Stories for June 9, 2009
Mexican authorities have detained a 19-year-old man they say tried to sexually assault an 8-year-old boy before killing him. Baja California authorities issued an Amber Alert after the boy went missing. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson tells us Mexican officials say a slight cultural shift is needed for the alert system to work properly.
A new study says California’s move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could negatively impact three-million jobs statewide. The report is being released as the California Air Resources Board launches a series of efforts to curb global warming linked to exhaust from vehicles and some industries.
Only a handful of people turned out for a public hearing on the San Diego County budget today, but Supervisor Diane Jacob says she expects to hear from a lot more if the state begins taking county funds to balance the budget in Sacramento.
The series stars Julia Sawalha, Olivia Hallinan, Dawn French, Brendan Coyle and Mark Heap in Bill Gallagher's adaptation of Flora Thompson's charming memoir of her Oxfordshire childhood. In this episode, Laura Timmins says goodbye to her friends and family in Lark Rise to start her first job at the Post Office in the nearby town of Candleford.
Legendary songwriter, producer and maestro to the stars David Foster has generated some of the world’s best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements — including 15 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades — some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house.
Prostate, breast, and smoking-related cancers continue to decline in California. The American Cancer Society has released a new in-depth look at the disease.
A bill in the California State Senate would allow people who own solar-powered homes and businesses to sell excess power back to utilities.
California's $24 billion budget deficit is putting pressure on state lawmakers. We discuss this with Independent Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.
Architectural photographer Mike Torrey talks about capturing the interconnection between the natural world and man-made structures.
Why are surfers off San Diego's coast getting sick? We'll talk about coastal water pollution and how budget cuts mean less testing and bigger public safety concerns for surfers and swimmers.
Nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants were taken into custody early this morning after a 25-foot ponga boat came ashore in Del Mar, authorities said. Border Patrol agents first spotted 19 suspected illegal immigrants near Dog Beach in Del Mar around 4:30 a.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Patrick Dunphy.
The San Diego Unified School Board is expected to vote today in favor of taking the first steps to overhaul the district's high school curriculum. Education advocates are praising district officials for beginning to address education inequalities at the high school level.