Stories for August 10, 2007
Do you live on a busy thoroughfare? Are you frustrated by speeding drivers chatting on cell phones while careening through your neighborhood?
Looking for something free and fun? Check out a local mini-festival called SD INDY: The Shorts this Saturday August 11 at Midnight at San Diego's last remaining single screen theater, Landmark's Ken Cinema.
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More than a dozen people were arrested in a gang sting prompted by the fatal shooting of a police officer.
A California State Senator has been charged with a misdemeanor for an erratic driving episode that ended in a collision on highway 12 near Fairfield (in the Bay area). From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
The San Marcos Unified School District held its "welcome back" breakfast for faculty and staff today. And Superintendent Kevin Holt brought great news to the table.
San Diego County is warning shoppers to double-check receipts during the busy back-to-school shopping season. A county inspection reveals nearly half of more than 500 stores overcharged customers last year. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
This week, many people are asking about the status and safety of bridges all over the nation in the wake of the Minnesota bridge collapse. Also, a report released by the San Diego Mayor's office contains information that is reportedly inaccurate. And, Gaylord Entertainment has, once again, resumed negotiations with the Port of San Diego about building a $1 billion resort hotel and convention center on the Chula Vista bayfront.
An advisory planning board approved a revised measure endorsing plans by security contractor Blackwater USA to build a training camp on a defunct ranch in rural San Diego County.
A cross-border plan to build a sewage treatment plant in Tijuana got a boost from the Mexican government. Mexico is giving the developers land for the project. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Indian gaming in San Diego County is big business. Really big business. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce talked to a tribal gaming expert about the growth of the billion-dollar industry here.
Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Lennie Tristano, Eddie Harris, Pieces of Peace, Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada, Robert Walter with Gary Bartz, DJ Shadow, Herbie Hancock, and Bell Orchestre.