Stories for June 5, 2007
Could Southern California's taps and reservoirs run dry? That's the question being asked since state water officials shut off the pumps that deliver a major portion of Southern California's water supply. The move was made late last week to save a small fish: the endangered delta smelt. Now citizens are being asked to conserve. We'll talk about what the pump shutdown means for San Diego's taps.
Is San Diego County prepared to respond if a major disaster strikes? There's a new regional evacuation plan that promises to heed warnings from Hurricane Katrina and help to facilitate communication in all areas of the county. We'll talk with the director of the county Office of Emergency Services about how it all works, and who's ultimately held responsible.
San Diego consumers are being alerted to yet another recall of tainted beef. Full Focus Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
The San Diego County medical examiner released the name of a man fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent after the two allegedly scuffled over a gun.
Six cans of soup, two boxes of cereal and a quart of milk. That's what Democratic state Assemblyman Mark Leno is eating this week as part of the food stamp challenge. He's following in the footsteps of some Congress members who have also tried out the national average food stamp budget of $21 a week, per person.
No one is born alone. A hospital-based program thats spreading nationwide makes sure no one dies alone, either. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Customs and Border Protection officials have backed off the idea of closing a busy pedestrian bridge at the San Ysidro border crossing. Officials had considered the move to address security concerns. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
A massive fire destroyed a four-story hotel under construction in the northern part of the city Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby buildings.
San Diego school kids learned about the types of fruits and veggies available at their neighborhood grocery store. Its part of an effort to curb childhood obesity in low-income areas. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The Assembly Republican leader is hoping to rekindle debate over creating a new way to draw the state's political boundaries -- and create more competitive elections. Supporters are hopeful this is the year it can get done. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
Environmental groups want the EPA to ban certain toxic chemicals from industrial and household detergents. They've asked the agency to prevent the use of the products because of the gender bending effect on fish. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
A new study finds that dog owners who walk their dogs are more active and less overweight than those who don't. A San Diego State University researcher explains how dogs can supply the social support their owners need to maintain better fitness habits.
Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full" gets released today. It's also the first album to be released on Starbuck's Hear Music label. Starbucks stores all across the world will be playing McCartney's album all day long. Starbucks is calling it a global listening event. What does this new deal between Starbucks and McCartney say about the current state of the record industry?
We speak with the communications director for San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders about the release of the city's 2004 audit. We talk about what the city can do now that the audit has been released, and what the next steps are in San Diego's road to financial recovery.
What is the state of San Diego public transportation today? Local transit officials discuss how to provide effective public transportation while coping with financial challenges, how to determine priorities amongst varying views of what is important, and what can be done to improve the existing system.