Stories for June 30, 2009
U.S. federal officials say the tunnel runs at least 640 feet into San Diego through a drain pipe the people who dug the tunnel tapped into a few feet from the border fence in Tijuana. Officials say the diggers then veered off the pipe and dug further, though they don't yet know how far.
Woody Allen has been consistently putting out almost a movie a year since "Take the Money and Run" in 1969. So the arrival of "Whatever Works" (opened June 26 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) this month was to be expected. But for the first time in five years Allen returns from abroad to check in with his native New Yorkers. He also returns to a script originally written three decades ago for Zero Mostel.
A high percentage of people who've had gastric bypass surgery regain weight within a few years. A new study shows an incision-free procedure is effective in helping people reverse that weight gain.
California Recovery Task Force Director Cynthia Bryant says the state is getting $31 million in federal stimulus funds for nine coastal restoration projects.
U.S. federal officials say the cross-border tunnel they discovered Monday afternoon does not have an exit on the San Diego side. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains federal officials say the tunnel tapped into the drainage system.
The San Diego County Assessor’s office says for the first time the county’s total property value has fallen. The value has decreased by more than 2 percent over last year. But some cities are seeing much larger declines.
The Environmental Protection Agency gave the go-ahead Tuesday for California to impose stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, setting the stage for a national requirement expected to mirror the state's effort.
California officials are facing a midnight deadline Tuesday to find a way to cut into a $24.3 billion state budget deficit and avoid the need to issue IOUs for the first time in nearly 20 years.
How do companies stay competitive during an economic recession? Business guru Ken Blanchard talks about the importance of leadership and healthy relationships with employees during times of change.
The California Senate has approved a Democratic budget-balancing plan, but it faces a certain veto from Governor Schwarzenegger. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.
An environmental group says some major grocery stores in San Diego County are doing better than others when it comes to protecting fish stocks.
The founder and president of a local non-profit speaks with us about his plans to launch a humanitarian aid program in East Africa dedicated to empowering the capable.