Stories for June 26, 2008
Wesley and Fox in Mark Millar's graphic novel Wanted (Top Cow)... and Wesley (James McAvoy) and Fox (Angelina Jolie) in the film version of Wanted (Universal). I know a few guys who would have liked to see Jolie in that outfit the comic book Fox wore.
A growing number of San Diego County teenagers with ties to Mexico are embracing that country's traditional Mariachi music. Earlier this month, one of California's biggest student Mariachi conferences took place in Chula Vista. It was a chance for hundreds of young troubadours to learn from Mexico's best. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis went to the conference to tune into the music.
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A new Pew Hispanic Center report finds not all California public schools are created equal when it comes to educating students who are learning English as a second language. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego's economy will continue to struggle if the region's index of leading economic indicators are correct. The University of San Diego index dipped again last month.
The U.S. Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on a proposed toll road that would cut through a popular California state park and pass near a world-class surf break.
The prosecutor who tried the famous Kitty Genovese murder trial in the 1960s still cannot believe dozens of people heard a woman being murdered, but chose not to intervene.
Baja California residents trust the Mexican army more than other law enforcement entities in the region. That's one of the findings of a survey conducted by a group of Tijuana doctors at the San Ysidro border crossing. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
One chapter has closed and another begun. The
On July 1, 2008, two new wireless telephone laws go into effect in California. Since 80 percent of Americans say they use their cell phones at some point while driving, the laws will effect a lot of people. We'll talk about what you can and cannot do with a cell phone while driving, and the safety concerns over hands-free wireless phones. We'll also explore the impact the new laws will have on people who drive for their work.
A new report says Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget will create one-million more uninsured people in the state. The study comes from the non-profit group Health Access California. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
In a very unusual move, Governor Schwarzenegger is asking Californians to forgo the backyard fireworks this year. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
Corporate downsizing can be a scary thing. And lately there's a lot more of it. The Labor Department says the economy shed almost 50,000 jobs last month. There is one winner in this economic downturn: the layoff coach.