Stories for June 16, 2009
San Diego County health officials say a 20-year-old woman has died from the swine flu. The announcement on Tuesday marks California's seventh death from the disease.
Firefighters today hoped to fully contain a brush fire that erupted yesterday and blackened more than 100 open acres in a hilly section of Camp Pendleton.
The San Diego region got all the Homeland Security money it asked for this year - a bigger increase in funding than any other region in the nation.
San Diego Unified school trustees inch closer today to balancing next school year's district budget. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis says closing small schools is off the list for now:
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers is retiring. Moyers re-invented the broadcast for the 21st century, with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy. The final broadcast of "Bill Moyers Journal" will be Friday, April 30, 2010 on KPBS TV.
I remember, not too long ago, seeing the trailer for "Away We Go" (opened June 12 at Landmark's La Jolla Villager Theaters), and I remember loving the music and really liking the feel of what looked like one in a long line of quirky, independent comedies which have cluttered cinemas over the past five years or so.
San Diego was awarded $16.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for emergency preparedness and anti-terrorism efforts, it was announced today.
What, exactly, does the United States Coast Guard do? We discuss the new book Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes. Author David Helvarg talks about the role the Coast Guard plays in protecting America's waterways and coastlines. We also discuss how the mission of the Coast Guard has changed since 9/11, and learn what role the San Diego "Coasties" play in our community.
Will online news become the standard for news gathering and distribution? We'll talk with the growth in online news sources and how changes in the media landscape will impact tradition media.
A San Diego Union-Tribune reporter must testify in the court-martial of a Marine accused of disobeying orders by giving him an interview, a military judge ruled. Rick Rogers must obey a subpoena because his testimony is crucial to the defense of Pvt. Gary Maziarz, the information he could provide is not confidential and it cannot be obtained any other way, military judge Cmdr. Kevin O'Neil stated in a 12-page ruling released Monday.
The pressure is on California's Department of Corrections to make a deal to provide mental health care to inmates. A federal judge in Sacramento has ordered the state to present a final plan by tomorrow/Tuesday on how to get the job done. Julie Small reports the state has had more than a decade to comply.
The deadline to pass a new budget came and went on Monday. As expected, there isn't a deal. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.