Category Archives: San Diego

Report finds increase in attempts to ban books | KPBS Public Media

By Jade Hindmon / KPBS Midday Edition Co-Host, Andrew Bracken / Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

Published September 19, 2022 at 4:03 PM PDT

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A new report from the American Library Association found a rise in the number of book banning attempts throughout the country. To help counter the trend, libraries this week are commemorating Banned Books Week, whose 2022 theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”

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Downtown San Diego’s public library is shown in this undated image.

“I should say, it doesn’t stop with just banning books. What we’re seeing across the country is they’re banning voices, modern voices, librarians, teachers,” said Patrick Stewart, CEO of the San Diego Public Library Foundation. “It’s gone beyond just the banning of a book, or a certain piece of literature or textbook.”

Stewart joined San Diego Public Library director Misty Jones on Midday Edition Monday to talk about their reaction to the report’s findings.

“It’s disheartening,” Jones said. “It is seeing just the increase in the number not only of challenges, but the extent and the links to what people are going for, these challenges going before school boards, the personal attacks on librarians and teachers for doing their job.”

Many of the books being targeted involve topics on race and sexuality.

Source: https://www.kpbs.org/news/local/2022/09/19/report-finds-increase-in-attempts-to-ban-books

Air conditioning has a climate problem. New technology could help. | The Washington Post

By Shannon Osaka, (c) 2022, The Washington Post, Sat, September 10, 2022 at 7:01 AM·6 min read

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This week, Californians got a reminder of one of the most vexing paradoxes of global warming. With temperatures well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in some regions on Tuesday night, hundreds of thousands of the state’s residents received beeping text alerts to notify them that the power grid, straining under the weight of millions of air-conditioning units, was about to collapse. Save power now, the text warned, or face rolling blackouts.

Consumers conserved, and the state’s electricity grid made it out of a record-breaking hot day relatively unscathed. Still, as temperatures rise worldwide, more people are going to need to install air conditioners. But as currently sold, AC units can actually make global warming worse: On hot days, they suck tons of electricity from the grid, and their chemical refrigerants can accelerate global warming.

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/air-conditioning-climate-problem-technology-140155875.html

The Verge’s guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2022’s best film and TV panels – The Verge

San Diego Comic-Con’s back with a vengeance

By Charles Pulliam-Moore Jul 15, 2022, 4:17pm EDT

Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images

After two years of being canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, San Diego Comic-Con’s coming back this year with a vengeance and a sizable stack of announcements, trailer drops, and early screenings of some of the entertainment industry’s most hyped projects.

While there’s almost no way to see absolutely everything that’s going down during this year’s SDCC, knowing where and when some of the convention’s biggest panels are taking place is a solid way to get the most out of your time if you’re on the con floor (or just following along from home).

Here are all of the biggest film and television panels happening at SDCC 2022 that news-hungry fans are going to want to keep an eye on.


Editor’s Note: My pick…

Star Trek Universe (12:45PM PT to 2:15PM PT, Saturday, Hall H)

The stars and executive producers of Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds are coming together to talk about the most recent seasons of their series and what’s next for them all in the beloved sci-fi franchise.


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Source: The Verge’s guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2022’s best film and TV panels – The Verge

William Shatner to Unveil Documentary About Himself at SDCC 2022 – Variety

By J. Kim Murphy, June 30, 2022

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William Shatner has offered his stamp of approval on a new documentary about his life from Legion M and Exhibit A Pictures. The pair of production companies announced the documentary Thursday.

“For years I’ve had people approaching me to do a documentary about my life, but I turned them all down because it didn’t feel like the right fit,” Shatner said in a statement.

“When I heard how Legion M wanted to incorporate audiences to be a part of it, it was perfect.

Fans have been responsible for my career — it only seems right that they should own this doc.”

Source: William Shatner to Unveil Documentary About Himself at SDCC 2022 – Variety

Good Morning, San Diego!

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My personal tribute to the beautiful city of San Diego (California, USA), where I’ve had the pleasure to live for almost 15 years. All the scenes in this video were captured around sunrise over a period of four months, from August to November of 2014.

Shot entirely using a GoPro HERO3 Black Edition camera (1080p, 60fps, Medium FOV) mounted on a DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-axis gimbal. Edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

This video was made solely for hobby and recreational purposes. Filming locations were researched and selected in July 2014 taking into account recreational flight safety guidelines reported in the news at the time.

More succinct guidelines were widely publicized later that year, including the “Know Before You Fly” educational campaign at knowbeforeyoufly.org that started in December 2014. Visit faa.gov/uas for the latest U.S. Federal regulations on unmanned aircraft systems. Please fly safely.

Music: “A Closing Statement” by Dexter Britain.
Used under license from The Music Bed, LLC.

Copyright 2014 by Eladio Arvelo, eladioarvelo.com

Source: https://vimeo.com/113168936