Stories for August 6, 2007
The Bush administration upheld an import ban Monday on cell phones that contain Qualcomm Inc. chips, further threatening the introduction of new handsets.
San Diego's Registrar of Voters is sorting out the changes she'll have to make to comply with the Secretary of State's new conditions for electronic voting machines. KPBS reporter Alison St John has details.
With 90 percent of the vote counted, it appears an economist has beat out a gambling tycoon in the race for Governor of Baja California. PAN party candidate Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan's apparent victory is a feather in the cap for the PAN party. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
On Mondays we talk technology with CNET.com editor-at-large Brian Cooley. Today, were talking about a Japanese car dealer looking to cut down on drunk-driving accidents, and a dot-com company known for selling books is getting into the grocery business.
San Diego's city attorney is painting a bleak future for taxpayers if the city doesn't roll back hundreds of millions of dollars in pension benefits. A state judge disqualified Mike Aguirre's lawsuit last week, after ruling it was filed too late. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more details.
A federal court is blocking the U.S. Navy's planned sonar testing off the Southern California Coast. A judge says the testing may harm the environment and marine mammals. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The San Diego school board is expected to make some final decisions on three key budget items on Tuesday. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
One of KPBS' favorite musical tastemakers returns to town for a visit and drops by the studio to make some recommendations. Well talk with the former manager and buyer at Lou's Records about his music picks.
Washington D.C. was abuzz with a flurry of activity last week as lawmakers voted on a number of bills before going on a month-long recess. As part of our monthly Capitol Hill Update, well discuss insurance for low-income children, an ethics bill, and energy legislation.
Apologies are something we hear every day, from co-workers and family members to politicians and celebrities. Do people apologize because they are caught or because they mean it? We speak to an ethicist and a professor who share their insight about the significance and rarity of a true, sincere apology.
Secretary of State Deborah Bowen issued a decision restricting use of voting machines in California elections, saying that citizens don't have complete faith in electronic voting systems. We speak with a KPBS reporter and an election integrity advocate about the implications for San Diego's election process.
It appears that Tijuana's former mayor, the flamboyant billionaire and gambling tycoon Jorge Hank Rhon has come to the end of his political career... at least for now. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson covered the elections all night in Tijuana and talked about the surprise results with KPBS reporter Alan Ray.
A community group called GoAwayChargers has formed in Oceanside to oppose building a new NFL stadium. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
There are some unique creatures living in the waters off La Jolla Shores Beach. A new management plan would protect and improve those waters. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.