Stories for November 2, 2006
Since 2003, the Port of San Diego has been commissioning some unusual works of art for the Embarcadero urban tree sculptures. In our next story, we revisit artist James Frost and his whimsical tree named Arbor Urbanus Metallicus Number Four. Videographer Robert Hotz gives Full Focus a report on the sculpture.
On Thursday, the San Diego San Diego County Fire Chiefs' Association and Fire Districts' Association unveiled a ten-point plan to create a more organized and effective regional fire system. Reporter Heather Hill has more.
Todays kids are being raised in a wired world where computers and cruising the internet are basic daily activities. But connecting to the outside world online can expose kids to real dangers of cyber-stalkers. Gloria Penner talks to a leading Internet safety advocate about how to keep kids safe online.
San Diego County fire agencies are banding together to share resources and act more like a single, countywide fire department. The agreement comes after years of talk about how to improve response time to large-scale disasters. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps has details.
For the first time in California history, more voters may be sending in absentee ballots than going to the polls. Californias Secretary of State Bruce McPherson estimates at least 45 percent of votes will be cast by mail, but the number could rise to more than half. Host Gloria Penner talks to a pollster about the change.
Last springs call to register one-million foreign-born voters in time for Novembers election has fallen short of the goal. Organizers say theyve only registered about 150,000 immigrant voters nationwide. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Carnival Cruise Lines is basing a ship in San Diego so the company can begin year-round trips to ports in Baja, Mexico. Port of San Diego spokeswoman Marguerite Elicone says officials have been working a long time to have a cruise ship use San Diego as its home base.
The girl bands are coming to San Diego this weekend. Freelance journalist Ana-Maria Stephens talks about what is going on this weekend and why you might want to take in one of those shows.
Joseph Kanon is the author of three historical novels. His book "The Good German" has been made into a film by Steven Soderbergh starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. He speaks with host Tom Fudge about his latest work.
There are five local and two statewide education bond measures on this years election ballot. What do they cost and what do they want to do? KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis explains what they are all about.
Discussions around the election in this state tend to focus on propositions and the governors race, but what else is going on? Tom Fudge speaks with John Myers from KQEDs "California Report" to find out more about the issues getting less attention.
State Treasurer Phil Angelides answers why he thinks you should vote for him. Angelides talks about his work as treasurer, his plans for the state, and his chances against incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The military and dozens of San Diego businesses are signing a pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote better environmental policy. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps has more.
The Sweetwater Union High School District will ask South San Diego voters to approve Proposition O next Tuesday. The 644-million-dollar school bond would help to modernize and repair aging classrooms. But critics say too much of the money will be used in one part of the district. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.