Stories for January 18, 2011
Federal water regulators say the ample rain and snowfall in California this winter will likely let them boost water supplies for farms and cities higher than last year's amounts.
Martin Clunes returns for the fifth season of DOC MARTIN as the brash doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner cause mayhem in a small Cornish community. Doc Martin continues to deal with the strange cases and stranger personalities of Portwenn. He deals with the mysterious illnesses and odd events that plague the town, including a hub-cap stealing intruder on a local farm, a culinary showdown during the town's "Fun Day" and a resident who may be being slowly poisoned by her son.
Doctors at UCSD School of Medicine have teamed up with the California Highway Patrol to help keep older drivers safe behind the wheel.
A sailor aboard a San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer was reported missing at sea today in the Gulf of Oman.
Can humans survive a trip to Mars and back that could take two to three years? This episode of "NOVA scienceNOW" examines all of the perils of this journey, including deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle deterioration, and cosmic radiation. Host Neil deGrasse Tyson checks in with scientists who are developing new ways to keep astronauts alive on such a journey.
T. Jefferson Parker talks about the latest novel in his Charlie Hood series, The Border Lords, a continuing tale of drugs and guns along the U.S.-Mexico Border.
San Diego is moving forward with a plan to provide housing and supportive services to 25 of the region's most chronic homeless individuals. We speak to Father Joe Carroll, from St. Vincent De Paul Village, about the goals of the project and the challenges that local homeless are dealing with nowadays.
One of the many areas of government facing cuts under Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal is the state parks system. The latest round of reductions would mean closures.
The recent shooting in Tucson has drawn attention to mental illness. But data from the National Institute of Mental Health finds violence is not typical for people with severe mental illness.
California Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to eliminate funding for a program his predecessor created last year: the “Welcome Home” program to help new veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. The money at stake in the state budget is about $10 million. But according to veterans’ advocates, the implications for individual veterans and the local economy is much greater.