Stories for December 12, 2008
San Diegos financial prospects improved slightly today with the announcement that both Fitch Ratings and Moodys Investors Service have upgraded the citys bond ratings. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has more.
Peter Morgan's play "Frost/Nixon" premiered in London in 2006 and in what seems like a miraculously short turnaround, "Frost/Nixon" (opening December 12 in select theaters) now arrives on the big screen. The film version also turns to the original stage actors Michael Sheen and Frank Langella (who won the Tony for his performance) to reprise their roles as the British talk show host and former president. Morgan based his play and the screenplay on the series of televised interviews that former President Richard Nixon granted David Frost in 1977. The interviews famously ended with a tacit admission of guilt regarding his role in the Watergate scandal.
The California Air Resources Board has approved regulations to reduce diesel pollution in the state. The new rules target older heavy-duty diesel trucks in California. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
USDs School of Law will hold a full day of Ethics Training on Saturday for employees in the San Diego city attorneys office. KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.
Cold and stormy weather is on its way to San Diego County this weekend.
KPBS Presents MAXED OUT An Envision San Diego Special Presentation Credit Card Debt Gets San Diegans In Trouble
KPBS Presents MAXED OUT An Envision San Diego Special Presentation Credit Card Debt Gets San Diegans In Trouble SAN DIEGO The latest episode of Envision San Diego, KPBS monthly documentary series, looks at Californias exorbitant spending habits. Did you know that consumers in California spend more on goods and services than the entire gross domestic product of countries like Canada and Spain? Excessive spending - especially using credit cards - has caught up to some San Diegans. Join KPBS for a special presentation of Envision San Diego: Maxed Out, Thursday, December 18th at 8 p.m., on KPBS channel 11 simulcast on KPBS-HD.
Mexican authorities say the leader of the Arellano Felix cartel may have used the U-S as a safehaven last month. This as his cartel battles for the key smuggling turf between Tijuana and San Diego. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego City Councilman Ben Hueso was selected to serve as city council president this week. Plus, the financial situation continues to worsen for the City of Chula Vista. And, NPR recently announced that it will cut two shows, and eliminate its workforce by 7%.
Mexican authorities say a San Diego gang may have planned to assassinate Baja California's top ranking security official and other Baja law enforcement officials. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Families who live in Southeast San Diego say they're still coming to grips with the tragic loss of two promising high school students. Seventeen-year-old Monique Palmer and 15-year-old Michael Taylor were gunned down last Saturday after leaving a house-party in their neighborhood.
Residents turned out in the San Diego neighborhood of University City last night to get answers and vent frustrations about this weeks military jet crash that killed four people. There was a wide range of emotions at the community meeting. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has more.
A California agency is expected to vote today (friday) on new rules that would reduce toxic exhaust from diesel vehicles starting in 2011. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
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