Stories for January 26, 2007
Theres a storm brewing over the construction of a tall building in Montgomery Fields flight path. On Fridays Full Focus, well find out what the safety concerns are.
The safety of people flying airplanes into Montgomery Field took center stage this week in an escalating dust-up between San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre and local developer Sunroad Enterprises. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has the story.
Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon says he's still waiting for his party's official nomination as candidate for Governor of Baja California. In the meantime, he introduced his would-be successor to the San Diego Association of Governments board of directors today. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the details.
A regional economist says healthy job growth in Riverside County could pull workers away from San Diego. Jobs are growing much faster inland than they are along the coast. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps explains.
North County's cold weather shelter for the homeless in Escondido will have to close on Saturday. The Salvation Army is working on ways to offer shelter to the homeless. The Escondido city council has not approved requests for an ongoing winter homeless shelter. KPBS reporter Alison St.John has more.
A scathing report by a state watchdog group recommends California lawmakers either take action now to fix the overcrowded prison system --- or set up an independent panel to do the job. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
The American Lung Association gives California mixed grades on the state's efforts to reduce tobacco use. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
A proposed power line project is going to save San Diego ratepayers far less money than original estimates. San Diego Gas and Electric projected the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line would save electric customers more than $450 million a year. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
This week, President Bush delivered his annual State of the Union speech. Did the speech help the president gain more support for his Iraq war strategy? What about the domestic issues that were discussed in the speech? Also, the field of 2008 presidential candidates is starting to grow. At this time, who are the Democratic and Republican front-runners? Plus, the City of San Diego will start selling some of its real estate to the general public. What does the city own, and how did it acquire the land?