Stories for June 1, 2009
The San Diego Unified school board will begin to decide on millions of dollars worth of cuts at its meeting today. Trustees have until the end of this month to balance the district's budget. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this preview.
Immigrants rights activists gathered at San Diego County's Administration building Monday to call for comprehensive immigration reform. AS KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson reports the gathering is part of a nationwide immigration reform campaign.
Residents in the City of San Diego will only be allowed to water their lawns three days a week. We speak to representatives from the San Diego Water Department and the County Water Authority about the reasons behind the new restrictions. We also speak to a local garden journalist about how people can make their landscaping more water-efficient.
President Obama, just days before traveling to the Middle East to deliver a key speech on U.S.-Muslim relations, on Monday reasserted U.S. support for Israel. But in an interview with NPR, the president also said he will continue to push for a Palestinian state and for a freeze on Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
The San Diego City Council will vote on a final budget next week. The city is looking to cut expenses to make up for a multi-million dollar budget deficit. But some officials want to add employees in one city department.
The effort to legalize drugs remains on the periphery of our political landscape. A San Francisco lawmaker, for instance, has sponsored a bill to legalize marijuana. Some doctors who deal with drug addiction say a better model may be medicalization. That means allowing addicts to use drugs under a doctor's supervision.
The San Diego State men's baseball team came up a little short this weekend and Sports Columnist Jay Paris joins us to discuss what happened at the NCAA tournament.