Stories for May 20, 2008
To a woman who can't do accents at all, this is impressive. & I can barely do the pirate accent - aye matey and yarr - which everyone on the planet seems to have mastered. It seems to me Amy Walker ends with a Katharine Hepburn impersonation - am I right about that?
A Mexican official says soldiers shot at the car of a U.S. Marine for allegedly speeding through a military checkpoint outside the beach town of Playas de Rosarito.
Researchers say a glass of wine a day could lead to a healthier liver. A new study from UCSD indicates modest wine consumption can decrease the likelihood of a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
The California Attorney Generals office has wrapped up a one year investigation into the Sunroad affair. The report dismisses City Attorney Mike Aguirres charge that Mayor Jerry Sanders engaged in, a corrupt course of action. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Pennies have always been part of the American currency. They've been a part of British currency for more than a thousand years. But is it time to send it to history's dustbin? Inflation has caused the American penny to devalue so much that, today, it has about one-thirtieth the buying power it had in 1940. We'll get the views of two guests and our callers to find out if the penny is worth saving, and whether abolishing it would make purchases more expensive.
The June 3 Primary Election is right around the corner. How is the local registrar's office preparing? San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler talks about the upcoming election.
If you're like most San Diegans, your mailbox has been filled lately with direct-mail political advertisments for local and statewide candidates running in the June primary. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner sorts through her mail to see what impressions the direct mail campaign is having on voters.
Law enforcement officials in Baja California are beginning to identify the four people round dead in Rosarito. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Recent news that Blackwater Worldwide planned to open a Navy training center in Otay Mesa caught almost everybody off-guard. Some say the company used stealth tactics to get permits after it was forced to withdraw from a controversial military training project in East County. But Blackwater says it never hid its plans. And now city hall is trying to figure out the truth. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
The sands of Del Mar are no longer allowing booze. The City Council on Monday night unanimously approved an emergency ordinance that bans alcohol at city parks and beaches starting Friday and continuing through Labor Day.
"It shook the whole building like a bomb," Matt McBride said. The general manager of the Tin Fish bar, McBride was setting up an outdoor patio Monday afternoon when the sudden blast cracked about 150 yards away at the unfinished downtown Hilton hotel that injured 14 construction workers and damaged four floors.
In 1986 the voters of California overwhelmingly voted to remove State Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird from office because she refused to impose the death penalty.