Stories for January 30, 2012
San Diego voters will get a chance to vote on pension reform in the June election. But voters may have more than one reform option to choose from.
In this episode, host Jorge Meraz gets a rare chance to hold a baby tiger at the Tijuana Zoo. Then he cooks and samples food from Mujeres Divinas Restaurant and a hole in the wall burrito joint that makes great meals for a small price. Lastly, Jorge hangs out with the Tijuana Opera listens in as the company rehearses for their next show.
About 20 members of Occupy San Diego tried to make a citizen's arrest of Mayor Jerry Sanders today, alleging that he committed embezzlement when he allowed the temporary name change of Qualcomm Stadium to "Snapdragon Stadium.''
The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg uncovers the amazing array of senses the shark possesses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans investigates the origins of the shark’s infamous killing bite, and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how sharks’ teeth and jaws evolved from their outer skin and gill arches. Finally, the experts ask whether the shark deserves its reputation as a man killer.
Packed with ingenious scientific work and spectacular fossils, NOVA's "Ice Age Death Trap" reveals intimate secrets of the life and death of North America's most exotic and extreme creatures. Most tantalizing of all, the team unearths startling and controversial evidence of what may be the earliest humans ever to venture into the untamed wilderness of Ice Age America.
One out of seven children in San Diego County lives in poverty. A program sponsored by the Professional Golfers Association helps kids with meals.
It’s the end of an era of sorts for cities across California. Redevelopment agencies must be officially shut down by Wednesday. KPBS looks at what that means for San Diego.
It started peacefully enough: A midday rally at City Hall and a march. But as the day wore on, Oakland was hit by the most turbulent protests in weeks as Occupy demonstrators clashed repeatedly with police, leaving more than 400 people arrested.