Stories for September 20, 2010
At the end of the year San Diego’s most independent-minded politician will be termed out of office. But San Diego city councilwoman Donna Frye gets one more swing of the bat before she is ousted from city hall. This comes on November 2nd when city residents vote on Proposition D, the half-cent sales tax increase that’s tied to financial reform.
"Irish Escape" revisits the story of what has been called the most outrageous escape story in the history of the high seas. In 1876, after eight years of incarceration at Fremantle Prison in Western Australia, six Irish political prisoners escaped on board the American whaler Catalpa. Under the pretext of a whaling voyage, the "Catalpa" and its unassuming captain, George Smith Anthony, had sailed from New Bedford to liberate the prisoners. This program explores the swashbuckling details of the dramatic rescue through re-enactments.
In "Orozco: Man Of Fire," directors Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores create a visually arresting and whimsical documentary portrait of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), whose dramatic life, iconoclastic personality and dynamic painting changed the way we see art and politics. Shot in widescreen High Definition video on location in Mexico and the United States. Narrated by Anjelica Huston, with award winning Mexican actor Damián Alcázar as the voice of Orozco.
San Diego-based biotech firm Trius Therapeutics will team with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to scour the ocean depths for treatments for biological warfare weapons, it was announced today.
A record 2,600 transfer students will join 3,950 incoming freshmen when the fall session opens at UC San Diego on Thursday, it was announced today.
Families of the missing fretted. Deputies fanned out across the high desert on horses and in helicopters. Neighbors marveled at the commotion of patrol cars and satellite trucks that appeared suddenly in their quiet streets.
Most Americans are aware of the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but how many of us truly understand its history and the challenges to resolving the conflict in a peaceful, equitable way? We will spend an hour speaking to local advocates on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and taking your calls.
The San Diego Chargers won convincingly Sunday afternoon at the Q, but many fans didn't get to see it live.
New research from UCSD suggests childhood obesity may be linked to a common viral infection. The study offers support for an idea that's been gaining traction in the scientific community.
Disabled veterans will be biking, surfing and kayaking in San Diego this week as the VA hosts its annual adaptive sports clinic.
A nationwide series of protests against child prostitution will kick off this week in Sacramento and in San Diego. San Diego is considered a top destination for sexual predators.
There are close to 90 documented gangs in the city of San Diego. More than half of those gangs are in the mid-city and south eastern communities. In the first part of an ongoing KPBS series called San Diego Gang Stories, we focus on how police and residents in these neighborhoods are conducting curfew sweeps to save young lives.