Stories for June 2, 2009
San Diego’s City Attorney says the ordinance that created a controversial retirement benefit program for city employees should have never been implemented in the first place.
San Diego Unified School District officials have been huddling with the school board all day, trying to find ways to balance the budget. The district is losing a huge chunk of state money and that's created a fiscal crisis of sorts. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintacolis has been following the day's events. She says high profile arts, music and sports programs are being spared the knife, but cuts are being made.
You've heard his songs, but you may not have heard of him. JJ Cale is one of the most low-profile rock 'n' roll legends you will ever find. His songs "After Midnight", "Cocaine", and "Call Me the Breeze" have been made famous by artists like Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd. We speak to JJ Cale about his musical influences, his friendship with Clapton, and why he's opted to stay out of the spotlight over the years.
The swine flu outbreak has reached 64 countries, infecting more than 17,500 people worldwide and causing at least 115 deaths. We'll look at how public health officials responded to swine flu and how they're preparing for the upcoming flu season.
Unemployment in San Diego County stands at 9.1 percent, but a new report suggests there are jobs in San Diego for people willing to learn new skills.
Governor Schwarzenegger is expected to call lawmakers into a joint session on Tuesday to outline his latest cuts.
A California state agency that researches the environmental hazards of toxic chemicals could be eliminated. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce says Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to shut down the department as part of the effort to reduce the state's $24 billion budget deficit.
Advocates for the elderly say they're baffled and angry over Governor Schwarzenegger's plan to eliminate funding for adult day care services. Advocates say these programs are a low-cost way to enable the elderly and the disabled to live at home.