Stories for March 12, 2007
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling for mandatory health care coverage for every Californian. To help cover the cost, he is asking employers and the health care industry to share the financial burden. We'll ask a business owner and a health care provider what they think of the governor's plan and if it is possible to find common ground.
In his State of the City address last week, Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard said that the city is "near the point of no recovery." We'll hear from the mayor on why one of the county's wealthier communities is financially strapped and the plans to save the city from financial ruin.
Officials at San Diego's Navy Medical Center near Balboa Park say the problems uncovered at Walter Reed Army Hospital are not an issue here. They held an open house for the media today to prove their point. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
California School Superintendent Jack O'Connell says he wants private businesses to play a greater role in educating public high school students. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The moon was still high in the sky this morning as thousands of drowsy commuters streamed across the border from Tijuana. Mexico doesn't move its clock forward for another three weeks. People had to wake up an hour early to make it to work in San Diego on time. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more.
Many may already be feeling the effects of "springing ahead" and losing that precious hour of sleep, but some local community members are having an even harder time with the change. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has more on that story.
Congressional Democrats on Monday singled out presidential adviser Karl Rove for questioning about the firing of San Diego's U.S. Attorney Carol Lam and seven other federal prosecutors.
A former strip club owner who admitted bribing politicians in San Diego and Las Vegas was sentenced Monday to federal prison.
Professors and staff at 23 California State University Campuses including San Diego State are preparing for a possible strike at the end of the month. The union and CSU administrators have been locked in a labor dispute for more than two years. San Diego State President Stephen Weber says he has mixed feelings about a possible strike. He spoke on KPBS Radio's These Days program.
Several San Diego County beaches are losing sand. The natural replenishing processes have been blocked by development. Local officials want state and federal help to fix the problem. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.
Ali Jackson Jr. is part of a new generation of jazz musicians that continue the long tradition of preserving the musical roots while keeping an open and absorbing mind. Jackson performs original music in studio and discusses the delicate balance of individualism and collaboration that jazz is built upon.
It's a safe bet that legislation to move up California's presidential primary from June to February will soon become law. Analysts say now more than ever, the candidates will need the help of the state's legislative leaders. From Sacramentio, Jenny O'Mara reports.
As clocks "spring forward" an hour for daylight-saving time on the second Sunday in March, the weekend is an hour shorter and many people find themselves losing an hour of sleep. A local expert on sleep disorders provides helpful tips on how to minimize the impact of the time change on sleeping patterns.
A defense contractor who pleaded guilty to bribing former GOP Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham continues to cooperate and may be a trial witness against another contractor and an ex-CIA official who were indicted last month, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
President Bush visits five Latin American countries over a seven-day period to discuss alternative fuels, U.S. aid, and trade. Jeremy Martin from UCSD's Institute of the Americas tells us why the president made the trip, what he hopes to accomplish, and what to make of all the protests.
March is SDSU Month with this year's celebration commemorates the school's 110th anniversary of its founding in 1897. The president of San Diego State University, Dr. Stephen L. Weber, joins us to discuss recent accomplishments as well as challenges faced by the university. We ask Dr. Weber about future growth and revisions in the campus master plan.