Stories for July 16, 2009
San Diego County and Chula Vista will receive nearly $8 million from the U.S. Government to fight violence that stems from Mexican drug cartels. Chula Vista's police chief says federal officials think drug violence could spill over the U.S. Mexico border. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson tells us, Chula Vista's Chief says that's not true, but he can still use the money.
More than 120 countries have united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) — the first permanent court created to prosecute the perpetrators, no matter how powerful, of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. “The Reckoning” follows dynamic ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur.
Thousands of jumbo flying squid - aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles - have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, spooking scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.
The board that administers San Diego’s pension system is considering ways to lower the city’s pension payment next year.
A popular vacation area in the City of San Diego opted out of curbside recycling in 2000 because of narrow alleys. But that will change next summer in Mission Beach.
Two more deaths associated with the swine flu pandemic have occurred in the San Diego area, bringing the total number of local fatal cases to nine, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.
Foreclosures are continuing to rise in California. That’s despite the moratorium on home foreclosures that the state and some banks started earlier this year.
If you think there are no strong roles for older women, look again. This month "Downloading Nancy," The Stoning of Soraya M." and "Julia" all showcase actresses over 40. In "Julia" (opening July 17 at Reading Gaslamp Stadium Theaters), Scottish actress Tilda Swinton grabs center stage and makes the most of it. But then for Swinton that's nothing new. You can listen to my radio feature or read the review.
Foiled by a dispute over education funding, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders remain at odds over how to close California's $26.3 billion budget shortfall.
A cruise ship passenger was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly killing his wife days earlier during a trip to Mexico, authorities said. The man was arrested by FBI agents after the 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation docked at its homeport in San Diego, FBI spokesman Darrell Foxworth said.
A local playwright has taken on one of the most enigmatic figures in American literature, poet Emily Dickinson. Lynx Performance Theatre will stage the drama Dickinson: The Secret Story of Emily Dickinson, portraying the reclusive poet as a brilliant, bold and sexual woman frustrated with Victorian society and suffering from bouts of mental illness.
America is the number one producer and consumer of child pornography in the world. We speak to people who are working to protect children from internet crimes.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which was the catalyst for the modern gay rights movement. We'll mark the anniversary by talking about the progress made on rights for the LGBT community and the upcoming San Diego Pride festival.
The City of Poway is revising its current practice of draining substandard drinking water from its Sagewood Drive reservoir. The changes are designed to conserve water.
Grammy-award winning jazz guitarist Earl Klugh has been performing for over 30 years. His distinct musical style blends classical guitar, Latin music, soul and jazz. He has recorded more than 30 albums and worked alongside Chet Atkins, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder. Earl Klugh joins us to discuss his musical inspiration and his upcoming show at Anthology.
Some San Diego County people will soon be getting promised rebate money for installing water conservation devices.