Stories for September 15, 2010
This program presents a workout to help viewers get their brains in better shape. "The Brain Fitness Program" is based on neuro-plasticity, the ability of the brain to change and adapt - even rewire itself. In the past two years, a team of scientists has developed computer-based stimulus sets that drive beneficial chemical, physical and functional changes in the brain. Dr. Michael Merzenich of the University of California San Francisco and his colleagues around the world have been leading this effort; he brings the research findings, along with a scientifically based set of brain exercises, to PBS viewers in this innovative and life-altering program.
Fans accustomed to watching Chargers home games on local TV will have to find something else to do Sunday afternoon - and perhaps several other Sundays this fall.
Using a helicopter-mounted camera, "Visions Of Italy: Northern Style" offers the ultimate vacation postcard of destination Italy. The sights and scenes immortalized in literature, movies, and art for centuries, seen as never before. Stunning aerial footage and evocative Italian music from Luciano Pavarotti to Dean Martin showcase unprecedented views of Siena, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Lake Como, the Alps and more.
Budgets are tight throughout California and local governments are fighting to prevent the state from taking their money. Now the fight is heating up over Proposition 22.
If a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot doesn't pass, public safety budgets in San Diego would be cut by about $23 million, the city's chief operating officer told a City Council committee today.
A UCSD professor says monitoring people with lots of friends may be the best way to control flu outbreaks.
Residents near San Diego International Airport were cautioned today they may hear noises or feel vibrations as piledriving begins this week for the foundation of the expansion of Terminal 2.
What do the Padres need to do to hold their slim lead in the National League West? What did we learn from the Chargers season-opening loss to Kansas City? And, will the Aztecs football team surprise people this season? We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about this week's top local sports stories.
200 years ago a band of rebels in Mexico began what became a very long and brutal struggle for independence from Spain. We'll talk about some of the history, the famous figures, the legends and the traditions that have grown up around the celebration of Mexican Independence. And how relations between the US and Mexico have evolved into the present day.
The original musical "Off The Hook" examines the harsh realities of life in California's prisons. It also features 15 cast members who have all been incarcerated for various lengths of time. We'll hear from the author and two cast members who'll perform a scene from the play.
The U.S. Border Patrol credited Tijuana's police chief earlier this week with helping cut border crime in half. What the Border Patrol meant was that assaults on U.S. agents working along the border in San Diego have dropped during the last year.
A new report shows San Diego County seniors have to earn twice as much as the federal poverty level to make ends meet.