Stories for February 16, 2010
San Diego State University and a handful of local partners are creating an education program for people going into biotechnology. They're getting started, thanks to a $4.95 million grant from the department of labor.
Authorities sought today to locate a North County couple and their two young children, who went missing nearly two weeks ago. Friends, relatives and business associates of Bonsall residents Joseph and Summer McStay and their children, 4-year-old Gianni and 3-year-old Joseph Jr., have not seen them since Feb. 4, according to sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos.
Patients who are covered by Anthem Blue Cross may have trouble finding a physical or occupational therapist who will accept their insurance. A growing number of therapists are rejecting new contracts with Anthem that pay them half of their normal rate.
The California Department of Fish and Game has joined other groups in trying to find out what's killing brown pelicans along the state coastline. SeaWorld is caring for injured pelicans from San Diego County beaches.
U.S. travelers who cross south into Baja California at land border crossings will not be required to show a U.S. passport. Mexico's new passport laws will not apply to Baja California's land border crossings.
San Diego’s Registrar of Voters is working to make voting more efficient.
The San Diego Zoo got a big gift for Valentine's Day - a baby elephant. The zoo's Wild Animal Park says the African elephant calf was born around 2 a.m. Sunday.
The drama over Governor Schwarzenegger's choice for lieutenant governor continues at the state capitol. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Camp Pendleton Marines are part of NATO's biggest offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001. Los Angeles Times reporter Tony Perry, embedded with the local Marines in southern Afghanistan, says strict new rules of engagement are forcing them to hold their fire.
Bach Collegium San Diego will perform excerpts from Bach's Motets in our studio.
What should the future of downtown San Diego be? Three people with different perspectives talk about their vision for downtown.
How are U.S. and Afghan forces faring in their assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marja? We speak to Los Angeles Times reporter Tony Perry live from Afghanistan.
UCLA researchers say more Latino students are moving away from home to attend college. Experts say the trend goes against longtime cultural norms.