Stories for May 23, 2008
Each burial party is allowed 30 minutes from beginning to end. Fort Rosecrans is THAT busy.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will have to find a new campaign manager. Michael McSweeney resigned today. He submitted a letter of resignation after his efforts to get mayoral candidate Eric Bidwell to attack Steve Francis were made public.
Over the past few months the San Diego Unified school district and other districts in San Diego County have been trying to figure out how many teachers they can afford to keep on their payroll for next school year. That's because the governor's January budget proposal included severe cuts to education funding. Now the governor has changed his tune -- he's backed away from making those severe cuts.
The Mexican army has seized more than a ton of marijuana at the Sharp Electronics plant in Rosarito. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
San Diego gasoline prices set another record today climbing to $4.07 a gallon. The Utility Consumers Action Network says record high oil prices are pushing the surge at the pump.
Graduation season begins today at San Diego State University with the first of many ceremonies taking place at COX Arena. Students with the university's health and human services department are the first to don caps and gowns. Officials say this year there's a record-number of nursing grads. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Federal officials have arrested more than 130 undocumented immigrants in San Diego during the last three weeks. Its the latest blitz in a national effort to round up more than 570,000 immigrants who've been ordered deported. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
It's crunch time in the races for San Diego Mayor and City Attorney. Also, Hillary Clinton says she's staying in the race for president despite Barack Obama's easy victory in Oregon, which gives him a majority of the pledge delegates available in the primary. What is Clinton holding out for? And, gas prices in San Diego are creeping closer to $4 a gallon.
The California Air Resources Board has approved what some are calling a controversial air quality plan for the San Joaquin Valley, from commuting to fireplaces. From Sacramento, Kelley Weiss reports.
So-called "extreme drunk drivers" could be looking at tougher penalties in California. That's under a bill that cleared the State Senate on Thursday. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
French filmmaker Claude Lelouch leapt to international attention in 1966 with his lushly romantic