Stories for March 16, 2007
Reporters Discuss E-mail Revelations in the Justice Department, Bad Credit Risks, the Real Estate Market and Whether San Diego is Becoming a Haven for the Super-Rich
The Justice Department had a very bad week as fallout continues over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. On Fridays Full Focus, well discuss further revelations behind the firings. And well look at San Diegos real estate market.
Andy Warhol proved that Campbell Soup cans can be art. San Diego architects and students are going a step further: they're building giant-sized lunch boxes, pancakes and other creations using tens of thousands of canned foods. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce tells us the cans are for needy families.
The nation's attorney general admitted this week that he did not tell all there was to tell about his firings of eight U.S. attorneys including Carol Lam of San Diego. Newly released e-mails show the dismissals had been discussed for nearly two years. Those revelations further suggest political motives at play. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has the story.
San Diego's congressional representatives met with members of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in San Diego on Friday. One topic of discussion was whether United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The cash-strapped city of San Diego will put $30 million worth of properties up for sale, but they wont be going on the auction block. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The California Public Utilities Commission has narrowed the alternatives for the proposed Sunrise Powerlink project. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Gasoline prices in San Diego County shot up by more than 17 cents this week, passing the three-dollar mark for the first time since last September. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The city of San Diego has the best news it has heard in years: the independent auditor, KPMG, has finally signed off on the citys long-awaited 2003 audit. KPBS radios Alison St John has more.
This week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted that "mistakes" were made in the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. Also, the reports of neglect and inadequate medical care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are reaching San Diego. And, did the City of San Diego lose out in the Liberty Station development deal?