Stories for May 24, 2011
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, and San Diego City Councilman Tony Young announced today they will host a seven-month "listening tour" geared toward improving public education in the region.
How should the county's health services and public safety officials prepare for the impact of climate change? We speak to Paula Murray, with the County of San Diego's Division of Public Health Services, about how increases in wildfires, flooding and heatwaves could impact public health in the future.
Thomas E. Hom is a community leader and philanthropist. He was the first Asian American elected to the San Diego City Council in 1962 as deputy mayor, and later served in the California State Assembly. Mr. Hom is also a successful entrepreneur, having been president of Tom Hom & Associates Realtors, Tom Hom Investment Corporation and chairman of The Tom Hom Group. He is also the founder of the Hom Family Foundation that has helped launch the Chinese Historical Museum.
Robin Tarr is founder of the Jonathan Tarr Foundation, education-based nonprofit that provides scholarships to a diverse population of underserved boys and girls. The Jonathan Tarr Foundation was established in memory of her son Jonathan who died in a tragic car accident at 17.
Fellow horror fan and guest blogger Miguel Rodriguez will be hosting a screening of "Theater of Blood" (screening for free on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:15pm at the San Diego Public Library Auditorium, 820 E Street) to honor what would have been horror icon Vincent Price's hundredth birthday this year.
Cancer patients may benefit from a new treatment center in La Jolla equipped with the latest generation of radiation technology.