Stories for October 8, 2007
Please forgive my absence! I've been on vacation in lovely San Francisco and since my return, I'm searching for my groove.
It's described as a hassle-free way of keeping track of your health. We'll take a closer look at the prototype Wellness phone from Japans NTT Docomo.
Protesters targeted the site of a planned training facility for Blackwater USA, the private security contractor that is under fire for recent actions in Iraq.
San Diego city officials are discussing what to do about an increasingly tight regional water supply. KPBS Reporter Alison St John is at city hall this afternoon. She says city officials are grappling with the best course for the future.
UCSD Medical Center will take part in new national study that's looking into ways to preserve the fertility of women being treated for cancer. Doctors say currently, women cancer patients have few options. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
It was a lackluster opening day for San Diego school district's much anticipated Truancy Center. The center is a place for students who get caught skipping class. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
State-mandated legislation to restore the Imperial County's Salton Sea may move forward early next year. The bill hit a snag in committee at the end of the legislative session. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The San Diego Master Chorale is the voice of the San Diego Symphony and their season begins in early November. We'll talk to Gary McKercher about his new post as the chorale's music director and the history of choral music.
Today is Columbus Day. Its a holiday to recognize the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, but not everyone considers this a positive holiday. We check in with the president of an organization that represents the Little Italy Association about the significance of this day to local Italians and how San Diego's Little Italy makes a comeback.
Are San Diegans paying too much for their water and sewer services? On Mon. Oct. 8, the city council holds a public hearing to discuss whether the city's water rates should be increased to pay for the rising cost of water. And it will also consider sewer rate adjustments that are the result of a lawsuit that alleged the city overcharged sewer rates to some residential customers.
Your water is getting more expensive. The city of San Diego holds a public hearing on rate increases today. The city will also establish a citizens' group to oversee how the extra money is spent. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Naomi Oreskes says gas and oil companies and their allies have made a concerted effort to undermine the scientific findings that show global warming is happening and its primary cause it human activity. We'll ask her why people have a hard time accepting what scientists consider to be the gravity of the situation and what personal and political action is needed to turn global warming around.
It's not quite flu season yet - but it is vaccination time. And state health officials are saying there should be plenty of flu shots to go around. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
Scientist Walter Oechell joins us for a discussion of his new book "Global Change: Is the World Beyond Repair?" His research focuses on how climate change is affecting the arctic environment.
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The San Diego City Council gets briefed this morning on the outlook for regional water supplies. One of the county's main water suppliers says we should expect less water next year. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.