Stories for October 2, 2008
I am reminded of the 1985 John Waters film "Lust In The Dust": Here, under the burning, boiling, baking, blistering, scalding, sizzling, searing, roasting, toasting, very hot San Diego sun...we long for some relief.
It's getting to be that time of year when all the sunny days run together, creating a blur of unidentifiable days and weeks, rolled into forgotten months. I am always on the verge of buying air conditioning this time of year, and yet I know cloudy, cooler, rainier days are on the way. They're just out of reach.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Columbia)
A New York businessman has been sentenced to five years probation and 1,000 hours community service on charges stemming from the corruption case against former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
As the anniversary of last year's wildfires approaches, San Diego County is urging homeowners to take action to protect themselves and their own property against fire. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Speaking by phone from his home -- where he just nabbed the last Milano cookie from his kid -- Kinnear says that current events are providing a good back drop for the film.
Nick Reynolds, a founding member of the popular 1960s folk group The Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San Diego.
Governor Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill aimed at providing job protection for medical marijuana users. The measure would have prohibited employees from being fired for testing positive for marijuana they used with a doctor's approval. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Why do some people have rhythm and some don't? Why are some people tone deaf? Is it genetic? We talk with two neuroscientists about how our brains process music.
A new law in California seeks to reduce the spread of wildfires. It includes changes to the way people clear brush from around their homes. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
I don't know about you, but this past week has worn me out. For the first time, I understand why people jumped out of windows after the
Investigators say it's clear from the wreckage of Steve Fossett's plane that he must have "died instantly."They spotted the wreckage late yesterday in California's rugged Sierra Nevada, just over a year after the wealthy adventurer vanished on a solo flight.
California Senator Barbara Boxer says she supports the $700 billion financial bailout package. The Senate is debating a revised package before taking a vote later on the bill.
Tijuana authorities woke up to nine more corpses Thursday morning. Authorities say that raises number of dead in Tijuana to more than 30 since Sunday.
Officials in the San Diego area are praising legislation designed to ease congestion at the Otay Mesa border crossing.
The U.S.'s changing demographics may alter the direction of American politics forever. As Barack Obama battles it out in a close race with John McCain, we'll explore how race is a factor in this year's historic presidential election.
The San Diego Women's Film Festival kicks off its 6th season at the Reading Gaslamp Theaters downtown with the San Diego premiere of Rachel Getting Married as its opening night feature. The festival is Southern California's longest running women film festival. This year it plays host to 50 films including five features. The goal of the Festival is to empower young women through positive film media and promote women filmmakers and their films
The U.S Supreme Court will reconvene next Monday for its new term. What are some of the most interesting cases on the court's docket? Host Tom Fudge speaks to constitutional law professor Glenn Smith about what cases the Supreme Court will take on this term. This year, the court is set take on cases that deal with the use of sonar off the California coast, the FCC's regulation of foul language on broadcast TV, and whether members of the presidents' cabinet are immune from lawsuits.
Many people are familiar with Jones who not only runs Citizen Video but also helps stage film events at places like the Whistle Stop. Jones' interest not only in film but also in community involvement makes her a perfect choice as curator. At Citizen Video, Jones has always stocked a strong selection of films made by and about women. Jones brings a new vitality to the festival as she seeks out women made films that display a broader and more varied sense of style, content and points of view than the festival has had in the past.