Stories for April 15, 2009
In "17 Again" (opening April 17 throughout San Diego) Mike O'Donnell (Disney star Zac Efron of "High School Musical" fame) is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp.
The San Diego Italian Film Festival may be the new kid on the block but they have been actively bringing films to San Diego both at their festival and for single screening film events. These are films that have not played in San Diego before and are unlikely to receive any kind of release here.
It may soon cost more money to use public transit in San Diego. Fare increases are being considered for two regional transit providers.
The US Department of Homeland Security has assigned extra border security officials to San Diego and Imperial Counties and to Tijuana. The additional agents are part of the Obama Administration's effort to crack down on cross-border drug trafficking.
A subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy is proposing to build what the company says would be the largest solar energy plant in North America.
San Diego Unified school officials say all of the district's central office managers might not have their same jobs next year as a result of the district's money problems.
A new study calls for a more regional approach to land-use planning in order to protect California's wildlife corridors.
A new study from UCSD reveals two-thirds of IV drug users in Tijuana test positive for tuberculosis. People who shoot drugs are also at high risk for HIV infection.
The Preuss School, a public charter middle and high school run by UCSD, has come a long way in its short 10-year history. We'll talk about its focus on getting low-income kids to college and the challenges that the recession and pressures to success put on the school.
What does it mean to be a Catholic today? And what role has America played in shaping the Church and world religion? We'll talk with author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book Practicing Catholic.
The Census Bureau is gearing up for the big count in 2010. But many questions are being raised, from the high cost (estimated $15 billion) to the accuracy of the count to political partisan motivations. The outcome of the census will be watched closely by states like California, with a high number of minorities and a problem with out migration.
How is the nation's economic crisis impacting the San Diego Food Bank? KPBS Metro Reporter Katie Orr joins us to talk about her recent report on the increased demand at the local Food Bank. We also speak to a Food Bank board member about how the organization is dealing with the increased demand, what challenges they are facing right now, and how they are expanding the services they offer through the San Diego Food Bank's Community Cares Project.