Stories for August 13, 2008
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San Diegos downtown development corporation, CCDC, has postponed for a second time a meeting to announce the cost of two competing bids to build a new City Hall. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Strep bacteria can cause a wide range of infections, including the potentially deadly condition known as flesh-eating disease. U-C-S-D researchers have discovered why the most virulent form of strep can be so devastating. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Authorities have shut down two lanes on the northbound side of Interstate 5 after a police chase ended in an accident that injured four.
The state's budget mess just got a little messier. The man in charge of medical care at state prisons is asking a court to force California to pay for upgrading care. And it could add a few billion to the already massive deficit. From Sacramento Marianne Russ reports.
A Border Patrol agent in San Diego has shot and wounded a Mexican man near the border in San Ysidro. The shooting comes amid what officials say is a spike in violence against Border Patrol agents. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
A San Diego researcher says the health of the world's oceans are rapidly declining. And, humans are the reason. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
San Diego Junior Theatre turns 60 this year. It is the oldest youth theatre in the U.S. It also touts some famous alumni, like Dennis Hopper and Raquel Welsh. We'll talk about the history and future of theatre for young folks in San Diego.
What role will conservative women play in this year's presidential race? SDSU Political Scientist Ronnee Schreiber examines the rise and power of the conservative women's movement in her new book: "Righting Feminism: Conservative Women & American Politics."
What's it like to be in Beijing right now? We'll find out from Union-Tribune sports reporter Mark Zeigler, who joins us live for an update on the 2008 Summer Olympics. What were the highlights of the women's gymnastics competition? Can anyone challenge the swimming dominance of American Michael Phelps? And, what could stop the U.S. Men's Basketball team from reclaiming the gold medal?
Like many athletes at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center, Elexis Gillette will be packing his bags and heading to Beijing this summer. But he's leaving a few weeks after some of the other competitors. This totally blind athlete will be competing in the long jump, triple jump, and the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the 2008 Paralympic Games held at the same venues in Beijing, China. Join us as we talk to this amazing athlete, Elexis Gillette, and his guide, Wesley Williams.
After three years as one of the best-known faces in San Diego city government, Fred Sainz is leaving his position as Communications Director for Mayor Jerry Sanders. Sainz talks about his time with Mayor Sanders and about various issues concerning the LGBT community.
An environmental group is against a proposed expansion of a small power plant in a Chula Vista neighborhood. Some homeowners and parents are worried about the plant's location near homes and an elementary school. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
California grocery stores are once again recalling some beef products.