Stories for February 13, 2009
I have to admit, this makes my day. & Do you think it's a hoax or the real thing?
A group of volunteers have special permission to use kayaks and canoes Saturday in the San Diego River Estuary. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce explains.
US customs agents want to prevent Valentine's Day surprises from crossing the border from Mexico. They warn that some flowers are prohibited and that agents will inspect all arrangements. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Hundreds of former and current pediatric heart patients will gather at Rady Children's Hospital Saturday. They'll celebrate Valentine's Day with a special "Heart" party. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in Downtown San Diego on Sunday. But his appearance is drawing protests from some gay rights and labor organizations. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
Our nation is in the midst of a major financial crisis, and two massive plans meant to improve the economy are being discussed in Washington, D.C. this week. Final votes are expected on the $790 billion economic stimulus package this Friday. Plus, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner unveiled his plan to infuse up to $2.5 trillion into the nation's struggling financial system. In local news, a panel of politicos unveiled a plan to redesign Lindbergh Field by moving most of the passenger operations to the north side of the airport.
Researchers at San Diego's Salk Institute say small rapid eye movements reveal what our brains really want to look at. And that could affect the way people design visual environments. Tom Fudge reports.
The state legislature is widely expected to vote on a spending plan to fix California's deficit this weekend. But a budget solution won't spell immediate relief for the students, taxpayers... and counties not getting checks from the state. Marianne Russ reports.
The answer is I don't know and I don't think the filmmakers (which include original director Sean S. Cunningham) know either. All I think they had on their mind was to cash in on the franchise while they still could.
There are up to 600,00 uninsured people in San Diego County. But only a tiny fraction are seeking county medical services - an option of last resort for the working poor. Critics blame the low numbers on what they call the county's burdensome application process, including a requirement that makes some feel like they have to choose between having a roof over their heads and getting crucial medical treatment. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Towards the end of 2008, Facebook became a part of my life and community, mostly because I couldn" escape it. & Of course, I knew what Facebook was prior to that, but it was around the holidays that I started hearing people talk about "being on Facebook" in my workplace and circle of friends. & It seems as if my friends all joined around the same time and have since been talking about the strange allure, time-suck, and psychological toll of Facebook. & One of my friends even wrote about it in her City Beat column.