Stories for April 20, 2010
The chancellors of the California State University and California Community College systems want to give transfer students guaranteed spots at CSU campuses.
The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education approved a reorganization of its central administration today in a series of votes aimed at saving about $2 million.
Each year, hundreds of people find hope through a handful of organizations across the country that train assistance dogs for people with disabilities. "Through A Dog's Eyes" follows the journey of recipients as they go through the heartwarming and sometimes difficult process of receiving and becoming acclimated to a dog. Jennifer Arnold, founder of one of the nation’s largest service dog organizations, Canine Assistants, details her unique teaching methods, giving viewers an intimate look at the canine-recipient matching process.
The number of San Diego County homes slipping toward foreclosure dropped by 39 percent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2009, a real estate information service reported today.
How much do we know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? Though our food appears the same as ever — a tomato still looks like a tomato — it has been radically transformed. In the Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster "Food, Inc.," producer-director Robert Kenner and investigative authors Eric Schlosser ("Fast Food Nation") and Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore’s Dilemma") lift the veil on the U.S. food industry, revealing surprising and eye-opening facts about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we may go from here.
Changing demographics in California predict a 67% increase in seniors, from 6 million to 10 million, in the next 20 years. 2010 will bring a the most significant increase in people over 60 that we've seen so far. What kind of support is most needed for seniors in San Diego? And how do you think San Diego needs to prepare for a significant increase in an older population?
Officials from Germany, Canada, France and seven other countries are raising privacy concerns about Google's mapping service and the company's fumbled foray into social networking.
We'll explore how the state is hoping to reduce the tens of millions of dollars it spends each year on the state's sickest inmates.
San Diego is poised to re-pave 134-miles of city roads this year. That's nearly a seven-fold increase over last year.
Chelsea's Law is scheduled to get its first hearing in Sacramento this week. Joining us on Morning Edition, nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy will talk to us about how this election year may affect lawmakers' votes on the legislation.
There has been mixed reaction to confessed killer John Gardner's plea deal to escape the death penalty. Some believe death is the only just punishment for the man who raped and murdered two local girls. But executions don't always bring the closure victims' families hope for.
A new study finds California's landmark nurse staffing law saves lives. The University of Pennsylvania report concludes nurse staffing levels in California hospitals prevent deaths from common surgeries.