Stories for January 19, 2006
A state Senator says it's time to renew efforts in the legislature to help fight the epidemic of methamphetamine in California. Sacramento reporter Jenny O'Mara has more.
The housing market in San Diego is slowing down. What does that mean for the huge number of condominiums and condo conversions? Roger Showley joins us to talk about condos in San Diego.
University of California's Board of Regents is meeting this week at UC San Diego. Among the hottest topics of discussion is the need to shed more light on the University's pay practices. University officials recently came under fire for secretly paying for bonuses to its top executives. KPBS education reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.
The University of California's Board of Regents delayed a vote today on whether to shed investments linked to Sudan. The board says they'll study the issue further and make a final decision at their next meeting in March. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
California and at least 25 other states are temporarily paying for the medications of seniors who've had problems with the new Medicare prescription drug plan. Now Senator Dianne Feinstein and some of her colleagues are asking the federal government to reimburse states for the expense. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Joshua Nelson grew up listening to both the cantors in his synagogue and Mahalia Jackson records at his grandmother's house. He speaks about combining the two influences with his Kosher Gospel Band.
Americans spend more than $20 billion annually on herbal and dietary supplements, yet most are unaware of the safety issues or effectiveness of these remedies.
An idea by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders on how to pay for a $10 million contract with consultants looking into the city's fiscal mess is raising eyebrows. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
A new California project aims to help parents identify if their children have disabilities at a young age, so early intervention and treatment is possible before the children start school. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
This week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Oregon's physician-assisted death law, and a new bill is being reviewed by the State Assembly of California.
David Coddon, editor of Night and Day magazine and Troy Johnson, arts and music editor for San Diego City Beat map out the best bets for having an entertaining weekend.