Stories for July 8, 2009
All five defendants in the alleged bribery case involving San Diego SPAWAR defense contracts pleaded not guilty in court today.
A group of 20 students studying in Japan through the University of California Davis have been quarantined after two of their Japanese tutors were diagnosed with swine flu.
Environmental groups are supporting a lawsuit by the Chaparral Institute that challenges part of San Diego County's fire protection plan.
Negotiations over closing California's $26.3 billion deficit are on hold as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislative leaders have no formal plans to meet.
The Greyboy Allstars have been bringing funk and jazz to San Diego's music scene since the early 1990's. The band is playing two nights at the Belly Up Tavern this weekend and have been in the recording studio working on a new album. We'll talk to two founding members of the band, Karl Denson and Chris Stillwell.
Are you having trouble finding a job right now? You're not alone. The California unemployment rate rose to 11.5 percent last month, and there are no signs the trend will reverse in the near future. So, where can you go to find the jobs that are available? And, what can you do to set yourself apart from the other applicants? We speak to Scott Silverman, with Second Chance, and Mark Cafferty, with the Workforce Partnership, about what you can do to improve your chances of getting a job during this down economy.
If the California legislature can't fix the state's budget shortfall, some people say we must resort to drastic measures. We'll discuss calls for a constitutional convention and a federal bailout.
People who inject illegal drugs are at highest risk of spreading hepatitis C, HIV, and other blood-borne diseases. To reduce that threat, communities all across the country have launched clean syringe exchange programs. The City of San Diego allows a needle exchange to operate twice a week. In part three of a four part series, KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg explores why the County Board of Supervisors refuses to consider that option.
The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to keep moving forward with a new downtown library. But as KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains some council members have a lot of doubts about the project.