Stories for August 14, 2007
San Diego gas prices continue to come down and industry watchers expect the trend to continue through Labor Day. The Utility Consumer's Action Network reports the average price of a gallon of gas is now $2.87 a gallon.
Walmart will pay nearly $4 million in overtime wages to 50,000 workers throughout California. It's part of a settlement reached between Walmart and the California Labor Commission. The mega retailer says the underpayment was due to payroll processing errors.
San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre has filed a civil complaint against an oil company for failing to clean up fuel leaking under Qualcomm Stadium. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A San Diego school board member wants to know what the district is going to do with former chief administrative officer Jose Betancourt. Superintendent Carl Cohn replaced him yesterday. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
After discovering that almost all of the clinical data in existence on psychology, neurology, and neurobiology was focused entirely on male patients and male test subjects, Dr. Louann Brizendine started the country's first clinic to study women's brain structure, function and mood. In her book, "The Female Brain," Dr. Brizendine outlines the findings that have changed the way doctors view female patients and their symptoms.
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego opened in 2001 to serve as a forum for discussing and educating the public and students about peace issues. However, despite its six years of existence in Linda Vista, the institute has not had a dean until quite recently. Dean William Headley has tackled peace and social justice issues as a priest, a counselor, an academic, and an advisor to the president of charity. Today, he discusses how these experiences have shaped his philosophies about peace-building and his plans for the Institute for Peace and Justice and its role in San Diego.
It's been two years since Delaware North took over Old Town State Historic Park's concessions operations as Plaza del Pasado. What's changed since ownership changed from Diane Powers? How is attendance? What about the bottom line? We talk with the major players in Old Town and take your calls.
Will the person who caught Barry Bonds' record-breaking homerun ball be taxed on this valuable piece of sports history? Legal analyst Dan Eaton tells us why this prized baseball might not be a financial gain for the recipient after all. Also, what legal issues arise from spectators who are injured by objects from the field of play entering the stands? Dan Eaton explains the liability of baseball teams to protect spectators from foul balls.
The head of land use at the city of San Diego has resigned, after it emerged he had lobbied to keep the height of the Sunroad Centrum building over the FAA's safety limit. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Taxes on so-called alco-pops -- or flavored malt beverages -- are going up. The controversial decision made by a state board on Tuesday could mean an additional $40 million for state coffers. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
Southern California residents will feel the heat again today as a hot spell keeps temperatures above normal. Power grid managers say the warm weather will push up demand for electricity. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.
Intrigue continues to plague San Diego City Hall in connection with the height of the Sunroad Centrum building near Montgomery Field. The latest wrinkle involves a high level city staffer, who allegedly is still lobbying for more than the 160 feet height limit the FAA allows. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.