Stories for June 19, 2007
San Diego's gasoline prices are down again, but the downward trend may be over. The Utility Consumer's Action Network tracks gas prices at hundreds of stations in the county. U-CAN's Charles Langley says the average price of a gallon of gas is now at $3.13.
Should Californians be required by law to spay or neuter their pets? It's a debate that has divided animal advocates, pet owners and veterinarians across the state. On Tuesday's Full Focus, we'll take a closer look at the California Healthy Pets Act and hear from voices on both sides of the debate.
The ACLU in San Diego says immigrants held at a detention center in Otay Mesa have been denied medical care, causing them needless suffering and even death. The ACLU is now suing federal immigration officials, asking them to fix the problem.
A local aerospace company chief is defending his twenty-year military jet project that is under fire by congressional investigators who say it's a failure. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has more.
The San Diego District Attorney's office has concluded city police officers were justified when they fatally shot a 17-year-old last February. The shooting occurred after two officers saw the boy run a stop sign. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has more.
An accused leader of one of Mexico's most infamous drug cartels has pleaded guilty to drug charges in federal court in San Diego. The man was extradited from Mexico nine months ago. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Thousands of high school seniors in San Diego graduate on Tuesday. Among them, a special class of students who beat the odds. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Feeding the meter may change soon. A San Diego company is pioneering solar-powered parking meters that let you use coins or credit cards. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Martha introduces the new A Way with Words summer podcast edition. Each week during the shows hiatus, Martha and Grant will keep you informed about whats on their minds. Theyll share whats on your mind, presenting some of your emails and insights about words. Its our way of keeping in touch and saying thanks for subscribing. Let us know what you think!
An immigrant rights group says San Diegans want a more forgiving and humane approach to immigration reform. That's what they found in a poll conducted last month. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.
SDSU plans to increase enrollment to nearly 45,000 students by 2025. Does the university have a realistic plan in place to accommodate the additional students? We speak to an SDSU spokesman and architect about the details of the new SDSU master plan.
The California budget is late, filmmaker Michael Moore adds to the healthcare reform debate, and the governor makes a controversial comment at a Latino conference. We check-in with John Myers, the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio and The California Report, about the latest news from the Capitol.
In order to play in the U.S. Open, many golfers have to go through Q-School. This qualifying tournament is host to some of golf's best players, all dreaming of making it to the major tournaments where you can win big money and secure sponsorships. Sportswriter John Feinstein's latest book is called "Tales from Q-School" and he joins us by phone to talk about it.
A star Padres pitcher receives a five-game suspension after a weekend brawl, Kobe Bryant vents frustration about the L.A. Lakers recent playoff failures, and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks are Stanley Cup champions. We analyze the latest in sports with Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton, a local sports radio talk show host and former Chargers play-by-play announcer.
Will a surge of troops help the United States secure victory in Iraq? We speak to "FRONTLINE" a producer about the new film "ENDGAME". The film features military and government officials talking about the strategy behind the troop surge, and explores the possibility of its success.
An accused leader of one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels has pleaded guilty to federal charges of selling cocaine in a San Diego motel.
Southern California is suffering through a severe dry spell. San Diego is headed for its fourth driest year on record. Los Angeles is headed for its driest year ever. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce says water agencies are asking us to conserve.