Stories for October 17, 2008
The group took inspiration for their name from a line in a Bob Dylan song: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." The members of the group included including Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd, David Gilbert and Brian Flanagan.
BETH ACCOMANDO: How was the screening at the San Diego Film Festival?
The city of Santee has filed suit against the County of San Diego, in an attempt to block the expansion of the Las Colinas womens jail.
When voter registration closes at the end of today, analysts will see how San Diegos political stripes have changed. Problems reported in voter registrations by the group Acorn will have little impact on the overall trend: the Republican lead over Democratic registered voters is narrowing. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A break for some San Diego County residents who lost their homes in last October's wildfires. Fire survivors don't have to move out of temporary shelter on their property next week. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is going solar. The center unveiled its new system this afternoon. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Legal experts don't think much of the idea. But San Diego County officials say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their challenge to California's medical marijuana law. The decision comes after the state Supreme Court refused to hear the case. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Sex Drive (Summit)
Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis star in Max Payne, adapted from the video game (20th Century Fox)
The 2008 presidential debates are now history. Barack Obama and John McCain are heading into the final leg of their race for the White House. Plus, Mayor Jerry Sanders revealed that the City of San Diego is facing a $43 million budget deficit this fiscal year. And, a port redevelopment proposition on the local ballot could dramatically change the look of the San Diego waterfront if it is passed.
That's good morning in Portugese and one of the few phrases that got me around Portugal, where I was vacationing for the last 2 and a half weeks. It was a fantastic trip! We rented a car and drove all across the country, putting almost 3,000 miles on our little rented Fiat. Portugal is a fairly diverse country in landscape, with beautiful beaches to the south, river valleys and wine vineyards to the north, mountains and old villages in the northern interior, and vast agricultural plains along the border and the central region. It's also one of the poorest countries in Western Europe. Nearly a quarter of the country's workforce makes its living by farming, forestry or fishing. If you are looking for a beautiful, atmospheric country in Western Europe that is affordable, you must go to Portugal. Just be careful if you rent a car - Portugal has the highest accident rate in Europe and the drivers are insane! It certainly added to our adventure. We basically treated the vacation like one long photography expedition. Here's a little excerpt of some of my photos from the trip. You can see more