Stories for October 9, 2012
A six-day streak of increases that pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County to a record high ended Tuesday with a decrease of three-tenths of a cent to $4.722.
It’s time for the next story in our series on California’s 11 November ballot measures. Today, it’s perhaps the loudest fight on the airwaves: Proposition 32, which deals with union and corporate campaign contributions.
The battle between two rival tax measures on California’s November ballot is heating up. Proposition 38 proponent Molly Munger has released a new TV ad blasting Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, Proposition 30.
Five years after the Witch Creek wildfire led to a nightmarishly slow evacuation of Ramona, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to pursue a new emergency route that leads away of the foothills community.
Some legislators and industries are asking for a delay in implementing California’s law that regulates toxic chemicals in consumer goods.
Across the Southwest more and more bears are showing up in people’s kitchens, garages and flower beds. Many bears are in search of food and water.
The public safety community weighed in on the San Diego mayor’s race today by endorsing Congressman Bob Filner.
David Pogue, popular technology reporter for The New York Times, is the new host of the critically acclaimed science magazine series, beginning with the launch of Season Six in October 2012. In this episode, Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours — language, tool-making, even laughter — to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants — and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today approved an employment contract with the county's incoming chief administrative officer.
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the mystery of the Viking sword.
October 13th is the 237th birthday of the United States Navy. And it doesn't look a day over 236! To pay homage to Sailors past and present, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy has released a special birthday message.
A difficult-to-pronounce street name in Black Mountain Ranch will be changed under a unanimous vote today of the San Diego City Council, but Zaslavsky Place will end up on a nearby roadway.
Immigration is a national issue this election year, but it plays out daily in the lives of people in communities across the country. HOMELAND: IMMIGRATION IN AMERICA presents stories of immigrants — legal and illegal — and those who confront them, help them, employ them and craft legislation that affects them. Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for the PBS NEWSHOUR, narrates.
The San Diego-based USS Makin Island was in San Francisco last week for that city's Fleet Week. While there, several members of the crew took part in a clean-up of the infamous Alcatraz prison.
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A new PBS documentary, America By The Numbers, explores changing demographics in the U.S. and how that will affect the election. By 2042 demographers predict that we'll be a multicultural-majority nation.
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A new water report out from the Equinox Center focuses on water efficiency and conservation in single family homes in San Diego.
The University of San Diego Women Peacemakers event is celebrating its 10th anniversary. So far, this program has honored more than 30 women from around the world for their peacemaking efforts. We hear from one of the participants.
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost all four limbs in Afghanistan, made it back to his home town of Vassar, Michigan for the first time since his accident. Mills is one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent released an album together this year, and will perform Wednesday at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.
Classes were canceled today at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa due to a water main break.
A military wife whose husband suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder decided to bring awareness to the cause in an unusual way - by baring her body and writing her feelings about PTSD on her own skin for everyone to see.
North Korea warned Tuesday that the U.S. mainland is within range of its missiles, saying Washington's recent agreement to let Seoul possess missiles capable of hitting all of the North shows the allies are plotting to invade the country.
Opening statements were scheduled to get under way today in the trial of one of two 17-year-old boys accused of raping two teenage girls in a Rancho Penasquitos park.
In the five days since Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was declared by many the winner of the first presidential debate, political watchers have waited to see if polls would shift in response to his performance. And, they did.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will host a public meeting tonight to address concerns about the San Onofre nuclear generating station.
San Diego gas prices continue to live in record territory today, but perhaps not for long. Fuel analysts think the price surge may be abating.
California voters are getting a chance to tweak the state’s car insurance rules when they consider the fate of Proposition 33.
San Diego mayoral candidate Bob Filner released his calendar to the KPBS/I-Newsource Investigations Desk. The calendar is missing several days, and all activity in Washington D.C.