Stories for September 12, 2008
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Elementary school kids at Francis Parker School in Mission Hills are teaching grown-ups a thing or two about the country's national anthem. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
UCSD researchers say they've successfully designed and tested microscopic devices that can deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumors. While researchers have used the technology only in mice, they believe it could work in humans. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
One of California's largest health insurers has agreed to give new policies to hundreds of people whose coverage was improperly canceled. Health Net will also pay 25 million dollars in reimbursements and penalties for terminating policies after people got sick. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
A redevelopment deal for neighborhoods east of Qualcomm Stadium is now under scrutiny at the state level. California Senator Christine Kehoe wants the State Attorney General to investigate why redevelopment funds will be used for projects outside the development area KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The San Diego County agriculture department plans a trip to Florida to keep pests from hurting local crops. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce explains.
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A children's literature expert at San Diego State University says fewer kids are reading for fun. He says a one-million-dollar gift to the university will help researchers try to reverse that trend. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego Mesa College officials watched construction crews place the last steel beam atop a structure yesterday that will be home to students studying to be health technicians.
Two plays at the Old Globe have our reviewers attention, as does a play called Dying City at Cygnet Theater. We'll talk theater on this edition of the Weekend Preview.
John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee was first met with skepticism and criticism, but now many political experts are praising the pick as a smart move. Plus, the City Council agreed to send out notices to San Diego ratepayers about two more pending water rate increases. And, the CCDC and SEDC scandals came to a head this week, with significant news happening in both stories.
As the state budget impasse drags on, the public opinion of California lawmakers has plunged to a new low. Jenny O'Mara reports. The new Field Poll says only 15-percent of voters in the state approve of the legislature's job performance. That's compared to 27-percent who felt that way-just back in July. It's the lowest approval rating ever recorded for the state legislature by the Field Poll over the past 25 years.
The state budget impasse is causing the first community health clinics in the state to shut their doors. That includes a San Diego area network of community clinics that will temporarily close or cut back services at up to seven of its facilities. And, more closures are expected. From Sacramento, reporter Kelley Weiss reports.
Two male Oriental fruit flies found in the North County have the San Diego County farm industry concerned. Agriculture officials are now working to eradicate the destructive pest before it damages one of our county's biggest industries.