Stories for May 13, 2009
Baja California authorities are looking into the deaths of four people who's bodies were found in a van in Tijuana last weekend. Mexican authorities say three are US citizens.
San Diego county's number of confirmed swine flu cases has increased to 98. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has the lastest news on the flu for our region.
A group of Baja California State Police are training with the United States Navy in San Diego.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife will be in San Diego tomorrow to meet with Navy sailors and their families.
One San Diego lawmaker wants Congress to boost mental health funding for soldiers and marines. This comes after the multiple killings at Camp Liberty in Iraq.
The San Diego County District Attorney today announced the break up of a fraud ring that bilked the Navy Federal Credit Union out of half a million dollars. KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains a local gang was behind the scam.
California State University students will pay 10 percent more in fees as the 23-campus system grapples with a severe budget crunch.
A San Diego City Council committee endorsed legislation today that would repeal the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays in the military.
A new round of winds could delay full containment of the Santa Barbara wildfire by a week, firefighters said Wednesday. Crews were able to contain about 80 percent of the fire before a forecast for dry and gusty weather forced them to move the date for estimated full containment back a week to May 20.
Local physician who survived Cambodia's Killing Fields as a child talks about her journey to become a doctor and how she now helps veterans suffering from PTSD.
Where did this concept of the "American Dream" come from, and is that idea sustainable in today's economy? We speak to reporter Sam Eaton from the Marketplace Sustainability Team, and Stephen Smith from American RadioWorks, about the history and future of the "American Dream."
Last week, one of Major League Baseball's most recognizable faces was suspended for 50 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Union-Tribune reporter Mark Zeigler talks about about Manny Ramirez's alleged use of illegal substances.
What can small business owners do to survive and succeed during these difficult economic time? We speak to the president of the local chapter of SCORE, a non-profit association that offers free advice to small businesses, about the challenges local small businesses are facing right now.
The deadline was extended for veteran teachers in the San Diego Unified School District to take a financial buyout plan in exchange for retiring early. The San Diego school board voted yesterday to give them two more weeks.