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Stories for January 2, 2008

Powerful Storm Headed for San Diego

Jan. 2
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Three powerful storm systems from the Pacific are expected to roll into Southern California by the end of the week. That could mean strong winds and lots of rain for San Diego. KPBS Reporter Dwane Brown has more.

Rough Seas Prompts Warning for Boaters

Jan. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The National Weather Service is warning of high seas, heavy rain and strong winds associated with a storm system that is expected to move into the area beginning Thursday and are expected to last though the weekend. The Coast Guard strongly urges boaters to remain in port during this time. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jetta Disco.

Bersin Considering a Run for Office, Looks to Teachers Union for Support

Jan. 2
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former San Diego superintendent Alan Bersin is trying to reconnect with some of his harshest critics as he considers a run for San Diego city attorney. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Opponents of Beach Alcohol Ban Pushing to get Law on Ballot

Jan. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Among the many new laws going into effect with the New Year is the city of San Diego's one year ban on alcohol at the beach. But if opponents have their way, the new law may be short lived. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

State Sues EPA Over Tailpipe Emission Standards

Jan. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Roberts' and Alito's Influence on Supreme Court in 2007

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The year 2007 was the first calendar year that the U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings with its new cast of judges, which include two new conservative justices, Alito and Roberts. We'll hear from two savvy legal analysts to find out what the Supreme Court has been up to in the past year, how they've influence our law, and that big cases are coming their way in the future.

Legal Update: New Laws You Should Know Starting 2008

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The new year also means new laws in California. These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton outlines some of the important -- and interesting -- laws that took effect on January 1, 2008.

Quality Ingredients Are Key to Making a Great Pizza

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What separates the great pizzas from the rest? Is it the dough, is it the sauce, or is it the toppings? We speak to a couple local pizza heavy-weights to get their thoughts on making the perfect pizza pie. We also talk to a local pastry chef about the keys to making a great pizza at home.

Environmental Groups Want Investigation of Power Lines in October Fires

Jan. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two environmental groups want California regulators to open a formal investigation into the role power lines might have had in last October's wildfires. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Father Joe Carroll Hopeful for Permanent Homeless Shelter

Jan. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

2008 could be the year the city of San Diego makes noticeable headway in its goal to end chronic homelessness. Or it could be another year that the homeless continue to be ticketed for sleeping on the streets when they really have no alternative. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on some of the hopeful signs that services for the homeless could improve this year.

Shoot 'Em Up on DVD

Jan. 2
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Okay, I don't usually write about the DVD release of a film but I have to highlight a film that I loved from last year but which failed to generate much interest at the box office. It's not a high and lofty work of art but it is easily the most fun you'll have at an American action movie.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 2
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting