Stories for January 5, 2009
Not only was there ice on my car this morning, for some reason KPBS is FREEZING today. Since there are greater forces setting the tone for the day, I decided to work with the theme.
The city of San Diego now has three citizen watchdogs who will sit on a new audit committee to keep an eye on the citys finances. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The San Diego Unified School District is grappling with the possibility of closing ten small elementary schools for next year. Supporters of the proposed schools are beginning to rally their troops. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diegans rang in the new year in festive fashion and capped off the weekend with a win from the Chargers. & Here are some images from the first weekend of 2009 in San Diego. &
Abilgail Washburn and her all-star band, the Sparrow Quartet, perform in studio and talk about their new album. Washburn is joined by virtuoso banjo player Béla Fleck, cellist Ben Sollee, and fiddler Casey Driessen.
The discovery of gold in California in 1848 changed America forever. What was it about the geology of the West that produced gold in the first place? And how did the early settlers handle the rough terrain they encountered as they traveled westward in search of riches? We talk about the geology of the West and the challenges the early settlers faced.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors controls more than a $5 billion budget and serve the county's 3 million residents. We begin our series of interviews with the five supervisors by talking to outgoing chairman Greg Cox about the state of the economy and the challenges the county will face in the year ahead.
San Diego County took in well over 2,000 Iraqi refugees in the last fiscal year, a record intake for an area that has become a haven for war-weary Iraqis.
The current financial crisis has left many San Diego hotel rooms vacant.
The new year brings two new smoke-free college campuses in San Diego County. Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will no longer allow smoking anywhere on school grounds. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Trial proceedings open today for San Diego police who are suing the city to get paid for the time it takes to don and doff, - in other words, put on and take off - their uniforms.