Stories for December 13, 2010
SDG&E has announced plans to open an education center for green technology this coming spring. Spokeswoman April Sharp said the center will showcase new energy-efficient technology that's being developed in San Diego.
While much of the nation was battling snow storms and freezing temperatures, San Diego was basking in the hot sun. A combination of high pressure, low humidity and offshore winds pushed temperatures up to 20 degrees above normal over the past three days.
There are only about 3,200 tigers left in the world living in the wild, but two tiger cubs born in San Diego are doing their part to save the species from extinction. Randy Rieches, mammals curator, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and KPBS Science and Technology Reporter Peggy Pico give us more on the story.
When we think of the Imperial Valley we think dry, hot, desert conditions but the valley is home to an enormous agricultural industry. Farmers in Imperial Valley have a long history, we'll hear what's happening now to jeopardize the future of the industry.
The San Diego Wild Animal Park has recently re-christened itself the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. To go along with the new name are two adorable new residents of the park: Sumatran tiger cubs. But those baby tigers are actually part of a very serious effort to save the species from extinction. It's an effort Zoo curators are working to continue and expand.
The San Diego Unified School District board is facing some difficult choices as it discusses how to cut potentially $141 million from the budget for next school year. Superintendent Bill Kowba, Board President Richard Barrera and new Trustee Scott Barnett join us to discuss the district's financial challenges.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced its nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011. This year’s event will again take place at the Hollywood Palladium and VH1 will broadcast the event live.
A new report card on women's health shows California has plenty of room for improvement. The state received failing grades in a number of categories.
The most popular baby names in San Diego this year: Jacob for boys, and Sophia for girls. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women has released its top ten list.