Stories for April 6, 2009
Sorry it was all tumbleweeds and echoes around Culture Lust last week. & I was moving and, well, who has time to blog when you're overwhelmed by how much stuff you own, frustrated by contact paper, and looking for outlets to plug stuff in to? & Oh, and consuming only beer and pizza - that definitely kept me from blogging. & I'm finally back to work, refreshed and mostly unpacked. & Here are some photos from the weekend, with its pitch perfect San Diego weather. &
California political leaders held a statewide health care forum as part of Barack Obama's health reform initiative. San Diego took part in the satellite conference. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more.
Family members of a group of Tijuana policemen are asking authorities not torture their loved ones. Authorities detained more than 20 police last week for alleged ties to organized crime. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
San Diego County Supervisors will take another stab at figuring out how to build a better regional wild fire protection system. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Local scientists are using the genetic equilvalent of barcodes to track California fish species. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has more on the UC San Diego project.
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner was in San Diego today to urge motorists to take part in an affordable automobile insurance program.
The San Diego Unified Port District wants to build a new $28 million cruise-ship terminal on the Broadway Pier. What are the arguments for and against building a new cruise-ship terminal? And, what kind of economic impact does the cruise-ship industry have on San Diego? We speak to KPBS Metro Reporter Katie Orr about a Coastal Commission hearing taking place later this week that could determine if San Diego's cruise-ship infrastructure will be expanded.
How much sugar and fat does your body need, and how much is too much? What kind of impact do sugar and fat have on your body when they are eaten in excess? What's the difference between good and bad fat? And, what are good sugar food sources?
Are you still waiting to do your 2008 income tax returns? Are you confused about a particular element of your federal tax return? What are some of the new tax laws that you should be aware of? We speak to IRS Spokesman Raphael Tulino about what you should know before filing your tax returns, and we take your last-minute tax-related questions. We also talk to Brenda Voet, from the California Franchise Tax Board, about your state tax return.
The new U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to thousands of school board members attending a national conference in San Diego over the weekend. The event was a chance for Duncan to talk about the educational priorities of the Obama administration. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Thousands of new homebuyers are taking advantage of a state tax credit intended to jumpstart California's slumping housing market.
It's baseball season!The San Diego Padres open the regular season tonight at Petco Park. They take on division rival, the LA Dodgers. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
In 2007, more than 83-thousand Californians visited an emergency room for something that could have been prevented at the dentist's office. A new study from the California HealthCare Foundation says that phenomenon is taking its toll on patients and the medical system. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The Unified Port of San Diego is planning to build a permanent cruise ship terminal at the Broadway Pier on San Diegos bay front. On Wednesday the California Costal Commission could approve the project. But there are opponents to the plan and they want to be heard before the terminal moves forward. KPBS Metro Reporter Katie Orr has the story.
Immigrants rights activists in San Diego will take to the street this May 1st to ask the President to reform the nation's immigration laws. The coalition announced plans for the march Sunday, which is the fourth march in as many years. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.