Stories for November 13, 2007
Here's some reading that fell into my orbit this morning....
Sometimes, I have to take my three-year-old to church. I say sometimes because my husband is not a churchgoer and often stays with her. But, sometimes hes out of town. Or, sometimes hes sleeping. Or, sometimes she realizes where Im going and theres no stopping her. She is a diva and at her tender age she believes church is about dressing up and she really likes to dress up.
Reporting on illegal immigration isn't easy. People aren't always eager to talk and the paper trail is often thin. This is one of those stories. When we met Jay, he'd recently been deported to Tijuana for the second time. He was a few months from turning 18.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the state's looming budget problems shouldn't dissuade lawmakers from passing healthcare reform this year. The governor says fixing the healthcare system would actually help ease the budget crisis. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. Navy not to use mid-frequency sonar in its future training exercises off the California coast. The sonar has been found to harm marine mammals. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The agency in charge of California's building codes is considering a new method to determine whether hospitals are earthquake-proof. Billions of dollars in construction costs hang in the balance. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
San Diego water officials are watching a Los Angeles plan to use water patrols. Because of record dry conditions water agencies throughout California are urging voluntary conservation. But if that doesn't work, we could face mandatory restrictions. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce explains.
From the changing culture of wine to the benefits of sustainable farming to the controversy over screw caps versus corks, wine experts discuss anything and everything related to wine.
Lawmakers ponder more money for the military conflict in Iraq; Senator Barbara Boxer advocates a "cap and trade" system to reduce pollution; Congressman Brian Bilbray co-sponsors immigration legislation; and some lawmakers want the U.S. Capitol to recognize slave contributions. Guest host Alison St John speaks to Eric Niiler with Capitol News Connection about the latest news from Washington, D.C.
Now that the wildfires have been contained, what can be done to prevent similar destruction in the future? David Hogan, the conservation manager with the Center for Biological Diversity recently talked with KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce. The two walked over a part of the Cleveland National Forest east of Ramona, an area burned by the Cedar and Witch fires.
Dozens of San Diego County school administrators and teachers head to Sacramento today to take part in a statewide summit about California's achievement gap. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.