Stories for March 21, 2007
San Diego Police served the leader of the San Diego Minutemen, Jeff Schwilk, and another prominent member of the group with search warrants on Wednesday. The warrants were granted in connection with vandalism at a Rancho Penasquitos migrant camp. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
San Diego State and Cal State San Marcos faculty members say they're ready to go on strike. If they do, they will take part in the largest strike in the history of higher education. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association is urging veterinarians to report suspected or confirmed cases of animal illness due to tainted pet food. So far the county has tallied 16 cases -- and that number is growing. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.
Faculty members at Cal State campuses across the state, including San Diego State University, have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if a labor agreement can't be reached by next week. They say it would be the largest University strike in U.S. history. Full Focus talks to the president of San Diego State University's chapter of the California Faculty Association.
Spring is here and that means the deadline to file taxes is right around the corner. On Wednesday's Full Focus we'll talk taxes and the IRS's new focus on customer service. We'll hear from a CPA about why some common tax refunds are going unclaimed. We'll also find out more about the alternative minimum tax which was originally intended to target super-rich tax dodgers but is now beginning to ensnare more and more middle class families.
Two thousand years of history will unveil itself at the San Diego Natural History Museum this June. Several dozen coveted Dead Sea Scrolls will be on display, some of which have never been seen before by the general public. The museum is busy preparing for the $6 million exhibition, which will include ancient artifacts and lectures from the world's top biblical scholars.
While climate change scientists have looked into the next century, a local researcher says the effects of global warming are already affecting the planet. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The United Food and Commercial Workers union has ratcheted up the pressure as contract talks continue with Southern California's three major grocery chains. KPBS's Alan Ray reports one of the three chains has been named as a possible "strike target".
This evening public television stations around the country will air a special two-hour history of deaf life in America. The program will air locally, on KPBS TV, next Monday. The program is called "Through Deaf Eyes," and it tells the story of America's changing attitudes toward the deaf. It also tells of how deaf people have come to demand greater acceptance and civil rights.
If you discovered a convicted sex offender was attending your church, what would you do? Reverend Madison Shockley explains his congregations response when a convicted child molester wanted to join their North County church.