skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for February 5, 2014

Police: Fingerprint Search Led To 1977 Michigan Prison Escapee’s Arrest In San Diego

Feb. 5
Associated Press
Tease photo

Judy Hayman's arrest after 37 years on lam wasn't the result of an intense search. It happened mostly because of bad weather and an cop's decision to dust off some old files.

San Diego Port Officials To Discuss America's Cup

Feb. 5
Associated Press
Tease photo

The San Diego Unified Port District commissioners are scheduled to discuss a proposal by a local group to host the America's Cup in 2017.

No. 5 San Diego State Beats Boise State 67-65

Feb. 5
Associated Press

Dwayne Polee II hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left as No. 5 San Diego State rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun Boise State 67-65 and extend its winning streak to 19 games.

Interim Mayor Asks San Diego To Step Up Water Conservation

Feb. 5
By City News Service

Interim San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said he will resurrect the city's Water Consumption Report Card and provide regular updates on how San Diegans are doing in cutting back their usage.

Police Officer Arrests Firefighter At Accident Scene In California

Feb. 5
Bill Chappell / NPR

How do we explain the arrest of a firefighter by a police officer at the scene of an accident -- after an argument over where a fire truck should park? The authorities are still discussing the incident, which took place Tuesday night on California's I-805, where a car had rolled over at the center road barrier.

Baja Winemakers Cheer Decision To Block Urban Development In Guadalupe Valley

Feb. 5
By Jill Replogle
Tease photo

Ensenada’s city council voted to strike down a law that would have allowed high-density housing in parts of the valley slated currently for agriculture.

CHP Calls Chula Vista Firefighter's Arrest At Crash Scene 'Unfortunate Incident'

Feb. 5
By City News Service and 10News.com
Tease photo

Authorities sought Wednesday to determine what led a California Highway Patrol officer to handcuff and briefly detain a firefighter at the scene of a South Bay freeway accident that injured several people.

San Diego Flu Season Death Toll Rises To 29

Feb. 5
By City News Service

Nine more people died from influenza-related causes in San Diego County last week, including a 27-year-old woman, bringing the number of "flu season" fatalities in the region to 29.

Farrah Douglas Resigns From Carlsbad City Council

Feb. 5
By City News Service

Farrah Douglas, an unsuccessful Assembly candidate in 2012, will step down from her seat on the Carlsbad council on Friday. Her term was set to expire after November's general election.

'Almost Otherwordly': The Sea Caves Of Lake Superior, On Ice

Feb. 5
Bill Chappell / NPR
Tease photo

This winter's intense cold of this winter has brought a fringe benefit to people who live around southern Lake Superior: They can walk to the uniquely beautiful, and currently frozen, sea caves of the Apostle Islands. It's the first time the lake's ice in that area has been thick enough to walk on since 2009.

Feds Announce Another $14M For California Drought Effort

Feb. 5
Associated Press

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Natural Resources Conservation Service announced another $14 million for water management improvements in the state, a day after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack committed $20 million.

More Than 80,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Flow Into N.C. River

Feb. 5
Jeff Tiberii / NPR

Over the weekend at an old power plant in Eden, N.C., a stormwater pipe that goes under a coal ash pond broke, sending about 82,000 tons of ash -- the equivalent of 30 Olympic-sized swimming pools -- into the Dan River.

Celebrities Turn Star Power Toward Political Stage

Feb. 5
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
Celebrities Turn Star Power Toward Political Stage Tease photo

If you wanted to pursue a career in politics, you could have done worse than appearing in the 1987 movie Predator.

CPUC Approves Pio Pico Plant In Otay Mesa Despite Protest

Feb. 5
By Erik Anderson, Tarryn Mento
Tease photo

State public utilities officials have unanimously approved a previously rejected natural gas power plant in Otay Mesa.

San Diego Padres Pitcher Cory Luebke Needs More Surgery, Will Miss 2014 Season

Feb. 5
Associated Press

Left-hander Cory Luebke will need a second reconstructive elbow surgery after an MRI reveals a ligament tear, and will miss the 2014 Padres season.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Stripes And Lines/Earl Thomas And The Rhumboogies

Feb. 5
By Jennifer Robinson
LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Stripes And Lines/Earl Thomas And The Rhumboogies  Tease photo

Sometimes all you need is music. And sometimes you need that music live. Welcome to LIVE AT THE BELLY UP. San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. Groove, dance and sing! This episode features performances by Stripes and Lines plus Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies.

California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won't Get Water Unless They Ask

Feb. 5
Eliza Barclay / NPR
Tease photo

California's drought is getting very serious -- so serious that even those water refills you didn't ask for at restaurants are now under scrutiny.

White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

Feb. 5
Liz Halloran / NPR
Tease photo

The White House on Wednesday rolled out a high-profile plan to help farmers and ranchers adjust to climate changes that have already begun to upend growing seasons and threaten livestock.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season Two: Archi's Acres: Helping Veterans Grow

Feb. 5
SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season Two: Archi's Acres: Helping Veterans Grow  Tease photo

A working garden in Valley Center designed to teach the business of agriculture, Archi's Acres provides veterans with skills and experiences they can use to support themselves and their families. Chef Su-Mei Yu shares the unique and inspiring story behind the creation of Archi's Acres, its positive effects on veterans, and its emphasis on hydroponic growing, a process with great potential in San Diego and beyond.

Which Way For Stocks? Investors Watch 'Worry Index' For Clues

Feb. 5
Marilyn Geewax / NPR
Tease photo

Anyone who invests in the stock market knows share prices can go up -- and down. That's why they call it a market.

Shaun White Nixes New Olympic Slopestyle To Focus On Halfpipe

Feb. 5
Associated Press
Tease photo

The world's most famous snowboarder pulls out of the new Olympic event Wednesday to concentrate on the halfpipe, where Carlsbad's Shaun White will have a chance to win his third straight title next week.

SDSU Gets $20M Gift From Conrad Prebys

Feb. 5
Evening Edition
Tease photo

San Diego State University announced Wednesday the largest single gift it has ever received — $20 million from developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys.

Pauline Frommer Discusses Return Of Renowned Travel Guides

Feb. 5
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
Tease photo

Pauline Frommer, daughter of the founder of Frommer's travel guides, is in San Diego discussing the relaunch of the book series and offers travel advice for 2014.

San Diego Mayoral Race Down To The Wire

Feb. 5
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
Tease photo

It's countdown to the San Diego mayoral race — candidates Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez join us to discuss everything from the city's infrastructure to campaign ads.

A GROWING PASSION: Season Two: Green Roofs

Feb. 5
A GROWING PASSION: Season Two: Green Roofs  Tease photo

Green roofs were once a novelty. Today, they are gaining popularity thanks to their ability to capture runoff and keep it from polluting beaches and bays, to moderate temperatures inside the buildings they top, reduce atmospheric heating, and offer a beautiful, interesting, even healing alternative to an expanse of glaring, bare rooftop. We visit green roofs large and small, across the county, in commercial settings, a hospital, private home and even a green roof that is part of an art installation on a university campus.

By Dropping Cigarettes, CVS Gives Its Reputation A Boost

Feb. 5
Scott Hensley / NPR
Tease photo

When drugstore chain CVS said Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products by October, the company also told investors that the move would probably cost it $2 billion a year in lost sales.

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Feb. 5
Mark Memmott / NPR
Tease photo

Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous -- domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation's electric grid?

Millions Warned To Stay Off Roads As Latest Storm Spreads

Feb. 5
Mark Memmott / NPR
Tease photo

From the Midwest through the Northeast and on into New England, the latest winter storm is spreading misery across some of the most heavily populated states in the nation.

San Diego Leaders To Discuss Water Conservation Efforts

Feb. 5
By Susan Murphy
Tease photo

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and City Councilmember David Alvarez plan to discuss water conservation efforts and a proposal for a residential sustainable energy and water program at a news briefing on Wednesday.

Latino Groups Accuse Conservative Organization Of Using Racist Mailers Against Alvarez

Feb. 5
By Sandhya Dirks
Tease photo

Latino groups are claiming a conservative group is using racist mailers to target City Councilman David Alvarez, but the group said the mailers aren't racist.

Toxic Releases Inventory Finds Pollution In San Diego Trending Up

Feb. 5
By Erik Anderson
Tease photo

San Diego and California are going in different directions when it comes to the release or transfer of toxic materials.

City Heights Schools Look To Share Attendance Success

Feb. 5
By Kyla Calvert
Tease photo

Getting kids to school every day is important for their academic success and for schools’ bottom lines.

California Prison Realignment Complicates Voting Rights For Felons

Feb. 5
By Megan Burks

The state's prison realignment effort has drawn up a complicated matrix of detention options for felons in California, and with it a lot of confusion about which ones can vote.

Christo Talks About His Artwork, Jeanne-Claude And Garlic

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone
Tease photo

A conversation with the artist Christo, about his career, working without his longtime collaborator and wife, Jeanne-Claude, and the new exhibit at MCASD La Jolla.

Battling A Small Pest To Keep California Citrus Flourishing

Feb. 5
By Erik Anderson
Tease photo

California's citrus growers are hoping an imported wasp will help in the effort to keep citrus greening disease from gaining a foothold here.

Reports: 4 Arrests Linked To Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Feb. 5
Mark Memmott / NPR

Three men and one woman were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the death over the weekend of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, The New York Times and other New York news outlets are reporting.

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Feb. 5
Mark Memmott / NPR
Tease photo

Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.

A Denver Family Of Doctors Has Seen Medicine Transformed

Feb. 5
Eric Whitney / NPR
Tease photo

What it means to be a doctor in America is changing.