Stories for May 25, 2007
Gas prices are way up, and aside from the fuels inherent potential to cause financial hardship, that means other goods are also more pricey -- such as food. But at the root of the price surge are factors as complex as its monetary repercussions. NPRs Scott Horsely has more.
Yo ho, yo ho a pirate's life for me part three. That's right Jack Sparrow and company are back in theaters for the third and supposedly last installment of the Disneyland ride-turned-movie
Anguish at the gas pump is nothing new. But now consumers are facing agony at the grocery store too. Food prices have soared nearly 6 percent in the last year. Full Focus Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Bob Dole and Donna Shalala, co-chairs of the President's commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors, held a meeting in San Diego Thursday to address PTSD, including identification, care, and removing the stigma of asking for help. A second session addressed veterans' support benefits and case management processes. Joanne Faryon attended the conference and interviewed Donna Shalala.
Mayor Jerry Sanders has proposed to cut 17 of 340 positions from the city attorney's budget to save $1.6 million. This week Aguirre ended the shaky peace between himself and Sanders, blasting Sanders' proposal as retaliation born out of ill will for the embarrassment Sanders feels over Sunroad.
It's a holiday weekend -- and that means Highway Patrol officers will be out in force around the state. CHP Commissioner Mike Brown says 80 percent of their officers will be on the roadways, looking for problems.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on the defensive. Before returning to California for the Memorial Day holiday, she says Democrats have not lost the battle with the White House over Iraq. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.
Calling it an historic event, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday a new initiative aimed at gang violence.
Baja California is expecting about 170,000 tourists this Memorial Day weekend. Tourism officials expect visitors to spend about $25 million. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Gasoline consumption is down since pump prices started going up. The California State Board of Equalization tracks how much tax money is being collected on gas. The numbers indicate that consumers bought less gas this February than they did the year before. Sales dropped two and a half percent. The price at the pump was 17 cents a gallon higher this year.
The plan to restore California's largest lake, the decaying Salton Sea, is now in the hands of the state legislature. After years of debate and delays, the restoration project kicks into another gear. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Democratic State Senator Christine Kehoe wants to protect 7,000 acres of urban canyons in San Diego. The city council supports the measure.
This week, the Senate debates a new immigration bill. Can a deal be reached? Also, food prices are on the rise at local supermarkets. And, Should the County take a closer look at how the Board of Supervisors use its discretionary funds?