Stories for September 3, 2007
Unions have historically been associated with left leaning politics. But a San Diego union is the first in California to establish a GOP Advisory Committee, made up of Republican union members, to lobby republican elected officials. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
It's Monday and that means it's time for Tech Talk with CNet Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley. Today we're talking about possible changes to the popular iPod, and prospects for free internet connections using Wi-Fi.
North County's Tri-City Healthcare District is considering whether to put another hospital bond before the voters. The District tried twice last year, but fell short on both attempts. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Two reports paint a mixed picture for California workers this labor day. A study by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education finds job growth has slowed in California. The state added about 200,000 jobs over the last year, compared to 300,000 in the year prior.
The heat wave continues to bake much of California this Labor Day. And with the continued hot spell comes increased use of fans and air conditioners. The agency that operates the state's power grid wants us to conserve energy.
Preliminary hearings in a Chula Vista kidnap for ransom case resume Tuesday in state Superior Court. The case bears the hallmarks of Mexican drug cartels and may have strong cross-border ties. One expert says the depth and breadth of the hearings may indicate the case is part of a larger federal investigation. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The oldest rough water swim in California took place today. More than 400 people hit the water for the 78th annual swim around the pier in Oceanside. KPBS reporter Alison St John was there.
The only good economic news for California workers is for those at the very bottom of the labor market heap. Thats according to analysis by a labor research center at UC Berkeley. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Fewer and fewer people get health insurance through their jobs. Labor figures released this weekend show the trend has affected children even more than adults. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on the latest findings.