Stories for August 17, 2006
The smoking ban at all San Diego beaches and parks goes into effect today. The law was passed in June by the City Council to cut down on litter and second-hand smoke. San Diego Lifeguard John Liddle says initially beachgoers will be told about the new law and asked to put out their cigarettes.
Most Americans don't get their health information from doctors or professional journals, they get it from watching television. Health stories are a frequent feature on many TV newscasts. But what kind of information do they provide? KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg takes a look.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to surfing legend Mike Doyle about his new book
KPBS joins the La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest 20th Anniversary Celebration by broadcasting SummerFest Encounters, hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh. Real people, real stories, stimulating conversation and musical performances, the Encounters go behind the scenes with some of today's most celebrated artists.
Accused drug kingpin Francisco Javier Arellano-Felix arrived on U.S. soil this morning in San Diego. He was immediately whisked away to a downtown federal detention center where he will be booked.
A new report shows the percentage of doctors who will treat new Medicaid patients is declining nationwide. A recent survey shows the same thing is happening in San Diego. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
The Federal government has offered to pay a price - yet to be negotiated - for the Mount Soledad War Memorial. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says he has no idea what the memorial is worth, but the Mount Soledad Memorial Association has a specific sum in mind. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Host Tom Fudge and David Coddon, assistant arts editor for the
The Escondido City Council voted last night to draw up an ordinance that would punish people who provide jobs and housing to illegal immigrants.
Marine Corps officials say a new warplane coming to the Miramar Air Station will mean civilian use of the airport won't be possible. The Joint Strike Fighter or F-35, would play a critical role in national defense. Miramar officials say the development comes as no surprise. But it could affect an advisory measure on the November ballot.