Stories for February 26, 2009
Four environmental groups say San Diego city and county officials scored well on votes to protect the environment in 2008. A report card shows the city council had a better overall grade than county supervisors. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
San Diego officials say the citys been ordered to use more federal grant money for administrative costs. It will start diverting some of the funds away from non-profits and into project monitoring to comply. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
Mexico's federal attorney general says more than 1,000 people have been killed in the first eight weeks of this year, but he believes that drug violence is reaching its peak.
A historic fall in San Diego's leading economic indicators -- including building permits, unemployment and wants ads -- continued in January, leading to a "bleak" outlook for the months ahead, a University of San Diego professor said today.
Architect Irving Gill's smooth archways grace buildings throughout San Diego. His work is featured by renowned architectural photographer Marvin Rand in his new book.
We live in the age of information, where communication is faster, easier, and more prolific than ever. But for all our blogging, tweeting, instant messaging, and texting, meaningful conversation is falling by the wayside. We'll talk with Catherine Blyth, author of The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure.
The oldest elephant at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park has been euthanized after more than a year of declining health.
What changes should be made to Lindbergh Field to insure it is an adequate airport for the future? What kind of changes can you expect to see at the airport starting this summer? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Alan Bersin, and Lemon Grove Mayor Mary Sessom about the goals of the "Destination Lindbergh" project.
What is the mission of the Salvation Army? How have the Salvation Army's goals changed as a result of the nation's recent economic problems? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Salvation Army National Commander Israel Gaither about how the charitable organization is doing nowadays.
A major genomic conference gets underway in San Diego tomorrow and runs through Saturday. Joining us on Morning Edition is Doctor Eric Topol. He's director of Scripps Genomic Medicine at U-C San Diego.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to make it easier for energy firms to test for suitability for wind turbines in rural areas. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Gang violence continues to be a problem in San Diego and around California. Leaders from cities across the state will meet in Santa Rosa today and Friday to talk about what works when it comes to keeping kids out of gangs. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
The San Diego port district has the word unified in its official title. But talk to the cities that make up the port and you'll find the agency resembles a family divided. The roots of the bad feelings? Money and big bayfront projects. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.