Stories for February 12, 2008
Former State Senator Steve Peace says his vision for the airport and an intermodal transit center is a composite of visions many people have had before him. But his call to action at the Feb. 8
My answer to those questions is basically no, I'm not. Who wants to think of themselves as a weirdo, after all? But it did get me thinking about what I'd seen on Super Tuesday. The number of women voting Democratic at my precinct was overwhelmingly high compared to women voting Republican, as were the number of Latinos and Latinas voting Democratic.
Two of my greatest discoveries this week:
A key source of water for millions of people in San Diego and throughout the west could go dry. Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers say Lake Mead could dry up if we don't change our ways. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
One in four California children has never seen a dentist. A new report from the California Healthcare Foundation reveals wide disparities in dental visits among different ethnic groups. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The Russian military said Tuesday that its bombers' flyover of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Pacific was part of a routine patrol conducted in accordance with international rules.
The city of San Diego has arranged for a private loan of $150 million to improve its crumbling water infrastructure. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The city of Pompeii, near modern day Naples, Italy, was buried by an enormous volcanic eruption nearly two thousand years ago. The city was forgotten until 1748 when archaeologists began to uncover objects that revealed an exquisitely preserved ancient city. A Day in Pompeii is a new exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum that explores the life and death of ancient Pompeii.
Will the sludge plant be built in Niland? How is Calexico dealing with the subprime mortgage crisis? Why are business leaders in the Imperial Valley eagerly awaiting a decision on the construction of the Sunrise Powerlink? We speak to Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press, about the top stories in the Imperial Valley.
The new Santa Ysabel casino has fallen more than $400,000 behind in payments to San Diego County for everything from law enforcement services to gambling addiction programs.
San Diego County health officials say six more children may have caught measles at a doctor's office where another infected child was treated.
The Best and the Worst, in no particular order: