Stories for January 30, 2008
A state appeals court has rebuffed San Diego county's challenge to new state election procedures. Secretary of State Debra Bowen has required county registrars to manually recount 10 percent of the vote in close races. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A high profile collector in Chicago named Barry MacLean
Hate crimes in the Poway Unified School District have prompted community leaders to hold a forum this evening. Organizers say school officials aren't doing enough to prevent racial incidents. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
The California Assembly has unanimously approved a bill aimed at clamping down on health insurers that illegally cancel members' policies. The measure would prevent health plans from paying employees bonuses based on the number of policies they cancel. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Mexico's new consul general in San Diego hopes to improve bi-national relations and promote dialogue between the U.S. and Mexico. The consul held her first news conference in San Diego on Wednesday. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson was there.
What will be the biofuel of the future? If there are too many limits on the large-scale production of corn and sugar-based ethanol, what other kinds of biomass can be used to produce fuel? We speak to Steve Kay, dean of biological sciences at UCSD, about using wood chips, yard waste and even algae to produce biofuels. We also discuss the challenges associated with producing enough biofuel to alter the world's current energy infrastructure.
New rules at the U.S-Tijuana border have many commuters concerned about added delays to their daily routine. KPBS border reporter Amy Isackson joins us to talk about what will be required by the end of this week, and what people are saying about it.
An anti-immigration group says it will fight the state transportation department's decision to relocate their Adopt-A-Highway site away from a busy Border Patrol checkpoint to a less-traveled stretch of roadway.
City officials said Tuesday that heavy rains were to blame for a small mudslide that forced the brief evacuation of two houses in the La Jolla area.
San Diego's County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday on two separate proposals to coordinate the region's fire fighting agencies. Both will have to overcome steep political and financial hurdles for the County to make any progress before the next fire season. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Home prices keep falling in San Diego County. Does that mean more people can afford to buy a house? A new report says no. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps explains.
Community colleges in San Diego County have joined forces to become one of California's most vocal groups supporting Proposition 92. The statewide ballot measure seeks to secure funding for community colleges and stabilize tuition for students. But not all educators support the proposal. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.
A record number of students have applied for the fall quarter at UC San Diego and nine other UC campuses around the state. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.