Stories for January 25, 2006
It is midnight, moonless and surreal at the busiest border crossing in the world. Scarred hillsides and riverbanks are studded with Border Patrol sensors at watch over bandits and rapists who lurk in the dark.
Film critics discuss some of the new films in local theatres. Films include Woody Allen's "Match Point," Terrence Malick's "The New World," Albert Brooks' "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" and Steven Soderbergh's "Bubble."
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders will travel to San Francisco Thursday to personally visit the three major financial credit rating agencies. Joining him will be five members of his financial recovery team. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Authorities are continuing to explore a cross border tunnel that was discovered yesterday at the U.S. Mexico border. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details from Tijuana.
More than 25,000 gray whales will swim by San Diego's coastline as they make they're way to Baja California. Host Tom Fudge speaks with whale watching experts about these gigantic mammals and their annual journey from the South Arctic.
New regulations on San Diego's booming condo conversion market are only a first step toward protecting consumers. But a San Diego community group says the new administration at city hall is finally listening to their concerns that condo conversions are eating away at the supply of affordable rentals. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A group of medical experts is calling for tighter controls on drug industry freebies to physicians. In an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the panel says drug company money unduly influences doctors' behavior. But the head of the San Diego County Medical Society strongly disagrees. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Police response times have increased because officers are leaving San Diego for agencies in other cities where the pay is higher is the cost of living is lower. The department is also having a tough time finding enough recruits to fill slots at police training academies. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Why are Imperial County and Boulevard unlikely sites to replace Lindbergh Field? Tom Fudge talks to a board member of the San Diego Country Regional Airport Authority to find out.
Iran's nuclear developments have been the focus of international scrutiny lately. Host Tom Fudge speaks to a nuclear weapons expert and a Middle East scholar about why the USA and some of its European allies don't trust Iran.