Stories for July 22, 2008
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced a pension compromise with city labor unions. It came just hours before the city council was due to vote to put pension reform on the November ballot. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Federal immigration officials say they arrested 81 foreign nationals in a recent crackdown on San Diego County gangs. However, more than half of those in custody do not have gang ties. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Foreclosure activity hit a record high in California in spring. Banks foreclosed on more than 63,000 properties in April May and June. That's the highest number of foreclosures since 1988.
As with many unfounded fears, those questions played out in my head and not in reality. In fact, both the segment's producer and Tom Fudge graciously dispelled the nervousness I experienced beforehand.
An environmental group says California leads the country in offering alternatives to gasoline. But the study says the state could be doing more. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Host Tom Fudge talks with ethnomusicologist and Klezmer musician Yale Strom and the members of his band Hot Pstrami.
Dan Eaton Talks about Civil Servants and the Rights to Free Expression You Don't Have on the Internet
Dan Eaton talks about civil service job protections and the power Internet providers have to censor your comments. Those are two of the subjects we'll discuss in this week's legal update.
On the November ballot, voters will have a chance to weigh in on what may become a controversial proposition regarding the redevelopment of the San Diego port. We'll talk with KPBS reporter Alison St John about the initiative and what people see as the best use of San Diego bay front land.
Marines, Border Patrol, Homeland Security and some non-government organizations spent yesterday practicing disaster relief exercises at San Diego's Brown Field.
California's water future is not getting brighter, and could get worse if we don't get a normal amount of rain next year. So there's a serious attempt to revive one of the most bitterly fought concepts in the history of California politics. On the November ballot you'll see a proposal to build a waterway that would bypass the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Once the plan was called "The Peripheral Canal." We're joined on Morning Edition by Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Each year as the Comic-Con approaches, I get an excited feeling in the pit of my stomach. It's the good sort of excitement, like the type you feel as Christmas comes around. That's why I like to call Comic-Con, Christmas in July! (That's me to the left passed out in the booth after a long day the Con last year.)