Stories for May 29, 2009
Atom Egoyan, like Jim Jarmusch, is a truly independent indie filmmaker. Both have resisted not only making films in Hollywood but also have resisted changing their singular visions to try and ingratiate themselves with viewers. Egoyan's latest film, Adoration (opening May 29 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinema) spins another complex puzzle from a fractured narrative.
Sixteen lifeguard towers that a San Diego group is trying to donate to cities in Mexico are stuck on the US side of the border. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains, the group is having difficulty negotiating Mexican customs.
Authorities on both sides of the US-Mexico border say the leader of the Arellano-Felix Drug Cartel and a turncoat lieutenant have agreed to a truce. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson and Tijuanapress.com tell us, authorities say this will not end drug violence in Tijuana.
The state's budget crisis has forced California lawmakers to kill a number of health-related bills for the year. One of the measures would have created a single payer healthcare system.
CAL FIRE investigators say last week’s Willow Fire near Jamul was started while Bureau of Prison employees were training at a shooting range.
Perfect pitch is learned, not genetic. That seems to be the conclusion of research by a UCSD psychologist. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more.
Josh Groban performs favorites from his best-selling albums in an intimate theatre setting in this SOUNDSTAGE special event. Taped at the Rose Theatre at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of "Jazz at Lincoln Center" in New York City, this exhilarating program includes favorites from his best-selling albums, including "Alla Luce del Sole," "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" and "February Song."
To the delight of fans everywhere, Clapton and his longtime friend Steve Winwood have reunited for a once-in-a-lifetime concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, their first concert together since their days in the supergroup Blind Faith. This reunion concert features a wide range of material from the Clapton catalogue, hits from Winwood’s time as front-man for the band Traffic and their collaborations from Blind Faith.
The local tourism industry has been struggling lately, but experts say San Diego is not any worse off than other parts of the state. Gas prices are high, hotel occupancy rates are down, but visitors are still coming to San Diego.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed closing 220 state parks, including several in San Diego County, to help reduce the state's $24 billion budget deficit.