Stories for October 19, 2006
In an unusual show of consensus, all five of San Diegos congressional representatives held a press conference to oppose the Airport Initiative on the November ballot. Prop. A proposes that San Diego officials work towards using part of MCAS Miramar for a commercial airport. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The first meeting to look at the master plan for Chula Vistas bayfront gets underway tonight. The Port of San Diego will provide an overview of the plans draft environmental impact statement. The public can weigh in on the report until November 27. Port spokeswoman Marguerite Elicone says the draft plan deals with potential environmental effects from the project.
Proposition 90 would bar state and local governments from seizing private property for private use and restrict government authority to adopt land use, housing, consumer, environmental and workplace laws.
This week, President Bush signed a bill making it illegal to use Miramar for a civilian airport, and all five members of San Diegos congressional delegation have announced their unanimous opposition to Prop. A. Heather Hill has the story.
The legendary Bob Dylan is one of the performers who'll be entertaining San Diego audiences this weekend. A new dance project at Sushi and a band called "Be your own Pet" are in store. Anna Maria Stephens and Anders Wright review the latest offerings in San Diego.
The number of evangelical churches in the United States is growing, and may have triggered another religious trend: the megachurch. Guest host Elsa Sevilla talks to the pastor of one of San Diegos largest churches about the trend.
Culture Clash is an award-winning comedy troupe that has been mixing performance art and politics for over 20 years. They're back in San Diego with a new show, "Zorro in Hell." They join Tom Fudge in studio to talk about the new project.
Spike and Mike are back in San Diego with their new Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. It opens this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, including an appearance by "Weird Al" Yankovic. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Spike about the festival.
A Camp Pendleton-based Marine Reservist stationed in Camp Fallujah in Iraq talks to host Tom Fudge about her firsthand experiences in a war zone, the latest news from the ground, and what she misses about San Diego.
Senior circuit judge J. Clifford Wallace is honored for his long career of public service. He talks about his judicial philosophy, why he thinks it's an effective court, and how he keeps up with his 51 grandchildren.
The Escondido City Council passed a controversial measure last night that prohibits landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. The law goes into effect in thirty days. Though the ACLU plans to ask for an injunction and sue. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.