Stories for September 13, 2010
Some 850 Health care clinics around California have gone almost a month without Medi-Cal reimbursements because state lawmakers have not passed a budget. Now, a key loan that kept dozens of clinics operating is tapped out.
State regulators have ordered Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to review thousands of miles of gas pipeline around the state. The request comes in the wake of a gas line explosion that killed at least four people and injured dozens more last Thursday in San Bruno, South of San Francisco.
The county of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency today launched an $8.4 million campaign to encourage residents to seek treatment for mental illness.
San Diego County schools got their state and federal report cards today. Schools are making progress based on the state's standards. However, they're missing the mark under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Thousands of bats, three home run records and one "curse" have been broken since Ken Burns last explored the history of America's national pastime with his landmark 1994 PBS series "Baseball." Now, Burns and co-director Lynn Novick update the series with "The Tenth Inning." Beginning with a crippling strike that alienated millions of fans and brought the game to the brink, this new film tells the tumultuous story of our national pastime up to the present.
As part of KPBS’ 50th anniversary, the newly established Hall of Fame serves to honor the extraordinary individuals and families while providing inspiration for the future generations. These charter inductees are very diverse in their contributions and accomplishments, but they share one common characteristic: the vision and dedication to help KPBS grow and thrive in the San Diego community for future generations.
What's being done to reduce the number of gangs in our community? We'll discuss the gang problem, and the local efforts to educate the youth and their parents about the dangers associated with gangs. We'll also talk about some of the successful gang prevention programs that are available in San Diego.
Why are Calexico cops being asked to help clean the police station bathroom? And, why are leaders in Brawley hoping to turn two new housing developments into redevelopment zones? We speak to the editor of the Imperial Valley Press about the hot topics in that community.
U.S. federal officials say drug groups who recruit San Diego teenagers to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border have expanded their recruiting operations.
Medical marijuana dispensaries could soon be more tightly regulated in the city of San Diego. New rules being considered by the city council Monday could change that.