Stories for April 18, 2008
Sijan's fianc ee and relatives visited my family's home shortly after the Medal of Honor Ceremony to attend an Air Force Academy dedication memorializing his life and death.
Teenagers at two of San Diegos biggest high schools are taking part in student-led protests today. Theyre rallying against teacher layoff notices and statewide cuts to education funding. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
Hundreds of doctors in Tijuana stopped work and attended only to emergencies today to protest kidnappings and crime in the city. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
San Diego's average gasoline price reached another record today. The Utility Consumer's Action Network says it costs three dollars 86 cents for a gallon of regular. That's ten cents more than a week ago and 22 cents a gallon higher than the price just two weeks ago.
A newly freed Cynthia Sommer has sharp words for San Diego County's district attorney. Sommer was released from jail last night after Bonnie Dumanis dropped the murder case against her. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
The Democratic candidates are preparing for next week's presidential primary in Pennsylvania. Also, the City Council votes to give itself a raise, and quickly changes its mind after an influx of criticism from concerned voters. And, the local housing market continues to slide as the median home price dipped below $400,000 for the first time in five years.
That's the sound of students from three San Diego schools who took to the streets Thursday to protest teacher layoff notices at their campuses. One of the hardest hit campuses is Jackson Elementary near City Heights. Twenty-four out of 26 Jackson teachers recently got notices. It's the only school in the San Diego Unified School District where 90-percent of the teaching staff could lose its job.
Two California lawmakers are calling for better supervision of sex offenders. Democratic Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Republican Assemblyman Anthony Adams are responding to a state audit that found sex offenders living in homes used for foster care and children's day care.
The California Department of Managed Health Care says it will reinstate the insurance policies of 28 people whose coverage was wrongly terminated. Regulators say they're continuing to investigate insurance company practices. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
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