Stories for September 17, 2009
A program that provides rebates on water-saving devices has been re-funded with $10 million. San Diego County business and homeowners can apply for the rebates starting next Monday.
The board that controls the city of San Diego’s pension fund could make a change Friday that would save the city millions of dollars on next year’s payment. San Diego is facing its largest pension payment ever.
San Diego researchers say they have used stem cells to cure a rare but deadly disease in lab animals.
The Czech prime minister says President Obama has told him that the U.S. is abandoning plans to put a missile shield in the Czech Republic and Poland. Czech Premier Jan Fischer told reporters in Prague on Thursday that Obama phoned him to say that Washington has decided to scrap the plan that had deeply angered Russia.
How can businesses be more socially responsible, and increase profitability at the same time? We speak to participants from a USD conference on "Increasing Market Share through Social Branding."
Companies are increasingly concerned about data leaks caused by employee misuse of e-mails, blogs, social networks and text messages. We speak with two experts about what companies are looking for and how the recession is affecting data leaks.
Suspects arrested in last week's raid on medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego are expected to make their first court appearance today. San Diego has developed a reputation as a place that's not friendly to the legal sale of marijuana. The crackdown on 14 local dispensaries has been called yet another example of the county's hard-line approach. But was it?
Federal officials have caught three times as many teenagers so far this year compared to last, trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border with drugs duct-taped to their bodies. In the second part of this two-part series, KPBS border reporter Amy Isackson looks at how law enforcement is trying to deal with the problem which is complicated by a certain "cool factor."