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Stories by Helen Hawes

CHP Warns Holiday Revelers To Not Drink And Drive

CHP Warns Holiday Revelers To Not Drink And Drive

May 25
By Helen Hawes

The long Memorial Day weekend means party time for many and the risk of driving while impaired for some. The California Highway Patrol says tickets -- and potential tragedy -- can easily be avoided with a little education and planning.

Proposition 29 Gives Smokers One More Reason To Quit

Proposition 29 Gives Smokers One More Reason To Quit

May 15
By Helen Hawes

Smokers can choose from an array of services to help them quit for good.

Senior Athletes Compete For Hard Court Championship

Senior Athletes Compete For Hard Court Championship

May 14
By Helen Hawes

Tennis players from age 50 to over 90 compete in the National Senior Women's Hard Court Tennis Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. The Spring Senior Championships for men aged 60 to 80 is also in play.

Healthy Babies Begin Before Conception

Healthy Babies Begin Before Conception

May 8
By Helen Hawes, KPBS

Tonya Lewis Lee, wife of film director Spike Lee, was in San Diego today promoting "A Healthy Baby Begins With You," a U.S. Health and Human Services Agency campaign.

Hundreds Converge In Downtown May Day Demonstration

Hundreds Converge In Downtown May Day Demonstration

May 1
By Helen Hawes

May Day is The International Day of the Worker. Hundreds of San Diegans marched, as did workers in 125 other U.S. cities.

Texting Worse Than Driving Drunk; College Students Chief Offenders

Texting Worse Than Driving Drunk; College Students Chief Offenders

April 24
By Helen Hawes

A USCD study reveals that San Diego college students who are overly confident in their multitasking skills are the most likely to drive distracted.

World Book Night Hosts Giveaway

World Book Night Hosts Giveaway

April 23
By Helen Hawes

One million books will be given away tonight to entice more readers to lose themselves in the printed word.

Midway Post Office Open Until Eleventh Hour For Tax Filers

Midway Post Office Open Until Eleventh Hour For Tax Filers

April 17
By Helen Hawes

Tax returns and extensions must be postmarked by midnight tonight to be considered "on time." But only one postal location even comes close to that deadline.

YWCA Luncheon Features Local And International Success Stories

YWCA Luncheon Features Local And International Success Stories

April 12
By Helen Hawes

Actress Ashley Judd spoke to a packed house about the abuse and neglect in her childhood at The YWCA's 14th Annual "In the Company of Women" luncheon.

Affordable Housing Opens In Upscale Neighborhood

Affordable Housing Opens In Upscale Neighborhood

April 2
By Helen Hawes

Twenty-one affordable housing apartments opened today in the Torrey Highlands section of San Diego.

Radioactivity Cured By A Capsule

Radioactivity Cured By A Capsule

March 27
By Helen Hawes

Scientists discover a method to render radioactive materials harmless in drinking water, beverages.

Nonpartisan Voters Cannot Vote In Republican Primary

Nonpartisan Voters Cannot Vote In Republican Primary

March 26
By Helen Hawes

Nonpartisan voters can request ballots from the Democratic and the American Independent parties, but not the Republican party. And if they don't request ballots in advance, they won't get to vote for any candidate in the June 5 presidential primary.

71-Year-Old Ex-Marine's High-Impact Quest For Vets

71-Year-Old Ex-Marine's High-Impact Quest For Vets

March 20
By Helen Hawes

A 71-year-old former Marine is about to glide across the nation to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, a charity established to help injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Natural History Museum Comes To Life

Natural History Museum Comes To Life

March 20
By Helen Hawes

An ape, a prehistoric man and a human-sized tree frog interact with museumgoers as part of "Totem," the new Cirque du Soleil show that traces the evolution of man.

Lady Aztecs Head To NCAA Tournament

Lady Aztecs Head To NCAA Tournament

March 14
By Helen Hawes

They won the Mountain West Conference and are heading to the NCAA basketball tournament.

Harardous Waste Cleanups Spread Across County

Harardous Waste Cleanups Spread Across County

March 14
By Helen Hawes

An Encinitas man faces sentencing for dumping a deadly combination of commercial waste. But garages and broom closets across San Diego contain hazards all their own.

Salk Scientists Discover Chemotherapy Pathway

Salk Scientists Discover Chemotherapy Pathway

March 12
By Helen Hawes

New findings could lead to cancer treatment with a cocktail of medicines rather than massive doses of traditional chemotherapy.

Mt. Carmel High Schoolers Launch Helium Balloon

Mt. Carmel High Schoolers Launch Helium Balloon

March 6
By Helen Hawes

Students at Mount Carmel High aim high, about 100,000 feet straight up. Recently, the Amateur Radio Club at the school launched a helium balloon into near-space.

Leap Year Celebrated In Song

Leap Year Celebrated In Song

Feb. 29
By Helen Hawes

Leap Day inspired Adam Gimbel of the San Diego band Rookie Card to memorialize it in song.

Rag Traders Relish Recycled Clothing

Rag Traders Relish Recycled Clothing

Feb. 28
By Helen Hawes

Former throwaways find far-flung new life in recycling era.

Reward Doubles For Arsonist Capture

Reward Doubles For Arsonist Capture

Feb. 27
By Helen Hawes

With a burned out shell of a cafeteria, kids at Birney Elementary eat outside in tents.

Mardi Gras Revelers To Celebrate In Downtown San Diego

Mardi Gras Revelers To Celebrate In Downtown San Diego

Feb. 21
By City News Service, Helen Hawes

About 40,000 people are expected to flock into downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter tonight to celebrate Mardi Gras.