Stories for May 25, 2010
Two moderate, offshore earthquakes rattled San Diego and Baja California Tuesday night. The first, a magnitude 3.6, struck four miles west of Coronado at 8:52 p.m. The second earthquake struck 34 miles offshore from Rosarito Beach, Baja California five minutes later and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3.
Baja California restaurateurs hope stimulating San Diegans' taste buds will stimulate tourism in Baja California. Dozens of Baja restaurants will offer a free tasting in San Diego this Saturday.
Photographer David Fokos has mastered a lost art in today's society: focusing. And I don't mean in the technical sense. His spare, black-and-white landscapes are the product of meticulous craft and a conscious erasure of all distractions. You can see his work now at the Ordover Gallery in Solana Beach in an exhibit titled "Haiku: Photographic Meditations."
As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick Steves takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture.
Ten small high schools in San Diego are not producing the academic results that district officials anticipated. Now the school board wants to know why.
Leaders of the four San Diego cities along Highway 78 in North County plan a more coordinated approach their gang problems.
On Memorial Day weekend, PBS will unite the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. The multi award-winning "National Memorial Day Concert," featuring an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for this country. Offering viewers a time to remember, to heal and bring the country together, the event has become the nation's memorial service.
Standby poll workers are still needed in some neighborhoods for the June 8 primary election, especially those who speak Spanish, Filipino and Vietnamese, San Diego County's registrar of voters said.
Legal technicalities have left the city of San Diego temporarily without campaign finance limits. Also on this Legal Update, we'll talk about a new lawsuit aimed at changing the way California funds education.
Democrats in the state Senate are countering the governor's proposed budget cuts with a plan to raise taxes by nearly$5 billion. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
The only community college in San Diego's South Bay has unveiled plans for the largest development project since the college was built 50-years ago. Construction is underway despite the college's recent accreditation problems.
The number of women infected with HIV has risen worldwide. In the hardest hit region, Sub-Saharan Africa, six out of ten adults living with the virus are women. Researchers are gathering in Pittsburgh this week to discuss novel methods of preventing women from becoming infected. The products are called microbicides.