Stories for August 25, 2010
San Diego State University is suffering from a heat wave. A water main break has left the county's largest university without air-conditioning, and the problem is throwing a wrench in the university's back-to-school preparation.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it will outlaw the dumping of sewage from cargo and cruise ships within three miles of the California coast, but that may have little affect on San Diego's cruise ship traffic.
A new law in Mexico means everyone who buys antibiotics south of the border must have a prescription from a Mexican doctor. The new law takes effect today.
Sandrine Voillet takes a look beyond the glittering surface of Paris at the underground worlds and movements that defined the city in the 20th Century, in this BBC/OU series. In this episode, Sandrine traces the growth of Paris from its origins on a small island in the middle of the River Seine to the world capital of revolution, revealing a city of haves and have nots in an era of the Salon, theatre and chocolate, which famously and bloodily divided a nation.
Cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death in autopsies performed by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office last year, followed closely by drug-and medication-related deaths, officials said today.
The opponents of the proposed sales tax increase in San Diego are officially kicking off their campaign with a rally Wednesday. The opposition is stressing the lack of reforms the city has made so far.
The Mesa Fire near Ramona has burned 80 acres. The spread of the fire has slowed, but as of now there are no reports of containment. Although no structures are in immediate danger, the fire is close to the Barona Mesa community.
As part of our monthly segment about food, we'll look at how you can buy, cook and enjoy more local foods.
How should a parent respond when their toddler throws a temper tantrum? We speak to the chair of the Child and Family Development Department at SDSU about behavioral problems that are common in toddlers and preschoolers, and what parents can do to better prepare their child for preschool.
The Government Accountability Office report on 15 for-profit colleges earlier this month found that all 15 misled students and four engaged in fraudulent behavior. We look at the role of for-profit colleges in the U.S. educational system; the findings of the report and what questions students should be asking when they enroll.
One of the largest wildfires in San Diego this year sent plumes of black smoke over East County. It briefly threatened a few structures and received a lot of attention from the public. It had some people asking who's responsible for alerting and informing the public during an emergency.
School reform has been a top-down process in San Diego Unified for a long time. But that’s changing under Superintendent Bill Kowba. School communities will develop and adopt their own strategies for success.