Stories for March 2, 2009
I was in LA all weekend, which was so fun. Went to this
The San Diego city council has agreed to hold more evening meetings, to make it easier for people to get involved in city business. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is taking the unusual step of urging college students to avoid parts of northern Mexico during spring break.
Both houses of the state Legislature have passed resolutions stating that California residents did not have authority to put the gay marriage ban on last year's ballot.
The third snow survey in the Sierra shows California remains well below what's needed to replenish water supplies. Despite recent storms, reservoirs remain less than half-full and mandatory rationing appears more likely. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Tijuana's Tourism and Conventions Committee is offering tourists who visit the city a pass to cross the border back to San Diego more quickly. Long border waits, the economic downturn and the drug war have crippled tourism. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The city of San Diego says regulators aren't being careful enough in checking if petroleum from a tank farm is re-contaminating the ground under the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot. The city wants to use water under the lot to supply 5,000 homes. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
San Diego County attorneys say they are pressing ahead with a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to resolve conflicting state and federal medical marijuana laws. Thats in spite of comments from U.S. Attorney General, Erik Holder, suggesting federal enforcement of marijuana laws may change. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The U.S. Coast Guard says it intercepted an overloaded boat with 22 suspected illegal immigrants off the coast of Tijuana, Mexico.
It's going to be a different summer for students assigned to summer school in the San Diego Unified School District this year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Today, we'll learn more about the state's grim water supply outlook. The Department of Water Resources will do its monthly snow survey to measure how much water we can expect to get out of the snowpack.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. His theory of evolution set in motion the scientific understanding of the origins of life. But according to recent polls, less than half of Americans adults believe in evolution. We'll talk about the persistence of some religious groups to perpetuate ideas like intelligent design and creationism in the science classrooms with noted historian Edward Larson.
How close are we to making robots that think and learn? Will more and more robots be cleaning our homes, providing companionship to our kids, and taking care of the elderly? As part of our monthly series on ethics in science and technology, we'll talk about the increased sophistication of robots and the ethical implications that arise from their use.
How does a military leader deal with the loss of one of his soldiers on the battlefield? What kind of training do our nation's military leaders receive in preparation for war? What does a person learn about themselves and the world after experiencing war first-hand? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to former Army Captain Craig Mullaney about his new book "The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education."
Mexico's battered peso has weakened to a new record low of 15.3 against the dollar. The peso's fall came as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged below 7,000 Monday for the first time in more than 11 years.
One of the legal issues the city of San Diego faces is the employee retirement program. In Part Two of our series with Mayor Jerry Sanders, we ask him about the controversial DROP program.
San Diego Chargers fans may have been disappointed by a news conference last week. Not by what WAS said, but by what WASN'T. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
San Diegos city council will discuss a number of new rules today that could change how it operates, including one rule that could shift the balance of power. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.