Stories for December 4, 2008
The 19-year-old son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and three other men have pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the stabbing death of a college student in San Diego.
San Diego gas prices are down again, falling to the lowest level since 2004. The Utility Consumer's Action Network reports the average price of a gallon of regular is now $1.84. One reason for the price decline is a drop in demand. The state tax board says Californians used less gas in every month this year, when compared to a year ago. The board's Anita Gore says consumption dropped a dramatic eight percent in August.
It's hard for the uninsured to see a doctor, let alone get needed surgery. But thanks to a host of medical volunteers, 19 uninsured San Diegans will get free surgical procedures this Saturday. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The Chula Vista Nature Center could be a casualty of an on-going budget crisis. The center offers environmental education programs for visitors and about 15,000 school children each year. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The City of San Diego is a step closer to getting a third five-year exemption from the federal Clean Water Act for the Point Loma Sewage Treatment Plant. The waiver is subject to a public hearing next month. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
This image from Yojimbo is forever seared in my memory. (Seneca International)
Witnesses to the fatal stabbing of a college student and its aftermath give a horrible portrait of the 19-year-old son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.
What's wrong with the Chargers? Who's at the top of SDSU's wish list for head football coach? And, what off-season moves are the Padres making? Host Tom Fudge speaks to local sports talk show host Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the latest news on San Diego's sports teams.
The economy in the Imperial Valley is struggling, just like many other communities around the nation. What's unique about the Imperial Valley's economic problems? What can be done to revive the region's housing market? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press, about the economy, and the impact of off-roaders. We also talk about why it took the Imperial County Registrar of Voters three weeks to count 11,500 outstanding ballots.
The history of Jewish people in America dates back more than 350 years. Like many immigrants, Jewish settlers came to the U.S. To escape persecution and to seek the America dream. We'll talk about a new exhibit at The New Americans Museum called "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America."
In the 1980s, a huge petroleum spill was discovered in an aquifer under the Mission Valley Terminal, a fuel-holding and distribution facility near Qualcomm Stadium. Though not used since the 1940s, the city of San Diego again wants to tap the aquifer as a water source to help deal with the region's water shortage. But cleanup efforts appear to be a long-way off.
Plastic carryout shopping bags would be prohibited in San Diego if an ordinance advanced by a City Council committee ultimately passes. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
A new report provides insight into which groups of Californians voted for or against Proposition Eight last month. That's the measure that banned same-sex marriage in the state. The PPIC survey illustrates just how deep the divide over prop.eight runs. Marianne Russ reports.