Stories for June 3, 2009
The San Diego County Grand Jury has issued a report recommending changes in law that would assure the continued existence and independence of the City Ethics Commission. KPBS reporter Alan Ray says the Grand Jury's concern is who controls the money that pays for the Ethics Commission.
Leaders from cities around San Diego County met today to discuss how they can keep the state government from borrowing property tax revenue and other local funds to fill the budget hole in Sacramento.
An environmental group says a rare bird that breeds in San Diego and at the Salton Sea should be listed as endangered. The group says the western gull-billed tern's breeding sites face several threats.
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has issued some new regulations aimed at preventing health insurers from canceling policies after people get sick.
The state plans to borrow $36 million from the city of San Diego and another $70 million from the county to help close its $24 billion budget deficit, it was announced today.
The human heart is a complex organ. We'll talk with San Diego cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri about how to balance all the strains on our heart, from diet to stress to the environment.
How are San Diego County cities fairing with the state's budget cuts? We'll find out with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner.
Comedian and commentator Paula Poundstone talks about the funnier side of life these days.
Already suffering from "after innovation erosion," where biotech firms move their manufacturing and distribution arms out of California, biotech will most certainly lose what edge it has when deep budget cuts hit state colleges and universities. Predators are already circling.
The governor outlined his plans for solving the state's $24 billion budget problem in a rare address to the full legislature on Tuesday.
Water officials say we need to re-think our use of the precious commodity. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce covered a water conservation summit in El Cajon Tuesday where the focus was on conservation and psychology.
The risk of skin cancer increases in San Diego's sunny summer months, but not the risk of melanoma.