Stories for November 12, 2008
San Diego city council got an earful from citizens at an all day public hearing on the mayors proposed mid year budget cuts. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Over two years in the making, the historic presidential race peaked last week with the election of Barack Obama, America's first black president. In California, voters were also subjected to an onslaught of local and state races and propositions, including several controversial measures like same-sex marriage, abortion and animal rights. We'll talk to a group of novice politicals bloggers about the year in politics and what it was like putting their opinions on line for the world to see.
The Great Southern California Shakeout is a major earthquake drill that will simulate a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. At 10 a.m. on November 13, 2008, over five million people throughout Southern California will participate in the ShakeOut Drill, the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history. What will San Diego look like following the big one? We'll talk with geologists and emergency services personnel about preparing for, and responding to, a major earthquake in Southern California.
The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-to-4 to lift restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the California coast.
The number speaks for itself, $28-billion. That's the size of California's budget deficit. The figure comes from the state's non-partisan legislative analyst. He says lawmakers must act quickly to fix the problem before it gets worse. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
Hot weather and Santa Ana winds are expected in the coming days around San Diego County. Captain Nick Schular with CAL FIRE explains what this warm weather means for San Diego County.
The makeup of the San Diego City Council changes next month. That's when four new members join the council. One environmental leader says the past council has left a "green" legacy, but there's room for improvement. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.