Stories for July 12, 2006
A cozy huddle of friends and customers gathers in the early evening at D.G. Wills Book Shop. For an hour or two, you can imagine yourself visiting a Dickensian bookseller in old London.
San Diego appears to be applying the brakes to a redevelopment project that could re-define the city's downtown landscape. The Center City Development Corporation has postponed its final public hearing on the bay front Navy Broadway Complex until September. KPBS reporter Alison St. John has more.
A local biomedical research company is expanding onto the UC San Diego campus today. It's the first of five buildings in the university's new Science Research Park. Mitch Kronenberg, president of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, says the company will explore possible cures for diabetes and cancer.
Eighth-grade students who don't pass two of their four core subjects in the San Diego Unified School District may not move onto high school next year. School superintendent Carl Cohn is currently drafting a proposal which calls for that requirement.
Smokers and non-smokers at Ocean Beach have mixed reactions to the new smoking ban on San Diego city beaches and parks. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps was there.
This week the San Diego Trolley is celebrating its first year of providing direct transportation between Old Town and East County. Trolley officials say the Green Line has revived San Diego's interest in public transportation.
A final decision on the Navy Broadway Complex has been stalled by the Center City Development Corporation. Tom Fudge gets the latest on the story and speaks with Rear Admiral Len Hering to get his reaction.
The A8 Anchorage in National City is home to many boaters and the only free anchorage on the West Coast. But the Port of San Diego is changing that. Tom Fudge has more on the story.
An economist forecasts that Southern California's economy will turn in a solid performance this year. The mid-year economic report also shows positive trends for San Diego County. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce with details.
High-deductible insurance plans with health savings accounts are touted as a way to control runaway costs. But a new study in the journal Health Affairs casts doubt on that claim. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
San Diego City School Board members voted to revoke the charter of an independent school during their monthly meeting Tuesday. District officials say the school's administrators were mishandling money and not delivering quality programs. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
A record number of incoming freshman are getting a head start on studying and living on the campus of San Diego State this week. Its part of an intensive academic program that helps low-income, first-generation college students survive their freshman year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.