Stories for April 22, 2009
Last night’s One Book, One San Diego event with author Diane Ackerman proved to be a wildly popular ticket-- the security guard urgently waved people away from the JCC’s full parking lot as early as 6:30. The auditorium was packed, many people clutching their well thumbed copies of “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”
This is such a great project I had to share it with you. A British photographer named Stuart Pilkington picked a photographer who lives and works in each of the 50 states and asked him/her to participate in a year-long project documenting their state.
I'm totally going to this year's Bark in the Park at Balboa Park's Spreckles Organ Pavillion this Sunday, April 26th at 2pm (proceeds benefit the San Diego Humane Society). Organ music for pups and a dog parade are the highlights. Chew will love it. Take a look at last year's Bark in the Park. It's quite the to-do!
When people make a run on a bank, it’s usually to get their money out. But there’s been a different bank run of sorts in San Diego over the past few months. An increasing number of people are turning to the area food banks to try and get by after losing their jobs.
The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of Hispanic groups have demanded that the city of Escondido change its driver's license checkpoints, calling them "fishing expeditions" that are intended to identify and deport illegal immigrants.
California's high school exit exam is under attack in a Stanford University report which concludes the test is not working the way it was intended. The conclusion is based on data collected from urban school districts including San Diego Unified.
How have modern technologies like computers and cell phones changed the brains of young people? What are the benefits and downsides of the newly evolving brain wired on microprocessors and limitless information? We'll explore these issues with a UCLA brain and memory expert.
A financial evaluation out today finds building a new San Diego City Hall could cost the city less than maintaining the current building.
Somali families in City Heights want the San Diego Unified school board to approve a charter high school that caters to Somali students. But some question whether ethnically-themed schools are a good idea. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
What are some of the signs that the Imperial Valley economy is starting to improve? Why are certain Imperial County residents concerned about a plan to eradicate non-native fish from the Colorado River? And, can bargains be found right now in the IV housing market? Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press, join us to talk about the latest news out in the Imperial Valley. Jennings also talks about concerns that were recently raised relating to the quality of the teacher education program at San Diego State University's Imperial Valley campus.
How do our bodies change when we reach middle age? How can we keep ourselves happy and healthy when battling the stresses of the current economic climate? We'll talk with a doctor who focuses on the connection between weight, mood and sex in midlife.