Stories for May 15, 2009
FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers’ collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. “Inside the Meltdown” examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn’t see, couldn’t stop and haven’t been able to fix.
San Diego City Councilman Ben Hueso has received low marks for some of his votes as a state coastal commissioner in 2008. Several environmental groups compiled rankings based on 31 votes seen as having a major impact on the coast. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Environmentalists plan to challenge a Mexican environmental permit issued earlier this week for a private golf resort in Ensenada. Mexico's federal environmental agency has given the project the go ahead.
Are bicycles a viable public transportation option for the future? Today is "Bike to Work Day," and the editors will discuss the current state of San Diego's bicycle infrastructure, and whether improvements should be made to our roadways to create more room for bicyclists.
What can be done to solve the homeless problems in Downtown San Diego's East Village? The City Council will soon consider proposals to build an intake center and a permanent housing facility for the chronically homeless in the East Village, but both ideas are facing strong opposition from residents in that community.
California ballot Propositions 1A-1F are struggling in the polls, with Proposition 1F being the only measure that appears headed for passage on Tuesday. What will happen to the state budget if most, if not all, the ballot propositions fail on Tuesday?
Spotting a lie is a crucial part of police work. KPBS reporter Tom Fudge says a psychologist at San Diego's National University may have found a new way to do it.
Temperatures could soar to the low 100s in parts of San Diego County this weekend, forecasters said. Strong high pressure will bring hot weather through this weekend, with maximum temperatures nearing record levels, according to the National Weather Service.
Rudo y Cursi (opening May 15 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Cinemas) was a sellout at the San Diego Latino Film Festival earlier this year. Some people might also characterize it as a sellout in terms of its artistic merits. But stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna could probably draw a crowd reading a phone book and maybe that would have been better.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego is one of only 12 in the US participating in a nationwide study on climate change.