Stories for April 16, 2007
At a non-profit social services office in North Park, there aren't enough seats to accommodate everyone who's come to get help filing their taxes. People perch on beat-up desks at the ACORN office or stand.
The police captain at San Diego State says officers are stepping up their presence on campus today. He says the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech University is all too familiar. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Students from the San Diego Jewish Academy will join local Holocaust survivors for a day of remembrance. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has more on the ceremony and their international project for Remembrance and Hope.
How has life changed for Muslims in America since 9/11? As part of our week-long series in conjuction with the Public TV series, America at a Crossroads, we explore the misperceptions of Islam and the challenges that Muslim Americans face in a post 9/11 world.
More California homeowners are receiving default notices. A real estate tracking firm says the default notices jumped to their highest level in nearly 10 years. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The media frenzy surrounding the recent DUI arrest of actor Mel Gibson is prompting some state legislative action. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
A bill making its way through the State Assembly would prevent the sale of electronic products that contain certain toxins. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Today in our KPBS radio series "A Matter of Degrees: Climate Change in San Diego," we visit the San Diego High Educational Complex in downtown. Students there are cooking up batches of biodiesel. It's part of an alternative energy program that may find its way into more San Diego public schools. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.
Environmental experts say the U.S. Mexico border region is ripe for collaboration to reduce green house gases. But they say governments on both sides of the border stand in the way. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson spoke with SDSU professor Alan Sweedler who has researched and developed energy policy in San Diego for 25 years.
In our series, A Matter of Degrees: Climate Change in San Diego, we ask the city of San Diego why it has yet to enact a recycling ordinance that could significantly reduce whats buried in the Miramar landfill. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon tells us the city could legislate companies to recycle their construction waste, but 40 feet stands in their way.