Stories for June 2, 2011
While the national effort to grant citizenship to undocumented college students has failed, the California State Assembly has passed a bill that would make financial aid available to them.
Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to San Diego on May 27 may have been exposed to measles, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced today.
No balanced budget, no paycheck. That was the message from State Controller John Chiang to California lawmakers. The Controller said he’ll permanently withhold legislators’ salaries and per diem starting June 16th if they haven’t approved a balanced budget by then.
Some trends are already clear in what San Diego County’s redistricting committee must do to redraw supervisors' district lines.
Five San Diego hospitals were hit with tens of thousands of dollars in fines for medical mistakes. Three of those incidents resulted in patient deaths.
Federal officials are preparing to mobilize against San Diego's population of wild pigs, which they see as a threat to public health and the area's fragile ecosystem.
The deaths of a woman and her two children and a man whose body was found under a freeway bridge near San Diego are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide, officials said.
The media spotlight has been focused on the San Diego Police Department in recent weeks due to a dozen reports of officer misconduct since October. We speak to KPBS Metro Reporter Katie Orr about the number of officer misconduct complaints SDPD receives each year. And, we speak to the department's first chief psychologist about what SDPD can do to reduce officer misconduct.
San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez has been a Latino and gay activist for more than 40 years. He is a national board member of the Harvey Milk Foundation and chairman of the International Court Council, one of the oldest and largest predominantly gay organizations in the world with chapters in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Murray Ramirez is also serving a four year term on the board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Delores A. Jacobs, Ph. D., is the chief executive officer of the San Diego LGBT Community Center, one of the oldest, largest LGBT community centers in the country. Dr. Jacobs is a trained psychologist who has devoted considerable time and talent to training and education efforts in the public health and non-profit sectors. Dr. Jacobs participates in the San Diego LGBT Leadership Council, the Advisory Board for the University of San Diego’s Non-Profit Leadership and Management Program, and the county of San Diego’s HIV Planning Council.
Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" (opening June 10 in San Diego) won the Palm D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last month. It's his first film in 6 years. I wil be hosting screenings of Malick's "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven" on Saturday beginning at 4:30 pm at the Reading Gaslamp Theaters. Here's a quick look back at Malick's career.