Stories for May 1, 2009
San Diego County authorities say they confirmed three cases of swine flu, bringing the county's total to 11 since the outbreak began. Three public schools closed.
Senator Arlen Specter surprised many this week with the announcement that he is switching his political party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. What motivated Specter to make his decision?
There's a behind-the-scenes battling brewing over who should be the next San Diego County Sheriff. Who's contending to be the next sheriff, and what kind of political backing do they have in the community?
The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has surpassed 100, and the World Health Organization recently said a swine flu pandemic is "imminent." What is the United States doing to prevent the spread of the swine flu within its borders?
San Diego State University researchers say filter-tipped cigarette butts are toxic to marine and fresh-water fish. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us they want those butts classified as hazardous waste.
The below-normal snowpack in the Sierra could mean more water restrictions next summer ... and lost jobs. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce explains.
The San Diego Police Department is reporting crime is down for the first three months of 2009. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
People gathered at San Diego City College near Downtown San Diego today to rally and march in support of immigrant rights. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
Normally, the San Diego County Sheriff is elected by county voters every four years. But this year, it will be very, very different. Sometime this spring, instead of a potential 1.5 million registered voters going to the polls to choose one of the county's most powerful officials, the decision will be made by only five people. True, those five are themselves powerful as members of the County Board of Supervisors and collectively have spent almost 100 years in office. But since all are white and Republican in an increasingly racially diverse region where Democrats now outnumber Republicans, it is reasonable to question whether their choice would reflect the voters.
A lot of people in San Diego have shown up at doctors' offices, thinking they have the swine flu. But that doesn't mean they'll be tested for it