Stories for October 1, 2009
San Diego leaders say the city is facing a record breaking $180 million budget deficit next year. Officials are warning there won’t be an easy fix.
Leaking San Diego water pipes were not a major factor in a landside that damaged dozens of homes in La Jolla two years ago, a judge ruled today.
More than one in ten Americans suffer from migraines, and yet this chronic condition is difficult to diagnose and treat. In his mid-forties, writer Andrew Levy suffered from daily migraines. To help combat the pain, he began keeping a journal and researching the medical and cultural history of migraines. The result is his memoir "A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary."
The film "Thinking Grande!" tells the story of Jose Luis Bonilla, a Mexican immigrant dishwasher turned entrepreneur who worked for 20 years to build his dream of a Mexican Disneyland in the heart of California. He built it without permits and once the county demanded permits, he abandoned the massive complex of buildings and moved back to Mexico. We'll talk with documentary filmmaker, Kevin Bender.
It's October and there's the smell of rotting flesh in the air as zombies prepare to invade downtown and area theaters. Cinema Junkie introduced it's first Teen Critics in 2007 with their reviews of "Diary of the Dead." So now it seems fitting to launch the 2009 Teen Critics with their reviews of "Zombieland." So here are the first two reviews from the class of 2010.
It happened to me a few days ago and was totally unexpected. There, in my daily mail stack of incredibly boring bills, coupon offers, and disgustingly early holiday catalogues, was a goldenrod envelope, addressed to me and warning me in large-font bold letters: “DO NOT DESTROY.” The Republican National Committee had sent me, according to the return address, the 2009 Obama Agenda Survey.
KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo talks about how the economy is impacting public broadcasting.
Right before cutting $250 million from the state's In-Home Supportive Services program, Governor Schwarzenegger alleged that there was massive fraud in the program. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma discusses her investigation into the validity of those fraud accusations.
Gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidities prompted a red flag warning today for the mountains and inland valleys of San Diego County, forecasters said.
The Veterans Administration has missed its October 1 deadline to issue checks to students enrolled under the new G.I. Bill. The Agency plans to open the doors of its Mission Valley Headquarters tomorrow morning to issue emergency checks.
A variety of cuts to California's safety net programs for seniors take effect today. A new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows 500,000 seniors will be adversely affected.