Stories for March 17, 2009
In honor of these tough economic times...
Here's a little twist on the Trailer Tuesday. Instead of a trailer for a big Hollywood movie or cool indie title you get to see a whole movie by a local filmmaker. Eclectic 3.0
Proposed rules changes that are meant to make the back country safer during fire season were well received at a public hearing yesterday. But there were some points of disagreement. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
In honor of these tough economic times...
A gray whale that wandered into San Diego Bay last week was still cruising the harbor's waters today, seemingly determined to extend its break from annual migration duties.
San Diego police fear there may be a growing number of gun activists who want to carry their weapons openly. The trend is part of a national "open carry" movement keen on exercising gun rights. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
More than 100,000 fourth- and fifth-grade students in San Diego County and around Southern California are taking part in a campaign to combat childhood obesity, it was announced today.
A San Diego researcher says the increasing acidity of seawater may cause widespread damage to marine life. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Senator Dianne Feinstein wants to toughen U.S. gun laws to prevent violence in Mexico. Tanya Snyder reports.
Only about one-third of construction workers in California have health insurance provided by their employers, according to a study released today by the San Diego-based Center on Policy Initiatives.
In 2003, a San Diego family of six set out to sail around the world in a 55-foot catamaran. After two years at sea, they hit a reef in the South Pacific, destroying the boat and seriously injuring the father. The Silverwood's recount their extraordinary journey at sea in the new book "Black Wave: A Family's Adventure at Sea and the Disaster that Saved Them."
Father Maurice Chase is celebrating his 90th birthday by giving away some green.
Why did the SDSU men's basketball team get snubbed by the NCAA Tournament committee? What's the latest news on the sale of the San Diego Padres? Now that the Chargers have re-worked the contract of star running back LaDainian Tomlinson, what's on their agenda for the rest of the off-season? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to sports talk show host Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the latest news on the local sports scene.
A tracking firm says the median home price in Southern California dropped 39 percent in February from a year ago.
Have you seen the value of your home drop in the last year or so? If your answer to that question is "yes", have you also asked to have your property taxes reduced to reflect the change in your home's value? Many people in San Diego County have had their property taxes reduced in the last year, and are saving money as a result. Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to the County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk about how you can have your property taxes reduced. We also speak to the co-founders of a website that helps people navigate through the property tax appeal process.
Here's a little twist on Trailer Tuesday: Instead of posting a preview of a big Hollywood movie or cool indie title you get to see an entire movie.
The city of El Cajon is close to 100 years old. But many folks around the county probably haven't spent much time in the eastern town. Maybe it's because the city has a reputation as being a rough and unsophisticated place. Writer Bill Manson explores El Cajon to find out what makes the city tick.
It took months of debate, political horse trading and a sleep over at the capital to get Sacramento politicians to pass a budget. But a new report from a legislative analyst says the state is still $8 billion in the hole. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Consumer groups and San Diego Gas & Electric have been at odds for years over everything from rate increases to the need for the Sunrise Power Link. But now a deal may be in the works between one of those groups and the company on what solar technology might be the best for the region. An agreement could save consumers could save $125 million. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.