Stories for May 3, 2011
San Diego's teachers of the year share what keeps them excited about education.
San Diego’s libraries and rec centers are on the chopping block in the coming city budget. One councilman believes there’s a way to save them.
A student who took classes at both San Diego City College and San Diego Mesa College was diagnosed with tuberculosis and may have infected fellow pupils and staff at both campuses, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
Al-Qaida can survive without Osama bin Laden, its slain leader. But how dangerous a threat will the terrorist group be without him? Even as al-Qaida prepares retaliatory attacks — and, doubtless, a propaganda campaign that will seek to elevate bin Laden into martyrdom — the group's fear factor, which dogged the West and thrilled some in the Muslim world, may diminish.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed criminal charges today against embattled ex-SEDC officials, the Voice of San Diego reports.
The extraordinary story of China’s 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The first emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife — and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their Emperor for all eternity. Now this once mighty army will be returned to its former glory for the first time.
Author Susan Vreeland’s recent novel "Clara and Mr. Tiffany" (2011) tells the fascinating story of Clara Driscoll, a gifted artist and the creator of leaded-glass Tiffany lamps. In a recent interview, One Book, One San Diego's Linda Salem asked Vreeland about the novel and her own thoughts about writing.
The colossal snow pack in the Sierra is holding up well so far this spring and that’s encouraging news for state water officials.
The drug cartel wars in northern Mexico have been dominating headlines for so long, it seems that's the only thing we hear about Mexico. Now, a new book gives us an intimate look at that nation's rich, wild and creative capitol. We'll speak with Daniel Hernandez, author of "Down and Delirious in Mexico City."
Water restrictions in Oceanside have been lifted, city officials announced today.
After several hours of arm-twisting, the California State Senate has narrowly signed off on new contracts with six labor unions – including the one that represents prison guards.
Dr. Eger has always found ways to use her personal experiences to inspire, educate and help others. She is a prolific author, lecturer, a member of several associations and has appeared on numerous television programs and documentaries. Dr. Eger has a clinical practice in La Jolla, California where she uses her past as a powerful analogy to inspire people to reach their potential and shape their destinies.
Jackie Gmach is the community outreach coordinator for San Diego State University's Initiative for Moral Courage (IMC). The new interdisciplinary think-tank focuses on the critical study, promotion and recognition of moral courage through a mentoring project that brings together academics, world leaders and students.
Learn how the local Muslim community and people who lost loved ones in 9/11 are reacting to the news that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has been killed. Plus, find out what the local military community thinks about the news. And, hear how bin Laden's death could impact terrorist networks around the world.
What's the best way to teach children about today's environmental challenges? What are some of the creative things schools are doing around the country to teach kids about sustainable living practices? We speak to the Creative Director for the Center for Ecoliteracy about some of the innovative programs they are working on with schools across the nation.
Consumer groups say the three new appointments to the California Public Utilities Commission could signal tighter regulation of the energy companies.