Stories for September 26, 2007
California's getting its first facility aimed at preparing prisoners for life on the outside. Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law on Wednesday creating it.
And now, the moment youve all been waiting for: The results of the A Way with Words Collective Noun Contest! What collective noun would you apply to groups of 1) tennis players, 2) aliens from outer space, and 3) language-loving word hosts? You sent us a cleverness of witty entries, and Martha has the winners.
It's been two weeks since the governor called his special legislative session on healthcare and water. What do they have to show for it? It depends on who you ask. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
The Navy has budgeted $600,000 to camouflage a series of barracks buildings on the amphibious base on Coronado. The camouflage is not to protect the building from enemy fire, but from observers who say the building looks like a swastika when seen from the air.
San Diego County's three Republican Congressmen all voted against an expansion of the federally-funded Children Health Insurance Program on Tuesday. Critics say that decision could put California children at risk. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The Commanding General at Camp Pendleton moved this week. The move is significant because the home he vacated -- an important historic landmark in San Diego county -- could eventually be opened to the public. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
An environmental group wants us to reduce our use of plastic. The bags and bottles litter waterways, roadsides and harm wildlife. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
There are 22,000 payday loan stores in the United States, many located near military bases. But increasing debt among military personnel is a security risk, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. A new federal law goes into effect on Oct. 1 that makes it more difficult for military personnel to get quick cash from payday loan stores.
Local cases of West Nile virus increased in recent months. What kind of public health threat does this virus present? San Diego Countys public health officer explains how the county educates the public, why San Diego is safer than other California cities and how you can protect yourself.
If you read San Diego CityBEAT or the San Diego Reader, chances are you are familiar with the work of columnist Edwin Decker. His writing has been featured for years in the publications and he recently released his first book of poetry. We speak to Edwin about nightlife in San Diego, bartending and other sordid tales of life in San Diego.
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San Diegos North County is setting a precedent for collaboration on its plans to provide winter shelters for the homeless this year. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.