Stories for January 8, 2009
Marisa Tomei and Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler (Fox Searchlight)
A retired San Diego engineer says he believes San Diego could solve its airport problems with a double-decker airport, built over water.
With just a few days to go before Inauguration Day, President-Elect Barack Obama must be having second thoughts about whether he really wants to be president given the monumental problems the world is facing. Who, in their wildest nightmares, could have predicted the economic meltdown the nation, and perhaps the entire globe, is experiencing? Just think! Our national debt is more than 10 trillion dollars and
A plan to build two high rise luxury hotels on San Diegos Embarcadero has passed a major hurdle this week. The California Coastal Commission has given the go ahead for the Bay front development, with a couple of strings attached. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The Chula Vista city council will decide tonight whether to declare a fiscal state of emergency for the city. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has published a poster of 10 men it believes are locked in violent battle for drug trafficking routes through Tijuana, Mexico.
A project to replace dwindling sand on a North San Diego County beach may become more common in the future. The sand delivered today on an Encinitas beach comes from a construction site. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The recession is hitting California hospitals where it hurts. A new report reveals an increasing number of hospital patients are unable to pay their bills. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Where do your property taxes go? And does the recent housing slump mean you may be overpaying your property tax bill? We'll talk with the County Tax Collector-Treasurer about the state of the economy and the impact it is having on the county's coffers.
The Hollywood awards season begins this weekend with Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony. Next comes the Independent Spirit Awards and the coveted Oscars of the Academy Awards. Before we're bombarded with all of these awards, let's hear what our Film Club have to say about 2008's big screen offerings. We'll talk with Beth Accomando and Scott Marks about the good and the bad of 2008.
The Chargers are heading to Pittsburgh this weekend to face the Steelers in the AFC playoffs. What do the Bolts need to do on Sunday to leave Pittsburgh with another playoff victory? Plus, what's the latest news on the sale of the San Diego Padres? And, how can SDSU turn its football program into a winner? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to long-time sports talk show host Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the hottest local sports stories in San Diego.
The Border Patrol will close a popular park on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean to make way for a triple fence along the Mexican border, a legislative aide and activists said Wednesday.
San Diego County's only booze-friendly beach last summer will have a dry season this year. The state is banning alcohol at Silver Strand State Beach near Coronado from March 16 to Sept. 30 this year.
San Diego's housing industry has a number of obstacles and tourism in the region is softening. Joining us on Morning Edition is Steve Cochran, managing director for Moody's economy.com who covers economic issues in California.