Stories for May 12, 2008
California appears to be making progress towards solving its chronic shortage of nurses. A new report says the state's nursing programs should graduate 68 percent more nurses this year than in 2004. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Dozens of San Diego city's white collar workers rallied downtown today, They are protesting mayor Jerry Sanders proposed labor contract, which includes radical reforms in health and pension benefits. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Commuters on a congested portion of I-5 near Solana Beach should see some relief soon. Part of the project to extend carpool lanes will be finished by the end of next month. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Richard Vaughn's dad was a sailor and his grandfather was a Marine. But an interest in tanks drew him to the Army. On April 7, on the first patrol of his second tour in Iraq, his Baghdad convoy was enveloped in a firefight and he was killed by hostile forces.
How do we stop global warming? Many think the answer lies in reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. But some scientists think the solution is in filtering carbon dioxide from the air and returning it to the earth. We talk with a scientist who's studied 200,000 years of the earth's climates and believes carbon filtering is the best way to proceed.
Jim Goldsborough is a veteran journalist who now writes for VoiceofSanDiego.org. He joins us to talk about the American presidential race and what he calls G.W. Bush's foreign policy failures. He tell us what he thinks ought to be the foreign policy goals of the U.S. at this time, and what a future president will need to do to right the ship.
Home prices in San Diego County are down 19.2 percent from February 2007, according the S&P Home Price Index. San Diego was ranked 9th in the nation for defaults and foreclosures. We talk about the state of real estate and what homeowners, sellers and buyers can expect in the coming year.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego has discovered that RCA bacteria - a natural marine microbe - can attack and kill the single-cell plankton that produce red tide algae. The blooms often foul coastal waters, giving them a rust-colored tinge and some can even kill fish and birds.
A new study says a measure in the Assembly that would require California employers to provide sick leave would be beneficial for public health. The report comes from UC Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
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The San Diego City Council has a stark choice to make today -- whether to approve Mayor Jerry Sanders' proposed pension reforms for city workers or risk taxpayer anger by putting them on hold. Much is at stake for Sanders because reforming the city's pension plan was one of his campaign promises. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
California's two public university systems are getting ready to approve a hefty round of student fee hikes this week. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
For some people, rebuilding their lives after last October's wildfires has been tough. A group of outreach workers from San Diego County Mental Health Services is trying to help survivors get through the process. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Coast Guard has called off a search for an Oceanside couple who went missing at sea this week.
The coyote was limping as it approached a girl in a sand box at a public park - but it was still dangerous. It snapped its jaws on the girl's buttocks and her nanny had to pry the toddler from the wild animal.
With gasoline prices holding at record levels in the US, there were reports over the weekend that OPEC might start to increase oil supplies on the world market. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn,a Senior Market Analyst at Alaron Trading in Chicago, and a Fox Business News contributor.
Other states are trying to capitalize on the teacher layoffs here in California.