Stories for April 24, 2008
San Diego Unifieds JROTC air-rifle training program will continue to take place at local high schools despite mounting community pressure to end the practice. A community-based group called The Education Not Arms Coalition asked the San Diego school board earlier this week to adopt a resolution which would have suspended such training from taking place.
Tijuana will host the Diving World Series starting Friday. The two day event is a prelude to this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more.
The race between San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his leading opponent, businessman Steve Francis, is heating up. Sanders is defending himself for using a profanity, as he and Francis were leaving a mayoral forum last weekend. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A new state report finds more San Diego County students who are learning English as a second language are performing better on an English language test this year compared to last year. However the majority of these students are still woefully behind. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
Who is Leon Redbone, really? The man in the mask is one of the musical acts coming to San Diego this weekend. He's one of the musicians and other artists we talk about during today's Weekend Preview.
What's the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emission? The president of the Environmental Defense Fund thinks the marketplace holds the key. Fred Krupp has written a book called Earth the Sequel: the Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming. We talk with him about how businesses can capitalize upon the push for cleaner energy and reduce global warming at the same time.
City Attorney Mike Aguirre joins us in studio to talk about his re-election campaign. We speak to Aguirre about the highlights and lowlights of his first term as city attorney. We also talk to Aguirre about his goals for the future, and how he thinks San Diego City government can be improved.
Blackwater Worldwide, more commonly known as Blackwater USA, plans to build a military training center in Otay Mesa. The contractor's plans to build a training facility in the rural East County city of Potrero recently fell apart. KPBS investigative reporter Amita Sharma explains why the company wants a presence in San Diego County.
San Diego's district attorney will conduct an internal review of the Cynthia Sommer case. Sommer went from convicted murderer to free woman last week after prosecutors dropped charges against her. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.
A new federal report says neither a government plan nor a competing private venture can meet a Sept. 30 deadline to treat sewage from Tijuana, Mexico, that flows into the United States.
San Diego Unified school officials will launch a study to determine if there's enough public support to place a school parcel tax on the November ballot. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
An independent investigation determined there was no favoritism when two La Mesa police officers drove drunken Mayor Art Madrid and a city employee to the mayor's home.
California may end up taking the federal government to court once again. The Schwarzenegger Administration is pledging to fight a federal proposal that would prevent the state from regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cars. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.