Stories for April 19, 2011
The White House has announced a new plan designed to reduce the abuse of prescription pain killers. The misuse of these drugs has become one of the leading causes of non-natural death in San Diego County.
A pair of 2-week old Malayan tiger cubs at the San Diego Zoo opened their eyes over the weekend, but they haven't gotten on their feet yet, a spokesman said today.
A plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama almost collided with a military cargo jet on the runway at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, and had to abort landing, according to the Washington Post.
A project to modernize the campus at Our Lady of Peace Academy will get another look from the City Council today.
As we approach Earth Day 2011, it's time once again to consider how our actions are affecting the environment. And, there's no better way to do that than to evaluate our part in the "Story of Stuff." Author Annie Leonard is here to make her case that overconsumption and toxic manufacturing is hurting people and the world we all live in.
This week, protesters in LA and New York sat peacefully in front of Chinese embassies to protest the detention of prominent artist Ai Weiwei. Ai's work will be on view at MCASD at the end of April. We'll learn more about his work and the experience of a group of San Diegans who traveled to his Beijing studio last fall.
Mexican authorities continue to find bodies in mass graves near the town of San Fernando by the U.S.-Mexico border. While violence along the San Diego-Tijuana region seems to be decreasing, we'll talk about why the story hits close to home.
The University of California is admitting a larger percentage of out-of-state and international students this fall.