Stories for March 31, 2011
The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health says Little League baseball uniforms may be hazardous to children. The non-profit group has found high levels of lead in baseball belts sold at some major retailers in California.
Visitors from industrialized countries are allowed to stay three months--and often significantly longer--in the U.S. under the Visa Waiver program. But San Diego officials are changing the custom.
Former President Bill Clinton will speak Friday at the opening ceremony of the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting at UC-San Diego. The three-day program is meant to bring together students to create change.
Is the situation in Iraq becoming increasingly unstable as the time for American withdrawal approaches? And, what are U.S. officials doing to reach out to Iraqis here and abroad? We talk to representatives from the Department of State who are visiting San Diego, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, and to the Director of Strategic Effects for United States Forces in Iraq.
Last year, the San Diego Padres surprised Major League Baseball by posting 90 wins and finishing just two games back in the National League West behind the World Champion San Francisco Giants. But, today at 1:15 p.m. all that will be behind them as the Friars lace up their cleats and take the field in St. Louis to embark on a new season.
The political landscape in America is very polarized nowadays. Many people identify themselves as "Conservative" or "Liberal," and are willing to defend their beliefs vigorously. The political debates tend to focus more on the areas of disagreement, rather than the issues people agree on. Now, a new blog has popped up that attempts to combine the political beliefs of Libertarians, who support free markets and property rights, with the ideals of "bleeding heart" Liberals. We speak to the creator of "Bleeding Heart Libertarians" about the motivation behind his blog, and what he hopes people will take away from it.
Where does San Diego rank among California's healthiest counties? KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg breaks down recent report analyzing the health of communities across the nation.
San Diego Gas and Electric has concluded more than a year of stakeholder meetings on whether the company can turn off power in the backcountry when the wildfire risk is high.
Pension reform has long been the conservatives’ rallying cry in San Diego. The problem was how to go about it. Now a deal is in the works.
California tax officials say gas consumption inched up a bit late last year. That happened when prices were nearly $1 a gallon lower.
With films like “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor,” filmmaker Tom McCarthy has revealed a knack for making films about real people. Now he looks to a high school wrestling coach for his latest film “Win Win" (opening March 31 at AMC La Jolla, Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas, and UltraStar Flower Hill). Check back tomorrow for a video of my interviews.