Stories for September 18, 2008
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School districts in the South Bay are considering a plan to make all public school kids in the area start and end the year school on the same day. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
A new report finds San Diego County needs to hire more than 5,500 teachers in the next seven years. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego County officials don't know who dumped raw sewage in Mission Bay. The county closed several popular recreation areas because of contaminated waters. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has this update.
A University of San Diego study may be used as a guide to reduce the county's greenhouse gas emissions. Those emissions have been linked to climate change. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
A spokesman at the US Consulate in Tijuana would not release the names of the dead and injured US citizens, nor other personal details about the trio.
Three high ranking Baja California prison officials are in custody for yesterday's deadly riot at the La Mesa prison in Tijuana. Its the second riot at the prison in just three days. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Although most of the media speak about vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin as an evangelical, she actually belongs to a Pentecostal church. What is the difference? What do Pentecostals believe, and how might those beliefs affect their politics?
With the presidential election less than two months away, we'll check in with some KPBS Citizen Voices bloggers to get their reaction to the vice presidential picks, and how the economy may influence their votes.
There's not a restaurant in the region that serves more food than San Diego City Schools. Monday through Friday in the district, school kitchens churn out some 120,000 meals and snacks a day. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg takes a look at what goes on at one of the district's busy kitchens.
What can you do to get an out of control dog to behave? What causes a dog to act aggressively towards other dogs? Why does your dog go crazy every time you leave the house? Host Tom Fudge speaks to a local veterinarian and a local dog trainer about the causes of, and solutions for the most common pet behavioral problems. We also discuss the most common behavioral issues that cat owners run into.
Film Club of the Air: Burn After Reading, Righteous Kill, In Search of a Midnight Kiss, Choke, and Sukiyaki Western Django
On this edition of Film Club of the Air, we'll talk about the Coen brothers' new comedy and the screen match-up between Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro in Righteous Kill. A little indie film about love in Los Angeles gets our attention, as does the latest adaptation of a Chuck Palahniuk novel. And, finally, we'll leave you with a fun-filled Japanese homage to spaghetti westerns.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'll meet with legislative leaders today to discuss the budget. He says the spending plan approved by the state legislature punishes taxpayers and includes fake budget reforms.
At the top of the list in terms of interest are a collection of student films from the Independent Film and Television College in Baghdad. Here's information from the press release:
California air regulators say the state's greenhouse gas emissions law will help, not hurt, California's economy. The analysis also shows some unexpected benefits. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce explains.