Stories for January 15, 2009
Swag for Short Term 12 to distribute at Sundance (Destin Cretton)
Marcela finds her angel in an older Czech expatriate named Benes (Josef Abrh & aacute;m) who's been living and thriving in Italy. He returns home to sell a second house he owns and he meets Marcela when her husband tries to steal his car. Not exactly the best way to meet someone but he's sympathetic to her situation and attracted to her beauty. She and her two kids end up fleeing their home and moving into Benes' house. For the first time Marcela discovers kindness, stability, and economic security.
Education officials in the Poway Unified School District say there's a silverlining to all the bad economic news -- more adults are heading back to school to get their General Educational Development degree or high school diploma. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
We flew into Salt Lake City, Utah at 8:15pm Wednesday. It was my first time on Jet Blue Airlines, which I highly recommend. Every seat has it's own screen with a hundred cable channels to choose from, and they give every person two bags of chips. I deplaned, grabbed my bags, hopped in a rented Corolla with Ryan Gordon (our publicist) and Bekah Macias (our production coordinator), and we drove the 45-minutes to Park City.
A San Diego city council member wants to start dealing with the citys budget deficit now, rather than waiting until spring. KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains.
Kenny Goldberg, longtime health reporter for KPBS, received one of the prestigious Kaiser Fellowships in Global Health Reporting for 2009. The annual fellowship, awarded to 16 journalists this year, awards up to $10,000 for expenses relating to a specific project.
KPBS wants your help in telling San Diegos history. San Diegos DNA will showcase stories of the regions families. KPBS is in production of a multi-media project that will explore the lives of local families in connection with San Diegos history. San Diegos DNA is a documentary project that will focus on San Diegos oldest traditions and culture and will rely on the submissions of local residents to tell our regions story.
KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner helps us analyze the Governor's State of the State address.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday called California's massive deficit a "rock upon our chest" and said the state can address no other policy issues until the fiscal crisis is resolved.
Marine commanders have extended an order making it very tough for Camp Pendleton Marines and sailors to visit Mexico.
As the Governor gets set to deliver his annual State of the State address, we'll talk about the trouble economy and politics of the state. And we'll examine the local impact.
California's budget is in bad shape...really bad shape. The state faces an estimated $40 billion deficit over the next 18 months. The governor and the legislature can't reach a compromise on how to close the budget gap. And, now Governor Schwarzenegger is saying the state may have to start issuing IOUs starting February 1. The governor is expected to address all of these issues later today when he gives his State of the State address. Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Marianne Russ, with Capital Public Radio, about the lead storylines heading into the governor's annual speech.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders struck a realistic tone in last nights State of the City address. He touched on the citys precarious financial situation, its dwindling water supply and called on residents to step up if they want to make things better. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders last night gave his annual State of the City speech. In it he acknowledged there are many challenges facing San Diego, including a budget deficit, water shortages and labor issues. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.