Stories for July 20, 2009
San Diego is still paying for the mistakes it made seven years ago when the city failed to disclose its billion-dollar pension deficit to investors. But a monitor, who reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, says the city is cleaning up its act.
California State University's governing board is set to vote on an emergency budget plan that would significantly raise student fees, shrink enrollment and furlough most employees at its 23 campuses.
The San Diego-based company Orexigen reports its anti-obesity drug has met FDA standards in late-stage trials. Company executives expect to apply for FDA approval next year.
The economic recession didn't stop volunteers from extending a helping hand to San Diego's homeless veterans at this year's annual Stand Down event.
The city of San Diego’s whistleblower hotline to report fraud, waste or abuse received more than 100 calls over the last 9 months. However, none of them came from employees.
In the shadow of the Himalayas and along the misty banks of the Brahmaputra River glides a grey blur that almost became a ghost—the one-horned rhinoceros—a rare species that a hundred-years-ago nearly vanished from the earth. What kept these rare rhinos from falling into extinction? What does their story reveal about the world and about saving precious wildlife? Richard sets off to discover what this elusive rhino represents to the people of Assam — and to the world.
Earlier today it seemed as if the seals were sure to be evicted. A judge gave the city of San Diego 72 hours to comply with a court order to remove the colony of harbor seals. But then late today Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger complicated the debate by signing into law a measure giving control of Children's Pool back to the city of San Diego
It was a weekend of old guys and young guys in the sports world. There were disappointments for both, but no surprises. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.
Golden Dreams: California in an age of abundance 1950-1963 is the 8th volume in Kevin Starr's monumental history of California, Americans and the California Dream. This volume covers the time when the California we know today first rose into prominence. Starr talks about how San Diego reluctantly grew into one of the largest cities in the nation and the people who influenced its growth
Next month, the 23-rd annual Burning Man event takes place in the Nevada desert. People attend to celebrate self-expression in one of the harshest environment's imaginable. What brings them back year after year?
In this tight economy, it's all about finding bargains. We'll take a look at how you can find freebies and steals in San Diego.
It's never been done before — vaccinating Americans against two different flu threats in one season. But that's what public health officials all over the country are beginning to plan for. They need to deploy two different flu vaccines that will be available on different schedules — and targeted at different people.
An earthquake has rattled the San Diego County desert but there are no reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 struck at 5:10 a.m. Monday.
The high cost of health care reform, and the high cost of doing nothing, were subjects of conversation last Friday. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge attended a forum hosted by San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage.
The UCSD Medical Center’s Infant Special Care Unit hosted a picnic over the weekend to reunite nurses and doctors with the small patients they’ve helped save. The hospital handles a high proportion of premature births. KPBS Reporter Katie Orr says research about why some babies are born early is on going.