Stories for March 5, 2008
Instead, voters in four Democratic contests left their party's nomination undecided, and the California justices gave away little on their leanings in the pending litigation.
San Diego lawyer Amy Lepine announced her bid today to unseat incumbent City Attorney Mike Aguirre.
San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre announced his candidacy for re-election today. Aguirre says he needs to finish repairing the damage of past corruption. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
Hundreds of high school sophomores in San Diego Unified are gearing up to take the California High School Exit Exam. It's the first time 10th graders are taking the high-stakes test. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
A new law in Mexico severely restricts car imports to Mexico's interior. The law means changes at used car lots and auction houses along the border. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
More than three dozen House members have signed on to legislation that would overturn the EPA's decision to deny California permission to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.
An effort to clean up toxic sediment from part of the San Diego Bay has been delayed. A tentative order was issued three years ago requiring the polluted soil to be removed. But there's been no action to clean up the area. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Mike Sager has written about Roseanne Barr admitting she has multiple personalities, Slayer fans, what it's like to be a beautiful woman, the lethal fires in Wildcat Canyon and what it's like to live in San Diego as a family of four on $50,000. Sager is a writer at large for Esquire magazine and he joins us in studio to talk about his work.
A military judge has denied a request of attorneys for a Marine lieutenant colonel to interview Rep. John Murtha over comments he made about Marines killing "in cold blood" in an attack that left 24 Iraqis dead in Haditha.
Close to 1,500 homes were destroyed in the wildfires two weeks ago. Those affected are sifting through the rumble and trying to figure out how to rebuild their dwellings and their lives. We'll talk with some victims of the fires and with agencies offering assistance in the recovery.
Senator Hillary Clinton re-energizes her campaign as Senator Barack Obama wins only one of four contests. How will this change the dynamics of the Democratic race for the White House? Meanwhile, Senator John McCain clinches the Republican nomination. Does an early nominee help or hurt the GOP? We break down the latest presidential politics with Michael Smolens, politics editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
How can you tell if your doctor is at the top of their field or if their performance has been below average? We discuss a recent report that offered ratings for surgeons who performed coronary bypass procedures in California.
Remember last year's budget stalemate? Democrats say they're prepared to dig in for another long summer if education cuts proposed by the Governor move forward As Jenny O'Mara reports from Sacramento, educators say they're facing teacher lay offs and bigger classes.
San Francisco is joining a list of cities and counties that will be using only 100 percent recycled paper.
Growing up in an agricultural area like the Imperial Valley can bring some hard lessons for kids. One of them is the sometimes bitter-sweet conflict between attachment to an animal, and commerce. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has the story.