Stories for October 20, 2010
A plan for how to manage growth over the next 40 years in San Diego’s unincorporated areas attracted passionate supporters and opponents at a public hearing yesterday. The Board of Supervisors is considering several different land use maps that will affect property values, roads and future development.
A San Diego newborn baby has died from whooping cough. The child was the 10th infant to die from the disease this year in California. This is now the worst whooping cough epidemic in 60 years.
This year’s California ballot initiatives have raised more than 120 million dollars combined. But there’s not much correlation between campaign donations and success on Election Day.
Federal investigators were mistaken when they claimed that a Coast Guard crew member sent text messages just before his boat collided with another vessel and killed an 8-year-old boy before a holiday boat parade in San Diego Bay.
Through interviews with current and former employees and executives, government regulators and safety experts, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith joins with the investigative non-profit ProPublica to examine the trail that led to the disaster in the Gulf. From BP’s vast oil fields in Alaska to its refineries in Texas and its trading rooms in New York and London, the film raises new questions about whether BP’s corporate culture will finally be forced to change.
With special access to the site of the San José, Chile, mine, the mining engineers and the miners’ families, NOVA chronicles the miners’ 69-day ordeal and the work of a global team of engineers who struggled tirelessly around the clock in a desperate bid to bring the trapped miners safely to the surface.
What are the most important education-related races and issues on the November ballot? We speak to KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis about the taxes measures, the school board races, and the candidates who are running to replace outgoing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell.