Stories for June 17, 2009
The California Energy Commission voted to deny the expansion of a power plant in Chula Vista. Wednesday's decision rejected a company's application to upgrade its current peaker plant.
Use of non-potable water was one of the discussions at the annual convention of the America Water Works Association. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge went to San Diego convention center, and has this story.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein says food banks in the state's agricultural regions need help from the federal government to meet a massive increase in demand. She blamed three years of below-normal precipitation in California, which has led to fallowed fields, and a high unemployment in many Central Valley communities.
From Marjorie Poore Productions comes Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef, an exciting new cooking series featuring one of America's top celebrities in the cooking world: star chef Hubert Keller. His extraordinary on-air charisma and charm is matched only by the mouth-watering recipes that will keep viewers salivating and coming back for more, week after week. In this episode, Chef Keller will discuss the luscious, savory pies that have long been the hallmark of great French home cooking.
What's the deal with Orange County? Many San Diegans only know of the "OC" as that area between Camp Pendleton and Los Angeles were all the traffic on I-5 backs up, and little else. We speak to columnist Gustavo Arellano about his book Orange County: A Personal History.
Should elected judges recuse themselves from cases involving people who contributed to their campaigns? KPBS legal analyst Dan Eaton tells us what the Supreme Court thinks about this issue.
As the governor and legislature struggle to close the state's $24 billion budget gap, local health care providers worry about the impacts of cuts on San Diego County's poor.
Today, the U.S. Government estimates that health care costs account for 16 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. The high cost of medical treatment may be the number one issue in health care reform. And it's already caused some patients to go elsewhere to save money on major operations.
The San Diego Unified school board has balanced the district's budget for next school after getting some much needed help from the state and federal government.