Stories for September 30, 2011
Some in the local immigrant community continue to have feelings of distrust against the San Diego Police Department.
The battle over city employee pensions in San Diego could be moving to the ballot box. Supporters of a pension reform measure delivered thousands of signatures to the City Clerk today.
In the final episode, support for Prohibition diminishes in the mid-1920s as the playfulness of sneaking around for a drink gives way to disenchantment with its glaring unintended consequences. By criminalizing one of the nation's largest industries, the law has given savvy gangsters a way to make huge profits, and as they grow in power, rival outfits wreak havoc in cities across the country. When the Great Depression sets in, Americans begin to reexamine their priorities. In December of 1933, Americans can legally buy a drink for the first time in 13 years.
All lockdowns at Carlsbad Unified School District campuses have now been lifted, and there is no indication that the anonymous email threat that prompted the security alert was valid, according to city police.
I've been waiting a VERY long time for this film to arrive on the big screen in San Diego but you'll have to act fast to catch one of the "Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil" (opening September 30 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) midnight screenings this weekend. NOTE: On October 7, "Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil" will open at Reading Gaslamp Stadium Theaters. Yay!
In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect, making it illegal to manufacture, transport or sell intoxicating liquor. This episode examines the problems of enforcement, as millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight. While a significant portion of the country is willing to adapt to the new law, others are shocked at how inconsistent the Volstead Act actually is. As weaknesses in the law and its enforcement become clear, millions find ways to exploit it.
In economic hard times the arts may not be considered a top funding priority. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando speaks with people in the San Diego arts community about why maintaining such funding is important. Watch KPBS TV's Evening Edition tonight at 6:30 to see the creative ways the San Diego arts community has been dealing with the recession.