Stories for April 1, 2011
California saw the worst whooping cough outbreak in more than 60 years in 2010; more than 1,000 people were treated for the disease in San Diego County. KPBS and The Watchdog Institute at SDSU spent months investigating the epidemic and found many of the people getting sick had been previously immunized. Now federal health officials are trying to find out why. The Centers For Disease Control said Monday that while the vaccine is highly effective, immunity may be waning for children ages 8 through 10.
More than 200 cities around California have either put a moratorium on medicinal marijuana dispensaries or banned them outright. This in spite of the fact that California voters voted 15 years ago to approve marijuana for medicinal purposes. San Diego City Council isn't banning them. We'll discuss the regulations adopted for where medicinal marijuana dispensaries can and can't be located.
On the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, PBS will re-broadcast Ken Burns’ entire landmark 1990 series. Burns’ epic documentary brings to life America’s most destructive — and defining — conflict. This is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.
A project to create 25,000 square feet of natural habitat for area wildlife and migratory birds at Mission Bay will begin Monday, SeaWorld San Diego announced today.
To coincide with the meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University, UCSD said it will open a new student-run health clinic in Tijuana. Medical students from both the U.S. and Mexico will be involved.
In this episode, John makes a delicious and hearty pork bolognese, with crisp green beans with hazelnuts on the side. Lucinda uses ground beef to create spicy Thai beef with chiles and basil over coconut rice. Sarah combines ground turkey, cremini mushrooms, fontina cheese and leeks for an extraordinary turkey meatloaf.
As California celebrates Cesar Chavez Day, the state Senate has passed a bill giving farmworkers another path to unionization.
Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France.
Host Kevin O’Connor arrives to find the new clay roof tiles on site as well as the custom windows and doors, which are made of wood and single-glazed to keep a historic look. They meet the strict California energy codes with a combination of tempered glass and Low-E coatings. Roofing contractor John Dybas returns to show Kevin the plan they’ve come up with for the new roof: using the roof tiles from the old house for the perimeter of the new roof only where they can be seen from the street. The rest of the field will be new, manufactured two-pan tile to cut down on costs.
The San Diego City Council wants to have more of a say in next year's budget. Council President Tony Young is proposing budget cuts to the mayor. We discuss why the council is being more proactive in budget negotiations this year. And, we'll talk about the dueling pension reform measures that could appear on the ballot in 2012.
The San Diego City Council adopted regulations this week aimed at limiting where and when local medical marijuana collectives can operate, and ensuring that the shops are operated legally. We discuss the approved regulations, and why some medical marijuana proponents were angered by them.
Governor Jerry Brown's hopes for a special election are fading fast. State Republicans refuse to support Brown's proposal to put tax-extension measures before the voters in June. We discuss whether the tax measures can be placed on the ballot without GOP support. And, we'll talk about what the state budget could look like without additional revenue.