Stories for January 29, 2008
Robert Olson, the "art smuggler" identified in affadavits from the federal investigation of four Southern California museums, including the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, was
California regulators are seeking fines of more than $1 billion from the health insurer PacifiCare. State officials accuse the company of mishandling some 130,000 claims. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
San Diego County Supervisors today approved two separate proposals designed to coordinate fire fighting resources around the County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego County Supervisors voted today to support more aggressive brush management policies to protect against wildfires. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A state agency says California faces an uncertain water future. A report shows that part of San Diego's water supply could be reduced because of climate change and other factors. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Award winning production designer and artist William Stout has just completed 12 murals at the San Diego Museum of Natural History. The murals depict prehistoric life. Stout has worked on numerous films, including key designs on Pans Labyrinth.
Do you have the right to protest on a privately-owned shopping mall? Can an employer fire you if medicinal marijuana is found in your system? Who should bear the responsibility of reviewing death penalty cases? These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton joins us to discuss some important legal rulings from the California Supreme Court.
David Oliver Relin, author of Three Cups of Tea, tells the story of Greg Mortenson's dangerous and difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, is when Californians, along with residents of 21 other states, will head to the polls to vote for the next president. But Californians will also vote on a number of statewide propositions ranging from Indian gaming to term limits for legislators. We talk with Gloria Penner about the state props.
A State Senate Committee has refused to pass a health care reform plan supported by Governor Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislative leaders. The failure was so complete that even one of the authors of the bill voted against it. This morning, Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talked to Morning Edition host Dwane Brown about the rejected plan.
Local journalist Tony Perry visits Iraq for the sixth time as an embedded journalist with local Camp Pendleton Marines. We get a weekly update from Tony about life in a war zone as he lives full time with local Marines.
A new survey of San Diego doctors reveals some emerging concerns about the field of primary care. The report comes from the San Diego County Medical Society. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Getting moved farther away from the border might the beginning of the end of anti-illegal immigration group San Diego Minutemen's participation in an Adopt-A-Highway program.
Some people in La Jolla can return home after a small mudslide forced them to evacuate last night. No injuries have been reported. But the cause of the slide will be under scrutiny. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps explains.
California voters are being asked to tweak the legislature's term limit law on February 5. Supporters say changes need to be made so lawmakers can develop experience. Opponents argue term limits are working just fine. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has more.