Stories for September 28, 2006
The latest crime wave in Tijuana has prompted the city to completely reorganize its police force. Tijuanas Director of Public Security announced the changes Thursday. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders introduced today the accountant who will guide the city through the Kroll reports recommendations to help restore order to the citys finances. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps reports.
City officials from San Diego are meeting with their counterparts today in Los Angeles. Theyre trying to come up with a better plan to deal with the homeless.
Its been ten years since the welfare system was changed to push people off government assistance into work. Full Focus explores whether welfare reform has worked and whats ahead under stricter rules taking effect next month.
"My Child: Mothers of War" is a documentary that focuses on the mothers of our American soldiers serving in Iraq. Reporter Heather Hill talks with one of the featured mothers about the film's message and its tie to San Diego.
Did Marines commit murder in Iraq? Three Marines are facing courts-martial and five more could be charged with kidnapping and murder. Host Gloria Penner discusses the trial with Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times.
Local critics discuss their picks for weekend entertainment in San Diego. Events include the San Diego Film Festival, comedian Carlos Mencia, Hotel Cafe Tour, and music by Lambchop and Tower After Hours.
San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirres attempt to roll back pension benefits is back in court today. A Superior Court Judge is expected to rule on whether the amount at stake is around $40 million or hundreds of millions of dollars. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
On Monday, a federal judge sentenced two San Francisco Chronicle reporters to up to 18 months in federal prison for refusing to reveal the source of a grand jury leak. Host Tom Fudge speaks to one of the subpoenaed reporters about his reaction to the sentence, the media's role in informing the public and protecting confidential sources, and the legacy of Barry Bonds.
San Diego City Attorney, Mike Aguirre, is becoming known for opposing many city projects. Today, he speaks with host Tom Fudge about the Chargers, homeless safe zones, and the latest news from the SEC.