Stories for January 27, 2011
More than 200 home care providers and recipients of In Home Supportive Services rallied outside the capitol Thursday.
Graffiti vandals in San Diego County could face stiffer penalties if they're caught painting public property. That's because the county now relies on a digital database to prosecute taggers.
The deaths of three members of a Southern California family who touched a downed power line is a tragic reminder that electricity can kill, utility officials said today.
In the final episode, the heir crisis at Downton Abbey takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, rumors fly about Mary’s virtue. Her sister Sybil takes a risk in her secret political life. Anna unearths Bates’ mysterious past and O’Brien and Thomas plot their exit strategy. KPBS will rebroadcast all four episodes from season one starting October 21st through November 11, 2012.
New figures out Thursday show foreclosure rates in some of California’s hardest-hit markets have been falling.
In 1881, 25 men led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely sailed from the harbor of St. John's, Newfoundland. Their destination was Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world's surface that had been described by a British admiral as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism.
Find out who the first black pioneers were as they settled in San Diego in the early and mid-1800s. Learn how one pioneer started the first Gold Rush in the County, another had a laundering clothes business, but probably the most recognized today, are: Margaret and Albert Robinson who built and ran the Robinson Hotel from 1887 to 1815. It is now the Julian Hotel.
A new poll finds two-thirds of Californians favor Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to ask voters for help solving the state’s budget mess.
California's spell of winter warmth is coming to an end after more record highs.
Wal-Mart plans to build about a dozen new stores in San Diego over the next five years, especially if the city repeals an ordinance that requires big box stores to evaluate their effect on small businesses, the company announced today.
Host David Pogue is on a quest to clean up, using new green materials to build and power the devices of the future. Batteries grown from viruses, plastics made of sugar and solar cells that cook up hydrogen are just the beginning of a new generation of clean materials. Pogue investigates the latest developments in bio-based fuels and in harnessing solar energy for our cars, homes, and industry in a program full of the stuff of a sustainable future.
Fred Korematsu was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. This film is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu - one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory.
There are more than 700 prisoners currently on death row in California, but legal challenges have prevented any executions from happening over the last five years. We discuss the current status of the death penalty in California, and hear the latest arguments for and against capital punishment.
A new report from the California WIC Association lists breastfeeding rates at hospitals throughout the state; there is good news and bad for hospitals in our region.