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Stories for June 3, 2010
San Diego city councilwoman Donna Frye says the strong mayor form of government is costing San Diego more money and cutting access to the Mayor.
"Diane Warren: Love Songs" features Grammy-winning and Platinum-selling guest artists Gloria Estefan, Eric Benét and LeAnn Rimes and others performing some of Warren’s biggest hits. There are also special appearances by other superstars such as Celine Dion. "Diane Warren: Love Songs" is also the world premiere of Warren’s new musical project Due Voci (Two Voices) featuring international singing sensations Kelly Levesque and Tyler Hamilton.
The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education began its first round of interviews today in its search for a new superintendent.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger came aboard the USS Midway in San Diego today to announce the creation of Operation Welcome Home, which is meant to help new military veterans re-enter society.
Earl Warren Middle School eighth-grader Alex B.Kahng was eliminated today from the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
A Japanese electric company and UC San Diego are working together to create a smart grid system. The system would store solar energy for local power needs and could one day be used around the world.
Last month, filmmaker Vincenzo Natali came to the KPBS studios to talk about his film "Splice" (opening June 4 in select theaters). I interviewed him in 1997 when his first film "Cube" was opening. You can watch the video feature or read the full interview.
4TROOPS is a new pop vocal group made up of United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their new concert special, filmed aboard the "USS Intrepid," features the group performing standards like “Amazing Grace,” pop hits like “You Raise Me Up” and new gems, including 4TROOPS’ own “For Freedom.”
“First Lady of British Musical Theatre” Elaine Paige performs her greatest hits in celebration of her 40th anniversary in showbiz. Paige also entertains the audience with amusing and enlightening anecdotes from her illustrious career.
Celebrated violinist Joshua Bell and some musical friends, including Sting, Renee Fleming, Regina Spektor, Chris Botti, Nathan Gunn, Jane Monheit, Marvin Hamlisch, Frankie Moreno, Tiempo Libre, Jeremy Denk and Carel Kraayenhof, perform in the intimate Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.
The 2010 census count is expected to wrap up by July. Now the final door-to-door march is on to reach those who haven't been counted.
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit Ocotillo, California at 11:10 a.m., according to the United States Geological Service.
San Diego's city attorney has recommended the mayor seek the state's permission to erect a permanent barrier between seals and the public at Children's Pool in La Jolla.
Are temper tantrums a sign of trouble? Local experts discuss what causes temper tantrums, and when parents should be concerned.
Is your teenager depressed or just moody? How can you tell? Local experts discuss the differences.
What's a border? We'll explore one of the least understood and most debated regions of the country - the border between the U.S. and Mexico - and how an artificial border impacts culture and politics.
Culture Lust joins Dwane Brown and Pamela Davis on the radio to talk about the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's new exhibit "Here Not There: San Diego Art Now" and Sage Francis' upcoming performance at the Belly-Up Tavern in Solana Beach.
There are an awful lot of must-hit events this Culture Lust weekend, among them Sushi's hotly anticipated Red Ball, MCASD’s homegrown new exhibit, and the return of Delta Spirit.
Confirmation this week that a top al-Qaida official had been killed and the U.S. military's investigation into the deaths of 23 Afghan civilians in February bring into relief the most basic question for U.S. policymakers: Do drone attacks work?
Wine, cheese, chocolate and surf. A perfect weekend in San Diego. Here to tell us all about it is Barbarella from the San Diego Reader.
Last week, Roxana Velásquez was named the new executive director at the San Diego Museum of Art. She is the first woman to hold the post in the institution's 84-year history. Velásquez joins us by phone to talk about her future with the museum.
The San Diego County Grand Jury finds there is a lot of fraud, waste and abuse in the San Diego Unified School District. The panel found some school officials are raiding the coffers of Associated Student Body groups at their campuses.
“Splice” (opening June 4 in select theaters) is a thinking person's horror film. This new movie from producer Guillermo Del Toro is more for fans of the old Universal horror films than of the recent spate of gorefests.