Stories for July 25, 2006
Lately I've been thinking that I need a wife. I'm talking about a wife in the traditional, June Cleaver-1950s era variety. Someone who makes sure the grocery shopping gets done and plans meals (home made, take out or in a restaurant, I'm not picky). Someone who manages the kids' schedules and gets them where they need to be. Someone who greets me at the door, hands me a drink and tells me to relax before dinner. Someone like my mother.
U.S. border officials announced today that the National Guard is set to reach its goal of stationing 6,000 troops in southwestern border states- including California. From Capitol Hill, Jill Morrison reports.
California's power-grid operator is endorsing a plan to build a major power line through San Diego County's backcountry. Residents sounded off last night about their environmental concerns for the Sunrise Powerlink, including the worry of so-called "dirty" energy coming from Mexico. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
Host Tom Fudge talks with the authors of The Visionary State, A Journey through California's Spiritual Landscape. Erik Davis and Michael Rauner sign copies of their book tonight at Warwicks.
San Diego's three community college presidents are backing a school bond that would cost taxpayers $870 million. Community college trustees are considering the measure this afternoon (Tuesday) at a special meeting. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The Navy lobbied San Diego business leaders today for support to develop new navy headquarters downtown. The new Navy offices are part of the controversial "Manchester Pacific Gateway" redevelopment plan on the Navy Broadway Complex by San Diego Bay. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Proponents say the Sunrise Powerlink will meet California's growing need for power, while opponents say there are better options with lower environmental and financial costs.
In the first of two interviews on the issue, we hear from one vocal critic of the project, Peter Q. Davis. Davis is the former chairman of the Port District and of the Center City Development Corporation, or CCDC. KPBS reporter Alison St John asked Davis why the project is such a vital redevelopment site for San Diego.
A recent study indicates students in public schools perform as well, academically, as those in private schools when adjustments are made for income and race.
Nearly 1,000 firefighters are attacking the San Diego Horse Fire that continues to burn near Alpine. Hundreds of residents in Pine Valley and Lake Morena remain on standby. KPBS reporter Dwane Brown has more.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced a number of health care proposals over the last few days. But his aides refute critics who say the governor is an election-year convert to health care reform. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.