Stories for August 7, 2006
The San Diego School Board decides Tuesday whether a downtown charter school can establish its own separate school to provide independent study programs. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
City officials say its okay to drink tap water in northeastern San Diego once again. A boil-water order that was in effect this weekend was lifted yesterday.
The latest Field Poll shows a vast majority of Californians support a ballot measure that would raise tobacco taxes by $2.60 a pack. Proposition 86 would use that money for a variety of health-related programs. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Camp Pendleton will open the first West Coast barracks for Marines and sailors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Host Tom Fudge interviews the new president and artistic director of the La Jolla Music Society as the SummerFest music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.
San Diego School District officials say their students continue to show steady progress in math. Officials believe the improvement is a direct result from the professional training that math teachers receive. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
A long overdue investigative report looking into San Diego's pension system debacle will be presented to the City Council tomorrow.
San Diego city council will consider the mayor's response to a grand jury report that recommends better advance warning in the case of a tsunami in San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Jobs for day laborers in Vista have dried up during the last two days since the city began issuing citations to employers who haven't registered. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego Gas & Electric says it's addressing a range of environmental concerns in a revised application to build the controversial Sunrise Powerlink. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has details.
An audit of the way the city spent water and sewer funds in 2003 found $1 million were used inappropriately. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Tomorrow is the big day when a $20 million report into the San Diego City's pension deficit will be presented to the mayor, the city council and the public. KPBS reporter Alison St John reports.
San Diego County's new school superintendent starts work on Monday. Randy Ward takes over the job vacated by Rudy Castruita who retired after 12 years as county schools chief. KPBS Morning Anchor Dwane Brown spoke with Randy Ward to get a better sense of who he is and where he comes from.
Host Tom Fudge speaks with Doug Manchester, a successful and controversial developer, about his proposed redevelopment of the Broadway Navy Complex in downtown San Diego.
Armistead Maupin, author of The Night Listener, speaks about the Anthony Godby Johnson hoax, in which he and others were tricked into believing the writings of a young man dying of AIDS.
San Diego researchers have successfully suppressed a defective gene in ALS-infected rats. Host Tom Fudge asks about the impact this breakthrough may have for patients with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Two Salton Sea experts explain why the fish died and what can be done to clean up the aftermath.