skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for April 8, 2009

Oceanside Museum of Art Gets Its Own Fragrance

April 8
By Angela Carone and
Tease photo

Conceptual artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter creates a special scent for Oceanside Museum of Art.

Oceanside Museum of Art Gets Its Own Fragrance

April 8
By Angela Carone and

A Google search on scent yields multiple quizzes formulated to determine one's signature scent. I took one. After answering multiple choice questions like "What's your favorite after school activity?"(cooking/art classes) and "What kind of dress do you like to wear to school dances?" (flowy, the options were limited), it was determined that my signature scent is "Woodsy." The explanation: "Woodsy scents from nature are best for you and help you feel more relaxed during the day!" Strangely enough, that's pretty close to the mark. The Oceanside Museum of Art got seemingly more reliable results when they asked conceptual artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter to create an OMA scent, one that would have healing and equilibrium-inducing powers.

Zia: The Born-Again Pizza Experience

April 8
By Andy Trimlett
Tease photo

For many people in San Diego, the $50 meal is one of those golden memories from the good ol' days of six months ago. These are the days of cheap food. Thankfully, in San Diego, cheap does not equal bad.

Mexican Police Arrest 21 Alleged Cartel Hitmen in Tecate

April 8
By Amy Isackson

Baja California police have arrested 21 suspected drug cartel hit men in Tecate. Federal police link the men to numerous murders. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

No Vote On Carlsbad Desal Plant

April 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The company that wants to build a desalination plant in Carlsbad will have to wait at least another month for the last step in the approvals process. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Good Reads: Hunter S. Thompson in His Skivvies and a San Diego Wedding for the Record Books

April 8
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

I love this story from San Diego City Beat Associate Editor Kelly Davis

The Story Of India: Ages Of Gold

April 8
The Story Of India: Ages Of Gold   Tease photo

Reaching the time of the Fall of Rome in the West, this episode of "The Story of India," explores the amazing achievements of India’s golden age from 300 to 1000 AD. Viewers learn how India discovered zero, calculated the circumference of the earth and wrote the world’s first sex guide, the Kama Sutra. In the south, he visits the giant temple of Tanjore, meets the current “Senior Prince” and watches traditional bronze casters, working as their ancestors did 1,000 years ago. With unprecedented access to amazing festivals, age-old crafts and intimate family rituals, Wood shows how the Middle Ages laid the social and imaginative foundations of today’s India.

Cook Islands Special with Huell Howser

April 8
Cook Islands Special with Huell Howser Tease photo

The Cook Islands are made of fifteen small islands in the South Pacific Ocean near New Zealand. Recently Huell Howser spent an entire month in this paradise with a little handheld high definition camera, and put together a one hour special to give you an idea of what this amazing place is all about. It's an island adventure!

1,000 Turn Out for Free Food, Resources at SD Food Bank

April 8
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

About a thousand people turned up at the San Diego Food Bank yesterday to receive food and gather information on social services. The crowd was greeted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

California Women May Be Carrying Lead in Their Purse

April 8
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

High levels of lead have been discovered in handbags, purses, and wallets sold at major California retailers. The Center for Environmental Health says some of the items had amounts of the toxin that greatly exceeded the federal lead paint standard. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

SD Home Sales Jump 25%, Median Price Declines

April 8
By City News Service and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Home sales jumped 25 percent in San Diego County in March, compared to the previous month, but the median price declined by 3 percent, according to a housing report released today.

4 Injured, 1 Slain at Korean Retreat in Temecula

April 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Authorities in Southern California have identified a man they say opened fire at a Korean religious retreat, killing a woman and wounding a man before being beaten and disarmed in a fight with two other people.

Lura Performs Her Unique Style of Cape Verdean Music

April 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Lura sings the music of Cape Verde, which includes styles and rhythms from Portugal, Africa, and Brazil. She performs her music from her latest album "M'bem Di Fora."

San Diego Food Bank Hosts Big Recession Fair

April 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The economic recession is having a major impact on individuals and families locally. We'll find out how the San Diego Food Bank's food distribution and resource fair will help people make ends meet.

California Republicans: Irrelevant or on the Way Back?

April 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days checks up on the health of the California Republican Party. Has the party made any strides since the election in finding a vision acceptable to voters or in expanding its base? The answer seems to be no.

San Diego Doctors Give Young Woman New Face

April 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ana Rodarte, a young woman born in Tijuana, had suffered from neurofibromatosis, also called "elephant man's disease," for most of her life. At the age of 24, the left side of her face was disfigured by the tumors which grew to surround her nerves. Two surgeons from Scripps Memorial agreed to take her case, although a positive outcome was far from certain. The doctors describe the disease, talk about Ana herself, and the surgeries which have changed the way she looks.

Discovering the History of California Indian Art

April 8
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

Humans have used native plants for food, shelter, clothing and art for tens of thousands of years. We'll look at how California's Indians used native plants throughout history and into the modern age.

Online Lottery Could Help Reduce California's Deficit

April 8
By Capital News Connection, Eric Niiler and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study says California could help its budget deficit if it put lottery gambling on the web and sold tickets in big retail stores. Eric Niiler reports from Washington.

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Faces Another Regulartory Hurdle

April 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad faces another regulatory hurdle Wednesday. A San Diego agency considers whether a plan by the company to offset impacts to marine life is sufficient. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Rowdy Public Hearing on SDG&E Emergency Shut-Off Plan

April 8
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Residents of San Diego’s back country turned out in force last night for a public hearing on San Diego Gas and Electric’s proposed emergency electricity shut-off plan. The utility wants the authority to turn off power to back country customers during days when weather conditions increase the risk of wildfires. KPBS Metro Reporter Katie Orr was at the hearing.