A mass shooting in Monterey Park, California is serving as a grim reminder of just how random such acts of violence can be. As a psychologist, how do you help people cope with their anxieties after a mass shooting like this has happened? After a mass shooting, a lot of people are glued to the news and social media trying to learn more about what happened. Now, with mass shootings, I feel as though on some level we become so inundated with it that we become desensitized, and so we hear about another mass shooting right after and it's like, yeah, okay, this is the norm when it shouldn't be the norm. As a psychologist, what do you recommend to people who are feeling scared and even traumatized by mass shooting events?
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously voted to advance a proposed ordinance that would transfer cannabis licensing duties from the sheriff's department to the planning department. Joel Weisberger, chairman of the San Diego County Farm Bureau's cannabis working group, said it makes sense to have PDS oversee compliance duties. "The (Sheriff's Department) doesn't regulate alcohol — why would they regulate cannabis?" He added that most licensed cannabis businesses haven't been cited for any serious infractions, including the five facilities located in San Diego County. Diane Grace, a frequent critic of the cannabis program, said the duties are "too daunting for the planning department," and opined that the sheriff's department is better equipped for such a task.3 months ago KPBS
COVID-19 created universal chaos in education, reflected in noisy, emotional school board meetings. Those issues have stirred high interest in this November’s school board elections. School board seats are nonpartisan, but the upcoming election has school board candidates with big party support. He has been at work recruiting and training candidates for school boards in a program called Parent Revolt. 18-year-old Shiva Rajbhandari is a high school senior who won a regular seat on his school board in Boise, Idaho in September.3 months ago KPBS
San Diego Opera holds the world premiere of "El último sueño de Frida y Diego" ("The Last Dream of Frida and Diego"), a new Spanish language opera that explores the relationship between iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Artist Frida KahloA picture might be worth 1000 words but a Frida Kahlo self-portrait speaks volumes about her life. Berenice Buatista / AP Visitors enjoy the inauguration of the immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit "Frida," in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 6, 2020. Karli Cadel Soprano Maria Katzarava is Catrina in the world premiere of "El último sueño de Frida y Diego" ("The Last Dream of Frida and Diego"). Karli Cadel Mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Paz as Frida Kahlo in "El último sueño de Frida y Diego" ("The Last Dream of Frida and Diego").3 months ago KPBS
The city budgeted $79 million this year to cover trash services, including $59 million from the general fund. Opponents of the ballot measure say homeowners already pay for trash service through their property taxes, which go to fund all city services. The question gets murkier because, as inewsource found, the city doesn’t know exactly how many customers it will charge for trash services. If Measure B passes, the trash fee revenues would pay for waste management directly, instead of pulling from the general fund. Instead, the city uses public utility billing data to estimate that there are 285,000 potential customers for trash service.3 months ago KPBS
FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Far From Home: PreviewSeason 9 highlights the genealogical backgrounds and ancestral stories of prominent guests that helped to define who they are today. FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Season 9 Official: PreviewAt the center of it all, guiding every discovery, is host and executive producer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Courtesy of PBS / Courtesy of PBS Cyndi LauperWatch On Your Schedule:The new season will premiere Jan. 3, 2023 on PBS, and stream on PBS.org and the PBS Video app. Finding Your Own Roots: 8 Tips for Creating Your Family TreeCredits:A production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the writer, host, and executive producer. John F. Wilson is the executive producer in charge for WETA.16 days ago KPBS
FIGHT THE POWER: HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD: PreviewFeaturing firsthand accounts from some of rap’s most integral players, FIGHT THE POWER: HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD recounts the origins of this bold and revolutionary art form through the voices of those who were there at the beginning, creating an anthology of how hip hop became a cultural phenomenon against the backdrop of American history. Weaving together interconnected moments via intimate interviews and archival footage, the docuseries will explore how hip hop quickly created a provocative narrative of America. As a cultural phenomenon, Hip Hop continues to change history and is adopted as the voice of protest around the world. Filmmaker Quotes:“The hip hop community has, from the start, been doing what the rest of media is only now catching up to,” said Chuck D. “Long before any conglomerate realized it was time to wake up, hip hop had been speaking out and telling truths. Credits:Produced by BBC Studios for PBS and BBC Music.12 days ago KPBS