Thursday, January 3, 2013 - Evening Edition


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>> >>DWANE: HI, I'M DWANE BROWN. TONIGHT ON KPBS EVENING EDITION CALIFORNIA
TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS HEALTH CARE REFORM, AND SAN DIEGO'S NEWEST CONGRESSMAN TAKES THE
OATH OF OFFICE. ONE REPRESENTS A GROWING CAUCUS ON CAPITAL
HILL. >> >>PEGGY: I'M PEGGY PICO, ALSO AHEAD WE'LL
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHY SOME RESIDENTS IN DISTRICT FOUR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR
A NEW CITY COUNCIL MEMBER. THEN WE'LL HEAR FROM A GRADUATE OF A TOUGH
LOVE JOB DRAINING PROGRAM. >> >>: BY SHOW OF HANDS, AGREE THAT YOU ARE
LATE. AND THE REST OF YOU ARE IN DENIAL.
>> >>DWANE: CALIFORNIA'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GETS OUT OF THE TELEVISION BUSINESS AS HIS
CABLE NETWORK GETS SOLD. AND HOW SAN DIEGO RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING TO
HELP KEEP THE STATE'S AGING POPULATION SAFE ON THE ROADWAYS.
KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW. CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS.
>> >>DWANE: GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US, I'M DWANE BROWN.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED CALIFORNIA'S PLAN TO RUN ITS OWN HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET.
IT'S A MAJOR STEP TOWARD MEETING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES WILL BE ABLE TO BUY HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
CALLED COVERED CALIFORNIA. SUBSIDIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.
THE EXCHANGES HAVE TO BE OPERATING BY NEXT JANUARY. THE STATE SAYS 7ÊMILLION CALIFORNIANS
DON'T HAVE INSURANCE RIGHT NOW. COVERED CALIFORNIA EXPECTS TO INSURE UP TO
5ÊMILLION PEOPLE BY 2016. THE NEWEST REPORT ON SAN DIEGO'S Y COB EAM SHOW SLOW BUT STEADY
GROWTH. ALAN GIN TRACKS THE NUMBERS TO TRACE THE INDEX,
IT WENT UP A TENTH OF A POINT FROM NOVEMBER. GIN SAYS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FELL AND HELP
WANTED ADS WERE UP IN SAN DIEGO ALONG WITH CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.
HE'S PREDICTING SLOW BUT STEADY GROWTH FOR THE NEXT YEAR.
THE 113TH CONGRESS CONVENED TODAY IN WASHINGTON. TWO SAN DIEGOS ARE PART OF THE FRESHMAN CLASS.
VARGAS IS ALREADY PART OF GROUP WITH INCREASING CLOUT ON CAPITAL HILL.
JILL REPLOGLE JOINS US FROM THE NEWS CENTER. TELL US ABOUT THE NEW LATINO CABBING OWS.
>> >>: IT'S BIG THIS YEAR. THERE ARE NINE NEW LATINO MEMBERS SWORN IN
TODAY. IT'S THE LARGEST LATINO CLASS IN HISTORY.
LATINOS HOLD 28 SEATS IN THE HOUSE AND THREE IN THE SENT.
MOST OF THEM ARE DEMOCRAT. JUST FIVE LATINO HOUSE MEMBERS ARE REPUBLICAN
AND TWO OF THE THREE LATINO SENATORS ARE REPUBLICAN. >> >>DWANE: AND IMMIGRATION EXPECTED TO BE
A BIG ISSUE THIS YEAR? >> >>: IT S.PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS PROMISED TO
MAKE IMMIGRATION REFORM A PRIORITY IN HIS SECOND TERM.
THE WHITE HOUSE BELIEVES THEY HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT NOW WITH THIS
LATINO CAUCUS AND THE POWER OF THE LATINO VOTE SHOWN IN THE LAST ELECTION.
>> >>DWANE: FRONTERAS REPORTER JILL REPLOGLE. A NEW YORK STATE OFFICIAL IS SUING QUALCOMM
TRYING TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY'S POLITICAL SPENDING.
NEW YORK'S PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SPENGZ FOUND HAS SIX MILLION QUALCOMM SHARES.
THE COMPANY HAS ASKED MORE THAN 400 COMPANIES FOR DISCLOSURES SINCE THE 2010 SIT CITIZENS
UNITED. RESEARCH SHOWS POLITICAL SPENDING HURTS INVESTOR
RETURNS. QUALCOMM HASN'T ANSWERED HIS REQUESTS FOR
INFORMATION ABOUT THE 4 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IT SPENT ON LOBBYING LAST YEAR.
QUALCOMM HAS NOT COMMENTED ON THE SUIT. TONIGHT PEGGY PICO TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT
AN OBSCURE LAW THAT MAY PREVENT THOUSANDS OF SAN DIEGO VOTERS FROM DECIDING WHO WILL
REPLACE A FORM CITY COUNCIL MEMBER. >> >>PEGGY: SAIT SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL WILL
BE DOWN ONE MEMBER UNTIL VOTERS IN THE FOURTH DISTRICT ELECT A NEW REPRESENTATIVE.
THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS WITHIN THE NEWLY REDRAWN DISTRICT MAY NOT BEE GET TO VOTE FOR THE NEW
CITY COUNCIL MEMBER. TODD GLORIA JOINS ME TO EXPLAIN THE PROBLEM
AND SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. THANKS FOR RETURNING.
WHY WON'T ESTIMATED 5,000 REGISTERED VOTERS FROM RED WOOD VILLAGE AND ROLANDO PARK BE
EXCLUDED IN THIS SPECIAL ELECTION? >> >>: OUR MUNICIPAL CODE ALLOWS FOR THE FILLING
OF VACANT POSITIONS USING THE OLD LINES OF THE COUNCIL DISTRICT.
WE HAVE HAD TWO UNUSUAL EVENTS HAPPEN AT ONCE, REDISTRICTING AND THE RESIGNATION OF A COUNCIL
MEMBER, CREATE AD CIRCUMSTANCE WHERE OUR MUNICIPAL IS IN AN UNFAIR SITUATION WHERE THESE NEIGHBORHOODS
WILL BE LEFT OUT OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION. >> >>PEGGY: THAT CODE TAKE AS PERFECT STORM
AS YOU SAID. IT WAS ACTUALLY VOTED IN 1999, I BELIEVE,
AND WHAT WAS THE LOGIC BEHIND IT. >> >>: WE'RE STILL RESEARCHING THAT.
OBVIOUSLY THIS IS SOMETHING WE STUMBLED UPON BECAUSE OF THESE EVENTS HAPPENING THAT SAME
TIME. IT WAS AT SOME DIRECTION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
MUNICIPAL CAN BE CHANGED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, WHICH I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN DOING, BUT
OF COURSE THE CAUSING IT TO COME ABOUT VIA THE STATE MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO DO THAT.
WE'RE RESEARCHING THAT AND HOPE TO HAVE SOME ANSWERS IN TIME FOR MONDAY'S HEARING.
>> >>PEGGY: YOU TALKED TO THE CITY ATTORNEY ABOUT THIS?
>> >>: CORRECT, THIS IS A LEGAL MATTER. I'VE ASKED HIM TO COME TO MONDAY'S HEARING
WHEN WE VOTE ON THIS WITH A NUMBER OF OPTIONS FOR THE COUNCIL, TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO FILL
THIS POSITION QUICKLY. >> >>PEGGY: YOU HAVE 90 DAYS IN ORDER TO FIND
A REPLACEMENT, BUT SO FOR THE ELECTION ACTUALLY WHAT HAPPENS IN THE 90 DAYS YOU HAVE SEVERAL
CANDIDATES? >> >>: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF CANDIDATES WHO
HAVE FILED THEIR INTENTIONS WITH THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE.
WE IMAGINE MORE BEFORE THE DEADLINE IN THE MEAN TIME WE'LL BE OPERATING BUSINESS AS USUAL
IN THE COUNCIL DISTRICT FOUR OFFICE. I'LL BE SUPERVISING THE STAFF THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY
WORKED FOR COUNCIL MEMBER YOUNG. WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT THINGS ARE TAKEN CARE
OF. >> >>PEGGY: YOUR GOING TO BE OVER SEEING THE
OFFICE, WILL YOU BE VOTING ON DISTRICT FOUR ISSUES?
>> >>: NO Y WILL NOT. WE WILL HAVE AN EIGHT MEMBER COUNCIL.
WE RECENTLY EX EXPANDED TO 9, WE'LL BE AN EIGHT MEMBER UNTIL THE NINTH PERSON JOINS
US. >> >>PEGGY: BECAUSE THERE'S NEARLY A DOZEN
CANDIDATES ALREADY TO FILL THIS POSITION, HOW MUCH IS THIS SPECIAL ELECTION GOING TO
COST? >> >>: THAT'S UNCLEAR AT THE MOMENT. IT COULD
BE MORE THAN 300,000 DOLLARS. WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW IS WORKING WITH
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WHICH ALSO HAS A SPECIAL ELECTION IN BASICALLY THE SAME AREA.
WE HOPE TO CONSOLIDATE THOSE ELECTIONS SAVING SAN DIEGO TAX PAYERS ABOUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND
DOLLARS. IF I'M GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE CITY
SOME MONEY, I'M GOING TO TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY. >> >>PEGGY: ROLANDO AND REDWOOD VILLAGE VOTERS
ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVISM. THEY'RE A VERY ACTIVE GROUP.
THEY SAY THIS IS NOT FAIR, THEY FEEL DISENFRANCHISED, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THEM?
>> >>: I AGREE WITH THEM. THIS IS NOT FAIR AT ALL.
IT'S WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, THAT'S WHY WE'RE CONSULTING WITH OUR ATTORNEYS TO SEE IF THERE'S
ANY OTHER WAY WE CAN LEGALLY ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE WANT.
WE'RE PRESENTED WITH A VERY ODD SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY NOT ALLOW WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN WHICH
IS FULL ENFRANCHISEMENT TO OCCUR IN THIS CASE. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE ANOTHER WAY
TO DO. >> >>DWANE2: ONE OF THE LAST PIECE OF THE
PUZZLES REDRAWN LINES VOTERS IN DISTRICT 9 GET TO VOTE FOR A REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISTRICT
FOUR EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE NOT LIVING THERE ANYMORE.
>> >>: YOU'LL HAVE PEOPLE WHO WILL VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL NEVER SERVE THEM A DAY IN
THEIR ENTIRE TENURE. IT'S A FUNCTION OF THIS MUNICIPAL CODE WHICH
NAY OR MAY NOT BE A FUNCTION OF THE STATE. I'VE LIVED IN MY OWN REDISTRICTING EXPERIENCE.
MY OWN HOME WAS DRAWN OUT OF THE REDISTRICTING. THIS IS YET ANOTHER WAY THAT IT HAPPENS T
DESERVES TO BE FIXED. >> >>PEGGY: WE'RE GOING TO KNOW MORE ON MONDAY,
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT TODD GLORIA. THANKS FOR EXPLAINING THIS TO US.
>> >>DWANE: AL JAZEERA HAS PURCHASED CABLE NETWORK TV TO INCREASE ITS MOVE TO POTENTIAL
AUDIENCE. TIME WARNER CABLE IS DROPPING CURRENT TV.
THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL MOVE REMOVE THE PROGRAM FOR ITS LINE UP AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
TIME WARNER SAYS IT WILL REEVALUATE AS THE NEW ALJAZEERAÊ IS A PAN ARAB NEWS CHANNEL
OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF KUTTER. IT PLANS TO AD MORE NEWS BUREAUS AND MORE
JOURNALISTS IN THE U.S. CALIFORNIA'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS BEEN
A TALK SHOW HOST ON CURRENT TV. GAVIN NEWSOME'S SHOW IS GOING OFF THE AIR.
NEWSOME'S CONTRACT WAS SET TO EXPIRE THIS MONTH AND HE HAD ALREADY DECIDED TO MOVE IN
A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. WE RECENTLY TOLD YOU ABOUT ZIP CAR ONE OF
SEVERAL CAR SHARING SERVICES IN SAN DIEGO. AVIS IS BUYING ZIP CAR FOR ABOUT 500ÊMILLION
BUCKS. CAR SHARING IS HIGHLY COMPLIMENTARY TO CAR
RENTALS. ZIP CAR SAYS THE DEAL WILL ALLOW IT TO EXPAND
SERVICES AND LOCATIONS. THE SALE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED THIS SPRING.
CALIFORNIA HAS THE GREATEST NUMBER OF ELDERLY DRIVERS IN THE COUNTRY, WITH MORE THAN 3ÊMILLION.
THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE AS MORE BABY BOOMERS RETIRE OVER THE NEXT 10 TO 20
YEARS. SOME RESEARCHERS AT UC SAN DIEGO ARE WORKING
TO PROMOTE DRIVING SAFETY TOO FOR SENIORS. GETTING OLDER DOESN'T MEAN THE END OF THE
PERSON'S DRIVING DAYS. IT DOES REQUIRE SENIORS TO EVALUATE, IMPROVE
AND MAINTAIN A SAFE DRIVING RECORD. >> >>: MANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS NEVER TOOK
A FORMAL DRIVING TEST WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER. AND NOW FACE WOULD IT, THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT
TO EXPECT. >> >>DWANE: JIM GLEESON IS A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR.
HE SAYS A FAMILY MEMBER CAN REPORT A PROBLEM NECESSARY TO THE DMV.
>> >>: IF THEY FEEL THAT THIS PERSON POSES A SAFETY ISSUE, IT HAPPENED WITH MY MOTHER.
MY MOTHER HAD TO TURN MY GRAND FATHER IN YEARS AGO, WHEN HE IS HAD A CONCERN WITH HIS ABILITY
TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE. >> >>DWANE: BY 2020, HIGHWAY SAFETY EXPERTS
SAY THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 40ÊMILLION DOLLARS OVER THE AGE OF 65.
CALIFORNIA ALREADY HAS THE GREATEST NUMBER WITH MORE THAN 3.1ÊMILLION.
THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO GROW TO 26ÊMILLION BY 2030.
EVEN SENIORS HAVE BEEN CAUGHT USING THEIR CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING.
>> >>: DRIVING DISTRACTED IS THE SAME OF DRIVING UNDER THE LIMIT OF ALCOHOL.
IT INCREASES YOUR CRASH RISK. OUR MESSAGE TO OLDER ADULTS IS HAVE REALLY
GOOD DRIVING HABITS AND TAKE GENERALLY GOOD CARE OF YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR DRIVING CAREER
WILL BE PROLONGED. >> >>DWANE: AND DRIVING TOOLS SUCH AS LARGER
REAR VIEW MIRROR AND ONE TO INCREASE YOUR BLIND SPOT ON THE SIDE COULD ALSO HELP.
THE DMV PROVIDES A SENIOR GUIDE FOR SAFE DRIVING AS WELL AS THE CALIFORNIA DRIVERS HAND BOOK
TO BRUSH UP ON THE RULES OF THE ROAD. THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR NORTH COUNTY
WINTER HOMELESS SET SHELTER HAS DIED AFTER A SUDDEN ILLNESS JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO.
WE TALKED WITH RUSSELL BLACKWOOD ABOUT A OPERATION HOPE.
BLACK WOOD WAS HOSPITALIZED ON NEW YEAR'S EVE AND DIED ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.
TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 49TH BIRTHDAY. IT COSTS MORE THAN 30,000 DOLLARS A YEAR TO
GET A COLLEGE DEGREE IN CALIFORNIA BUT A STATE LAW MAKER WANTS TO MAKE IT A LOT LESS EXPENSIVE.
THE PROPOSAL FROM ASSEMBLYMAN DAN LOWING CALLS FOR MORE COORDINATION BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOLS
RGS COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND CSU'S GIVING STUDENTS A CHANCE TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT IN HIGH SCHOOL.
THE DEGREE WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR SCIENCE, TECHS NUJ TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH.
A SAN DIEGO JOB AND LIFE SKILL SAID TRAINING PROGRAM HELPS PEOPLE GET OFF THE STREETS AND
INTO THE WORK FORCE. PEGGY PICO EXPLAINS WHAT MAKES THE PROGRAM
SO UNIQUE. >> >>PEGGY: SAN DIEGO'S SECOND CHANCE STRIVE
PROGRAM IS A COMPREHENSIVE TOUGH LOVE APPROACH TO GET VETERANS, FORMER PRISONERS AND SUBSTANCE
ABUSERS OFF THE STREETS AND INTO THE WORK FORCE. THE SUN DANCE CHANNEL FEATURED THE
PROGRAM IN A SERIES CALLED GELT TO WORK. TAKE A LOOK.
>> >>: DRUM ROLL PLEASE. BE BACK IN 10 MINUTES.
>> >>: WE GIVE THE STUDENT A 10 MINUTE BREAK. >> >>: WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW IS THAT THIS IS
THE FIRST TEST. >> >>: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM BEING LATE YOU'RE
NOT GOING TO GET A JOB. WE ARE WATCHING THE CLOCK.
WE'RE CLOSE. >> >>: OKAY, GUYS, THAT'S IT.
>> >>: THAT'S IT. GO AHEAD AND STAND ON THE WALL FOR ME, SIR.
>> >>: EVEN IF YOU'RE 10 SECONDS LATE, WE'LL MAKE YOU STAND AGAINST THE WALL.
>> >>: SO, HOW MANY OF YOU BY SHOW OF HANDS AGREE THAT YOU ARE LATE? AND THE REST OF YOU
ARE IN DENIAL? >> >>PEGGY: AND THAT'S JUST THE FIRST LESSON.
HERE WITH HER PERSONAL SUCCESS STORY IS SECOND CHANCE GRADUATE TANYA AND DIRECTOR.
TANYA, TELL US YOUR STORY, HOW AND WHY DID YOU END UP GOING TO SECOND CHANCE?
>> >>: I WAS STARTED OUT IN VEGAS, LIVING UP THE SIN CITY LIFESTYLE, THE PARTY GIRL
ENDED UP IN DRUGS, PROSTITUTION, DECIDED TO COME TO SAN DIEGO, WENT TOÊ YOU KNOW Y HAD
ENOUGH, BASICALLY, WANTED TO CHANGE MY LIFE SO I DECIDED TO TAKE MYSELF TO A RESIDENTIAL
TREATMENT FACILITY TO GET A GRIP ON MY ADDICTION. IN THERE, I CAME ACROSS A ROOM MATE WHO HAD
BEEN TO THE PROGRAM AND SPEAK GREATLY OF IT, SO I DECIDED I CAN'T REBUILD TANYA WITH USED
PARTS. WANTED TO COMPLETELY REBUILD TANYA BRAND NEW
PARTS. >> >>PEGGY: YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT IT THROUGH
A FRIEND. IS TANYA, TYPICAL, ROBERT OF YOUR STUDENTS?
>> >>: TANYA IS VERY TYPICAL. PEOPLE COME TO US WITH ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT
BACKGROUNDS MAYBE INVOLVING INCARCERATION, INVOLVED HOMELESSNESS MANY OF WHOM WILL HAVE
BACKGROUNDS INVOLVING DRUG ADDICTION, GAMBLING ADDICTION, AND LIKE TANYA THEY COME TO SECOND
CHANCE KNOWING THEY WANT TO BE DIFFERENT. KNOWING THAT THE FUTURE LIFESTYLE FOR THEM
AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM LIE IN A DIFFERENT PLACE TO WHERE THEY'VE BIB.
SO THEY COME TO USES WITH THIS GREAT SENSE OF HOPE AND ANTICIPATION.
>> >>PEGGY: IT'S TOUGH, THOUGH. THIS ISN'T A NICE LIT M LAY BY THE POOL, LET'S
DO THIS, IT'S A FOUR WEEK PROGRAM YOU CALL A NO EXCUSES PROGRAM AND AS WE SAW IN THAT
CLIP, PRETTY TOUGH LESSONS. WHAT IS THE FIRST LESSON AND WHAT DOES IT
HAVE TO DOÊ >> >>: THE CLIP YOU SHOWED IS THE VERY FIRST
LESSON THAT HAPPENS ON ORIENTATION DAY. WE SET THE BAR VERY HIGH IN TERMS OF WHAT
THE STANDARDS THAT WE EXPECT. WAT THE STANDARDS THAT WE EXPECT ARE JUST
THE SAME STANDARDS THAT ANY EMPLOYER WOULD EXPECT.
IF WE DON'T INSTILL THAT DISCIPLINE RIGHT UP FRONT, RIGHT ON DAY ONE, WE'RE FAILING
THEM IF THEY GRADUATE AND ARE FAILING EMPLOYEES IF WE PRESENT THESE PEOPLE ONCE THEY DO GRADUATE.
BECAUSE THESE STANDARDS ARE VERY HIGH, NOT EVERYBODY WILL GRADUATE IN THIS PROGRAM, ABOUT
HALF WILL. >> >>PEGGY: AND YOU SPENDÊ IT'S A FOUR WEEK
PROGRAM AS I MENTIONED BUT THE FIRST TWO WEEKS YOU WORK ON ONE PARTICULAR THING.
>> >>: THE FIRST TWO WEEKS WE WORK SOLELY ON THEIR ATTITUDE.
>> >>PEGGY: TANYA IS SMILING AT THAT. WAS THAT THE HARD PART FOR YOU?
>> >>: IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT. I CAME IN WITH SUCH A DETERMINATION AND WILLINGNESS
TO CHANGE MY LIFE. YOU KNOW, THERE WAS NOT TOO MUCH OF IT WAS
DIFFICULT FOR ME BECAUSE I SET ASIDE EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW FOR A NEW EXPERIENCE.
>> >>PEGGY: BUT IT IS DIFFICULT, ROBERT, FOR SOME PEOPLE.
>> >>: IT IS VERY DIFFICULT. THEY'VE HAD YEARS ON THE YARDÊ
>> >>PEGGY: AS IN PRISON. >> >>: PRISON YARD.
THE WAY THAT YOU HANDLE YOURSELF, THE WAY YOU COMMUNICATE MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE FOR THAT
ENVIRONMENT BUT WHEN YOU'RE SITTING DOWN IN FRONT O F A STRANGER AND THEY'RE INTERVIEWING
YOU, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SMILE, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SHAKE THEIR HANDS, YOU HAVE TO
BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THEM IN THE EYE, AND JUST EXUDE CONFIDENCE.
AND SO WE DEAL WITH A LOT OF THOSE SKILLS BUT THE ATTITUDE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.
>> >>PEGGY: JUST BRIEFLY, WHAT IS YOUR SUCCESS RATE?
>> >>: WE GET ABOUT 70 PERGS OF ALL OF OUR GRADUATES BACK INTO WORK WITHIN THE THREE
OR FOUR MONTHS FROM GRADUATING. AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE WOULD STILL
BE IN FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT A YEAR AFTER THAT. >> >>PEGGY: TANYA, WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT
NOW? >> >>: I CURRENTLY WORK FOR SECOND CHANCE.
I WAS GIVEN A JOB LEAD ONE WEEK OUT AFTER MY GRADUATING, TOOK THAT, BLEW THE INTERVIEWER
OUT F THE WATER, AND FROM THERE PURSUED MY GOALS.
WE'VE GONE TO ANOTHER COMPANY, AND OUT OF THE BLUE GOT A CALL FROM SECOND CHANCE AND
ASKED ME TO COME AROUND AND DO AN INTERVIEW WITH THEM AND I GLADLY WELCOMED THAT.
SO NOW I'M ON THE SECOND CHANCE TEAM. >> >>PEGGY: THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO TALK ABOUT
WITH SECOND CHANCE AND OUR VIEWERS CAN FIND THIS OUT ON OUR WEBSITE, KPBS.ORG.
I UNDERSTAND THE CLASS COMING UP. >> >>: THIS FRIDAY.
>> >>PEGGY: VERY GOOD. ROBERT, AND TANYA, THANK YOU BOTH FOR TALKING
WITH US. >> >>: ON THE NEXT NEWS HOUR, OUT WITH THE
OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW. WHAT UNFINISHED BUSINESS DOES THE 113TH CONGRESS
FACE AFTER THEIR SWEARING IN. THAT'S THURSDAY ON THE PBS NEWS HOUR.
>> >>DWANE: NFL.COM SAYS THE CHARGERS HAVE GONE EAST IN THEIR SEARCH FOR A NEW GENERAL
MANAGER, FLYING TO THE EAST COAST TO DO INTERVIEWS. THE REPORT POSTS A TEAM SOURCE, AND WANTS
TO NAME A NEW GM BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THAT PERSON WOULD HELP IN THE SEARCH FOR A
NEW HEAD COACH. SAN DIEGO WEATHER IS GOING TO STAY MILD INTO
THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES MOSTLY IN THE IT 60S AROUND THE
COUNTY. COLDER IN THE MOUNTAINS, DOWN INTO THE 40S
AND VERY COLD AT NIGHT IN THE DESERT. READY FOR TRIP UNDER GROUND AND BACK IN TIME?
THERE'S AN OLD GOLD MINE IN SAN DIEGO'S BACK COUNTRY THAT'S MOSTLY UNCHANGED FROM THE DAYS
OF THE JULIAN GOLD RUSH. KEN KRAMER TAKES US INSIDE FOR A LOOK AROUND.
>> >>: LET'S GO BACK IN TIME. BACK TO THE 1870S WHEN THERE WERE AS MANY
AS 200 GOLD MINES IN SAN DIEGO'S BACK COUNTRY. HERE'S ONE THAT'S STILL AROUND AND HERE WE
GO. CARL NELSON IS TAKING US INTO THE EAGLE MINE,
WHICH HIS FAMILY HAS OWNED FOR MORE THAN A HALF CENTURY.
THIS MINE, BY THE WAY, WAS STILL PRODUCING GOLD UP UNTIL THE EARLY 1940S.
>> >>: THIS IS WHERE THE GOLD IS FOUND, NOT THE ROCK AROUND IT.
>> >>: IF YOU WERE A MINER AND WANTED TO FIND GOLD, YOU HAD TO FOLLOW THOSE VEINS OF QUARTZ
BACK FARTHER INTO THE MOUNTAIN. >> >>: THERE'S FIVE LEVELS ABOVE, FIVE BELOW.
WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL. >> >>: WALKING THROUGH HERE, YOU GET A SENSE
OF WHAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN LEAK. THIS WAS HARD ROCK MINING AND THIS WAS HARD
WORK. THE TUNNELS SNAKED THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THE MEN WHO LABORED HERE
EVERY DAY DIGGING, DRILLING, AND BLASTING WITH SMALL CHARGES OF EXPLOSIVES ALL TO EXTRACT
GOLD THAT IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THIS MINE WAS WORTH ABOUT 17 DOLLARS AN OUNCE, SOMETHING
LIKE 1/100TH OF WHAT IT'S WORTH TODAY. WE TALKED TO CARL NELSON.
>> >>: THERE'S STILL GOLD HERE, IT'S JUST OLD FASHIONED TODAY.
MODERN MINING IS LARGE COMPANIES THEY MOVE MOUNTAIN RANGES.
>> >>: THE EAGLE MINE WAS NEVER A BIG CORPORATE OPERATION.
IT WAS ONE OF DOZENS OF MINES SCATTERED FROM JULIAN TO BANNER.
>> >>: MAYBE A DOZEN MEN, BUT NOT ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
UNDER GROUND YOU'RE WORKING IN CONFINED AREAS. >> >>: YES, CONFINED IS A GOOD WORD FOR IT.
IF YOU'RE CURIOUS WHAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE, THERE ARE CLUES EVERYWHERE HERE INSIDE THIS
MINE. THE LEFT OVER REM MINUTES OF WHAT WAS A GOING OPERATION UNTIL THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
HERE'S THE MINE OFFICE HUNDREDS OF FEET IN THE MOUNTAIN LOOKING LIKE SOMEBODY JUST WALKED
AWAY FROM IT ONE DAY 70 YEARS AGO. CONNECTED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD ONLY BY A TELEPHONE,
AN AIR POWERED DRILL THAT WHEN OPERATED MUST HAVE MAIL MADE A DEAFENING NOISE IN THIS ROCK
TUNNEL LEFT AT THE SPOT WHERE IT WAS LAST USED, AND A LIFT TO TRANSPORT MINORS AND EQUIPMENT
FROM ONE FLOOR TO THE LEFT, THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SOUNDING ALARM BELLS POSTED.
ALL OF THIS BURIED DEEP WITHIN A MOUNTAIN. WHEN CARL TAKES PEOPLE THROUGH HERE, HE SOON
FINDS OUT IT'S NOT FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE CLOSE PLACES.
>> >>: SOME PEOPLE ARE CLAWS RO PHOBIC. THEY TURN SWEATY, GET ALL WHITE.
>> >>: YOU CAN'T TELL FROM IN HERE, BUT REALLY WHAT WE HAVE HERE ARE TWO MINES HOOKED TOGETHER
BY TUNNELS, THE EAGLE MINE AND THE HIGH PEAK MINE.
FROM INSIDE IT'S JUST ONE LONG SERIES OF TUNNELS AND SOMETHING ELSE AS YOU WALK TOWARD THE
CENTER OF THE MOUNTAIN, YOU NOTICE YOU'RE GOING VERY SLIGHTLY UP HILL.
IT'S SO THE OAR CARS THAT RAN ON RAILS COULD BE PUSHED OUT EASILY WHEN THEY WERE FULL AND
UP HILL WHEN THEY WERE COMING BACK IN EMPTY, AND ALSO SO WATER COULD RUN OUT TOO, CARL
SAYS. HE STILL MEETS PEOPLE EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE
WHO HAVE WORKED IN A PLACE LIKE THIS. >> >>: I TALK TO A LOT OF INTERESTING OLD
TIMERS THAT HAVE DONE THIS AS A LIVING. YOU KNOW, THEY FILL ME IN ON STUFF I DON'T
KNOW. >> >>: THERE HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTS.
TWO MINERS DIED HERE MANY YEARS AGO, AND EARTHQUAKES, SOME BIG ONES.
BUT OWN 140 YEARS OF BEING HERE, IT'S ROCK SOLID, AND THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW, ESPECIALLY
WHEN CARL TURNS OFF THE LIGHTS JUST SO VISITORS CAN EXPERIENCE THE DARKNESS.
I MEAN TOTAL DARKNESS, QUIET TOO. VERY, VERY QUIET.
>> >>: A LOT OF TIMES IF YOU GO IN THERE AND SIT LONG ENOUGH AND STILL ENOUGH, EVENTUALLY
IT SOUNDS LIKE RAIN, AND WHAT YOU'RE HEARING IS THE DUST FALL.
>> >>: IT TOOK A CERTAIN KIND OF PERSON TO DO THIS, WORK IN HERE, UNDER THESE CONDITIONS,
BREATHING THE ROCK DUST, DOING IT YEAR AFTER YEAR, YOU KIND OF ADMIRE THEIR SPIRIT AND
ENTERPRISE. THIS WAS NOT A BIG MINE AS COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
GO. ALL TOLD MAYBE 100,000 DOLLARS WORTH OF GOLD
WAS REMOVED FROM THE EAGLE AND HIGH PEAK MINES. THA THAT WAS IN THE DAYS WHEN THAT REALLY
WAS A LOT OF MUPPIE. YOU THINK ABOUT THAT IN A PLACE LIKE THIS,
WHAT WORKING DAYS MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE HERE, AND HOW AFTER EIGHT OR TEN HOURS DRILLING,
BLASTING, AND HOPING THAT THE GOLD CONTINUED, HOW WELCOME MUST HAVE BEEN THE LIGHT AT THE
END OF THE TUNNEL. >> >>DWANE: THE EAGLE AND HIGH PEAK MINES
ARE LOCATED ON C STREET IN JULIAN, JUST A LITTLE NORTH OF THE CENTER OF TOWN.
THERE IS A FEE TO LOOK AROUND AND TOURS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
TO SEE MORE OF KEN'S STORIES ABOUT SAN DIEGO, TUNE IN EVERY THIRD THURSDAY NIGHT AT 8:00ÊP.M.
HERE ON KPBS TELEVISION. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED CALIFORNIA'S PLAN TO RUN ITS
OWN HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET, A MAJOR STEP TOWARD BEATING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES WILL BE ABLE TO BUY HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
CALLED COVERED CALIFORNIA. SUBSIDIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR LOW TO MIDDLE
INCOME FAMILIES. THE EXCHANGES HAVE TO BE OPERATING BY NEXT JANUARY. ABOUT 7ÊMILLION
CALIFORNIANS DON'T HAVE INSURANCE RIGHT NOW. COVERED CALIFORNIA EXPECTS TO INSURE UP TO
5ÊMILLION PEOPLE BY 2016. THE NEWEST REPORTS ON SAN DIEGO'S ECONOMY
SHOW SLOW BUT STEADY GROWTH. ALAN GIN TRACKS THE NUMBERS TO CREATE THE
INDEX. HE SAYS IT WEPT UP A TENTH OF A POINT IN NOVEMBER,
AND ROSE NEARLY SEVEN POINTS FROM NOVEMBERÊ2011. HE SAYS HELP WANTED ADS WERE UP IN SAN DIEGO
ALONG WITH CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.
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