Stories for November 14, 2007
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You better have a restful, tame New Years Eve celebration this year. Just three days into 2008 and just as you are recovering from your revelries (assuming you dont heed this warning), youll be assaulted by the results of the first official step in the march toward the Presidential nomination.
A Marine boot camp drill instructor was convicted Wednesday of abusing recruits at one of the country's two training depots.
San Diego City and County still have not awarded contracts to fulfill their promise of free debris removal for fire victims whose homes were destroyed. The County has earmarked $30 million for the program. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in San Diego County. In fact, the county has seen an increase in reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and Chlamydia that's higher than the national averages. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Meet Ray Namovi. Rolex. Pinstriped suit. BMW 745, the very essence of a successful real estate agent. But if image is everything, in Rays case, the image is false.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders on Wednesday vetoed a recent City Council action authorizing a pilot program to use recycled wastewater. The council voted for the plan to supplement San Diego's drinking water supply. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The colorless, odorless and tasteless gas can reach dangerously high levels in homes and worksites as the result of burning fuel. We'll talk about the symptoms of CO poisoning and how to prevent it.
The California housing market has been seen as a goldmine. And subprime loans have helped many borrowers buy homes that they otherwise may not have been able to afford. But the risks were great higher fees and interest rates. Now that the market has fallen, many of those homebuyers are facing foreclosure. We'll take a look at how subprime loans have impacted San Diego's housing market.
Legislative Democrats propose a new healthcare plan; politicians point fingers over the San Francisco Bay oil spill; major marijuana plant seizures take place at our national parks; and Sacramento holds an education summit that focuses on race. Marianne Russ, bureau chief of the California Capitol Network, takes us "Inside Sacramento."
The legal drinking age in the United States remains unchanged over the past two decades, but the debate is back. We speak with advocates on both sides of the debate whom have different perspectives on how to keep young drinkers safe.
California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi wants to cap future fee increases for UC and CSU students. He says they should only go up with the rate of inflation. This week he's presenting the idea to both the UC Regents and the CSU Trustees. Garamendi is a member of both. He says public higher education has become less of a priority.
One of the nation's top education researchers says low expectations for certain students and education reform fads are contributing to California's persistent achievement gap. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis reports from the Achievement Gap Summit in Sacramento.
Two families who lost their homes during last month's wildfires have filed lawsuits against San Diego Gas & Electric Co. accusing the utility of negligence for failing to clear vegetation around its power lines.
As home values went up in recent years, more minorities bought houses in San Diego County than ever before. Many used high interest, subprime loans. Now civil rights groups say lenders targeted minorities for those loans which are more expensive than conventional credit. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
The WGA Strike, From the Writers of The Office
Just kidding, KPBS. It's only been about 45 minutes. Forgive me if you've already witnessed this -- the YouTube craze that started this summer featuring one very dramatic chipmunk. Even if you've already seen it, it's worth another 5 seconds of your attention, cause that's all it takes, 5 seconds and you're done for.