Stories for December 9, 2008
Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, coming out on DVD and BluRay today. (Warner Brothers)
Ben Hueso will take over from Scott Peters as the new President of the San Diego City Council. Hueso got 6 out of 8 votes on the council the other 2 went to Donna Frye. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The death toll from the crash of a fighter jet has climbed to four after investigators found the body of a child in the ruins of a San Diego home, the coroner's office said.
What is the best new music from 2008? Looking for some albums to give as gifts this Christmas? We'll talk with Chris Cantore about his picks and listen to the best that 2008 had to offer in music.
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he may also be headed to court. Santa is rarely the named defendent, but the use of his name and visage has resulted in a certain amount of litigation. Legal analyst Dan Eaton gets in the Christmas Spirit today as he tells us about lawsuits over who Santa Claus is, what he represents, and whether he's ever found to be unconstitutional.
Investigators continue searching for a child missing after a military fighter jet crashed Monday into homes in San Diego's University City neighborhood. The pilot ejected safely but three people were killed in one house. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more on military cleanup efforts.
Real Estate scams cost San Diegans over $70 million in 2007. News broke recently that law enforcement had uncovered a brazen scheme in which individuals in San Diego and Riverside Counties are claiming ownership of distressed homes by filing official-looking grant deeds with County recorders. There are several other on-going real-estate scams in San Diego County which affect hundreds of homeowners and which change as the market changes. They include theft of funds at escrow, setting up straw buyers and foreclosure scams.
An F-18 military jet crashed into the San Diego neighborhood of University City on Monday, killing at least three people. We'll get the latest update on the accident.
Mexico's attorney general says organized-crime slayings more than doubled this year. More than 350 people have been killed in Tijuana since the end of September. As drug cartels battle for control of the border city's key smuggling routes into the U.S. market. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson and Vicente Calderón with the TijuanaPress.com have teamed up to determine what message these murders are sending, and what's being done to curb the problem.
Investigators on Tuesday resumed the search for a child missing in the wreckage of a residential area where a military fighter jet crashed and burned, killing three people.