Stories for September 23, 2009
This is not in defense of ACORN, and I want to be clear about that. A 40-year-old community organization with 1,200 chapters across 40 states and more than 400,000 member families should have more principle, professionalism and savvy than several of its employees apparently demonstrated recently in at least five different cities.
Two San Diego companies are getting a lot of attention from the world of medicine and from investors. They're doing it with a new kind of vaccine.
Dan Brown's latest book "The Lost Symbol" is flying off the shelves and Oprah has picked a new book-club book. Things are looking up for the publishing industry, especially since this fall promises books from some of the leading fiction and non-fiction writers working today. We'll preview the fall season and recommend some books that you can read right now.
In this 60 minute PBS Special Michael Beckwith addresses a sold out audience in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live. He speaks to universal questions faced by people of all and any faith, regarding connection to the divine, manifesting goodness and health for you and your loved ones, the nature of prosperity, understanding a larger purpose in life and adopting the mind set and spiritual attitude that empowers individuals to live rich, fulfilling, positive lives.
Despite hot, dry and windy conditions, ground and airborne crews were able to keep a brush fire in the far southeastern reaches of San Diego County in check, halting its spread at less than five acres.
How are repeated deployments and the psychological impact of war affecting local military families? We speak to a social worker and an expert on PTSD, both from the VA San Diego Healthcare System, about the effects of PTSD and the challenges troops face when they return to civilian society. We also speak to a psychologist about his research on military families.
An organization that's been a target of right-wing criticism for a long time has now been hit with a major scandal. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner explains the problems facing the social activist group ACORN.
There are no official statistics on how many marriages break up after veterans return home from the Iraq war changed. But when a vet returns with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury, it can put a marriage to the test. The VA Medical Center in La Jolla estimates almost 30 percent of veterans they enroll are diagnosed with PTSD, and 8 percent have TBI.
Three cities in San Diego’s east county are working together to make their fire departments more efficient.