Stories for October 7, 2009
The California Coastal Commission voted Wednesday night to give the city of San Diego a waiver for the Point Loma Sewage Treatment Plant. The vote means the city won't be paying to upgrade the plant.
The U.S. Ambassador to Mexico visited Tijuana Wednesday. It was his first visit to the border city since he was confirmed last August.
Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today it will sell its 10 theme parks, including San Diego's SeaWorld, to The Blackstone Group for $2.7 billion.
Supporters of a bill aimed at reducing gun violence are making a last minute push to get the governor to sign it. The measure would require Californians to get a background check before they can buy ammunition.
The San Diego city council held its first public meeting Wednesday to discuss the city’s record-breaking budget deficit.
A new study reveals African-Americans in California who are enrolled in HMOs are much more likely to use ERs than other ethnic groups. Staff at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research say they can't explain the phenomenon.
Grammy-award winning jazz guitarist Earl Klugh has been performing for over 30 years. His distinct musical style blends classical guitar, Latin music, soul and jazz. He has recorded more than 30 albums and worked alongside Chet Atkins, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder. Earl Klugh joins us to discuss his musical inspiration and his upcoming show at Anthology.
The secretary of homeland security says immigrants detained by the federal government for breaking civil immigration laws will now be treated more humanely. Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that fewer illegal immigrants will be locked up in jails and prisons, and more will be detained in places like former hotels and nursing homes.
Determinate sentencing, get-tough enhancements to prison sentences and the enactment of California's Three Strikes initiative in 1994 have combined to greatly expand the prison population, advance the age of California's inmates and produce an overcrowded, dangerous system the state can no longer afford.
Conservative politicians and pundits are warning America about President Obama's "socialist" agenda. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner examines where these new concerns about socialism got started.
The California Coastal Commission will decide Wednesday whether an exemption for the Point Loma Sewage Treatment Plant is in line with state coastal regulations.
The San Diego biotech says phase-three trials of its topical pain rub show it could be a safer alternative to pain pills like Tylenol and ibuprofen.