Stories for June 19, 2008
The beginning of this week ushered in what could be a new era at UC. Mark Yudof became the president of the University of California. Yudof was chancellor of the University of Texas for six years. Prior to that, he spent five years as President of the University of Minnesota. He joins us to talk about the future of the UC, it's financial situation and the role it has to play in the lives of Californians.
San Diego city councilman Ben Hueso has given his endorsement in the city attorneys race to candidate Jan Goldsmith, rather than to incumbent Mike Aguirre. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
California's economy may be going through a rough patch, but the state's biotech industry is thriving. That's the consensus from participants in this week's Bio International Convention in San Diego. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Diesel supplies in Tijuana should get back to normal within the next few days. Baja California's Governor says Mexico's gas company to blame for the shortage, not demand from U.S. drivers. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
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More than six out of ten Californians ages 55 to 64 were employed in 2006. And more than two out of ten people ages 65 to 69 were still working. Whether its due to financial pressures, or a desire to do something meaningful, a growing number of seniors is still in the workplace. And those who study aging say thats a good thing. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Prosecutors will appeal the dismissal of a case against a Marine officer charged with failing to investigate the shootings of 24 Iraqis.
Southern California roasted Thursday in a record-breaking, end-of-spring heat wave that sent temperatures soaring past 100 degrees in many areas, posing hazards for anyone who ventured outside.
We'll talk music this week as Death Cab for Cutie comes to town, along with the Old 97's and jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell. The Smithereens and Billy Idol are also still touring and we'll find out where you can see them from music writer Anna Maria Stephens.
Political slang is nothing new. It's been around for a long time and in this historic presidential election year, the political lingo is as hot as ever. We'll talk with political slang expert and co-host of "A Way with Words" Grant Barrett about the use and origins of political slang.
Gas stations in Tijuana are rationing diesel fuel. They're limiting customers' purchases because gas station owners fear diesel supplies in Tijuana could run dry today. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.