Stories for July 27, 2009
Mexican federal authorities will hold a man they arrested last Friday, who may be tied to the death of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, for forty days. San Diego law enforcement authorities appear to be analyzing whether a man arrested in San Jose is tied to the killing.
San Diego law enforcement officials appear to be assessing whether a man who was arraigned in federal court in San Jose, California on immigrantion charges Monday morning is tied to the killing of Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas.
Community clinics in San Diego and other parts of California will be taking some major hits in the new state budget.
The City of San Diego is near the top of a federal agency list for using green power to generate electricity.
"Orphan" (opened July 24 throughout San Diego) is a seriously creepy movie! The child of the title is extremely demented. The movie is about this family that has two children and had a still birth for the third. They decided it would be good to adopt a child to give their love to this new child that was meant for their stillborn Jessica. The mother Kate has just recovered from being a serious alcoholic and feels that adopting a child will help her even more. So Kate and her husband John go to the orphanage to choose their new family member.
One decade ago, Brandi Chastain was showing her sports bra to 40 million TV viewers in the Women's World Cup Final. Today, women's professional soccer players are kicking off on Wednesday afternoons for crowds of 4,000. Why has the following for women's soccer decreased? We speak to Union-Tribune Sports Reporter Mark Zeigler about the rise and fall of women's soccer in the United States, and Cal Poly Pomona Sociology Professor Faye Wachs about what it means for female athletics in general.
How will state budget cuts affect schools in San Diego, and throughout California? We speak to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction about the cuts that schools will face, and about the overall health of the state's education system. We also talk to O'Connell about the free summer lunch program that's being offered at local schools.
Another San Diego Padre has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.
The Academy that trains all San Diego’s police officers and sheriff's deputies has added more role playing to the schedule. Role play sessions let trainees explore levels of force that might be appropriate in real life situations. This is important, especially since many recruits come from a military background.
Nearly one million people are suffering from Parkinson's Disease in the United States. The president of a local neurology group says there are many ways for those with Parkinson's to cope with the disease. He's speaking at a local event aimed at educating patients and their families about the disease and he joins us today to discuss the latest research and treatment.
Politicians in South County want to know what they're getting into before they approve medical marijuana dispensaries.
San Diego area firefighters are trying to make sure homeowners are prepared for this year’s wildfire season. KPBS reporter Katie Orr says firefighters fanned out around the county over the weekend to distribute safety information.