Stories for December 1, 2008
Nine North County cities have coordinated with non-profit agencies and the County of San Diego to run a winter shelter network designed to get people off the streets. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Salvation Army officials in downtown San Diego say they're slowly rebuilding their toy collection after a flood destroyed their inventory last week. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Despite arrests and the border battle, drugs are still making it across the border. Reporter Amy Isackson gathered data from government agencies showing the trends.
Are San Diego Unified students being over-tested? How many standardized tests should a local elementary school student be expected to take in an academic year? What's the value in giving students multiple tests that don't count towards their grades? Host Tom Fudge speaks to KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis about the debate going on in the San Diego Unified School District about how many standardized tests local students should take in an academic year.
San Diegan Laura Simon turned 103 last week. In 1905, the year of her birth, Teddy Roosevelt was president and women did not have the right to vote. More than a century later, Simon has lived through 19 presidents, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and a technical revolution that continues to boggle the mind. We'll talk with Simon about the biography she wrote at age 100, and with her playwright son, Mayo Simon.
Termed-out San Diego City Council President Scott Peters talks about the state of the city, the challenges the city faces, and his vision for San Diego's waterfront.
Thirty-four people were killed in Tijuana this weekend. A four-year-old boy, a thirteen-year-old and the state director of tourism's teenage nephew are among the dead.
The Chargers are turkeys and not the ones you eat. The under-performing San Diego Chargers went head-to-head with their former back-up running back and lost. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
A new session of the California State Legislature starts Monday but with the same old problem. One San Diego legislator says she hopes that newly-elected members can reach agreement on a state budget. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Half of San Diegos city council members are termed out, and this week marks their final week on the job. The four council members are the last of those whose votes in 2002 led to a billion dollar pension deficit. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Most adults remember taking a test or two in grade school. But few would recall taking upwards of 16 tests in a single year. That's the reality some school kids face in the San Diego Unified School District. Parents and teachers are calling it a 'testing frenzy.' But administrators say the exams are needed. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.