Stories for July 19, 2007
An internal probe turned up no evidence of illegal behavior at City Hall involving construction of an office tower near San Diego's Montgomery Field. But the report faults staffers for their handling of the project.
Thomas Jefferson Law School Professor Marjorie Cohn is out with a new book, "Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law." In it, she argues that the Bush Administration has repeatedly violated the constitution and international law on everything from torture and illegal detentions to the Iraq war.
A dispute has arisen over the SDUSD's decision to allow Muslim students to take time from an Arabic language class to pray. The class at Carver Elementary in Oak Park falls during one of the specific prayer times prescribed by their religion. The district was sued and lost in 1993 when it denied a University City High student's request to hold lunchtime bible fellowship.
As part of our ongoing series: San Diegans Remember The War, we bring you the World War Two memories of Carl Gwartney Junior.
Some farm workers say they're not being provided the proper drinking water or shade, as required by law. They made the allegations at a special hearing at the state capitol Thursday. Sacramento reporter Marianne Russ has more.
Things are looking good for California farmers as Congress puts the final touches to the 2007 farm bill. Lawmakers adopted a proposal to give specialty crop farmers a big boost. Sara Sciammacco has more from Capitol Hill.
California State University faculty members are crying foul about an idea floated in the state budget negotiations. They say a proposed one-percent cut across the board could affect their hard-fought pay raises and trigger a strike. Jenny O'Mara reports from Sacramento.
San Diego is facing the worst fire danger in 100 years. So it's important for homeowners to take precautions. But even if you're willing to foot the bill for thinning brush from around your property, it could cost you thousands more to take care of the red tape. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has the story.
Fourth graders at a Southeast San Diego school got some hands-on engineering experience on Wednesday. Chemical company DuPont helped about a hundred youngsters at Walter Porter Elementary build and race cars made of lifesavers and straws.
California's top firefighting official says it's going to be a rough fire season. Ruben Grijalva of the California Department of Forestry says Southern California firefighters are in the midst of a drought, and they're seeing dangerous fuel conditions many haven't seen before.
The Old Globe has five productions underway and the La Jolla Playhouse launches two. Meanwhile, San Diego Actors Alliance runs their annual festival showcasing local talent.
As lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Diegans focus on their city's annual Pride celebration, members of the community debate the question of assimilation both within the community and in the majority culture.
SDSU's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will begin offering a full curriculum of courses leading to a bachelor's degree in tribal gaming management in fall 2007. It will be the first program of its kind in the country. The chair of the new program tells us how the program came about, what students will learn, and how tribal gaming is unique to San Diego.
San Diego received more federal dollars for homeland security spending. How will city officials allocate the money? We speak with San Diego's homeland security office about the community's preparedness.
A study reveals that half of all youth arrested in San Diego region test positive for drugs. The criminal justice research director for SANDAG suggests that juveniles who test positive for drugs also undergo drug treatment while in the detention center. We speak with her about the 20-year study and how it is changing to adapt to the latest drug trends.
Disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham lied to fellow lawmakers on a House ethics panel about selling his yacht in order to disguise kickbacks from a defense contractor, according to a summary of an interview between the congressman and federal investigators.
For people who suffer from end-stage heart disease, a heart transplant may be the only option. The problem is, there just arent enough donated hearts available to satisfy the demand. So, people who need a transplant have to go on a waiting list. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.