Stories for August 18, 2009
Financial and legal pressure on California’s prisons could have implications for San Diego County jails.
Local community clinics say a lot fewer people are coming in for dental care. California eliminated dental benefits to adults on Medi-Cal on July 1st.
San Diego has 14 state parks, any of which could be threatened with closure next month as a result of the state budget cuts. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
How have cell phones changed our lives? Inventor of the mobile phone, and purveyor of portability, Marty Cooper is still at it. We'll find out what the "father of the mobile phone" thinks about texting, and how he thinks we can improve wireless communications.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell praised San Diego City Schools today for posting some of the highest gains on state standardized test scores throughout California.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County was unchanged today for the second time in three days, remaining at $3.057.
Conservative columnist Robert Novak has died after a battle with brain cancer, NPR has confirmed. Novak, who wrote one of the longest-running syndicated political columns in the United States, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer.
Here's one last post about "District 9" (currently in theaters). Here are more highlights from the Comic-Con panel on "District 9" with producer Peter Jackson, director Neill Blomkamp, and actor Sharlto Copley. I mainly posted this because you can also see footage from the film in case you're still not sure about checking it out in theaters .
Trailer Tuesday is back! Once again I will start posting trailers for upcoming films every Tuesday. Today take a look at the trailer for the next installment of the "Twilight" saga that Summit Entertainment debuted last Friday at the head of "Bandslam." But after all the hype they gave it, it turns out to be a mere tease.
All state funding for California's domestic violence shelters was eliminated by the Governor's line-item veto when he signed the state budget. We explore what this means to those shelters and the women and children who rely on them and options for restoring some funding.
As the summer break comes to an end and schools begin to open around the country, parents are no doubt wondering whether their kids' schools will be affected by the H1N1, or "swine flu," virus this year.
Sweetwater Union High School teachers staged a rally in Chula Vista yesterday protesting stalled contract negotiations with the district.
Tijuana's Customs Director says customs agents at the San Ysidro border crossing won't begin testing a plan to screen all cars headed into Mexico until September. Customs officials had wanted to start the program at the end of last month.
San Diego Unified School District officials say more sophisticated data analysis was critical in helping students do better on state standardized tests.