Stories for October 5, 2009
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell is demanding Gov. Schwarzenegger lift a moratorium on textbook adoptions and curriculum development in California.
A San Diego Unified school trustee is calling on San Diego State University officials to restore the campus' local student admission guarantee.
People who work with autistic kids in San Diego say news of increasing autism rates might not be bad news. Studies of autism rates, by the Centers for Disease Control, have shown that one in 150 American kids suffered the disorder. But a new study in the journal Pediatrics, which surveyed the families of 78,000 children, showed the number was one in 91 kids.
Some California Indian tribes hit the jackpot today Monday. They’re getting state licenses for up to 10,000 additional casino slot machines under a new court ruling.
Close but no cigar. The San Diego Chargers scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as the Pittsburgh Steelers won 38-28 at Heinz Field last night.
More that 20 years ago, California decided to get tough on criminals. Crackdowns included longer prison sentences, the "Three Strikes" law and tougher parole restrictions. Voters decided to keep criminals off the streets and away from society for as long as possible but we seem to have overlooked what affect all that might have on our prisons.
Our monthly food hour explores the variety of ethnic markets to be found around San Diego and tips for cooking ethnically-inspired dishes.
The American craft tradition did not just appear, fully-formed and mature. Where have our craft practices come from? How do they continue? The artists featured in “Origins” tie their work to early craft techniques and demonstrate how they are involved in passing these techniques to others in a continuum of creativity.
Soon you'll be able to experience the animal world in a completely new way - through the eyes of contemporary artists and children! The New Children's Museum opens their doors on Sunday, October 11th to children, families and art fans who are anxious to see the new exhibit Animal Art. We get a sneak peak at one of the pieces being built this week.
San Diego's progressive music scene has a guide in Bonnie Wright. The second season of her Fresh Sound Music series starts this week and it promises to be anything but mainstream.
The first doses of vaccine against swine flu — officially known as H1N1 of 2009 — will start arriving at hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics around the country this week. That's record time for a new vaccine — only a little more than five months after scientists discovered the now-pandemic virus.
The North American Menopausal Society met in San Diego to discuss alternatives hormone replacement therapy.
Water in San Diego is becoming more scarce and more expensive. The city council will begin to look at ways to deal with San Diego’s limited water supply at its meeting Monday.
The Senate Finance Committee has rejected the idea of a public plan in its version of health reform. But the committee has approved the concept of allowing states to offer their own public insurance option.