Stories for April 2, 2012
A Carmel Valley high school closed its doors on Friday due to a possible outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA.
"Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors In The Media Age" explores nature's powerful role in children's health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents. The film marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors; this will not be true for most children growing up today. The effects of "nature deficit disorder" are now being noted across the country in epidemics of child obesity, attention disorders and depression.
In the wake of the Great Depression, America turned from private enterprise to public works — not simply to provide jobs, but to restore faith. The ultimate expression of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Grand Coulee played a central role in transforming the Northwest; it was the largest hydroelectric power producing facility in the world when it was completed in March 1941. Featuring the men and women who lived and worked at Grand Coulee and the native people whose lives were changed, as well as historians and engineers, this film explores how the tension between technological achievement and environmental impact hangs over the project's legacy.
Chris Van Gorder, Scripps' president and CEO, said he is in favor of an individual mandate that each person have health insurance because he believes the system needs everyone to have health insurance.
San Diego’s growing bike contingent is becoming a game-changer in local politics. A group many may have expected to hold liberal views is being courted by independent mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher. And cyclists are softening to his charms.
The GOP candidates for president have seized on high gas prices as a line of attack against President Obama, largely saying the answer is more domestic oil drilling. But GOP front-runner Mitt Romney used to have a position seemingly at odds — at least in emphasis — with what he and the other Republicans are now advocating.
A potential windfall for Mega Millions ticket buyers translates into a trickling revenue stream for state's schools.
A new research project will explore whether early language comprehension leads to literacy.
The superPAC supporting Rick Santorum has so far spent almost a half-million dollars on ads attacking front-runner Mitt Romney. And the superPAC supporting Romney has spent more than five times that amount — over $2.7 million — attacking Santorum.