Stories for July 12, 2007
Summer weather draws eager crowds to San Diego waters, but pollution calls into question bay safety for humans and animals alike. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has an update on the health of our bay, the biggest sources of local pollution, and whether much-anticipated bayfront development plans put wildlife in further danger.
Filmmaker George Ratliff says there's nothing scarier than becoming a parent. That feeling drives his new film
An organization representing California construction unions has sued the city to pay union-level wages on public works projects.
A retired Navy rear admiral pleaded guilty in federal court to a misdemeanor charge of violating conflict-of-interest laws.
A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for smuggling illegal immigrants, sometimes in his own government vehicle.
Another year, another missed budget deadline by California lawmakers. And Governor Schwarzenegger has been touted as the green governor, but his firing of the head of the state's resources board has left some lawmakers seeing red. We'll chat about those issues and more with Union-Tribune blogger and editorial writer Chris Reed on tonight's Full Focus.
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 profile retired Brigadier General Bob Cardenas, who shares his memories.
California's attorney general has found a San Diego County sheriff's deputy was justified when he fatally shot a man two years ago. The decision is the final evaluation of five fatal officer-involved shootings in Vista in 2005. The victims were all Latino men and the shootings caused community outrage.
The debate over sewage treatment in Mexico continues to heat up in Washington. The disagreement is between San Diego Democratic Congressman Bob Filner and members of the International Boundary and Water Commission.
An environmental group plans to challenge changes that would let the U.S. Navy expand its sonar testing. The National Resources Defense Council says a new rule would remove restrictions on the testing.
An attorney who admitted leaking the confidential grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other athletes to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to two and a half years in prison, by far the harshest penalty to result from the government's sprawling probe of steroids in sports.
The lack of a state budget will be hitting some workers in the wallet this week. Lawmakers and their staff are among those who won't get their first paycheck this fiscal year. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
This weekend, a film called "Imagination" screens at the Ken Cinema and Willie Nelson performs at SDSUs Open Air Theatre. Also, "Bears and Bunnies" art exhibit will be on display in North Park.
Scientists are urging California's Fish and Game Commission to ban lead ammunition to protect California condors. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has the story.
The sport and culture of surfing has changed dramatically since the 1960's and surf photographer Jeff Divine has been around to capture it.
This week in Sacramento, lawmakers still have not passed a budget and Governor Schwarzenegger faces political heat for firing the chair of the Air Resources Board. Also, new reports offer grim health statistics to analyze and suggest employer based health insurance is not the bitter pill businesses expect.
Education reform takes many shapes. And proponents of year-round education have long said that a three-month summer vacation is not good for learning. It can also create a child-care dilemma for parents of small school-aged kids.
Does Bajagua have the best plan to treat sewage pollution from Tijuana? San Diego Congressman Bob Filner supports Bajagua, but officials from the International Boundary and Water Commission have suspended plans to move forward with the project. The disagreement between Filner and the binational agency led to an argument earlier this week at a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on the project. We speak to Filner about his strong support for the Bajagua plan.
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