Stories for April 25, 2008
As a teenager, Diana (Evan Rachel Wood) is a little more rebellious and reckless than most. But her friend Maureen (Eva Amurri) is the opposite -- a shy, studious, church-going teen. They jokingly refer to themselves as "the virgin and the whore." But on a thoroughly typical spring day, the girls are in the school bathroom when they hear gunshots. Then the shooter enters the bathroom and points his gun at them.
There is no doubt that the climate is in absolute peril and that we citizens are responsible for doing what we can to change this. But we cannot work alone. We must have thoughtful, enlightened leadership to pass supportive legislation requiring industry to do the same.
A number of Southbay community leaders say Blackwaters presence near the border in Otay Mesa will complicate U.S.-Mexico relations and pose a danger to the border region. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Three San Diego County beaches are shut down today after a great white shark attacked and killed a man in Solana Beach this morning. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders plans to fix potholes and leaky roofs using a private $100 million loan could be stymied if city attorney Mike Aguirre refuses to sign off on the deal. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego County prosecutors are defending the use of key evidence in the murder trial against Cynthia Sommer even though experts had reservations from the beginning. Sommer was released from jail after that evidence was found to be contaminated. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps explains.
A shark attacked and killed a swimmer training in the ocean off San Diego County with a group of local triathletes early Friday, authorities said. The shark was believed to be a great white.
What will the Democrats do now? Hillary Clinton claims victory in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary. Barack Obama and Clinton now turn their sights to Indiana and North Carolina, where primaries will be held on May 6. Also, the proposal to build a $115 million stem cell research center near the Torrey Pines Gliderport has glider pilots concerned about the future of the airstrip. And, Jerry Sanders admits to cursing at his main challenger in the mayor's race.
Republican state lawmakers have put out a new budget plan that they say will mean more money for schools. Governor Schwarzenegger had proposed over four billion dollars in cuts to schools next year to help balance the state budget.
California health plans are still waiting to find out which policies they have to reinstate. Last week, the Department of Managed Health Care says 26 policies were cancelled illegally. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Governor Schwarzenegger says the state's budget deficit is climbing. He said the state's revenues keep falling short and current budget formulas require spending increases.