Stories for May 8, 2008
My colleague Trisha, a wise woman from Imperial Valley who loves
As I have made clear in the past, I am an action junkie. The trailers for
Republican State Senator Jeff Denham says it's a big weight off his shoulders that the Senate Democratic Leader is dropping the campaign to recall him from office. Senate President Pro-Tem Don Perata made the announcement Wednesday that he was backing off to encourage goodwill during the upcoming budget talks. Denham says the recall has been a distraction.
The number of arrests made in connection with a drug sting at San Diego State University is now under some scrutiny. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
An environmental group says California could generate enough energy from solar power plants to meet current electricity needs. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Officials at the California agency that coordinates fire projection in San Diego's back country are reconsidering their long standing policy that bans aerial fire fighting at night. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
We talk about some unique and controversial plays opening this month in area theaters in this weeks Weekend Preview.
According to business writer Roger Lowenstein, America is sitting on a retirement time bomb as the nation grapples with mounting pension debt and a record number of retirees. Lowenstein looks at the city of San Diego as a case study in how government gambled with its finances and its future, and offers solutions to fixing the coming pension crisis.
What if a car could get 150 miles per gallon? Would you buy it? Probably. But would an oil company want you to? Probably not. That's premise behind Gas Hole, a new documentary that explores America's dependence on oil and how alternative fuels and fuel efficiency could help break that dependence. With gas prices topping $4 per gallon in San Diego, folks are started to ask, "How much is too much?"
The California state budget is facing major cuts, the "May Revise" is coming up next week, a plan to recall a Republican state senator is abandoned, and Speaker of the Assembly Fabian Nunez passes the torch. Marianne Russ, bureau chief of the California Capitol Network, takes us "Inside Sacramento."
Students arrested in an undercover sting operation at San Diego State University are now at the mercy of the court system, where officials say those charged with the most serious cocaine offenses could face sentences of up to 10 years.
San Diego School Superintendent Terry Grier has been on the job for about two months now. He steps in at one of the most financially difficult times for the district. He sat down with most of the city's media outlets this week to talk about his big plans. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.
A suburban housewife arrested in San Diego 32 years after she escaped a Detroit prison is on her way back to Michigan to serve out her sentence on drug charges.
Narcotics detectives say a street gang has set up shop in a luxury apartment building next to Cal State San Marcos to sell drugs to students.
A group that opposes prison expansion is suing to block California's plans to add thousands of prison and jail beds. Jenny O'Mara reports from Sacramento.
First of all, let me say that I come to Miike as an Asian Extreme fan rather than as an academic. So that colors my perceptions. Let me start with some comments about the easier of the two films,