Stories for September 29, 2008
Honestly, this is a tougher debate than whether one is pro-choice or pro-life, since parents, children, and potential grandchildren would have to live with the outcome of an immensely significant decision. & I'm not sure I sit squarely 100 percent on either side of this discussion because it's easy to sympathize with both sides.
Baja California law enforcement officials have confirmed that organized crime is behind the murders of 16 people in Tijuana. Police found the bodies dumped around the city early Monday morning. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The Navy held a public hearing last night on the proposed Navy Broad way Complex on the downtown waterfront. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Keira Knightley as The Duchess may look like she doesn't have a care in the world but don't be fooled. (Paramount Vantage)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey named a special prosecutor to look into why nine U.S. Attorneys including San Diego's Carol Lam were fired 18 months ago. The Justice Department's investigation found politics played a role in some of the sackings. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Federal immigration authorities report they arrested more than 1,150 people in a three-week enforcement action in California.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will grant the city of San Diego $9.4 million to help restore neighborhoods blighted by foreclosures. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Tijuana's cultural center has gone square. A new gallery space nicknamed "The Cube" opened there this weekend and is equipped to house museum quality shows. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The Centre City Development Corporation was created in 1975 when downtown San Diego was a dump. Now that's no longer the case, and much credit is due the CCDC. But what has its mission become, and do we still need it? Two people who are involved with shaping our urban environment join me to talk about the future of building downtown, now that the CCDC is looking for new leadership.
Government plays a large role in scientific research through funding. But how does politics get in the way of scientific research and discovery? As part of our continuing series Exploring Ethics with the Ethics Center, we'll talk about the politics of science and the presidential race.
Over 4 million Iraqis have been displaced since the start of the current war with the U.S. Yet fewer than 15,000 refugees have been resettled in this country. San Diego is home to a large community of Iraqis, including approximately 2,000 refugees from the war. We'll talk about the need to resettle refugees and how they are making it in San Diego.
It wasn't pretty, but the San Diego Chargers came away with a big division win yesterday. They had a nightmare of a first half in Oakland yesterday, but were able to turn it around. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris to talk about the game.
From re-vamping California's courthouses to creating a new license plate, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to wade though the hundreds of bills on his desk. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ has a roundup.
One fee increase that didn't make it into the record-late California state budget would have helped the state fight wildfires and other disasters. What does that mean for the state's fire-fighting agency? Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento.
The Sweetwater Union High School District reigns supreme in San Diego's South Bay. It serves 42,000 students from National City to San Ysidro. Its also the largest high school district in the country. The man in charge is a straight-talking, Texas-born native named Jesus Gandara. He's known for turning around border-city school districts with large numbers of poor, Spanish-speaking students. Now he's trying to do the same in Sweetwater. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis his this profile.
San Diego County officials say they'll start another round of treatments to eradicate Oriental fruit flies today in Carlsbad. The flies can damage fruits, vegetables and plants. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.