on top of Palomar Mountain - was forced to shutdown because there's no money to pay for it. Now the community is mourning the loss of the school and parents are faced with some tough decisions. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.