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Stories for July 25, 2012
Citing the obesity epidemic among America’s children, a California consumer group says federal subsidies support junk food instead of fresh food.
Most people have been to a museum to marvel at fossils and diorama. But not many people get a backstage tour to see the work that goes on behind the scenes. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando talks with one of the curators at the San Diego Natural History Museum about the work we don't see. Check out the video.
Actor Robert Redford has teamed up with his son Jamie to film a new documentary, “Watershed,” about issues facing the Colorado River system. He talks to KPBS about the dangers he said the river faces.
Key players in the implementation of the federal health overhaul in California say the public should be part of building a ‘culture of coverage.’
California Governor Jerry Brown and US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unveiled plans today for a controversial twin tunnel system to carry water south from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The city and county of San Diego were awarded a total of more than $170,000 in grants from the state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for the removal of discarded tires, the department announced today.
The Navy on Saturday will christen the USS Somerset in honor of the crew and passengers on United Airlines Flight 93. Their plane crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania on September 11th, 2001, after the flight was hijacked by terrorists.
The San Diego City Council's Budget and Finance Committee today unanimously approved a draft plan to reauthorize the city's Tourism Marketing District, which collects money from hotels for programs designed to attract visitors.
A soon-to-be published study claims men who served in the military were twice as likely to consider themselves transgender as men who were not veterans. Air Force veteran and psychologist George Brown says his study looked at more than 5 million veterans as subjects.
A San Diego bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of San Diego county's last licensed medical marijuana co-op. The Mother Earth Alternative Healing Cooperative can stay open for another 45 days. This is the latest in the tug of war between federal and state law. Medical marijuana activists are working to get approval for collectives onto city ballots around the county.
A modern classic, and the first Chicano play to be presented on Broadway, gets a fresh staging.
While the 19th annual International AIDS Conference is underway in Washington D.C. this week, local researchers are making progress in their HIV research as well.
President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been trading attacks over the issue of American jobs being moved overseas.
The video from a 2006 killer whale attack at SeaWorld in San Diego has been released, and it shows the trainer being dragged under water during a performance.
The Pentagon gave service members explicit permission to march in uniform in San Diego's Gay Pride Parade last week. But Republic Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma has sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, questioning the legality of the Defense Department's approval.
A permit to expand a controversial Buddhist center in Bonsall was granted today by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, which also denied a community planning group's appeal.
Sgt. Eric E. Williams, 27, of Murrieta, California, died July 23 in Afghanistan. Williams had written a blog since 2008, called My Friend The Medic, about his experiences as a flight medic for the Army.
Scientists say coral reefs are among the most valuable ecosystems on earth, but we are losing them fast. More than a quarter of the world's reefs have already been destroyed. That's why Scripps scientists in La Jolla are trying to preserve them for future generations.