Stories for October 26, 2009
La Jolla's Scripps Research Institute has been awarded $10 million to fund a new oncology center. Institute officials hope the five-year grant will help the center develop a better understanding of the behavior of cancer cells.
Ken Jones, the founder of KPBS, died Friday, October 23 at the age of 90. Jones was the brain behind KEBS-FM (Educational Broadcasting in San Diego) which later became KPBS. It was the first radio station licensed to a California State University campus.
The agency responsible for planning future growth in San Diego is trying some new strategies to get the public involved.
A La Mesa man who posted racially charged comments on Yahoo about killing Barack Obama during last year's presidential campaign was sentenced today to time served and ordered to spend 60 days in a halfway house.
What exactly are you eating when you bite into that cheeseburger or potato chip? You might be surprised. We interview "The Hair Detective," Dr. Stephen Macko, to find out how the food you eat shows up in your hair.
More people are delaying retirement, or coming out of it, because of financial need or boredom. We'll look at how older Americans are finding work in the modern world.
San Diego health care providers who have received swine flu vaccine are screening patients to decide who can get the inoculations.
San Diego City Council will consider at its meeting tonight whether to change budget policy so that long term liabilities don’t grow out of control.
The San Diego Unified School District is expected to vote on a spending and hiring freeze for this academic year. School officials say the district is now facing an unexpected $16 million budget deficit.
The San Diego City Council is scheduled to take up the issue of outsourcing city services at its meeting Tuesday. Voters approved a proposition calling for managed competition in 2006 but negotiations over how the city should go about it have stalled since then.
A number of hospitals in California have formed a coalition aimed at lobbying lawmakers to delay a deadline to make their facilities earthquake proof. San Diego's Scripps Health is among those asking the state for more time.
Like a lot of cities, San Diego is surrounded by numerous fairly new housing developments. But closer to the center of the city are neighborhoods filled with historic homes built near the turn of the last century. Now there’s an effort underway to make sure more of those homes are preserved and not sacrificed for more modern developments.