Stories for July 18, 2008
The California Public Utilities Commission says the state has reached a milestone with its solar initiative. And San Diego County is doing its part to go solar. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
My plan was to simply show the NY Times photo to receptive Stand Down participants and ask them one single question. "What would you say to these re-enlisting men and women in the photo?" Their responses ranged from ironic disbelief to patriotic slogans. If there was any consensus among those questioned, it was to say, "God help them."
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has asked the head of the Southeastern Development Corporation to resign, because of financial improprieties. SEDC faces mounting criticism for inadequate disclosure of generous executive bonuses. The agency is also in trouble with the State Attorney Generals office. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
California regulators have been cracking down on insurers that cancel health policies after a person files medical claims. Now, a California congressman says he's going to look into the issue. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
More than one out of four workers in major blue-collar jobs in California is uninsured. A new report from the San Diego-based Center for Policy Initiatives takes a look at what occupations are most affected. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Jacobson and Col & oacute;n, with a combined six decades of comics experience, were inspired to make the book because they felt the information contained in the 9/11 Commission's report needed to be read and understood by more Americans. Their efforts resulted in a remarkable work with Jacobson's text often following word for word the original report, and Col & oacute;n's art vividly recreating the events.
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More California voters say they would oppose a November ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage in the state's constitution than would support it, according to a survey released Friday.
Customers waited for hours at IndyMac bank branches across Southern California to withdraw their funds from the failing bank. Plus, a satirical New Yorker magazine cover inspired outrage from the Obama campaign. Later in the week, both presidential candidates traded jabs over foreign policy differences. And, a Union-Tribune editorial focusing on the funding sources for the Utility Consumers' Action Network, or UCAN, drew sharp criticism from the organization's executive director, Michael Shames.
The Fire Protection Committee headed up by Supervisor Ron Roberts and Mayor Jerry Sanders meets today. It is their last chance to decide on the details of a new parcel tax on all San Diego property owners, to pay for more fire protection. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and a coalition of business, labor, environmental and other leaders say California's water supply is at the tipping point. The group is urging the state legislature to put a water bond measure on next November's ballot. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.