Stories for May 26, 2009
This program reunites original legends of rock’n’roll for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Hosted by pop music legends Frankie Valli, Jerry (The Iceman) Butler and Lloyd Price, the program also boasts a surprise appearance by Little Richard. Among the many performers is Fred Parris, who comes out of retirement after a decade to join the Five Satins in a performance of “In the Still of the Night,” the number-one oldies single of all time.
A road trip to show the viability of hydrogen fuel cell cars took off from Chula Vista this morning. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce says the nine-day tour to Canada is intended to promote zero-emission vehicles.
UCSD and the Burnham Institute of Medical Research have begun a program to create a new class of cancer researchers.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's takeaway message from last week's defeat of the special election ballot measures was "cuts, cuts, cuts." This week, he's following through. The Republican governor on Tuesday will release a revised budget proposal for the coming fiscal year that details nearly $5.5 billion in cuts on top of those he previously announced.
Before there was Bernie Madoff, there was Ivar Kreuger, the man John Kenneth Galbraith called the Leonardo of scammers. When Kreuger, an extremely successful and much-admired businessman during the 1920s, killed himself in 1932, investors discovered that his financial empire, based in the manufacture of matches, was made of sand, built out of complex financial instruments that are the forerunners of today's derivatives.
To environmentalists, the $12 million in federal energy stimulus money headed to San Diego was supposed to be the dawn of their day in the sun. But they say Mayor Jerry Sanders has kept them in the dark by shutting them out of the planning on how best to spend the money.
Today's markets, restaurants and bakeries offer a wide array of food choices for people with special dietary needs or personal preferences. In this month's Food Hour, we'll talk about baking and buying delicious vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free foods.
Mexico's legacy in San Diego can be seen everywhere - from street names to cuisine to the Chicano movement. We'll talk with San Diegans who can trace their family roots back to the earliest days of San Diego's European settlement.
Political Consultant Leo McElroy talks about how lawmakers will fill an expected 24-billion-dollar hole in the state budget.
San Diego County is preparing for the possibility the state might take away millions of dollars in property taxes to fill the budget gap in Sacramento. And KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains a county official says that might not be the only place San Diego takes a hit.
A road trip to highlight fuel cell cars gets underway this morning in Chula Vista. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce says the nine-day trek to Canada gives people a chance to drive or ride in the zero emission vehicles.
A new study reveals nearly one-million Californians go to Mexico every year for health care. The report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research says people are going for medical, dental care, and prescription drugs.