Stories for April 29, 2009
If you're a fan of pop culture, or if you go to Comic Con every year, then you'll be thrilled to hear about the the work of artist Isabel Samaras. She's been a cult favorite for years, and on May 1st, Chronicle Books is publishing a beautiful, hardcover monograph of her work called On Tender Hooks: The Art of Isabel Samaras.
State heath officials have issued new guidelines for schools that have students who become infected with swine flu. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
With many of California's swine flu cases and investigations among children, officials are giving special attention to the rich breeding grounds that are schools.
The Pentagon says a Marine based in Southern California has been confirmed to be ill with swine flu and is under quarantine, along with his roommate.
Customs agents have stopped and cleared 41 people with flulike symptoms at U.S. borders and are awaiting test results on eight more.
The Army Corps of Engineers released its list of studies and projects that would be funded with federal stimulus money. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us that sand replacement projects in San Diego County won't be funded.
Three more people in San Diego County have tested positive for swine flu, bringing the total number of local cases to eight, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced today.
San Diego State University is investigating a suspected case of swine flu. But closing the campus won't necessarily happen, even if the case is confirmed. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more.
As California's unemployment rate hits its highest level since the state began keeping records, the impact of the global recession is taking its toll on San Diegans. We'll examine the resources available to help San Diegans obtain food, housing and jobs as the recession lingers on.
Is Dada really dead? Not according to NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu. He'll talk about how his new impractical handbook for practical living, "The Posthuman Dada Guide," can save us from the modern high-tech world.
Who will be the new sheriff in town? San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender is set to resign his seat in July, a year ahead of the 2010 election. An interim sheriff will be appointed to fill the position until the election. What advantages will the interim sheriff have? We'll talk about the politics of law enforcement with KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner.
The movement of goods through the port of San Diego via ships, trucks and trains spews about 256 million pounds of greenhouse gases each year. Many of the city's poorest people live near the port's 10th Avenue Marine Terminal in Barrio Logan and they say the bad air is making them sick. Their complaints have spurred little action until recently. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Fewer than 800 people in San Diego County collect General Relief. That's a public assistance program for people living in poverty. In Los Angeles County, more than 75,000 people are enrolled. Joanne Faryon has more on the disparity in numbers.