Stories for August 5, 2009
Roughly 4,000 teachers from across the country are in San Diego to learn how they can help immigrant and minority kids get into college.
The non-profit Center for Environmental Health says some school supplies sold at major retailers contain high levels of lead. The Oakland-based group says it found a pencil pouch and a backpack that consumers should avoid.
A long process to determine which areas off the coast of San Diego County should be set aside for marine reserves is nearing an end. A group trying to come up with three proposals has been meeting this week in Carlsbad.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a 45-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas so staff can develop land-use regulations.
All courts of the San Diego Superior Court will be closed to the public on the third Wednesday of every month beginning next month in response to the state's budget crisis, court officials announced today
A California nurses union says some hospitals are failing to protect workers from swine flu.
John Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon and arguably the star of the Senate Watergate Hearings, has written a new ending for his book on Watergate and the Nixon presidency, Blind Ambition. We ask what new information he reveals and his opinion of the Bush administration.
How do we make a health care system that meets the needs of the American public? We'll look at various proposals for reforming health care.
Members of the San Diego Board of Supervisors often run for reelection with little opposition. But a real political race is heating up for Ron Roberts seat on the Board. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner explains.
San Diego gas prices have inched up more than 10 cents in the past week, but some experts are baffled as to why. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn Senior Market Analyst at PFG Best Research in Chicago, and a Fox Business News contributor.
In this final stage of our series "What Can Arts Organizations Learn from Comic-Con?", our panelists discuss the role of arts criticism and citizen bloggers in creating dialogue around the traditional and popular arts. They also agree that, if traditional arts organizations can remain flexible and inclusive, the future is bright for building new audiences.
The San Diego county board of supervisors vote today on whether to put a hold on medical marijuana dispensaries.
Biliteracy will now be a priority in the San Diego Unified school district. The school board approved a policy yesterday that makes learning two languages a goal for all district students.
The San Diego Unified school board will allow a Somali charter school in City Heights to expand. That came despite concerns over the diversity of the school's student population.