Stories for December 23, 2010
The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health has posted warning signs to keep people out of the water at Ocean Beach after an estimated 1.2 million gallon sewage spill occurred Wednesday in Santee flowed into the San Diego River.
Southern California residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain now have another problem: contaminated water and fouled beaches.
One of the hallmarks of our vibrant, lively English language is that it is constantly growing. Not everyone is thrilled with all the directions of that growth, but it certainly is interesting to watch, and to listen to. Each year, lexicographer Grant Barrett, co-host of A Way With Words, heard here on KPBS, gathers up a group of the most intriguing words.
What are the key matchups to watch in tonight's Poinsettia Bowl game featuring SDSU versus Navy? How good is the Aztecs Men's Basketball team? And, what needs to happen for the Chargers to make the playoffs? We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the top local sports stories.
President Obama signs historic legislation that overturns the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. How will the new law affect San Diego's military community? Will openly-gay servicemembers face backlash? How will the military implement the legislation?
The weather outside might have been frightful, but families lined up for photos with Santa and shoppers were weighed down with bags filled at Plaza Bonita Mall this week.
A new study reveals the number of babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome surges on New Year's Day. UCSD researchers suggest there's a link between SIDS deaths and drinking alcohol.