Stories for September 29, 2006
Far away on the other side of the world, some vacationing San Diegans spent a recent morning discussing ways to make our city even more appealing. We wondered how to bring San Diego more of the sense of heart and soul that we find in Balboa Park.
French director Michel Gondry likes to look inside peoples heads to see what clutter and chaos lurks within. He poked around the memories of a jilted lover in
opens with Rosie (Emilia Fox), a lovely and pregnant young woman, traveling on a train and dreaming about a beautiful country home. But at the station shes arrested for having the bodies of her husband and his lover stashed in her trunk. Jump to 43 years later. Rosie has just been released from prison and shes rechristened herself Grace (now played by Maggie Smith). She arrives as the new housekeeper at the home of a Reverend Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson of
KPBS News Director Michael Marcotte talks to reporters about the governors race. Plus, a look at whats behind the county pension fund losses and the Padres bid to capture the National League West title and more.
San Diego Unified school officials say theyre reminding parents that schools are ready to respond if violence erupts. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
National City Mayor Nick Inzunza will declare his city a sanctuary for immigrants Saturday. However, Inzunza will not deliver his proclamation at a rally to celebrate the announcement. Hes afraid of inciting violence. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The San Diego County Water Authority is developing a long-range water conservation strategy. The authority convened a water summit today to tap the expertise of more than 200 water specialists. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
This week, contents of a high-level intelligence report say the war in Iraq is fueling the "global jihadist movement." The editors discuss how this could affect the up-coming election. Also, the city and county decide to team up to discuss ways to keep the Chargers in San Diego. And, the city attorney's proposal to create homeless sleep zones is heavily criticized.
San Diegos city attorney was back in superior court Thursday contending that $500-million in pension benefits should be rolled back. Attorneys for the citys retirees say only a fraction of that amount is at stake. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps explains.