Stories for August 8, 2007
has just added San Diego to its Street View feature, which collects street-level photos documenting a city's... well, streets, but also the businesses, residences, and even people on those streets.
This is too much!
The Army has identified two artillerymen who were killed last week in Iraq, one of whom was a San Diego native.
Record dry conditions in California have water officials calling for more conservation. San Diego officials have now rolled out a new five-year plan that focuses on ways to reduce outdoor watering at homes and businesses. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Blue Cross of California is defending itself against charges that it hasn't lived up to the promises it made when the company merged with an Indiana insurer in 2004. State regulators say they've received more than 4,000 complaints about Blue Cross since the merger. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Authorities say San Diego police shot and killed a man suspected of attempted murder after he wounded an officer in a gun battle.
The city of San Diego took a step towards mandatory recycling Wednesday. Residents, businesses and apartment owners spoke at the first of two public hearings. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis says court-martialed service members should have access to the U.S. Supreme Court in some cases. She has introduced such a measure in the House. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
A taxpayer group is suing to stop the state from building more prison beds to ease overcrowding. It's asking the court to stop the sale of bonds to fund the project. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
The county's oldest traveling circus began a five-day run in San Diego on Wednesday. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis visited the I-Pay-One Center and has this report.
A research scientist from San Diego has written a book about The Elephant's Secret Sense. And it may explain why elephants seem to know where distant thunderstorms are taking place, and seem to be able to warn each other of danger. We speak to the scientist about her groundbreaking research and about what it's like to sit in the African bush at night surrounded by hyenas waiting for the elephants.
Local skateboarders await the new skateboard park in San Marcos, which opens next summer. A recreation official with the City of San Marcos explains why the plans for this large open space include a skate park, while a local San Marcos resident explains how he works with the city in hopes of creating a skate team.
Should U.S. service members have to give up their college tuition if they are deployed mid-semester? A local congresswoman says no way. We speak to her about the Veterans Education Tuition Support Act, and about her push to grant service members access to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Anger over the proposed Blackwater USA training facility in Potrero has led to the county's first recall election targeting planning group members. We speak with two members of the Potrero Community Planning Group, who are on opposite sides of the fence on the Blackwater issue, on the election eve. On Thursday, the small town's voters will decide whether to remove five Potrero Community Planning Group members who were in support of Blackwater's development plans.
Grant answers questions about the word agio, the expression bleeding edge, and whether the word email is singular or plural. Also: Martha and Grant talk with a caller peeved about the seemingly salacious wording of a public-service announcement he hears during his daily train commute.
There were some strained moments at the San Diego School Board meeting last night as board members argued over whether to increase the class size of a program for highly intelligent students. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
While California has long dealt with immigration issues, other states are taking up legislation on the subject. A new report says an explosion of bills has come in the absence of federal reforms. Jenny O'Mara reports from Sacramento.
I had two very different experiences at local theaters this weekend - and it wasn't because one night involved a movie and the other a play, although that was part of it. What separated my Friday and Saturday nights was drastically different subjects and styles of storytelling.