Stories for October 16, 2008
Home Movies are the featured attraction at UCSD's annual event (Home Movie Day)
Princess of Nebraska debuts on YouTube (Magnolia Pictures)
Proposition B, the plan to build a Stadium or Convention Center expansion on top of San Diegos Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, is meeting heavy opposition.KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Despite massive interest in the upcoming election, many of the dozen ballot propositions may not be resonating with voters. That's the word from Public Policy Institute of California President Mark Baldassare. He says the number one issue in this election is the economy - and voters may feel that the slew of ballot measures has missed the mark.
California's highest court has approved the issuance of government medical marijuana identification cards by refusing to consider a legal challenge to the law.
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer says California has raised enough money to avert an immediate cash crisis. Lockyer today announced the state had sold $5 billion in short-term notes that will be used to keep education, health care and other state services running. He says he's heartened by the response from individual and institutional investors.
The San Ysidro border crossing has a new x-ray machine to help screen for contraband coming from Mexico. Customs and Border Protection officials say its the first machine of its kind at the border. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more.
SDLFF Audience Winner El Brindis returns for a week-long engagement (Agosin Films)
One out of five San Diego County residents was treated in a local emergency room last year. A new report from Community Health Improvement Partners shows many of these patients could have been treated in a doctor's office. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
What Obama has promised as a "tax cut" for the majority of Americans is actually a refundable tax credit. This means that non-taxpayers can receive checks from the government; people who pay no federal taxes or less tax than the tax credit amount are still eligible. Of course, Obama would not call this a "welfare check" - but that's essentially what it is. These tax credits will be paid for by the wealthy, who will experience a tax hike. While this may be justice for some, there are a number of reasons why welfare states are problematic. As mentioned by the
Wealth is something that happens to some of the fortunate members of our society. But what should society do with great personal wealth? That's one of the questions raised by James Goldsborough in his new book "Misfortunes of Wealth." Goldsborough comes from a rich Pennsylvania steel family who saw the effect that money had on several generations of his tribe. His book is a memoire and a comment on how America should regard great wealth.
Wayne Wang is a Chinese film maker who's spent many years building a reputation. His most successful films have explored cultural tensions. His two new movies explore that theme as it relates to different generations of national and ethnic Chinese. Beth Accomando talks about "1,000 Years of Good Prayers" and "Princess of Nebraska".
Why does San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre think he deserves re-election? Host Tom Fudge sits down with Aguirre for a one-on-one interview about the role of the city attorney, his accomplishments in the office, and his goals for the City of San Diego. We also discuss San Diego's pension deficit, and potential changes on the City Council.
Why does Judge Jan Goldsmith think he's the best candidate for San Diego City Attorney? Host Tom Fudge sits down with Goldsmith for a one-on-one interview about the role of the city attorney, his background as a judge, and his goals for the City of San Diego. We also discuss San Diego's pension deficit, and potential changes on the City Council.
UC San Diego researchers have published a new analysis that suggests the essential building blocks of life may have come from volcanic eruptions. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
A study by an environmental group shows temperatures in California are getting hotter especially in the Central Valley. The study done by Environment California blames global warming.
It could be the last waltz for the popular Dancing Waters feature welcoming tourists to the Gaslamp District near the San Diego Convention Center.
Look familiar? The Spanish film [REC] was the inspiration for the Hollywood film Quarantine (Filmax)
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