Stories for December 13, 2006
The City of Escondido has killed its controversial ordinance that prevents landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. In an about face, the City of Escondido has agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges the ordinance violates the constitution and state and federal law. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
House prices are falling and mortgage rates are rising. It makes for a dangerous mix for some San Diego homeowners. Joanne Faryon explains.
The California State Lands Commission is considering whether a San Diego condominium-hotel project can be built on Harbor Island. The project would be built on land set aside for public access. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Senate President Pro Tem Don Peratas health care plan to reduce the number of uninsured in California is getting mixed reactions. Business groups are giving the proposal a thumbs down, but Governor Schwarzenegger is offering some words of encouragement. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Hundreds of homeless veterans in San Diego will have beds and food over the holidays. The city opened a winter shelter for military vets today and space is tight. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps was there.
Veteran circus performer Cheryl Lindley talks about life in the circus and her new play "An Angels Gift."
Scientific American magazine editor in chief John Rennie discusses his publications choices for the top 50 scientific developments of 2006 and why such a large percentage of them come from California.
Recent studies show that the Internet is becoming a close friend of teenagers with eating disorders, and the popularity of robotripping increased 50% each year since 1999. We speak with medical experts who work with adolescents dealing with these issues.
Foie gras, fattened goose or duck liver, is a delicacy to many, but others feel it should be outlawed due to the treatment of force-fed animals. A San Diego City Council committee is talking about banning the food. We hear from a local attorney who supports the ban and a chef who prepares it.
The U.S. military prides itself on offering enlistees a wide array of mental health services. But some returning soldiers from Iraq say getting help on base is tough because theres no privacy and the stigma of even seeking therapy remains. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has more.
The Chargers have clinched the AFC West Championship. Can they clinch a stadium deal in San Diego County? Host Gloria Penner talks with the Chargers' legal counsel and a Chula Vista City Council member about a possible South Bay stadium.
San Diego school board members approved a labor deal Tuesday that gives about 2,700 of its blue collar workers a significant pay hike next year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Kaiser Permanente has agreed to partially underwrite a study of a proposed statewide on-line prescription drug monitoring system. The program would allow doctors and law enforcement agencies to track prescriptions for narcotics. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
A veteran San Diego prosecutor says seeking the death penalty for suspected drug cartel leader Francisco Javier Arellano Felix could make Mexico less willing to extradite other criminals to the United States. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.