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Stories for May 3, 2010

SD City Council Calls For Repeal Of Arizona's Immigration Law

May 3
City News Service

The San Diego City Council voted 7-1 today to adopt a resolution calling for the repeal of Arizona's recently passed law targeting illegal immigrants.

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Schwarzenegger Withdraws Support For Offshore Drilling

May 3
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

In a sharp about-face, Governor Schwarzenegger has withdrawn his support for a controversial proposal for new oil drilling off the Santa Barbara County coast.

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UCSD Researchers Outline Plan To Limit Global Warming

May 3
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

UC San Diego climate researchers have outlined three steps countries should take in order to avoid the global warming threshold. The threshold is a point beyond which many scientists believe climate change will present unmanageable negative consequences for society.

High Court Declines Boy Scouts Lease Case

May 3
By Amita Sharma

The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand a lower court's finding that the Boy Scouts cannot lease city-owned parkland in Balboa Park because it is a religious organization.

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Wal-Mart To Pay $27.6 Million To Settle Dumping Claims

May 3
City News Service

Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle allegations that employees at hundreds of the mega-retailer's facilities in San Diego and across the state improperly stored and disposed of hazardous waste, law enforcement authorities announced today.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off

May 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

Republican gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner discuss their qualifications to run California in a statewide debate hosted by the California Report.

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San Diego Arts Round-Up: Dissing SD Popcorn, Golda At The Globe, And A Balboa Park Conservancy?

May 3
By Angela Carone

Culture Lust rounds up some of San Diego's best, most interesting, and most surprising art stories from the weekend so you've got plenty of material for this week's water cooler chatter.

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Candidates Discuss Top Issues In Race For County's Fourth District

May 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Hank Crook

What will decide the race for the Fourth District seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors? We discuss a variety of issues with the candidates running for supervisor in that district.

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Best-Case Scenario For Gulf Spill Still Looks Bleak

May 3
Associated Press

Another week of oil pouring from the seafloor. That is the best-case scenario for the Gulf Coast, where dead sea turtles washed ashore and a massive rust-colored slick continued to swell from an uncontrolled gusher spewing into the water.

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On My Way

May 3
Tom Karlo

My first role at KPBS was as a camera assistant in the documentary film department. There was an overload of projects and a small staff. So when an opportunity to be the cinematographer for a documentary on the Asian Court at the San Diego Museum of Art came up, I convinced (ok, I begged) management to let me be the director of photography.

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The Future

May 3

Today, KPBS is a multi-media powerhouse providing thoughtful, quality programming and local content on radio, TV, and KPBS continues to expand and grow its news division with the goal to be the premier source of local news and analysis.

Local Researchers Learn What Makes Stem Cells Work

May 3
By Tom Fudge

San Diego researchers have learned what makes stem cells different from mature cells. Stem cells are immature cells that can be engineered to be any cell in the body. But it's never been entirely clear why stem cells are different from mature cells.

Blue Shield Jumps On Social Media Bandwagon

May 3
By Kenny Goldberg

Social media is so popular, health insurers are starting to get in on the act. Blue Shield of California has launched an on-line forum that allows members to share their health care experiences.

Escondido Opens $60 Million Police, Fire HQ

May 3
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Escondido has opened a new $60 million building that will serve as the headquarters for its police and fire departments. The decision to build the complex was made before the city’s economy took a dive.

A Closer Look At San Diego's District 8

A Closer Look At San Diego's District 8

May 3
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego’s 8th council district is geographically unique. The district is split in half by the cities of Chula Vista and National City. Seven candidates are running to represent the district on the San Diego City Council. KPBS spoke with three of them in different locations in the district.

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The 2000s

May 3

The new millennium is marked by rapid growth and change in the media landscape during which the station quickly becomes a powerful and trusted news source, especially during times of crisis.

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The 1990s

May 3

In response to the first Gulf War in 1991, KPBS Radio shifts to an all news and information format during the day and creates the call-in show "These Days." To this day, "These Days" remains the signature, locally produced program on radio. In 1995 KPBS opens a state-of-the-art facility on the San Diego State University campus to support the TV and radio operations under one roof.

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The 1980s

May 3

A new transmitter allows KPBS to deliver high quality radio and television programs to a larger San Diego audience. Demand for such programs increases and KPBS delivers with innovative local programs like "Club Date" and "Sing Out" - and debuts national programs like "This Old House," "Nature," "Reading Rainbow" and "the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour."

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The 1970s

May 3

In October of 1970, the station officially changes the call letters to KPBS and lengthens its daily radio broadcast to eighteen hours. That same year, the first program guide is published in 1970 with Gloria Penner as editor. In 1971 KPBS establishes a membership program and holds its first ever pledge drive - more than 1,500 people join.

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The 1960s

May 3

Ken Jones, a San Diego State professor, had the vision to create an educational radio station on campus. Seven years later, President Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act with KPBS General Manager John Witherspoon at his side and spurs the formation of National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service.

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A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen

May 3
By Gloria Penner

It was December 1, 1969 and my younger son was having his third birthday. For both of us, it would be a day of great change. I was stepping back into the media world after a five year hiatus devoted to my role as parent and homemaker. It was a half-time position which worked for my schedule and for the KEBS (now KPBS) budget.

Legislation Would Require CSU Campuses To Cater To Local Student Populations

May 3
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego Assemblyman Marty Block is once again criticizing San Diego State University for changing its admission policy last year. Now he’s proposing a legislative fix.