Stories for January 6, 2010
The San Diego Unified School District is the only big city school district in California that will not go after the first batch of special federal stimulus grants.
The California Legislature has sent Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger landmark education reforms designed to overhaul the state's worst schools.
State lawmakers have rejected the idea of raising fees on alcoholic beverages to help mitigate some of the effects of alcohol abuse. It's the second time in a year the proposal has died in the Assembly Health Committee.
The VA Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego have begun to share electronic medical records. It's the first step in a larger project that may go nationwide.
A series of five mass H1N1 vaccination events will take place in San Diego County beginning this Friday, according to San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The vaccinations are available to everyone regardless of age. The first clinic is scheduled for this Friday at Qualcomm Stadium.
Elected officials from around San Diego County today announced a statewide signature-gathering effort to qualify a ballot measure seeking to block the state's ability to borrow funds from local municipalities to balance its budget.
Stephen Fry ("Jeeves and Wooster") is back as a small-town lawyer who always stands up for the little guy in the second series of "Kingdom." Set in the heart of the picturesque Market Shipborough in Norfolk countryside, "Kingdom" is a comedic drama series where, like "Ballykissangel," the environment is part of the charm. Peter Kingdom has a large and varied case load — some funny, some sad — and he relies on the law to care for his clients and those around him.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday acknowledged that more pain lies ahead for California as it confronts yet another massive budget deficit, but pledged deep reforms he said are vital to the state's economic future.
What issues should Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger address in his State of the State speech? We speak to KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner about the key issues California faces in 2010. And, after the speech, we talk to San Diego Union-Tribune Political Writer John Marelius to get his reaction to the governor's address.
Uniquely human abilities — to think in symbols; recombine those symbols into infinite meanings; invent a technology to disseminate the message; ponder the past; speculate about the future; imagine the unknown; build cities; compose music — constitute the “human spark.” In this three-part series, host Alan Alda searches for the origin and nature of this spark.
Could you be classical music's next big star? We'll talk with Orchestra Nova San Diego's artistic director Jung-Ho Pak about their new classical music talent competition The Next Star.
As the value of properties plummet, property tax collection drops as well. We'll talk with San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector about the impact to local government when tax revenues fall.
What does 2010 hold for California? We speak to John Myers, from "The California Report," about the top state stories to watch out for this year, and governor's State of the State speech that will be given later this morning.