Stories for November 29, 2006
Expansion of the San Ysidro border crossing could begin as soon as spring of 2009. Federal officials say the major roadblock is funding. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Attorneys are making closing arguments in the first phase of San Diego's pension trial. City Attorney Mike Aguirre wants to roll back employee pension benefits to help fix the city's huge budget deficit. And labor unions are not happy about that. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports.
The long running battle over the Mount Soledad cross was back in San Diego federal court Wednesday. The city of San Diego is asking to be released from the case. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A San Diego City Council committee spent more than two hours talking about ways of regulating "mini-dorms" Wednesday. Mini-dorms are single-family homes rented to multiple college students. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
San Diego State University students who can't find a place to live are piling into rental homes and turning them into "mini-dorms," rankling neighbors. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has more.
For people with Type 2 diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels is vital to reduce the risk of long-term complications. Yet, two out of three Americans with the disease are not keeping their blood sugar in check. Guest host Steve Walker talks with the medical director of the Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes about how people can better regulate their blood sugar.
A national media expert says other states give reporters more access to specific prison inmates than California does, and some say things need to change here to shed light on a significant area of taxpayer spending. From Sacramento, Jenny OMara reports.
Guest host Steve Walker talks with Poway Mayor Mickey Cafagna about some of the issues facing San Diego's sixth smallest city.
A San Diego City Council committee is looking into ways of regulating mini-dorms. These are single-family homes rented to multiple college students. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
A new show on KPBS-TV takes a closer look at neighborhoods around San Diego. Tonight, local film producer Noah Tafolla examines Ocean Beach. He talks about the history and culture of this unique coastal community.
Dennis Culkin, a former press officer for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, talks about the trial of Saddam Hussein. He discusses the 18 months he spent observing the trial, the rules of the Iraqi legal system, and the media coverage of the event.
Life in Baghdad has changed radically in the past few years. A professor who teaches in Baghdad talks about university life in a war-torn country.
College Area residents are furious about so-called mini-dorms near SDSUs campus. These frustrated residents argue that the noise, trash, and partying of SDSU students who live off-campus in single-family residences are affecting their quality of life. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Councilman Jim Madaffer and representatives from SDSU about this issue.
San Diego-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has signed a contract for $95 million to work on a ballistic missile defense system for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
A business group says it's going to do what it can to keep the Chargers in San Diego County. They plan to get the word out that Qualcomm Stadium needs a more modern facility.
It doesn't look like San Diego will be getting a Wal-Mart Supercenter anytime soon. The city council voted last night to ban certain giant retail stores including Wal-Mart. The council was divided over the issue with five members supporting the ban and three opposing it. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.