Stories for March 24, 2010
In his State of the District address, San Diego Unified School Board President Richard Barrera said the district must secure a parcel tax in November to offset deep budget cuts to education.
San Diego Unified's School Board President Richard Barrera said the district is choosing to go down its own path for academic reform during his State of the District Address on Wednesday.
Medical marijuana dispensaries could be operating legally in San Diego within a few months, now that a San Diego city council committee has passed a draft ordinance to regulate them.
Love, language, guilt, envy, generosity, secrets, lies and sophisticated society are not unique to humans. We share those complex traits with our relatives -- the monkeys. Following along as the babies of two different species are reared, viewers learn how and what monkeys teach their young. Monkeys around the world rely on that knowledge to adapt to the remarkable variety of environments they now call home. Who are the cleverest monkeys? And how much of human experience do they really share?
University of California officials say they are taking action to address recent incidents of racism and intolerance on campus.
More than 150 attorneys are meeting in San Diego to sharpen their legal tools on the eve of a major federal court hearing on whether dozens of Toyota acceleration cases will be consolidated before a single judge.
Despite some very high-profile women candidates in California races this year, political analysts say the number of women running for office is actually in decline. We'll find out what's stopping women from seeking elective office and how many San Diego women are throwing their hats into the ring.
The San Diego State women's basketball team bested No. 3 seeded West Virginia Mountaineers last night 64 to 55. The Aztecs will be the first team in the university's history to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in the 64-team era according to coach Beth Burns. They'll challenge Duke University in Memphis on Saturday.
The murders of San Diego County teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois have ignited concerns over child safety. A training session this week in San Diego will teach young girls how to protect themselves against predators. Joining us on Morning Edition is the 18-year-old founder of a non-profit group called Just Yell Fire.
It's hard to believe that some bumper stickers carry moral caché, but author and philosopher Jack Bowen explores that idea in his new book, "If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers." Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam explains, and also asks KPBS staffers about their moments of sticker shock. Readers, what are your favorite or most reviled bumper stickers?
How will local businesses be affected by the health care reform legislation? We speak to representatives from the small business community, and the head of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce to discuss what impact the legislation will have on local businesses.
YFRIENDz is a YMCA group of 125 San Diego-area kids with parents in prison and the adults who mentor them. The group facilitates visits between the incarcerated parents and their children, and the mentors work to keep the kids themselves out of prison and be positive influences in their lives.