Stories for November 23, 2010
The refusal of a San Diego passenger to submit to an airport body search has added the expression “Don’t touch my junk” to our lexicon, and it’s also raised questions about protecting the constitutional rights of people who fly.
Incoming San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf named Mayor Jerry Sanders' top governmental affairs aide as her chief of staff today.
High-Tech travel options now allow Lindbergh Field passengers to avoid long lines, and go green. Here is how five airlines use Mobile check-in to save trees and travelers' time.
"Forever Plaid," one of Off-Broadway’s most popular and critically acclaimed musicals returned for only one night, not to the stage, but to the big screen! NCM Fathom and Forever Plaid Productions partnered to present a hilarious and irresistible event featuring a live red carpet appearance and introduction by the original cast with special celebrity guests followed by a pre-taped 20th Anniversary performance of the musical, "Forever Plaid," starring members of the original Off-Broadway cast.
An Escondido financial planner who raided trusts created for his clients was ordered today to repay $1.1 million and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
UCSD professor emeritus was famous for "Blowback" book foreseeing Sept. 11 attacks.
The makeup of the California Reapportionment Commission is now under way, but like most political issues in California, it's already turned controversial.
A federal judge approved an agreement that will allow police, under certain conditions, to resume ticketing of homeless people who are illegally sleeping on downtown San Diego streets, it was announced Monday.
No-contract, affordable smart phones offer an option for to low- and moderate-income shoppers.
For several years, San Diego had the reputation as the county with the lowest Food Stamp participation rate of any major urban area in the nation. But eighteen months ago, the County Supervisors resolved to do something to get food stamp participation up, and their efforts appear to be bearing fruit.
Many economists are hoping for signs this Holiday season that Americans are ready to start spending again. But one local retail expert says it may be too soon to expect a big boost in spending, even though stores will be cutting prices drastically.
How does a person go from being a child soldier in the Congo to a decorated U.S. Marine? We speak to Tchicaya Missamou about his new book "In the Shadow of Freedom, A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation."
Senior Metro Reporter Alison St. John joins us for an update on food stamp participation in San Diego. And, the chairman of the San Diego Food Bank joins us to talk about the needs of low-income San Diegans during the holiday season.
While retailers are crossing their fingers hoping for a boost in sales this Holiday season, economists are trying to figure out if the great recession will have a lasting impact on spending in America. Joining me to talk about the recession's impact is my guest, KPBS reporter Kyla Calvert.
On Fridays, Morning Edition listeners take a short break from the day's news to hear a snippet of an extraordinary personal story. Some interviews warming the heart, some are deeply sad and some are just plain funny. These tales from Storycorp have become a weekly example of how exceptional so many of our life stories really are. In that spirit, Storycorp is once again asking people to preserve their family stories by taking part in a National Day of Listening, the day after Thanksgiving.
Job prospects are bleak in California for veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.