Stories for March 2, 2010
Federal law enforcement agencies are now investigating a series of racially-charged incidents at UC San Diego. The most recent involves the discovery of a Ku Klux Klan-like hood on campus.
Investigators today found what they believe to be the body of Poway teenager Chelsea King near the south end of Lake Hodges.
Teenagers under 18 who want to party late on weekends will no longer be able to head for unincorporated areas to avoid 10 p.m. curfew laws.
The San Diego Unified School Board unanimously voted to approve a new labor contract with teachers today. The deal includes five furlough days next year, but protects support staff and maintains class sizes.
A Ku Klux Klan-like hood was found on the statue of Theodore Geisel at UC San Diego's library yesterday. This is another racially charged incident that has surfaced at UCSD since the so-called Compton Cookout party a few weeks ago.
The five-piece New Orleans funk bank Galactic has a new CD called "Ya-ka-may" that captures the music of New Orleans. They collaborated with legendary Crescent City musicians like Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint, as well as new ones, like Bounce artists Big Freedia and Cheeky Black. We'll talk about the new album with members of the band Galactic.
How can society do a better job protecting women from sexual violence? We talk to violence prevention educators about basic risk reduction techniques, and why the role of the bystander is so important in preventing rape.
The California Assembly has a new speaker and he vows this will be the year of reform. We're joined by non-partisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Where do stem cells come from? And, what can they be used for? We speak to the co-author of the new book, Stem Cells For Dummies.
Two San Diego stories top this Legal Update. A judge has ruled on the city of San Diego's strict campaign finance rules. And the San Diego City Council has tweaked the teen curfew ordinance to make it comply with a recent ruling. And then we'll hear about the arguments made before the US Supreme Court regarding a federal law that pits first amendment rights against the war on terrorism.
A registered sex offender jailed on suspicion of rape and murder in connection with the disappearance of Poway High senior Chelsea King has been linked to an attack on a jogger in the same northern San Diego park where Chelsea's car was found, a police captain said in remarks reported today.
Lots of mentally ill people end up on the streets of San Diego. And many of them eventually end up in jail. The cycle of arrest, incarceration and release is something that advocates for the mentally ill want to stop. And now, San Diego Superior Court has begun a project aimed at diverting people from jail to treatment. It's called behavioral health court.
The San Diego County Medical Society says at least six doctors in San Diego County stopped taking new medicare patients Monday. That's s because Medicare rates were cut 21-percent.
San Diego County officials say a vote today to increase unclassified employee salaries by 2 percent will not give managers and executives a pay raise.