Stories for November 26, 2007
FEMA is opting not to use travel trailers to help people who lost their homes in the wildfires. Some mobile homes are being made available, but so far they are only going to fire victims on Indian reservations. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Last week, California's Secretary of State announced a lawsuit against the Nebraska-based ES&S, alleging unauthorized changes were made to their Automark voting system. California's Secretary of State is considering whether to recertify a voting system for use in February. It was the subject of a hearing Monday in Sacramento. Jenny O'Mara reports.
Another boat used to smuggle people from Mexico to the United States was abandoned on the beach in Del Mar Monday morning. It's the third boat to wash ashore in Del Mar during the last month and a half. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, has entered a plea days before he was set for trial on assault and battery charges over allegations he pushed a United Airlines baggage employee at Dulles International Airport.
The San Diego Zoo's panda cub finally has a name: Zhen Zhen, or Precious. Following Chinese tradition, the zoo waited until the cub, which was born in August, reached 100 days old before giving her a name.
Senator Dianne Feinstein comes to San Diego tomorrow to investigate the response to last month's wildfires. Feinstein and other lawmakers will look at what worked, what didn't, and what needs to change. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
Feeling stuck in your career? Wondering how to get more out of your profession or maybe find a new job? Then an executive coach might be just the thing for you. We'll talk with serial entrepreneur Neil Senturia about the ins and outs of using a coach for career, business and personal life.
Everett Gee Jackson is considered one of San Diego's most influential modernist artists. A major retrospective of his work opens at the San Diego Museum of Art.
San Diego city crews are nearing completion of their work to stabilize the land slide area on Mount Soledad Mountain Road. They took the Thanksgiving weekend off, but this week they'll be working against the clock to repair the slope before it rains again. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Science and religion seem to involve very different ways of seeing the world. But polls indicate many scientists do believe in God. How can people whose profession requires skepticism and empirical research take the leap of faith that religion requires? We'll hear from physicist and writer Karl Giberson who has written about what he sees at the compatibility of science and faith.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge today to a county's practice of routinely searching welfare applicants' homes without warrants and ruling out assistance for those who refuse to let them in.
The San Diego Gravestone Project turned up information about San Diego's lost cemeteries and cleared up certain cemetery myths. Anthropology professor Seth Mallios headed the project and released his new book, "Cemeteries of San Diego," in March.
California fire officials have a meeting scheduled this week with the Marines to work on new protocols that would allow military helicopters to mobilize faster in future fires. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Tijuana is a popular destination for American sex tourists. Thats because female sex workers are plentiful, and their services are cheap. But a new study from UCSDs Division of International Health reveals these transactions may be risky for all concerned. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.