Stories for December 19, 2006
It's been a busy year for City Attorney Mike Aguirre. He's waged battles on many fronts - winning some and losing others. Last week, Aguirre suffered his biggest set-back yet, when a judge rejected his petition to rollback $900 million in pension benefits that Aguirre said were illegally granted. Host Gloria Penner talks to Aguirre about the lessons of 2006 and his goals for 2007.
Some youth advocacy groups in San Diego say retailers are selling adult video games to minors. The groups unscientifically surveyed a dozen stores around the county. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has details.
Attorneys with the coalition that successfully sued the City of Escondido for its housing ordinance say theyre keeping an eye on the city. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has more.
California could follow New York City in banning trans fats in restaurants and eateries. Marianne Russ reports.
California and Texas settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit on Tuesday with Sony BMG music entertainment. The lawsuit involved a copy-protection program Sony secretly bundled with its music CDs. Ben Markus reports.
A vital gathering place for low income seniors in San Diego is facing the termination of its lease in downtown. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Musical guests, the Blind Boys of Alabama, join us in studio for a performance chat about their Grammy award winning career. From the group's origins in the 1930s to their latest Christmas album, we step into the rich musical world of gospel legends.
What are the biggest business stories of 2006? What can we expect in 2007? We ask NPR business reporter Scott Horsley about oil prices, real estate, the stock market, and more.
Some say California prisons are in a state of emergency. An SDSU criminal justice professor talks about problems like overcrowding, possible solutions, and what the future looks like for Californias prisons.
It's a classic case of "not in my backyard" thats resulted in a six-year fight to put a casino on Native American tribal land in Jamul, and pitted a community group vehemently against it. Full Focus Heather Hill has more.
'Tis that time of year... when you can go broke buying high tech toys for family and friends. But you don't have to. There are meaningful, useful and affordable gadgets and gizmos you can buy for the nerd you love.