Stories for June 6, 2008
Hillary Clinton is expected to suspend her presidential campaign this weekend. California's senior senator is doing what she can to close the schism between Clinton and her rival, Barack Obama. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.
The film opens with Batya (Sarah Adler) and a young man standing in front of a blue sky. The man asks if there's anything she wants to say, something as simple as "Stay." But Batya says nothing. The man leaves and the blue sky (which was actually painted on the side of the moving van) takes off with him. After a moment's pause, Batya cries out, "Stay." This proves a good introduction to the characters of
A 19-year-old man who set a small brush fire at the height of the San Diego County wildfires last fall has been sentenced to five years in prison.
A Marine sniper has been charged at Camp Pendleton with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the shootings deaths of two civilians in Iraq.
Family members of people who have been kidnapped in Baja California staged a sit-in at state government buildings in Tijuana and Mexicali on Friday. As KPBS reporter Amy Isackson explains, theyre fed up with how slowly the government is moving to create a special unit to investigate kidnappings.
Assembly Democrats have rolled out their plan for balancing the state's $15 billion budget deficit. And it calls for billions in new taxes. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
California lawmakers are considering a measure that would require health plans to provide the same level of care for mental health disorders as physical ones. Currently, insurers only have to cover severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
San Diego Citys Independent Budget Analyst, Andrea Tevlin, is on the list of possible candidates for the State Legislative Analysts job. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A ballot measure in Encinitas that was intended to pay for beach sand projects was narrowly rejected by voters this week. But the measure may return in November. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Jerry Sanders, Carl Demaio and Jan Goldsmith seemed to be the big local winners in the June 3 primary election. Also, voters were split on the two eminent domain propositions on the statewide ballot, with 98 failing and 99 passing. And, Barack Obama secured the Democratic presidential nomination earlier in the week.
Further restrictions on water supplies for the Central Valley and Southern California could result from a court hearing that starts today (Friday) in Fresno.
The North County cities of Vista and Oceanside have some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in California. In fact, their rates are more than double the state average. For more than 12 years, the Vista Community Clinic has been trying to combat the problem by using teens to provide sex education and outreach. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.