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Stories for December 20, 2005

The Frost Belt vs. The Cost Belt

Dec. 20
KPBS Commentaries

This is the time of year when San Diegans like to watch TV weather reports. We're not concerned about local weather forecasts, of course. We want to see what's going on in other parts of the country.

KPBS Commentaries

Dec. 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Smuggler in 'SDGE' Truck Caught

Dec. 20
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Border Patrol agents say if you can dream it, drug smugglers have probably tried it. The remarks come after agents discovered more than 500 pounds of marijuana loaded into a fake SDGE truck Monday.

CDF will get interim chief

Dec. 20
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is getting an interim chief on January first. The CDF has more than 5,000 employees and a roughly $700 million budget. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Big Waves Hit SD Coast

Dec. 20
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County's west facing beaches could see some dramatic wave action by tomorrow afternoon. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Puppy smuggling fueled by 'designer dog' market

Dec. 20
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

U.S. customs and animal welfare officials released new details of their puppy smuggling study Tuesday. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

UC nurses reach labor agreement

Dec. 20
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

University of California nurses have ratified a new two-year labor agreement that includes a pay hike and preserves current pension benefits. The new contract affects some 9,000 nurses statewide. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.