Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for May 23, 2012

San Diego Could Be Getting More Solar Power

May 23
By Erik Anderson
0 Comments
Tease photo

California regulators may fine tune the way utilities measure how much power comes from roof top solar systems. Solar supporters think that could double the amount of power generated on roof tops.

Plan To Reauthorize San Diego's Tourism Marketing District Is In The Works

May 23
CITY NEWS SERVICE
0 Comments

A plan is in the works to reauthorize the city of San Diego's Tourism Marketing District, which collects money from hotels and spends the funds on programs designed to increase the local visitor industry, according to a staff presentation made today to the City Council's Budget Committee.

San Diego Makes Top Ten Among Big-City Parks

May 23
By Tom Fudge
0 Comments
Tease photo

The Trust for Public Land says San Diego has one of the best American park systems, though finding a park close by can be a problem.

Outgoing NRC Chair Says Agency May Need To Rethink Its Safety Regulations

May 23
By Alison St John
0 Comments
Tease photo

Outgoing NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko says the agency may have to review its safety regulations. Meanwhile rallies call on power companies to decommission California's two nuclear power plants.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Hell And Back Again

May 23
1 Comment
INDEPENDENT LENS: Hell And Back Again  Tease photo

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and psychologically — and build a life anew? In this film, two overlapping narratives are intercut — the life of a Marine at war on the front and the life of the same Marine in recovery at home — creating both a dreamlike quality and a strikingly realistic depiction of how Marines experience this war.

City Council Announces Regulatory Relief For Small Businesses

May 23
CITY NEWS SERVICE
0 Comments

More than half of the 60 suggested reforms to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses in San Diego are already in place or in the process of being implemented, members of the City Council announced today.

Residents Call For More Efficient, Affordable Transit

May 23
Megan Burks
0 Comments
Tease photo

Broken-down buses and costly student fares were just some of the concerns raised by City Heights residents at a May 12 forum hosted by Mid-City CAN.

US To Withdraw 23,000 Troops From Afghanistan By September

May 23
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, told the Pentagon press corps today that 23,000 American service members will be home by September 30th.

Sanders Rips Into DeMaio At Budget Press Conference

May 23
By Katie Orr
11 Comments
Tease photo

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders ripped into fellow Republican City Councilman Carl DeMaio at a news conference today.

Mayor Announces More Library Hours, Police Officers In Budget Revise

May 23
CITY NEWS SERVICE
3 Comments
Tease photo

Continued revenue growth will allow the city of San Diego to further increase operating hours at libraries and fund most City Council priorities in the upcoming fiscal year, Mayor Jerry Sanders said today.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Vegetarian Pasta Night

May 23
0 Comments
Tease photo

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to perfect Spaghetti al Limone.

Remember The Debt Ceiling Debate? It's Back

May 23
Andrea Seabrook, NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

In the past week, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have begun a new round of sparring over the U.S. debt ceiling. It's part of a number of problems involving debt, taxes and spending that are all slated to come to a head in early 2013. And solutions aren't likely before Election Day.

Swimming With Boots On - Camp Pendleton-Style (Video)

May 23
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

Marines with the Camp Pendleton-based I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and I Marine Logistics Group took part in their yearly training for swim qualification recently. Ever swim with full gear and boots on? Me neither...

Ask This Old House: Transplanting Trees; Hooking Up Plumbing To A Washing Machine

May 23
0 Comments
Ask This Old House: Transplanting Trees; Hooking Up Plumbing To A Washing Machine  Tease photo

Landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti help a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask “what is it?” Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook up the plumbing to her washing machine.

Camp Pendleton Marine Juggles Motherhood And Deployment

May 23
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

Camp Pendleton Marine Staff Sgt. Maribel Valdez is mother to five children, and is currently deployed to Afghanistan. She says being so far away from her kids is tough - especially because the youngest children don't understand why their mother is home with them.

Art In The Twenty-First Century: History

May 23
0 Comments
Art In The Twenty-First Century: History  Tease photo

Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? In what ways do artists use their own histories to examine the human condition? In this episode, artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramović play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic "truth" and create narratives based on personal experiences.

USS Vinson Back In San Diego After 6 Months At Sea (Video)

May 23
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

The USS Carl Vinson arrived in San Diego this morning after a six month deployment.

Online Video Game Helps Navy With Energy Problems (Video)

May 23
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

The U.S. Navy kicked off a week-long online multiplayer game - open to the public - where players grapple with different hypothetical disaster scenarios in which the Navy is dealing with fuel shortages.

San Diego Unfied Approves More Than 1,500 Layoff Notices

May 23
City News Service
1 Comment
Tease photo

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday night adopted the decision of an administrative law judge that upheld 1,534 layoff notices sent to employees, despite about two dozen parents, students and staff who spoke out against the cuts.

Counterfeit Military Parts Threaten National Security, Probe Finds

May 23
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

Counterfeit electronic parts from China have made their way into the U.S. military supply chain and are threatening national security, according to a Senate Armed Services Committee investigation.

Opponents To Prop 28 For Term Limits Claim Ballot Language Is Misleading

May 23
By Claire Trageser
0 Comments
Tease photo

When you look at your ballot on June 5, the description of Proposition 28 seems simple enough. But opponents claim the language for the state ballot measure to change term limits is misleading.

Prop 29 Would Make Smokers Cough Up Higher Taxes

May 23
By Kenny Goldberg
28 Comments
Tease photo

A number of San Diego institutions could benefit from Proposition 29 on the June ballot, which would raise the tax on cigarettes to support cancer research.

The Fronteras Vote 2012 Election Special

May 23
Midday Edition
1 Comment
Tease photo

Missed the special broadcast? The entire two-hour program is now posted, along with ways to continue the discussion.