Stories for December 19, 2008
The California Supreme Court says a person who tries in good faith to help someone in an emergency can be sued if they hurt the person they're trying to help. Critics say the ruling strikes a blow to California's Good Samaritan law. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Elected officials from around San Diego County say if California doesnt pass a budget soon, it will mean the loss of thousands of jobs in the region. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has the story.
The San Diego County Water Authority is extending its rebate program because of overwhelming response. The rebates are offered to spur water conservation. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
This year is coming to an end. 2008 has been an eventful year in our nation, and our region. What are the top stories of the year? We discuss Barack Obama's historic victory in the presidential election. We also discuss the economic problems that are affecting businesses and governments all over the globe. Plus, what were the most significant changes that happened in local government? And, what did we learn about our society from the passage of Proposition 8?
Two major environmental decisions affecting San Diego County came down the pike yesterday. Joining us on Morning Edition to explain the rulings is KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is soundly rejecting a sweeping package of tax increases and spending cuts put forth by Democratic lawmakers. They approved measures Thursday by simple majority votes to address part of the state's nearly $42-billion budget shortfall. Jenny O'Mara reports.
Many people will soon begin their holiday trips this weekend. KPBS reporter Katie Orr found out what you can expect at Lindbergh Field in the days ahead.