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Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

The original Panama-California Exposition ran from March 1915 to January 1917. How about starting next year's celebration in March 2015 (to buy some time to prepare) & let it run until March 2016? It sounds like people had lots of great ideas & projects were already in the works, such as the electriquettes & getting famous artists involved. Forget about BPCI and go forward. Worry about getting money back from the BPCI fiasco separate from making what can be a great event happen.

March 26, 2014 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Housing-First' Debate May Cost San Diego Homeless Programs Federal Funding

Regarding people addicted to alcohol & other drugs, how is housing-first supposed to work? Give a person keys to an apartment and let them stay indefinitely, regardless of whether they ever stop abusing drugs, or not?

March 26, 2014 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Mind Of A Chef

My search for the best ramen in San Diego has begun, since I probably will not be getting back to Tokyo for awhile. I would love to get my hands on the ramen broth recipe from that old chef in Tokyo. David Chang showing how to use ramen noodles to make gnocchi was interesting and I might try that at home.
Great show, and I thought I recognized the narrator's voice. Anthony Bourdain is narrator and executive producer of this new PBS show.

December 23, 2012 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Blackout Leaves Us Still Vulnerable

The speakers were correct about San Diego needing reliable power. Questions were raised about how an incident so far away from San Diego could cause the SDG&E service area to fail.
What was not mentioned is that environmental regulations have forced power plants to be built far away from San Diego...out of sight, out of mind. We don't want coal or gas powered electricity plants by the coast, so they have to be built in the middle of the desert in Arizona. We keep hearing that fossil fuel is out; we are supposed to be going solar. Solar is great during the day, but does not help after sundown. Battery technology isn't advanced enough to save up solar power to run air conditioners all night.
That old power plant in Chula Vista would have come in handy during the blackout.

September 9, 2011 at 1:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roundtable: Unkind Cuts at SD Unified

I don't know what young person, in their right mind, would want to become a teacher. There is no job security for the new teachers with no seniority. How can somebody start a family & live life when going through a constant cycle of getting laid off, getting re-hired...I suppose a teaching career is great for those diehard idealists who don't care about stability or security, and don't have any bills to pay.

July 1, 2011 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

I like "To The Point."
I do not care for "World Have Your Say." I have tried giving this show a chance, but I lose interest after a few minutes of listening to people argue about issues far removed from my life. I like "The Roundtable," so keep up the arguing about local issues.
I do love "The World," "Fresh Air," "Talk of the Nation," "Marketplace," and "Morning Edition." Thank God those shows did not get dropped.
I miss "Science Friday," and "Radiolab." Radiolab is the one thing that I make an effort to download & listen to the podcasts. Those Radiolab guys are brilliant.
I miss the San Diego news show. "Midday Edition" at noon does not work for me because I have no access to a radio at that time in the lunchroom, and I get super hungry and need to eat. Maybe I can start eating a "brunch" at 10 AM and skip the British guy.
I don't miss the classical; it used to put me to sleep during late-night drives.

June 10, 2011 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )