Stories for January 17, 2007
What's it like to be a firefighter if you're a woman? On Wednesday's Full Focus, we'll talk with San Diego Fire Chief Tracy Jarman about the challenges women face as firefighters today.
In 1919, the first group of African Americans joined the SDFD, all assigned to one station. In 1951, a forward-looking chief named George Corser decided to end the segregation. Full Focus tells the story of Corser and the men of Station 19.
California crops have been hit hard by freezing temperatures, and San Diego's billion dollar agriculture industry is bracing for losses. Here's Heather Hill with the story.
Poway Unified school district officials are urging people who dropped out of high school to get back on track. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis says the district is holding the Drop-In Day for Dropouts event Thursday.
The ACLU says a report on poor conditions at immigration detention centers in San Diego, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania does not go far enough. The ACLU says the Otay Mesa facility is worse than described. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Tijuana Municipal Police officials say federal authorities have finished examining local agents guns. But Municipal officials say theres still no word on when theyll get their weapons back. In the meantime, Tijuanas local police are still defending the city, with some alternative methods. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Expect to pay more for California fruit in the coming weeks. The string of subfreezing nights has affected nearly every winter crop. As KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce explains, the cost of fruit could also be higher next year.
The California Safe Cosmetics Act went into effect in January 2007. What is this bill and who will it affect? Do other states have similar requirements? Are chemicals in cosmetics really causing reproductive and birth defects? We discuss the bill and why Californians should take a closer look at the ingredients in the products they use.
We speak with the director of the Museum of Photographic Arts and the curator and director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, about the museums latest exhibit called Tell Me A Story: Narrative Photography Now.
The unpredictable, fluctuating housing market in San Diego keeps analysts on their toes. For the first time in ten years, the overall median housing price across the county is down from 2005 to 2006. What does this mean for the local real estate market? Should you buy or sell? We speak with a local real estate journalist about San Diego real estate.
How much of the proposed water and sewer rate increase will go toward paying down San Diegos pension debt? We speak to a local reporter about what the water and sewer rate increase will pay for. We also talk with two professors and an anti-tax advocate about the difference between taxes and fees.
The freezing winter weather across the country presents serious financial consequences to the agricultural industry. This cold snap has San Diegos $1.5 billion industry nervous about harvests. We speak to the director of San Diego Countys farm bureau about the effect of cold temperatures on crops, how he is trying to stop the damage, and what this all means for the price of local produce.
San Diego City Council has agreed to the mayors proposal to hire an independent monitor. But council members say they dont want another contract like the one with the Kroll Consultants, that cost the city millions. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
University of San Diego researchers say California is neglecting teenagers who age-out of the states foster care system. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis spoke with a San Diego foster teen about the findings of a new report.
A new report says conditions at Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities in San Diego, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are below par. The detention center in Otay Mesa houses undocumented migrants during legal proceedings. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Hundreds of thousands of American die every year from a heart attack. For those who survive one, recovery can be difficult. It often requires a complete change in lifestyle and mindset. A unique program helps San Diegans do just that. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.