skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for June 19, 2009

Condor Chick Hatches In Baja Mountains

June 19
By Amy Isackson
Condor Chick Hatches In Baja Mountains Tease photo

San Diego Zoo officials say a condor chick that hatched recently in Mexico marks a new milestone in the Condor Recovery Program. San Diego Zoo officials say this is the second Condor chick hatched since the birds were reintroduced to a mountain range in central Baja California.

11th Commandment - Thou Shalt Enjoy Year One

June 19
Vikram Bhoyrul, Teen Critic
Tease photo

On the third day of this week I saw "Year One" (opening June 19 throughout San Diego) starring Jack Black and Michael Cera and it was good. In fact it was really good, just not in the way I expected. "Year One" combines the comedy titans Jack Black and Michael Cera in an effort to create a side splitting comedy.

Clean Energy Investment Could Create Jobs

June 19
By Ed Joyce

An environmental group says investment in clean energy could create several hundred-thousand jobs in California while also reducing global warming pollution.

Tougher Penalties for Meddling in SD Financial Reports

June 19
By Katie Orr

The San Diego City Council will consider an ordinance on Monday meant to discourage officials from meddling in the city’s financial reports.

Critics Call Governor's Budget the Worst Prescription

June 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Advocates for the poor are calling Governor's Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts the worst prescription for California's economy. Advocates argue tax increases would cause less damage to the state.

President Obama Introduces Overhaul to Financial Regulations

June 19
Editors Roundtable

President Barack Obama introduced a plan to overhaul the country's financial regulatory system earlier this week. What are the specifics of the president's financial regulation plan, and who's already lining up in opposition?

$780 Million to Expand the Convention Center

June 19
San Diego Week
Editors Roundtable

If San Diego wants to expand its convention center, it will likely cost at least $52.5 million a year in new taxes and fees over the next 30 years. Is an expansion of the convention center worth the $780 million price tag? And, with the proposals to build a new city hall and downtown library also in the works, which project should be a priority?

Free Tire Drop Off

June 19
By Katie Orr

People living in San Diego will be able to drop off old car tires for free Saturday at Mira Mesa High School.

Appointment of New Sheriff Raises Opposition

June 19
San Diego Week
Editors Roundtable

There's going to be a new Sheriff in town, and not everyone is happy about it. We discuss the timing of outgoing Sheriff Bill Kolender's retirement, and the politics behind the appointment of new sheriff Bill Gore.

More Primary Care Doctors Switching to Concierge Care

June 19
By Kenny Goldberg
More Primary Care Doctors Switching to Concierge Care Tease photo

The effort to reform the American healthcare system could go in any one of a number of directions. A growing number of primary care doctors are choosing their own path. These doctors have abandoned traditional ways of practicing medicine, and have turned to what's called concierge care.

Restoration Opens at the La Jolla Playhouse

June 19
By Angela Carone
Tease photo

The La Jolla Playhouse stages the world premiere of "Restoration" next week. It's a play inspired by the true story of a woman who restored Michelangelo's David for its 500th anniversary. Award-winning actress and playwright Claudia Shear wrote and stars in "Restoration." Arts producer Angela Carone checks in on the preparations.

Iran's Supreme Leader Seeks To Divide Opposition

June 19
NPR
Iran's Supreme Leader Seeks To Divide Opposition Tease photo

Analysts say the speech Friday by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei could be an effort to divide the opposition and defuse any future confrontations. But they also warned that a major showdown between government forces and protesters in the streets of Tehran could be inevitable..