Stories for June 21, 2007
Many of us spend more time picking out a good bottle of wine or dinner spot than we do our own doctors. Find out how to choose from San Diego's top doctors and hospitals. Rebecca Tolin interviews Dr. Bill Liss-Levinson of Castle Connolly Medical on what to look for -- plus, why its so important to your health and well-being.
San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye has never shied away from controversy. Today, we'll get her reaction to the latest developments in the Sunroad saga. And we'll get an update on her fight to fund a winter homeless shelter. We'll also talk about the objections some coastal residents have to short-term rentals on the beach.
The strained relationship between Mayor Jerry Sanders and City Attorney Mike Aguirre turned into a stand-off today. Full Focus reporter Joanne Faryon is here with more.
San Diego County has a new registrar of voters on the job. Ordinarily, this wouldn't get much notice, but close to 50 people showed up at a County Board of Supervisors meeting to protest the appointment of Deborah Seiler as San Diego's top election official. Ms. Seiler had worked for Diebold Elections Systems, the company that sold 10,000 touch-screen election machines to the county.
The California Attorney General's Office agreed today to look into corruption charges against San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. The probe comes at the mayor's request. Earlier this week City Attorney Michael Aguirre accused Sanders of corruption in his handling of the construction of a building near Montgomery field.
About 65,000 Southern California Grocery workers will decide Sunday whether they'll accept the last contract offer from the region's three largest chains. Union officials say they're asking members to reject the offer from Ralph's, Albertson's and Vons.
A federal judge in San Diego says a lawsuit alleging severe overcrowding at an immigration detention center in Otay Mesa should continue. Defendants argued last week that the case should be dismissed because federal immigration officials have corrected the problem. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego County health officials say ten students at Oak Valley Middle School in Poway came down with chicken pox just before the summer break. Officials say they're warning parents that many more children could have been exposed. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
A group of San Diego County foster care teens graduated today from San Pasqual Academy in Escondido. For the past four years the students have called the campus home. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein is leading a push to legalize over a million undocumented farm workers. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.
A special fire-resistant gel will give more than 300 Palomar Mountain families an extra tool to save their homes. San Diego County is providing the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department about $12,000 to buy the gel. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Cyndi Lauper's True Colors tour stops in San Diego this weekend and the owner of the Casbah opens a new restaurant called Starlite. Other highlights of the weekend include whats going on at the Belly Up Tavern and the Casbah as well as a glimpse of the imaginative artwork in "Masters of Fantasy Art A Tribute to Keith Parkinson."
A chilling novel explores a future where the immigration crisis reaches a boiling point, leading to a militant Hispanic uprising, anti-immigrant vigilantes, and barrios turned into walled off quarantine zones. We'll talk with the author of "America Libre: A Novel of a National Nightmare."
The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit opens at San Diego's Museum of Natural History on June 29th. The exhibit's curator and the museum's president reveal what it took to put together the most comprehensive exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls ever assembled.
We speak to "These Days" Legal Analyst Dan Eaton about contest- or competition-related lawsuits. We discuss the details of lawsuits related to horse racing and spelling bees. We also get an update on the $54 million pants lawsuit.
Most people who watch what they eat are concerned about gaining weight. But for those who suffer from severe food allergies, watching what they eat can be a matter of life or death. In recent years, a growing number of children have been diagnosed with allergies to foods like peanuts and milk. Doctors aren't sure why. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.