Stories for March 15, 2010
San Diego residents will soon see more sidewalk repairs, new storm drains and other public works projects. The city council has approved a list of upgrades worth more than $100 million.
National Geographic Magazine is known for its eye-opening and evocative images. With flair, action and behind-the-scenes footage, this special counts down the “best of the best” from the magazine that has won dozens of national magazine awards for photography. Editor in chief Chris Johns takes a list of hundreds of exceptional photos and whittles it down to just 10. The program tells the stories behind those photographs and includes interviews with the dedicated, adventurous photographers who get the one-in-a-million shot that makes it into the magazine.
Ditch downtown's deluge of green beer this Wednesday and head to D.G. Wills in La Jolla, who's celebrating its 31st Annual St. Patrick's Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose. Culture Lust Contributor Meredith Hattam chatted with proprietor Dennis Wills about the event, its most memorable guests, and James Joyce's NSFW letters of longing.
Hundreds of San Diego County teachers and school workers will receive notices this week that their jobs could be in jeopardy. March 15 is the contractual deadline for public school districts to tell their employees they may out of a job by summer.
Toyota today cast doubt on last week's story about a Pruis speeding out of control in San Diego county.
San Diego Opera's 45th International Season continues with Romeo and Juliet, the third opera of the season which opened on Saturday, March 13, 2010. A masterpiece of grand French opera, Romeo and Juliet has not been seen in San Diego since 1998. Husband and wife duo Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez play the title roles, and join us in studio and for a rare treat - they'll sing!
San Diego State basketball teams are headed to the Big Dance. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
In the 80 years between the beginning of the Mexican War and the passage of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924, the American West was changing. Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1924, organized by the National Portrait Gallery, chronicles those changes through photographs of the men and women who transformed the region's nature and identity.
San Diego's schools are bracing for more budget cuts. We'll find out just how bad it may get as school districts begin planning for the next academic year.
San Diego-based PETCO announced today the launch of a pet food bank program to assist financially strapped pet owners struggling to feed their animals.
The federal government said Monday it cannot explain a reported incident of sudden, high-speed acceleration in a Toyota Prius on a San Diego freeway and acknowledged it may not be able to solve the mystery of what happened to the hybrid.
Kristy Stumpf, the HR director for a software firm, works from home two days a week — and greets her daughters at the bus stop after school. It's not just parents pushing for flexible work hours these days; millennials and aging boomers are also helping persuade employers to rethink what it means to be on the clock.
The Coronado-based Naval Special Warfare Recruiting Directorate was reported today to be heavily recruiting high school and college-level water polo players to be Navy SEALs.
Psychologists use the word "hoarder" to describe people who compulsively collect stuff they are unable to throw away. Hoarders become community problems when the piles of junk collect outside their homes, or when their homes become unsanitary and attract vermin. One hoarder, named Jack, lives in Oceanside.
A new study from UCSD finds a 2007 marketing campaign for Camel cigarettes was effective in encouraging teenage girls to smoke. The ads apparently violated a tobacco industry agreement that prohibited companies from targeting kids.
A local assemblywoman is looking for support for legislation to stop people from wearing unloaded guns openly in California. The proposed bill will get its first hearing later this month.