Stories for February 7, 2012
San Diego County Supervisors decided to backtrack on a vote they took that was designed to speed up the process of issuing development permits. They were facing a possible lawsuit for violating the state’s open meeting laws.
Today was Free Tuesday at Balboa Park and for thousands of visitors, that meant free admission to several of the park’s museums.
The leader in a new poll on the San Diego mayor's race said today he is encouraged that San Diegans continue to support his fiscal reform agenda.
A state official says a plan to re-route cars out of Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama could put the park’s historic designation at risk.
Supporters of Proposition 8 say they’re disappointed by the federal court’s decision and plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Supervisor Diane Jacob says regulators aren’t doing enough to stop the incursions.
One Book, One San Diego for Kids is back for 2012! The Secret Message is the children's book companion to Sky of Red Poppies. One Book’s Linda Salem caught up with the book’s award-winning author Mina Javaherbin at her home in Southern California and I asked her what message she has for her young readers.
This compilation episode features three standout emerging artists performing in three remarkable locations: R&B singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather at the famed art auction house Sotheby’s in New York City, alternative pop songstress A Fine Frenzy at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in the Hamptons, and folk singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan (best known for her work with Damien Rice) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Montclair, New Jersey.
In an effort to stop the sale of "bath salts" and "herbal incense" products that are used to get high, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today asked for a draft ordinance, declaring them a public nuisance and subject to civil abatement in unincorporated areas.
Tijuana-based Chef Javier Plascencia was recently profiled in The New Yorker, and San Diego Magazine goes behind the scenes with the writer.
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is still in shutdown mode after a water leak was detected on January 31.
A federal appeals court has declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, paving the way for a likely U.S. Supreme Court showdown on the voter-approved law.
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Scripps Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Eric Topol, outlines his theories of how technology is transforming medicine and how slowly the medical establishment is catching on.
In this episode, host Jorge Meraz visits San Felipe on the inside coast of Baja where he enjoys a margarita, sees the giant cactus, and hangs out with the guys at the golf course. Next Jorge heads northwest to Rancho La Puerta, a world renowned spa in Tecate that was opened in 1940. Voted by Travel and Leisure magazine as the #1 destination spa in the world, he had to check it out. Jorge tours the grounds with the founder, 86 year-old Deborah Szekely, and experiences the royal spa treatment.
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Yul Kwon won the TV show "Survivor" and is now taking on a new adventure. He will uncover what makes America work and the people who keep it going on "America Revealed," which airs on PBS.
Supporters of same-sex marriage across California cheered the ruling.
Consumer advocates are asking California regulators to reject a request by San Diego Gas and Electric to pass along to customers all of the utilities' outstanding costs linked to the 2007 wildfires.
Wet weather is in store for San Diego County today. A Pacific weather system will move into southwestern California this afternoon and evening, bringing periods of light rain to the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Every year San Diego’s theater critics give out awards for the best in local theater. The 2011 winners were announced last night at the Craig Noel Awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone was on hand for the celebration.
The entire staff at a Los Angeles elementary school is being removed while authorities investigate horrific allegations of sexual abuse by two of the school's teachers, one of whom is accused of blindfolding children, taping their mouths and photographing them in a classroom.
Nakita Garcia, a 24-year-old San Diegan, is battling breast cancer, a disease that's almost unheard of in women her age.