Stories for March 22, 2007
Is free parking in La Jolla a thing of the past? On Thursdays Full Focus, well talk about plans to bring more metered and restricted parking to La Jolla.
A Chula Vista teacher is nationally recognized for his innovative use of cable television in the classroom. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Right now, Mission Bays Fiesta Island is a haven for dogs whose owners let them run off the leash or swim in the bay. But pending development will change that open-space landscape that some locals have come to love. The question is: by how much?
Is it time to reform the Regional Airport Authority? State Senator Christine Kehoe thinks so. We'll talk with her about her plan to restructure the Airport Authority and give long-term airport planning power to SANDAG.
The public is invited to weigh in tonight on the latest blueprint for the development of Fiesta Island. That's the nearly 500-acre man-made peninsula in Mission Bay. As KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu reports, current users of the island are still not happy about the plans.
Faculty members at two California State University campuses in San Diego County plan to join a system-wide strike against the administration. CSU officials say they'll try to minimize any disruptions. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Health benefits are a sticking point in the fight between San Diego's chain grocers and union workers. It's the same problem that crippled the industry three years ago. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports the healthcare model may have to change.
An immigrants' rights group is receiving reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, known as ICE, have stepped up their presence around San Diego County. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The former owner of the Cheetahs strip club is going to prison. Michael Galardi was sentenced to 15 months today. Galardi said he bribed San Diego politicians with cash. The sentence comes a week after a Las Vegas judge sentenced Galardi to two-and-a-half years for racketeering. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports.
The California Coastal Commission and an environmental group are suing the U.S. Navy over sonar training exercises off the state's coastline. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Today is the second annual World Water Day. The United Nations says more than one-billion people lack access to safe drinking water. In California and Mexico, dwindling water supplies and water pollution are on-going problems. Julia Chunn is with the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. She says we need to be aware of the scarcity of clean water.
Troy Johnson and Kinsee Morlan of San Diego City Beat magazine give us a rundown of whats going on around town this weekend.
Host Tom Fudge talks with Ira Glass, host of public radio's This American Life about taking his popular radio show to television.
We talk with San Diego City Search editor Erin Chambers about ethnic dining options in San Diego.
With the graying of America's population, the demand for caregivers has never been higher. Federal officials estimate over the next decade, professionally trained caregivers will be among the nation's fastest growing professions. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has a profile of one local program that trains people to enter the business as certified nursing assistants.
Many Americans view 9/11 as an attack spawned from radical religious beliefs, but an economics expert says that the world really needs to be focusing on the economics of terror. We talk about the financing of terrorism and how these transactions impact the United States economy.
Dean Kamen patented several hundred inventions ranging from the Segway transporter to a compressed air-powered device which can launch a human onto rooftops. He tells us what makes a successful inventor, why kids aren't interested in science and technology these days, and how he plans on delivering clean water to over one billion people around the world.
CSU faculty announced Wednesday that they have authorized their first labor strike. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has been covering the vote. She provides an update on negotiations and the possible impact of a strike on the CSU System and specifically San Diego State University.