Stories for January 6, 2006
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and City Attorney Mike Aguirre have called a joint news conference for 4:00 Friday to react to the federal indictments. KPBS Reporter Alison St John says reaction at city hall so far is sober.
The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on Mayor Jerry Sanders' first week as strong mayor of San Diego, Governor Schwarzenegger's State of the State address, and Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff's guilty plea for corruption.
Anti-illegal immigrant groups plan to protest Saturday at sites where day laborers gather in San Diego and Long Beach and are planning more demonstration's in San Diego's North County later this month. Meanwhile, workers' advocates have launched a massive education campaign for day laborers and are confident they'll stand their ground. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
San Diego City Councilman Scott Peters has proclaimed that the city is at the "dawn of a new era." He vowed yesterday to be more accountable to taxpayers and as president of the council under the new strong-mayor form of government, presented his vision for San Diego. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Several hundred marines and sailors from the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton are scheduled to leave Saturday for Iraq . For many of them, it will be their third deployment. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders and the city attorney reacted to the indictments, saying they move the city forward. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Many say they appreciated the tone of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's State of the State address last night, but others noted the devil's in the details as to what can be accomplished in this election year. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
A federal grand jury Friday indicted five San Diego pension fund officials on 20 counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. The allegations come after a two year FBI probe into city finances. KPBS Legal Reporter Amita Sharma has the story: