Stories for August 4, 2006
State legislators will make prisons a top priority when they return to Sacramento next week. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports discussions are underway.
California researchers have received a $4.5 million federal grant to track heat-related deaths and emergency room visits to study how global warming could affect public health.
Local editors discuss the federal takeover of the Mount Soledad cross, new immigration hearings, and the pending Kroll report.
Latino researchers in San Marcos are worried San Diego County's growing Hispanic population isn't exercising its political power, and they hope to change that. KPBS Radio Ana Tintocalis has more.
Some three million fish suffocated in the Salton Sea's largest tilapia die-off since 1999. The dead fish clogged a harbor driving away boaters and fouling the air in the Coachella Valley desert.
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders is centralizing and reorganizing the city government, which he says was highly inefficient. The mayor says a better organization needs to be in place before he can downsize government. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A Vista ordinance that regulates day laborers withstood first-amendment challenges in federal court today. The ACLU had sued to temporarily block the measure. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports.
The California State Parks department is backing away from a position formally opposing the controversial Sunrise Powerlink. The project would bring electricity from Imperial County to San Diego. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps explains.