Stories for February 17, 2011
One year after racial strife at UC San Diego made national headlines, administrators today touted progress in improving the campus climate, but students said racial incidents continue to occur.
A state Assemblyman has introduced a bill to add a one-cent per ounce tax to sodas.
Under a new bill introduced by Sen. Christine Kehoe, Caltrans would have to improve mass transit systems in coastal communities before widening freeways.
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren explore an impressive extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks. Highlights include: an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
Two suspected drug dealers were behind bars today after authorities found hundreds of bales of marijuana and other illegal narcotics at an Imperial Beach home.
Larger than life, ex-convict Petey Greene burst onto the airwaves in the 1960s with raw and uncensored radio and TV shows on racism, poverty, sexuality and drug abuse, awakening Washington, D.C.’s African American community to the power of “telling it like it is.” "Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene" chronicles the life and times of America’s first shock jock, a man who spoke the truth to people in power and influenced a new generation of broadcast personalities.
U.S. general says Marines under his command will train and prepare for the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" before returning home from Afghanistan.
Children and staff at a North Park preschool may have been exposed to tuberculosis, health officials said Thursday.
A community meeting is scheduled for this evening in Chula Vista to discuss safety issues after concerns about a serial groper in the area.
London is quintessentially English, yet cosmopolitan. In this episode, we check out the new - the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court, and admire the old - well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo. After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, we do some riverside beach-combing. Strolling the trendy South Bank of the Thames takes us from the Tate Modern to the dizzying London Eye.
New restaurants around town and new activities: from daily art assignments to dodgeball. Get ready to have your tastebuds tickled and your interest piqued in today's edition of the weekend preview.
What's the gang world like in America's Finest City? For several months, KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has been compiling a series of reports that she calls San Diego Gang Stories. It explains local gangs through the eyes of the people who come in contact with them. For the next hour, we'll bring you a special report that incorporates this series of Gang Stories.
The Selective Service System, which relies on civilian volunteers in the event of a national emergency, is reaching out to young undocumented men. Immigrant advocates are questioning the new directive.
The Tony Award-winning team behind "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" bring their latest project, a musical based on the film "Little Miss Sunshine", to the La Jolla Playhouse. We'll talk with playwright and director James Lapine and two of the actors, including the young actress playing Olive.