Stories for July 11, 2008
Though I believe everyone has the right to beach access, & I found myself getting a bit irritated as I tried to back out of my garage at 6 a.m. to make the 10 minute trip to Tidelands Park where the race was to start. In front of my house two 20-something men were unloading cases of beer and bags of ice... no cooler. Were they going to bury the ice in the sand and put the beer on it... or sit on the ice and drink the beer really fast?
A San Diego County water agency is in favor of a proposal to fix the states water supply problems. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
San Diego Gas & Electric has proposed what it calls the largest solar power installation in San Diego. The utility filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Friday to review and approve the solar program. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and County Supervisor Ron Roberts are pushing for a parcel tax to pay for more fire protection in the region. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The high cost of healthcare is taking its toll on Californians' well-being. A new survey reveals more than one out of three Californians say they neglected needed care last year. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The Governor of Baja California says enough diesel is on the way to Tijuana to end the shortage in the city. This comes after Mexicos oil monopoly cut the regions supply fearing U.S. drivers were draining the tanks of Mexicos subsidized fuel. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will be in San Diego this weekend to speak at the National Council of La Raza conference. Plus, consumer spending in San Diego is down for the third year in a row. And, the budget stalemate drags on in Sacramento.
This Sunday night, HBO premieres a new miniseries that captures what it's like to be a Camp Pendleton marine in a war zone. It's called Generation Kill and it's about an elite marine recon unit stationed in Iraq at the start of the war. Since the series is about Camp Pendleton, HBO screened the film for marines on the base. KPBS arts producer Angela Carone was there.
The National Council of La Raza's annual conference kicks off in San Diego Saturday. The presumptive presidential candidates from both parties will speak in hopes of courting the Latino vote. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Questions are being raised as to why some members of the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation have received salaries greater than what had been approved by the city of San Diego. Voiceofsandiego.org broke the story earlier this week and it has been uncovering new details by the day. We're joined on Morning Edition by Andrew Donohue, co-executive editor for Voiceofsandiego.org.
Officials from around San Diego County are expected to decide this afternoon whether to recommend a new parcel tax be put on the November ballot, to pay for more fire protection. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.