Stories for February 28, 2011
San Diego and Australia were practically separated at birth. Both locales enjoy near-perfect Mediterranean weather all year round, gorgeous seaside views, and an abundance of exciting outdoor activities and cultural offerings. If you recently returned from an Australian vacation and need to get your fix of Aussie fun here at home in San Diego, here’s a one-week walkabout tour itinerary of San Diego that may convince you that you’re back in the Land Down Under.
San Diego is not backing down in its fight to keep redevelopment money coming. The city is battling the state in an effort to maintain the status quo, but it not all City Council members are riding the redevelopment train.
A male who appeared to be in his late teens was found dead from hypothermia in the Pine Valley area over the weekend, authorities said.
With funding for public broadcasting under siege, KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo makes the case for support. He can't do it alone, so read more to learn how you can help.
You'll never look at hummingbirds the same again. The Pentagon is pouring millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, each equipped with video and audio equipment that can record sights and sounds.
San Diego County health officials say they've contacted nearly all of the local passengers that were exposed to measles on a cross-country flight last week. Symptoms could start emerging over the next few days.
The deadline for parents to enroll their kids with pre-existing medical conditions in low-cost health insurance is Tuesday.
Poway teachers will be protected from the budget ax. The Poway Unified School District is one of a few school districts that will not issue layoff notices in March.
Numerous news outlets are reporting that the United States military is repositioning forces near Libya. According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon is not being specific as to exactly what our forces might be preparing for.
San Diego Congressman Darrell Issa has built a staff with close ties to organizations that could benefit from the investigations conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, according to the Watchdog Institute. We speak to Watchdog Institute Executive Director Lorie Hearn about the ties Issa's staff has to billionaires Charles and David Koch, who made their fortunes in the oil and chemical business and are funders of a numerous conservative causes.
There’s nothing like spending a week in Australia. From the gleaming metropolis of Sydney to the rugged outback, the lush rainforests of the Blue Mountains, and the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has something to capture the imagination every traveler. The continent spans more than 2,485 miles and each one is filled with one-of-a-kind adventure and excitement that can only be found in the Land Down Under.
One woman who has first hand experience of injustice and repression in the Middle East is former NPR Journalist Roxana Saberi. Two years ago, the West was riveted by the story of this young women who was arrested, tried and convicted of espionage in Iran. Her experiences in prison and her insights into the struggle for freedom are detailed in her new book "Between Two Worlds."
Hands-on training and free classes are being offered for San Diegans who want jobs in the burgeoning bioenergy field.