Stories for October 26, 2006
State Superintendent Jack OConnell released the final number of students who passed the California High School Exit Exam last school year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
This week marked the third anniversary of the deadly wildfires that ravaged San Diego. The Cedar and Paradise fires took 14 lives and more than 2,200 homes. Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the county. The warning is scheduled to last through Saturday. This means a volatile combination of weather conditions is posing extreme fire danger. Full Focus Reporter Heather Hill has more.
Officials say four firefighters were killed and one was critically injured while battling a fierce wind-driven arson blaze near Palm Springs. The Esperanza fire has blackened 10,000 acres and driven hundreds of people from their homes. Hundreds more are stranded in an RV park.
Kinsee Morlan, arts and culture editor for San Diego City Beat, reviews some spooky things for you to do this Halloween weekend.
All good journalism seeks to tell the truth. But the versions of the truth a newspaper or broadcast medium presents can be very different. The editor of a Beirut-based English-language newspaper shares the Arab perspective of the conflict in the Middle East.
The famous author of the Joy Luck Club is known for her focus on female Asian American relationships. Her new book tells the story of motley cast of well-heeled Bay Area liberals, their misadventures, and their ultimate disappearance while traveling in Burma.
The Navy Broadway development plan has been criticized for months as too dense, too tall, and basically unworthy of some of the most valuable downtown property. The CCDC says the project lives up to the original agreement with the city and voted to approve the plan.
October has been a deadly month in Iraq both for US troops and Iraqi civilians. Americans and the President both say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going. Full Focus gets an update on Iraq from a military historian.
A new poll shows the gap is increasing between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrat Phil Angelides in the race for Governor. Sacramento Reporter Jenny OMara has the story.
In June, voters elected Republican Brian Bilbray in a special election to fill the seat left by Randy Duke Cunningham, who is now serving prison time for accepting $2.4 million in bribes. Now, Bilbray and June challenger Francine Busby are facing off again. Reporter Rebecca Tolin takes a look at the race.
A new poll shows immigration is the number one issue California voters want gubernatorial candidates to discuss. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.