Stories for July 13, 2009
San Diego based General Atomics Corporation has landed a contract with the Navy to apply fuel saving technology to warships.
Tijuana's mayor says police are under fire because they aren't protecting drug traffickers like many used to.
Health officials say two more people with underlying health problems have died of swine flu in San Diego County. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said Monday the victims included a 57-year-old man who died on July 2 and a 64-year-old man who died a week later.
A company that creates a buying club to make solar more affordable for homeowners is now offering its services in San Diego. "One Block Off the Grid" is the largest residential solar community purchasing group in the country.
Thousands of California business owners are starting the week without the safety net of having major banks accept the state's IOUs.
Appointed India's Ambassador to the U.S. just four months ago, career diplomat Meera Shankar has a lot on her plate. We discuss somewhat prickly U.S. - India relations; the Indian view of President Obama's administration and policies; the global economy and India's concern over U.S. protectionism; Indian relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan; the U.S. - India Nuclear Deal; and India's response to terrorism.
Community colleges are preparing for a possible spike in applications next spring. That’s when California State University campuses won’t be accepting new freshmen. Marianne Russ reports.
Jazz saxophonist Charles McPherson has been performing throughout the world for fifty years. He made two dozen albums with Charlie Mingus, played Charlie Parker in Clint Eastwood's film Bird, and has more than 20 solo albums. The San Diego resident joins us to talk about his career and his new post as artist-in-residence at Anthology.
The family of missing Escondido teenager Amber Dubois will hold a candlelight vigil for the 14-year-old tonight at a bookstore she frequented. Amber was last seen Feb. 13 walking to Escondido High School. Since then, Escondido police said they have chased down more than 900 leads, and numerous volunteer searches have taken place.
The Port of San Diego has been keeping two different books for their expenses. One of them has not shown million-dollar losses for years.
The San Diego Padres blew out the San Francisco Giants yesterday, but it was what happened Friday that made the headlines. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.
Severely wounded soldiers continue to return from Iraq and other war zones in need of a variety of support. We speak with an Iraqi war veteran about his experience in combat, as well as his involvement in a local non-profit that helps wounded military veterans and their families.
The continuing drought and court-imposed restrictions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta have significantly reduced San Diego's water supply, and there's no indication the situation will improve. A growing number of elected officials and water managers say the restrictions underscore the need for a new, comprehensive plan to keep the water flowing.
The Port of San Diego is a public agency charged with managing the bayfront. It claims its top goals are strengthening its finances and building public trust. But over the past 15 years, the port has lost tens of millions of dollars in maritime operations. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma found the port has not clearly documented those losses for the public.