Stories for November 21, 2008
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The California Department of Water Resources predicts a normal winter this year in the north, but drier than normal in Southern California. The department brought together scientists to come up with the prediction at a winter outlook workshop today in San Diego. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Community members around San Diego plan protests this weekend outside the 7 libraries slated for closure under the city of San Diegos proposed budget cuts.
State officials say California's unemployment rate jumped to 8.2 percent in October from 7.7 percent in September.
The California State University system announced it will move up enrollment deadlines, and increase admissions requirements due to a reduction in state funding. Plus, America's Big Three automakers pled for federal assistance in Washington, D.C. this week. And, Gaylord Entertainment announced plans to drop its bayfront development proposal in Chula Vista.
Many of us will be using the weekend getting in supplies for the Thanksgiving feast. And, that's something the San Diego Food Bank is trying to do too not just for next Thursday, but the entire holiday season. Joining us on Morning Edition is Mitch Mitchell, board chairman for the San Diego Food Bank.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to extend the sales tax to many services as a way to generate revenue for cash strapped California. Schwarzenegger unveiled his proposals earlier this month to help fill an $11-billion shortfall this year.
Kristen Stewart is Bella and Robert Pattinson is Edward in the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (Summit)
One in four seniors in San Diego County says they're in poor health. A new report from UCLA offers a detailed look at the health status of California seniors. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The California Ocean Protection Council approved plans Thursday to reduce the trash that reaches beaches and other marine areas. One approved option is a statewide ban on polystyrene take-out food containers. While the ban is intended to reduce pollution, it could also cost thousands of jobs. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Jamal Malik, a slum kid from the streets of Mumbai, not only makes it onto the Hindi version of