Stories for January 29, 2009
You're friendly Girl Scout is likely to knock on your door or greet you at your neighborhood grocery store beginning this weekend. That's because February marks the official start of the Girl Scouts cookie season. But selling cookies is not what is used to be. In fact, the 'Girls in Green' recently attended Cookie College at the University of San Diego to perfect the art of selling cookies. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis reports.
Chris Cantore just sent me this picture taken in our green room after KPBS'
Tom Karlo has been named the new general manager of KPBS, it was announced this evening.
West Indian Girl is a six-piece band from Los Angeles known for their sunny, pop psychedelic sound. Their latest album is a remix of songs from their second album titled 4th and Wall. They're playing the Belly Up Tavern tonight in Solana Beach.
San Diego Unified school district officials are looking at whether they should give veteran teachers extra money to retire early. They say the plan might actually help save money. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The Wild Child (Film Desk)
The San Diego Police Department today came out with its crime statistics for 2008. In general crime was down, but there were a few areas of concern. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
Although Escondido's population is nearly half Hispanic, the city has never had a Hispanic member of the city council until this year. Olga Diaz, a businesswoman and mother of four, was elected in November, 2008. We'll talk with Diaz about the recession's impact on Escondido's budget.
What motivates someone to commit multiple murders? Are serial killers born that way or does their upbringing foster these tendencies? How does a forensic team begin to understand a serial killer? We talk with a national expert in the field of forensic psychology teaching here in San Diego.
A small earthquake near the Channel Islands off the California coast early Thursday was felt by many in Catalina Island's main city of Avalon, but there were no apparent damages or injuries.
How do we measure student success today? And what role can parents play to ensure their kids get the most out of their education so that they graduate as academically and socially knowledgeable citizens ready to face the world? We'll talk about educating our kids in a competitive, fast-paced world and the tensions that arise.
A San Diego company has announced positive results in prenatal testing. Sequenom is finding a safer way to test for Down's Syndrome.
State officials say it's time to get rid of the court appointed Federal Receiver who's in charge of improving prison health care in California. Jenny O'Mara reports.
The San Diego Black Film Festival is still a young and growing event. Now in its sixth year, it was originally known as the Noir Film Festival when it launched in 2004. It's a fundraiser for the
The Sixth Annual San Diego Black Film Festival kicks off tonight, January 29, at the Regal United Artists Theatres at Horton Plaza with a mix of documentaries and short features. There's an opening night reception at 6:00 pm followed by an evening of films. Among them are Black Indians, a documentary narrated by James Earl Jones that looks to Indians of African descent, and Newark Street Preachers, about a group of New Jersey preachers who march where drug dealers and gangs rule in order to take back the streets. The festival will also be presenting their 2009 Award of Merit to actor Louis Gossett, Jr. (pictured left). Gossett can also be seen in the new film The Least Among Us on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Actor and martial arts expert Michael Jai White will be receiving the festival's Filmmaker's Choice Award.