Stories for February 21, 2007
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. On Wednesdays Full Focus, well find out about the particular warning signs for women.
A local company says it's launching the next generation of the Yellow Pages. The new Web site MojoPages.com will help users find everything from local plumbers to picture framers. It's part of the burgeoning cyber-search industry.
Are doctors being unduly influenced by the many freebies they receive from drug companies? And what impact does it have on patient care? Full Focus looks at where billions of collars in pharmaceutical marketing is going and what influence it has on doctors.
Professors and staff at two California State University campuses in San Diego County will vote on whether they want to strike as a result of stalled labor negotiations with the CSU administration. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. While both men and women have heart attacks, statistics show they're more deadly for women. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has more on what every woman should know when it comes to heart health.
A state plan to transfer responsibility of mentally ill inmates to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is raising concerns. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Law enforcement officials in Tijuana say crime has gone down in the last month and a half, since Operation Tijuana began. They say that's good, but not good enough. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The city of San Diego is completing a plan to prevent flooding in historically vulnerable areas. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce says the plan has to be completed before the city can get much needed federal dollars.
State transportation authorities announced they will temporarily close a desert highway heavily trafficked by off-road enthusiasts in the spring, rather than during the hottest summer months, in order to protect an endangered bat species.
We speak with writer Jim Miller about his novel, Drift, which is set in San Diego.
Many people have great ideas for inventions, but they don't do anything about them. A new show on PBS gives these "average Joes" a chance
With the dial of a phone number, a new government service provides up-to-the-minute traffic information with special features that help you get home quicker. But it's not just drivers who benefit from this free service.
Did you know that San Diego has the highest rate of parolee recidivism in California? San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is hoping a new program starting in San Diego will help reduce the number of repeat offenders, and offer the rehabilitation services these individuals need to become productive members of society.
Mariachi Chula Vista performs on this edition of These Days. Host Tom Fudge speaks to director Mark Fogelquist about the origins of Mariachi music, and the importance of passing its traditions down to local high school students.
City firefighters have started wearing new fire suits that offer better protection against flames. Nine hundred firefighters will eventually be issued the suits, which are tan-colored and cost $1,650 a piece.
A Tijuana institution is being torn down. Wrecking crews have begun demolishing the citys bullring. The Toreo Tijuana has been a landmark for nearly 70 years. Some in the city are fighting to preserve the historic stadium. Others say the dilapidated structure is an eyesore and should go. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.