Stories for May 18, 2010
An estimated 4.5-magnitude earthquake near the California-Mexico border has shaken a wide area of Southern California including San Diego.
The San Diego Port Commission and Chula Vista City Council have approved a Master Plan that would transform 550 acres of bay front land in the South Bay. Chula Vista City Hall was packed for the public hearing, which represented the culmination of years of negotiation and compromise.
"Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think," a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.
Abused and neglected children in San Diego County and the state will have to wait longer before they are removed from their homes under Governor Schwarzenegger's budget proposal.
In the seventh installment of his "Adventures With Purpose" series of travel specials, renowned adventurer Richard Bangs embarks on a great odyssey through Greece to discover the meaning and relevance of Greek mythology today. Richard begins his time-travels in Athens, and then heads to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. He visits the island of Ithaca, the site of the mystical oracles at Delphi, and finishes his journey at the home of the gods, Mt. Olympus.
The city is seeking a master permit from various regulatory agencies to begin clearing storm channels throughout San Diego in an effort to prevent flooding, Mayor Jerry Sanders announced today.
Parents in the Poway Unified School District have to dig deeper into their pockets if they want to keep school buses on the road next school year.
The man who admitting raping and murdering North County teenagers Amber Dubois and Chelsea King began serving his lifelong prison term today.
A new study reveals one out of three patients who are hospitalized in California are readmitted within a year. Researchers at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development say the phenomenon costs billions of dollars a year.
Public safety agencies from throughout San Diego County took part today in a mock dirty bomb response drill in San Marcos in conjunction with the statewide "Golden Guardian" terrorism readiness exercise.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors directed staff today to seek funding for a county-operated system to notify residents when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood.
San Diego County authorities say 11 children have been injured in a school bus crash on the Campo Indian reservation. State fire spokesman Mike Mohler says the bus hit a light pole at around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.
On this Film Club of the Air, we'll preview the summer movie season, and our critics will weigh in on an independent film about Iran's underground music scene and George Romero's latest zombie-filled critique of US society.
Over the past several days, we've brought you stories about drinking water contaminated with nitrates. They're byproducts of fertilizer, dairies, and septic tanks, and they affect wells serving millions of Californians. In the final installment of our series, we learn about some of the challenges facing cities and towns trying to clean up the problem.
Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder of the brain that affects 1 in 10,000 people. We speak to local experts about the devastating disease and the impact it has on people and families.
Should San Diego County supervisors be limited to two four-years terms in office? We discuss the arguments for and against Proposition B, which would impose term limits on the supervisors.
President Obama's "drug czar" comes to San Diego Tuesday. Joining us on Morning Edition is National Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske.
San Diego County is proposing to eliminate 600 jobs and cut programs in social services despite having $1 billion in reserves. Almost half the reserves can be spent at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors.
Volcanic ash permitting, I fly to Paris this week to perform my new live score for Josephine Baker's 1927 silent feature debut "Siren of the Tropics."
The San Diego City Council met Tuesday afternoon to vote on a proposal for the revitalization of the Hazard Center. The final decision could have a major impact on some local film festivals.