Stories for November 14, 2005
San Diego city council will consider today a proposal to buy four new state of the art police helicopters at a total cost of $13 million. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender says he wants to be re-elected in 2006. He kicked off his campaign Monday. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.
San Diego city councilwoman Donna Frye has proposed that before any employee benefits are increased in the future, the council has to be informed of the financial impacts. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The percentage of Americans who smoke continues to decline. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control reveals around one out of five adults was a regular smoker last year. California's smoking rate is even lower than the national average. Public health advocates credit the state's anti-tobacco programs. But advocates caution the state needs to beef up its spending to counteract aggressive marketing tactics by tobacco companies. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.