Stories for November 25, 2011
Noble Experiment is a downtown San Diego bar that harkens back to an era just before speakeasies when mixing a drink was a craft. Unlike most businesses, though, it has no outside signage, no phone number to call to speak to someone, and never advertises. KPBS arts and culture reporter Beth Accomando takes us on a clandestine visit. Watch the video and listen to the radio feature.
California regulators say this is a time of year when they hear more complaints about a particular type of Medicare fraud.
The holiday shopping season starts this week, and California retailers are hoping for strong sales. One economist is projecting a slight jump – about three percent better than last year.
The struggling economy has meant more individuals and families going hungry. In 2008, the San Diego Food Bank distributed 9.1 million lbs of food to those in need. The number has more than doubled since. The CEOs of the two largest food distribution organizations in San Diego County talk about how they are coping with the increases, who is needy, and what the public can do to help.
A dead fin whale that wash ashore in Point Loma on Nov. 19 was towed out to sea on Friday.
Pouring leftover cooking oil, fats or grease down kitchen sinks or drains clogs pipes. The material should be saved and recycled.
A woman who shot pepper spray at other customers at a busy Wal-Mart store in Porter Ranch, injuring 20, will soon see her picture in the media, a police sergeant said.