Stories for May 23, 2006
Maybe I notice so many Toyota Priuses on the road because I now know what they look like. I bought one in January, and since then it seems like I see them all the time. But a lot of people are driving this odd-looking gas miser, and there are two very good reasons for it. Gas prices are at record levels and this year you get a sweet credit for buying a hybrid car. The Prius tax credit typically exceeds $3,000.
Richard Greenberg is considered one of the best American playwrights in the last 20 years. The Old Globe's Resident Artistic Director Jerry Patch joins host Tom Fudge to talk about the Globe's production of The Violet Hour.
The strategic planning committee of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority voted yesterday to put Miramar on the November ballot. Tom Fudge finds out about this recent development that brings us one step closer to a November vote.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to KPBS News Reporter Alison St. John about Vice President Dick Cheney's visit to San Diego. Cheney is in town to deliver remarks at a rally for the Navy and to attend a luncheon for Congressional candidate Brian Bilbray.
If you're looking for a job online, San Diego is the place to be. A new study shows that the city had nearly three-and-a-half jobs advertised for every 100 members of the local workforce than any other city last month. The figure is base on ads posted on 1,200 major Internet job sites.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Professor Phil Saenz about the eminent domain initiative for Chula Vista, known as Proposition C. We also talk about the Mayor's race in Chula Vista, and the push for a new Chargers stadium in that city.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Mayor Jerry Sanders who joins us from Washington D.C. The Mayor is in Washington to meet with California lawmakers and Bush Administration officials about border infrastructure and the dispute over the Mount Soledad Cross.
It's looking more and more like the Miramar Marine Corps Station will be put to a vote as a possible airport site in November. A key committee of the County's Airport Authority voted yesterday to put Miramar on the ballot. The full board will consider that motion at its June 5th meeting. KPBS environment and science reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
City of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders met with four California congressional representatives in Washington DC Tuesday to push for expanding the San Ysidro Port of Entry and for a new border crossing. Sanders says educating elected officials has been a major part of his mission. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls are coming to San Diego's Natural History Museum. Host Tom Fudge finds out what they are and learns the impact they have on religion today.
Household cleaners can cause harmful indoor air pollution, according to a new report sponsored by the California Air Resources Board. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
California voters may get another chance to weigh in on a measure that would require doctors to notify parents before performing an abortion on a minor. Supporters of the proposed initiative say they've turned in more than enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Vice President Dick Cheney is in San Diego today to rally the troops. He'll also help Republican Brian Bilbray in his campaign for Congress. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
San Diegans are busy looking into the future and discussing a possible new site for the county's airport. But to really understand the future, one needs to look back. Tom Fudge speaks with KPBS reporter Pat Finn about the history of Lindbergh Field.