Stories for October 5, 2007
The state has a new contract with a private prison operator. The Correctional Corporation of America will provide more than 3,000 new beds for inmates who will be moved out of state. This is the second contract California has signed with the company for housing prisoners elsewhere.
The Diocese of Orange said late Friday it has settled four clergy abuse cases, including a case that had threatened to expose the bishop to a contempt of court hearing next week.
A national study confirms what California educators have been saying all along: the state's achievement tests are harder to pass compared to tests in other states. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
A San Diego city charter review committee has recommended the number of city council districts be expanded from eight to 11. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that dedicates $250 million in federal funds to state and local projects along the U.S. Mexico border during the next five years. Congressman Bob Filner says the bill marks a shift in how the federal government views the border. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Opponents of Blackwater's proposal to build a training camp in East County plan to stage a rally in Potrero on Sunday. Blackwater USA faced a tough crowd in Washington this week over its shootings in Iraq. And the reception isn't going to be any warmer in San Diego County this weekend. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has details.
Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from The Greyboy Allstars, Jimmy Smith, The Lively Ones, Adrian Arancibia, Justice, Nellie McKay, Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Emile Naoumoff and Poland Pidoux.
A San Diego public works employee on the scene of that water main break on Ingraham Street near Sea World now says he expects both lanes to be reopened sometime later Friday afternoon.
One down, two to go! Chula Vista has the ball, now that the city of Oceanside has dropped out of the running to host a new stadium for the Chargers. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on why Oceanside left the field, and how that might play out in the South Bay.
This week, a collapsed hillside on Mount Soledad forces evacuations of 111 homes and destroys two more. Also, the City of San Diego's Charter Review Committee releases its recommendations for the 2008 ballot and beyond. And, the bribery trial of Poway defense contractor Brent Wilkes begins in San Diego Federal Court.