Stories for October 15, 2007
50 people have been arrested in the largest raid on illegal cockfighting operations in San Diego history. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The eldest brother in the notorious Arellano Felix family that runs Tijuana's Arellano Felix Drug Cartel was sentenced in federal court in San Diego Monday. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix could be eligible for parole in four months. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
California is the first state in the country to ban the use of a dangerous chemical found in kids toys. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have prevented the sale of electronic products that contain certain toxins. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
A recent Washington Supreme Court ruling opines that restricting politicians' speech means government censorship while an Encinitas councilwoman successfully sues a disgruntled constituent for libel. Do the same defamation standards apply to politicians as common citizens? These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton explores the burden of proof during lawsuits that involve politicians and defamation.
How much water is used each year to maintain San Diego's lush, green lawns? We speak to KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon about the impact landscaping has on our local water supply. Faryon talks about how much water it takes to keep our grass green and offers some tips for residents who want to reduce the water they use on their landscapes.
The future of California's water supply is here now. Many areas of the state are dealing with effects of a one-two punch. Cutbacks in water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and lack of rain and snow. Water from the Delta make up about two-thirds of Southern California's imported water. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more on the state's water woes.
Congressional advocates of expanding the federally-funded Children Health Insurance Program will try to override President Bush's veto this week. San Diego Congressman Brian Bilbray says he doesn't support the effort. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
San Diego school officials may need to hire more teachers and staff to deal with the district's unexpected enrollment growth. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
If you look outside your front window, chances are you'd see a lot of green lawns -- especially if you live in the suburbs. But in a climate with little rain, and hot dry summers, should we be seeing green? Joanne Faryon has more.