Stories for June 15, 2007
A very dry winter this year has naturally been followed by very dry brush, which means this summer has the potential for a real firestorm. Reporter Rebecca Tolin has done a series of reports on the fire danger facing us this season and the city's efforts to deal with the brush on our hillsides. Here is her latest report.
This section is usually reserved for reviews of films hitting the local theaters. But I want to break with that tradition to highlight a film that premieres on HBO Family this father's day. The film is
Edith Piaf may not be a familiar name to many Americans growing up now but she remains an icon in France. The life story of singer Edith Piaf provides the drama for the new French film
This week, Congressman Duncan Hunter had to defend himself before a House subcommittee. Hunter has helped steer tens of millions of dollars in earmarked funds to a La Jolla based aerospace company over many years. That company is developing a jet that the Pentagon has always said is not feasible.
Recently disclosed documents show that while Mayor Jerry Sanders was insisting to the public that Sunroad Enterprises would have to lower the height of its building near Montgomery Field, his aides were in Dallas Lobbying the FAA to change the approach flight path, which would allow the building to stay the height it is.
San Diego (AP) -- A New York financier has pleaded guilty in the bribery scandal surrounding jailed former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
Lawmakers on Friday are supposed to have a state budget passed. At least, that's according to California's constitution. But it's not going to happen, because lawmakers haven't worked out a deal yet. This will mark the 21st year in a row they haven't met the deadline.
A federal judge in San Diego says he'll decide in a few weeks whether a lawsuit that alleges severe overcrowding at an immigration detention center in Otay Mesa can proceed. The ACLU filed the suit last January. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has more.
Republican Representative Duncan Hunter slipped $22 million into a recent House bill for a ship the Navy doesn't even want. Benjamin Shaw reports from Capitol Hill.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders vetoed an ordinance today that banned the construction of super stores in the city. Wal-Mart wants to build a super store, which is an establishment larger than 90,000 square feet and generates more than 10 percent of revenue from non-taxable goods, such as groceries. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.
Four dolphins were found shot to death between Carlsbad State Beach and Oceanside over the Memorial Day weekend. Now federal officials are offering a reward to help find those responsible. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
This week, Congress questioned Representative Duncan Hunter's support for a jet that barely flies. And, the county's pension board is in a standoff with the Board of Supervisors over health benefits.
A federal judge in San Diego released the last two material witnesses in the case against alleged drug kingpin Francisco Javier Arellano Felix. The two men were caught on the fishing boat with Arellano Felix last August. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.