Stories for September 17, 2008
Each morning this week, nervous Americans awakened to news that yet another financial institution is in rough waters or has already hit bottom and been wiped out. We waited to see if the federal government would toss a life preserver to keep an insurance conglomerate or a massive lender or a decades-old brokerage firm afloat. Imagine that! Private enterprise looking to the feds to come to the rescue and bail them out - what a concept. &
Baja California's Director of Public Security says 19 people were killed and dozens more were injured in a riot at Tijuana's La Mesa prison yesterday afternoon. It is the second riot at the facility in just three days. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The Navy has canceled invitations to private meetings with Admiral Len Hering to discuss the proposed Navy Broadway Complex development. Now, the Navy denies those meetings were ever scheduled. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre wants the citys pension plan to reveal how the crisis on Wall Street has affected the citys pension fund. He says the market downturn bolsters his case that millions in pension benefits should be rolled back. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The California Air Resources Board says efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 12 years ultimately will benefit the state's economy and save residents money. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Baja California law enforcement officials say rioting has broken out again at the La Mesa penitentiary in Tijuana. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Researchers at U-C-S-D say brief one-on-one counseling sessions can reduce the rate of risky behavior among female sex workers in Mexico. Researchers say the method was successful in lowering the rate of sexually transmitted diseases by 40 percent. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
On this edition of Film Club of the Air, we'll talk about the Coen brothers' new comedy and the screen match-up between Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro in Righteous Kill. A little indie film about love in Los Angeles gets our attention, as does the latest adaptation of a Chuck Palahniuk novel. And, finally, we'll leave you with a fun-filled Japanese homage to spaghetti westerns.
On Monday, the U.S. stock market took a nose dive, which in turned led markets in Europe and Asia to tumble as well. How will the state of the economy impact the election in November? We'll take a look at how a struggle financial sector may determine the outcome of San Diego's school bond measures with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner.
Wildfires can strike the region at any time. But fall is a particularly hazardous time for fires. The hot, dry summer months coupled with Santa Ana winds create conditions for a perfect fire storm. We'll talk about how to keep your family and property safe during the next wild fires.
Many people see the ocean as a sea of serenity. Simply staring at the ocean brings peace and calm. But for creatures living under the water, it's anything but peace and quiet. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce tells us noise pollution from cargo ships and oil tankers is deafening.
The state's top rail safety regulator is seeking an emergency order banning train operators from using cell phones. The order was spurred by Friday's deadly train collision in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.