Stories for April 30, 2010
The establishment of sex offender exclusion zones in California was one of the recommendations made today by a state board that reviewed the case surrounding the killer of San Diego-area teens Chelsea King and Amber Dubois.
How will Arizona's controversial immigration law impact San Diego? We discuss the legality of the law, and how it might affect our region.
When you go through your ballot, chances are you may not vote in some races where you are unfamiliar with the office or the candidates, such as Superior Court Judges. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma explains why this June might be different.
Earlier this week, a City Council committee delayed voting on a number of recommendations for medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge is here to give us an update on the recommendations that were discussed.
Last week, we introduced you to Dzung Le, a Vietnamese refugee who was evacuated to the USS Midway during the Fall of Saigon. In 35 years, he has never returned to the ship. Today, Le meets with retired Commander Vern Jumper, who was air boss on the Midway, during Le's rescue.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors and 16 local mayors sent a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today urging him to issue an executive order to bolster firefighting resources for the region in advance of the wildfire season.
About 800,000 Californians who have individual health policies with Anthem Blue Cross are breathing a little bit easier. That's because Anthem has decided to forgo price hikes for now.
Immigrants rights activists in San Diego plan to join their counterparts nationwide on Saturday to ask the U.S. Congress and president to overhaul the country's immigration system. Saturday is May Day, or International Workers Day.
A construction company submitted a $144.4 million bid to build a new central library in downtown San Diego, which is about $115,000 less than it quoted in a 2005 cost estimate, according to a memo sent today to the City Council by Mayor Jerry Sanders.
Panelists debated the economic merits of California's greenhouse gas emissions reduction law at a forum Friday in San Diego.
Avid reader, bookseller, and book blogger (and occasional Culture Lust contributor) Seth Marko embarks on a journey to understand the appeal of James Patterson's novels. Marko will read a chapter a day of Patterson's "The 9th Judgment" and blog about it.
Teen critics Shelby Iacometti and Kimi Allen went to see "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (opening April 30 throughout San Diego) last night and then sat around talking about the film. Check out what they had to say.
Conan O'Brien was in San Diego last night on his "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour." Orchestra Nova's Executive Director Tyler Richards Hewes, a unabashed fan, was there and has this recap.
The Coast Guard on Friday defended the federal response to a massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico as the first waves of crude neared Louisiana's wetlands and the White House put a hold on new offshore drilling until the spill is investigated.
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Someone wrote a racial slur on an erasable slate on the door of a black student's dorm room at San Diego State University.
Anger flares over Arizona's new immigration law and its implications for racial profiling. Will this approach spread to other states? San Diego reacts for and against police empowerment in the illegal immigration debate.
The push is on to build more in downtown San Diego with more tax money. Is this a lead up to a new charger stadium there?
We discuss changes in local campaign funding from political parties. How does the law reinforce the need for an independent ethics commissions?
The woman in charge of putting diabetes research into practice for the Centers for Disease Control, spoke of the "global" epidemic of diabetes during a San Diego symposium yesterday.
America's culture wars over gay marriage and abortion rights are playing out in San Diego County's judicial elections. A conservative movement has sprung up on the internet. It endorses a slate of candidates who are challenging four incumbent San Diego judges in the June primary.
San Diego Assemblyman Marty Block is pushing a bill in Sacramento aimed at reversing a controversial change in San Diego State University's admissions policy.
The funniest film of the year may end up being an art documentary. Yeah, you heard me right. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" (opening April 30 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) made me laugh harder and longer than any comedy this year. Plus it's a savvy critique of the art world. Listen to our discussion from the KPBS Film Club of the Air.