Stories for August 17, 2009
Part of President Barack Obama's education team is traveling through California this week to talk about which reforms are needed to help Latino students. The first stop was in San Diego on Sunday at San Diego Mesa College.
"CHASING CHINA'S CHARIOTS OF STEAM" is the true story of one man's obsession to track down and record the last steam trains in the world. When train fanatic and intrepid traveler John Agnew heard the Chinese were still using 10, 000 steam engines, he set off on a journey to track them down. Once in China, however, government officials began telling him there was no such thing as a steam train in modern China. His curiosity piqued by the denials, Agnew set out to prove the authorities wrong.
Surgeons at UCSD have removed a cancerous kidney and reconstructed a patient's bladder using a single small incision in the navel. Doctors say it's the latest development in minimally invasive surgery.
A landslide that damaged dozens of La Jolla homes was caused by water leaking into the soil, a homeowners' attorney said today, but a lawyer representing the city of San Diego said shifting earth was to blame.
It’s back to work today for California lawmakers who’ve been on summer recess. And, they’ve got some big challenges ahead, including the state’s overcrowded prisons.
Against a backdrop of deep fiscal distress, several state lawmakers rewarded their employees with pay hikes during the first half of the year, an Associated Press review of legislative pay records showed.
A Little League team from Chula Vista is going to the World Series. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.
With school starting soon, we take a look at the obstacles special education students face and how parents can advocate for better care.
San Diego's stem cell consortium has abandoned efforts to get commercial financing for its planned research center. So the group has a new plan to get the project off the ground.
An annual study of drug use among juveniles arrested in the San Diego region found half tested positive for drugs. And researchers discovered many were abusing prescription medication.