Stories for October 22, 2010
The latest campaign contribution disclosures reveal hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to pass Proposition A, a measure to ban union-only bids on county public works projects.
On the surface, San Diego County’s jobs picture seemed virtually unchanged in September. The unemployment rate held steady at 10.6 percent. There were 100 fewer non-farm jobs in the county, and 200 additional agricultural workers.
The city’s winter homeless shelter will likely stay in downtown San Diego this year. The city council gave initial approval Friday to a site just steps from City Hall.
The body of Diana Gonzalez was discovered last week in a campus bathroom at San Diego City College. Gonzalez had been a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her estranged husband. Authorities now believe that he killed her. KPBS investigative reporter Amita Sharma explains why some say Gonzalez was failed by the justice system.
In his first journey, Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most famous fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale - but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend.
"We Shall Remain" is a groundbreaking mini-series that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. In this episode, Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and his brother, the prophet Tenskwatawa, organized an ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement. This is a story of strength, pride and pronounced courage.
At the Tucson Convention Center, crowds brave the 104-degree heat to bring in some cool objects, including a rare collection of 1956 Olympics memorabilia saved by the owner’s father, trainer for the gold medal-winning American basketball team that included Bill Russell; a striking collection of World War II American propaganda posters; and a trio of paintings by acclaimed 20th-century French “outsider” artist Gaston Chaissac, given an auction estimate of $50,000-$100,000.
This documentary is about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the select group of parking lot attendants that inhabit its microcosm. The attendants are a uniquely varied group of men comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students, philosophers, intellectuals, musicians, artists, and marginal-type characters.
According to voiceofsandiego.org, the secret plan to remove CCDC's redevelopment cap had been in the works for months. We discuss the backstory behind the deal that could open the doors for a new Chargers stadium downtown. And, we analyze why Mayor Jerry Sanders and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher orchestrated the plan.
The population of San Diego's backcountry is expected to grow by 200,000 people in the next 40 years. How should the Board of Supervisors plan for future development in San Diego County? And, how should the plan balance the need for more housing with the desire to preserve the county's pristine backcountry?
Over the last month, the San Diego City Council has delayed its decision on where to locate the winter homeless shelter three different times. Why is it taking so long for the council to decide on where to locate the 220-bed shelter? And, how are the councilmembers' various political ties affecting their votes on this issue?
Yes there can be too much of a good thing. San Diego has three film festivals this weekend: San Diego Asian, San Diego Italian, and Spike and Mike's Next Generation. Tonight the San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off two weeks of Italian delights with an encore of "Il Divo" (October 22 at 7:30pm at the Museum of Photographic Arts) that I will be introducing.