Stories for July 5, 2006
Congressional leaders will meet with law enforcement officials in Imperial Beach this morning to discuss border issues. It's the first in a series of hearings on immigration reform scheduled by House Republicans. U.S. Border Patrol officials will take part. People on both sides of the immigration debate are planning to demonstrate outside the hearing room.
Attorneys in the legal battle over whether to role back San Diego pension benefits were back in court today. Judge Jeffrey Barton called a special hearing to consider a new legal ruling on state conflict of interest laws. KPB reporter Alison St John has more.
In summer the weather is dry and the soil is hot. For the most part, that means this isn't the time to stick things in the ground. But there is room for cultivation of some varieties of plants. We'll find out what those things are, we'll talk about blooming plants that will do well in pots, and take calls on all gardening matters from our listeners.
Mayor Jerry Sanders wants to bring back a clean needle program that was shut down last year. He says the program that allows IV drug users to exchange dirty needles for clean ones will help the city battle a regional health crisis. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
The Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation holds a public hearing on immigration today in Imperial Beach. Tom Fudge speaks with the Republican Congressman who is chairing the hearing.