Stories for October 18, 2007
The head of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council is leaving his post, an official with the organization confirmed today.
A Chinese woman living in the U.S. sought to buy military equipment used to gauge the power of nuclear explosions and export it to China, a federal grand jury charged Thursday.
School districts all around the country are reporting cases of the antibiotic-resistant staph infection known as MRSA. Officials at San Diego City Schools say they haven't seen any cases, but they're reminding vigilant. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The prosecution has rested its case against Brent Wilkes, the Poway defense contractor who's accused of bribing Randy Duke Cunningham. A picture of incredible corruption emerged over seven days of trial. Reporter Seth Hettena has more.
Development should be halted in the floodplains of California's delta, according to a newly released draft report.
Tijuana will try to set the world's record for the largest Caesar salad this Saturday. City officials hope the half ton of dressing will not only cover the lettuce, but also dress up the city's image. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Two of the leading scientists studying climate change are in San Diego this weekend. They're part of a group of global warming researchers touring the country. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce tells us more about Polar Palooza.
The San Diego City Council received above average grades on water quality issues from an environmental group. But Mayor Jerry Sanders didn't score as well. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
There's music to highlight this weekend, including indie rock legends Jesus and Mary Chain and the brother-sister duo The Fiery Furnaces.
What is the future for the water supply in San Diego? The general manager of the San Diego County Water Authority and professor Suzanne Michel of Cuyumaca College come to our studios for a free-wheeling conversation about the dilemma of a growing population and a potentially shrinking supply of water in the southwest desert.
From the Kumeyaay to Alonzo Horton to Ed Fletcher, the history of San Diego is tied to the search for a lasting water supply. We speak to KPBS producer Pat Finn about the history and politics of water in San Diego. Finn talks about Horton's lavish tropical garden in New Town, the short history of the San Diego Flume Company and John Spreckels' contribution to the citys countywide water system.
A Poway defense contractor accused of bribing former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham is expected to begin making his defense today. Prosecutors wrapped up their case by calling two prostitutes who joined Cunningham and the defendant, Brent Wilkes, in a hot tub during a Hawaii vacation. Reporter Seth Hettena has more.
Supporters of a bill to expand a popular children's health insurance program concede they won't have enough votes to override a presidential veto. President Bush now says he's willing to work something out to keep the S-CHIP program afloat. But if more funding isn't approved soon, many poor children in California could lose their health coverage. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The Media Arts Center San Diego's Ethan Van Thillo said, This was one of the films at the festival that was kind of under the radar, but that received very good responses from audience members when leaving the theater. Ricardo Darin, the star of the film, is always a favorite of local audiences. Hes starred in
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