Stories for May 4, 2011
Two out of every three teen moms in California are Latina. Cal State San Marcos’ first teen pregnancy prevention summit focused on changing that.
Huell travels to the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee. There is a reason this area is referred to as "Frogtown." In 1865, Samuel l. Clemens (Mark Twain) penned "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," a tall tale of the life and happenings of the gold rush town. When the town was looking for a theme for the fair in 1928, they remembered the story and the first Jumping Frog Jubilee was held on main street, downtown Angels Camp.
This film tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Fueled by the Mexican people’s growing dissatisfaction with an elitist ruling regime, the revolution was led by two of the most intriguing and mythic figures in 20th-century history — Emiliano Zapata and Francisco “Pancho” Villa. At stake was Mexico’s ability to claim its own natural resources, establish long-term democracy and re-define its identity.
A bill banning copper-based boat paint is moving through the California state legislature.
Bloody Disgusting, AMC Theaters, and The Collective are partnering to bring foreign horror films to mainstream theaters. The first film playing here in San Diego under the "Bloody Disgusting Selects" Banner will be "Rammbock: Berlin Undead" (playing at AMC Mission Valley tonight at 10pm and Saturday at midnight) from Germany.
State Senator Chris Kehoe introduced a "transit first" bill to slow the widening of I-5. But it's a different bill now and we're not quite sure what it's become.
Our president awards the Purple Heart to troops injured or killed while in combat. Now the the United States Postal Service is honoring those servicemembers’ sacrifices with a new stamp that depicts the Purple Heart, and the agency has chosen the the USS Midway in San Diego Bay as the place to unveil the new stamp.
The U.S. Coast Guard has resumed a search for a cruise ship passenger believed to have disappeared somewhere between Mexico's Baja California coast and San Diego.
The highly secretive Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden will likely be honored in the only way such a covert group can be: in private with nobody but themselves and their commanders in the know.
Why do you think the move toward democracy in the Arab world seems to to have gotten stronger than the move toward Jihad?
We speak to voiceofsandiego.org reporter Will Carless about the embezzlement charges that have been filed against two former Southeastern Economic Development Corp. officials.
It's been a busy week for city politics, and KPBS Metro Reporter Katie Orr is here to give us an update on the latest news coming out of City Hall. What are the details of the latest proposal to keep libraries and recreation centers open? Could a public-private partnership save the beach fire pits? And, why are the business fees in San Diego less than other California cities?
Local leaders are loath to raise taxes in San Diego. And voters typically shoot down the idea, as we saw last fall. Yet talk about a tax increase is bubbling up again.