Stories for May 14, 2012
Contracts with two companies that will handle the bulk of the city of San Diego's information technology systems were passed unanimously by the City Council today in hopes of saving money while improving services.
From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey, encounters with threatening forest creatures, battles between rival males and the complex chorus of bellows and grunts that have become so important to science — join leading scientists as they unravel just what a forest needs to support a healthy population of koalas by listening to these marsupials themselves and cracking the koala code.
California Republican lawmakers are calling Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal uglier than expected. The Governor is asking for cuts to health and welfare programs, and a 5-percent cut to state worker compensation to close a 16 billion dollar gap.
This is the story of a young nomadic couple living with their infant daughter in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet. The film offers a rare window into a highly insular community seldom seen by outsiders. In the collective imagination of Tibet, nomads have traditionally occupied a dual role — romanticized as embodying the purest form of Tibetan identity and mocked as being backwards, uncivilized and inferior.