Stories for September 19, 2006
The brutal murder of Elizabeth Short is one of the most infamous unsolved murders in Los Angeles criminal history. The 1940s case has inspired films and books in the past, and now it arrives on the screen once again. Brian DePalma's
KPBS Morning anchor Dwane Brown begins a three-part series on the condition of California's troubled prison system, the largest in the nation. One year ago, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger added rehabilitation to its mission. But that's done little to reduce the burgeoning inmate population.
Homeless people in San Diego are often ticketed by San Diego police officers for sleeping in public places. Reporter Amita Sharma talks with two attorneys and a homeless advocate about a lawsuit challenging the practice.
A seven-year debate ended Monday when the San Diego City Council unanimously approved plans for 20-foot high wire to mark the symbolic boundary of La Jollas Orthodox Jewish community.
Habitual sex offenders and child molesters face tougher penalties. Law enforcement officials are pushing for new laws that they claim will help them track sex offenders. Opponents argue these laws may infringe on civil rights.
Contaminated food has resulted in numerous cases of death or sickness in states throughout the country. Public health officials are alerting the public to the risks and educating consumers on how to protect themselves.
Percussionist Steve Schick is on the road capturing the sounds of California. He is continuing this trek from the Mexico border to San Francisco.
The U.S. Constitution has been subject to interpretation and amendment. The theory of originalism argues for a closer look at the meaning of U.S. Constitution and the intentions of its framers.
Overcrowding is impacting prison infrastructure, rehabilitation programs, and inmate living conditions. KPBS News Anchor Dwane Brown explores the state of the correctional facilities in California and how legislators are proposing to address the problem.