Stories for September 23, 2010
The local Democratic Party is calling out what it says are unethical actions by the local Republican party. The dispute involves money used to register voters.
Researchers at Scripps Health's Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education received a $660,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an artificial electronic knee, it was announced today.
Since 2003, Carolina Alcoser Ramos has been the coordinator of Latino – Latina Services for the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center.
For more than 60 years, Gracia Molina Enriquez de Pick has been an educator, feminist, mentor of students and community activist for women’s equality, indigenous communities, labor and immigrants’ rights.
More than 3,100 juveniles were picked up by authorities in curfew sweeps during the last fiscal year, according to a new report.
We'll find out where all the chefs are eating during Restaurant Week and what neighborhood festivals are happening this weekend preview.
This year's Carlsbad Music Festival continues to draw young and talented composers and musicians to their alternative classical music festival. Joining us for a performance is the festival's founding ensemble-in-residence, the Calder Quartet. We'll also hear from the winner of this year's composers competition, Kate Moore.
Proposition 23 is asking voters if the state's greenhouse gas emission laws should be suspended until unemployment drops below 5.5 percent for a year. We speak to KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce about the arguments for and against Proposition 23.
How could state government change if voters approve Proposition 25? We speak to KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge about the impact the state legislature's two-thirds vote requirement for passing a budget has had in California. And, we'll also discuss how the role of the political parties could change if a simple majority is all that's needed to pass a budget.
We'll speak to photojournalist Micah Albert about the work he's done on the issues of hunger, displacement, water scarcity, human rights throughout the most under-reported areas of the world. Albert's work will be showcased at the Keller Gallery at Point Loma Nazarene University from September 24 through October 22.
"My hope is that, through readings of The Gangster We Are All Looking For, San Diego itself-- its history, people, and neighborhoods-- becomes a rich point of focus." Read what lê thị diễm thúy, author of the 2011 One Book One San Diego selection, has to say about being chosen, her inspiration in writing, and her love for our very own San Diego public libraries.
A number of provisions of the new federal health reform law take effect today. Consumers will see some major changes.
Major improvements are on the way for San Diego Trolley's Orange and Blue Lines. The overhaul should make the system more efficient and more comfortable for passengers.