Stories for June 13, 2006
San Diego city council has voted to change the regulations on condo conversions. The new regulations will require that low income renters receive clear advance notification if displaced by a condo conversion, and are given three months rent to help them find another home.
Builders in San Diego County expect to construct more than 100,000 new homes over the next decade. Many will be tract homes in new developments. Unlike some municipalities, the city of San Diego has few rules when it comes to how different the houses must look. That has KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon asking, one day, will we all live in the same house?
Francisco Jimenez came to the U.S. as the 4-year-old son of migrant farm workers. From humble beginnings, he has become a professor at Santa Clara University and author of several award winning autobiographical children's books.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Gerry Hadden from "The World" about the atmosphere in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, site of the U.S. National Soccer team's first match of the 2006 World Cup. The U.S. lost its first match against the Czech Republic 3-0.
Homeland security funds were cut forty percent this year. Guest host Alison St. John finds out about the Center for Homeland Security at San Diego State University and learns what they are doing to prepare the county.
The San Diego Airport Authority has picked Miramar Marine Corps Air Station as its choice for a new commercial airport site. Guest host Alison St. John speaks with Major General Lehnert, commanding general of the Marine Corps Installation West, to find out why he says this is "fundamentally incompatible" with what the military does.
Brian Bilbray was sworn in as a congressman - again. Representing San Diego's 50th district, Bilbray used his brief remarks to talk about immigration. KPBS Reporter Benjamin Shaw reports from Capitol Hill.
This morning the San Diego / Tijuana District Council of the Urban Land Institute handed out its annual smart growth awards. Guest host Alison St. John finds out who won, and why.
Are you ready for swimsuit season? Guest host Alison St. John speaks with a local author about why people should stop obsessing about their body image.
Dry, hot and windy conditions have increased fire danger for the mountains and deserts of San Diego, Riverside and San Bernadino counties. The Red Flag warning is in effect until nine tonight. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.