Stories for June 24, 2009
The city of Santee is vowing to continue its fight against the expansion of the Las Colinas women’s jail. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to continue with the project.
Our nation prides itself on the power of the people. Many political philosophers believe that it is public opinion that drives democracy and that ordinary citizens can actually influence the decisions that ultimately shape their lives and their destinies. However, in California, especially in semi-arid Southern California, this may not entirely hold true. Here, it is the control of water that has shaped the destiny of the land and its inhabitants.
North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast. U.S. and regional authorities were watching closely for signs that North Korea might fire short- or mid-range missiles during the June 25 to July 10 timeframe cited in a no-sail ban for military drills sent to Japan's Coast Guard.
A nursing home in Encinitas has become the latest facility to get a $100,000 fine for conditions that led to a patient's death. State officials concede collecting these fines can take years.
A bipartisan group of immigration activists and union officials hopes President Barack Obama and House and Senate leaders commit to reforming the country's immigration system this year. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson tells us, the President plans to meet with members of Congress Thursday.
The state Legislature on Wednesday began a sharp debate about a plan to close California's projected $24 billion deficit but showed few signs of defusing the crisis quickly.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 to move ahead with a plan to redevelop the Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility. The plan calls for tripling the size of the women's jail adjacent to downtown Santee.
Oh dear lord. Look, I'm just going to start out my review by saying that what I say and what any other critic in the world says, I know that it really doesn't matter. You've already made up your mind about "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (opening June 24 throughout San Diego), you're either waiting with your ticket in hand or you're sitting around contemplating the deplorable state of modern film and entertainment.
Researchers at San Diego's Salk Institute have identified the cells that cause people and animals to live longer when they eat just enough to survive.
San Diego County supervisors are urging the state not to allow the shutoff of power to eastern parts of the county during dry and windy conditions to protect against wildfires.
As San Diegans face water restrictions, we'll look at how homeowners can make water-wise choices for their landscaping.
San Diego has 24 different agencies that manage the county's water supply. We'll talk about the politics, power and control of the region's precious resource.
San Diego gas prices have dropped for the fourth consecutive day, but they had gone up everyday for the past month and a half. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn, Senior Market Analyst at Alaron Trading in Chicago and a Fox Business News contributor.
The San Diego County Water Authority says nearly 60 percent of our drinking water is used for lawns and other landscaping. Mandatory outdoor water restrictions means some lawns will go brown this summer. But, as KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us, some people are pulling up their grass. It's part of our week-long series: "H2NO: San Diego Going Dry."
Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that the government would not give in to pressure over the disputed presidential election, effectively closing the door to compromise with the opposition. Iran also said it was considering downgrading ties with Britain, which it has accused of spying and fomenting days of unprecedented street protests over the vote.
A divided San Diego Unified School Board voted to help the City of San Diego finance a downtown main library using school bond money.