Stories for March 27, 2009
Nine South Bay schools will undergo major renovation beginning this month. It's part of the Sweetwater Union High School District's multi-million dollar school bond spending. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The Center for Biological Diversity says a federal agency is not protecting two rare butterflies that live in the coastal and mountain areas of San Diego County. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce says the group is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the butterflies included on the Endangered Species List.
California officials say the state won't receive enough federal stimulus money to avoid raising taxes and cutting social spending. As a result, three-million Californians on Medi-Cal will lose some health benefits. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
It could become more expensive to use a parking meter in San Diego, especially if you want to park in a popular area. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is calling on city residents to cut their outdoor water use by 45 percent, and their indoor use by 5 percent starting this summer. Plus, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority voted in favor of a plan to overhaul Lindbergh Field. And, President Barack Obama held a prime-time press conference earlier this week to discuss "signs of progress" in turning around the economy, and to encourage patience while the nation works through its current economic problems.
The evolution of military medical services is discussed in the second part of KPBS's interview with Major General Keith Meurlin.
It may be only a matter of time before mandatory water restrictions are imposed in San Diego County. The County Water Authority will wait until next month to decide whether to impose limits on water use. But, as KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us, some members wanted to start restrictions now.
San Diego school board president Shelia Jackson says San Diego Unified will become a smarter, healthier and greener school district despite massive budget cuts. She made that promise in the first-ever State of the District address yesterday. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.