Stories for July 11, 2007
Father Joe says he and the homeless population in East Village aren't going anywhere. The area is being redeveloped, making room for new condos and trendy restaurants. Father Joe says he's building two new trendy towers to house the homeless. He owns three city blocks in east village and is joining the developers at their own game.
As if thats not enough, Harry and his friends are preparing to take their version of the SATs, the OWLsOrdinary Wizarding Level exams. But Harry is distracted from his schoolwork by his discovery of the Order of the Phoenix, a group dedicated to the downfall of Lord Voldemort. Harry is also troubled by strange dark visions as Voldemort's feelings seem to be filtering into his mind. This prompts him to wonder if there's something of the dark side within himself. Although feeling increasingly isolated, Harry's friends convince him to lead a rebellion of sorts against Umbridge by training a group of students in the techniques that will be needed to defeat Voldemort--if and when he chooses to show up. Plus the term will bring Harry his first kiss.
Oh, Hollywood. I think you're taking the whole green revolution WAY too literally. You don't need to recycle
The leader of a battalion involved in the killings of 24 Iraqis in Haditha should face a court-martial for dereliction of duty, the investigating officer recommended in a report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
San Diego is home to many people who lived through World War II. As part of our ongoing series San Diegans Remember the War, we bring you reflections of the war. Tonight, we bring you the story of Ben Segawa, a San Diegan who remembers his time at a Japanese Internment Camp during World War Two.
San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye reversed course to support the Mayor's veto of a ban on super centers in San Diego. Unions oppose Walmart, but this won't stop the company from establishing Big Box Stores in the city now.
Former San Diego Congressman Randy Cunningham now spends his days at a federal prison in Arizona where he earns up to 40 cents an hour cleaning, doing yardwork or serving food. Former AP Reporter Seth Hettena talks about how Cunningham spiraled downward from being a decorated war hero to the most corrupt congressman in U.S. history.
A new study finds that job-based health insurance for Californians continues to fade. The San Diego-based nonprofit Center for Policy Initiatives found employers provided coverage to less than half their employees in 2005. The study also found huge gaps in medical coverage among seventeen industries.
San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye surprised many people when she voted yesterday to uphold the mayor's veto of a measure to ban big box stores -- such as WalMart -- with large grocery sections. Frye says she called her union supporters to let them know what was coming.
A bill that would require most dog and cat owners to spay or neuter their pets has been put off until next year. The measure, aimed at reducing the animal shelter population, drew heavy opposition, particularly from breeders. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
Meal prices are going up at San Diego schools next year. District officials say the increase will pay for all the healthy foods now offered at school cafeterias. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
California officials say more money is needed to fix the state's water system. Voters may see a measure on next year's ballot to improve the Sacramento River Delta. The Delta supplies more than half of San Diego's drinking water. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The causes and treatment for autism continue to attract the attention of researchers, the medical establishment, and concerned parents. This week, a conference at the University of San Diego explores the similarities between autism and sensory and movement disorders like Parkinson's disease. Approaching autism through this lens has generated new treatments for people living with the disease.
Crystal meth use is on the rise among older people in San Diego County. A county health officer and a treatment facility director assess the severity of meth addiction in San Diego County and outline ways to combat the spread of crystal meth addiction.
Why did City Councilwoman Donna Frye vote against banning big box superstores in San Diego? We speak to Frye about her decision, and any additional requirements she would like to see imposed on the Supercenters.
Grants been poring over police reports this week, and hes hot on the trail of cop lingo and criminal slang. Hes been following the tracks of the term quail car. Don't know what a "quail car" is? Find out during his slang quiz.
Migrant workers are slowly making their way back to tomato fields in Carmel Valley. Last fall, more than a hundred men were forced from their camps in McGonigle Canyon following protests from local residents and the Minutemen. As Joanne Faryon tells us, the men are quietly returning to work.
The government's case against a Camp Pendleton Marine accused of fatally shooting Iraqi civilians in the western town of Haditha lacks sufficient evidence to go to a court-martial and should be dropped, a hearing officer said.