Stories for March 20, 2008
Both books and their accompanying films prominently feature children.
La Jolla residents came out in force yesterday to protest a plan that would have charged people for on-street parking in their commercial district. A last minute intervention by city attorney, Mike Aguirre, prevented the Parking Advisory Board from reaching a decision. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A San Diego police officer says authorities lack the resources needed to keep track of the nearly 4,000 registered sex offenders in San Diego County. The comments came at a public forum at city hall yesterday. Reporter David Nogueras has more.
Two San Diego city councilmen running for city attorney are defending their right to describe themselves as lawyers on the ballot. KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.
Civil rights groups are outraged that the Corrections Corporation of America wants to build a new and bigger prison in Otay Mesa. The private company already runs a smaller immigration detention center in Otay that's come under fire for how it treats detainees. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
A controversial proposal to build a concrete plant near a creek in Oceanside was narrowly approved last night. But theres another hurdle before the plant can be built. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Weekend Preview: Built to Spill, Jose Gonzalez, Steve Earle, Presidents of the United States of America
There's a fun mix of music around town this weekend: Built to Spill, Steve Earle, Presidents of the United States of America, and Jose Gonzalez.
Zero Mostel was a larger-than-life actor of the stage and screen, known for his roles in The Producers and Fiddler on the Roof. Jim Brochu brings the legendary performer to life in his one man show Zero Hour.
Micheline Aharonian Marcom has charted the Armenian genocide and its aftermath in a literary trilogy, ending with her latest novel, Draining the Sea.
Michael Krasny is host of the talk radio program Forum on KQED, San Francisco public radio. He's also done his time as a commercial radio host and he now has written a book about his days in radio called "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life.
The president and CEO of San Diego-based Project Concern International explains how lack of water access destroys societies in developing countries. We ask George Guimaraes how his organization approaches its mission, what Americans don't understand about clean water access, and why he thinks he has the best job in the world.
About one-third of everything dumped here at the Miramar Landfill is construction waste. More dry wall, concrete, wood, metal. Its all the stuff left over from house remodels, demolitions, and new construction of homes and buildings. About 300,000 tons of it. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon has the story.
The film concerns a mother and her son who have been living apart for four years. Rosario (Kate del Castillo of the recent