Stories for August 22, 2007
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The Border Patrol says two suspected illegal immigrants died in the rugged mountains east of San Diego this week. Authorities say both victims were trying to sneak across the border with the help of smugglers. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
The San Diego School district has officially parted ways with former chief Administrative Officer Jose Betancourt. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
An immigration activist who was deported to Tijuana earlier this week has moved onto Mexico City. Elvira Arellano's quick change in plans has left a few unhappy activists in her wake. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego school district officials are breathing a sigh of relief now that California lawmakers passed a budget. But some teachers are upset legislators are funding a second grade testing program. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego County may have to include ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in future planning. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce says that's because California's attorney general has ruled that global warming is covered under the state's environmental quality act.
Why do some people read the obituary page as a hobby? What should an obituary say about a person? How has the Internet changed how people view obituaries? We speak to a celebrity obituary writer who tells us why we don't appreciate many people until they're gone.
In the last 20 years, the production of luxury items like Louis Vuitton handbags and Burberry trench coats has moved to China to save money for companies. Why are these items still so expensive? Are they still luxury items by definition? We'll talk an author about her new book, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster.
Should the sexual abuse cases against the Catholic Diocese of San Diego be heard in Superior Court? What is the actual value of the local Diocese assets? U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Louise DeCarl Adler is set to hear arguments related to both of those issues at a hearing scheduled for Thursday morning. We speak to a Union-Tribune reporter about the importance of tomorrow morning's hearings in the sex abuse case against the Diocese.
Google offers a new service for San Diego, which enables Internet users to see actual photographic views of local streets, businesses, and communities. The new service offers a practical and useful tool to both tourists and locals alike, but some say its an invasion of privacy. We'll speak with the product manager at Google who says that Street View is no different than walking down a public street, as well as a privacy rights organization who says the service demonstrates a lack of personal privacy.
California finally has a budget. After two months of political wrangling, Sacramento lawmakers came to an agreement on Tuesday afternoon. We speak with the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio and "The California Report," about the specifics of the budget.
The heat of summer has Grant thinking of gardentoolism. But what is it, exactly? You can dig up the answer when you put on your garden gloves and take Grants slang quiz.