Stories for August 4, 2010
Following revelations that the city manager of the small city of Bell in Los Angeles County was paid almost $800,000 a year, KPBS surveyed the salaries of city managers in cities around San Diego County. Officials’ salaries weigh more heavily on the pocketbooks of taxpayers in the county’s smaller cities.
The campaigns are now under way both for and against a potential sales tax increase in the city of San Diego. The City Council voted Wednesday to put the issue on the November ballot. The half-cent increase would also come with a list of financial reforms the city must make.
A federal court judge in San Francisco today struck down Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
The attention of gay-rights activists in San Diego will be on San Francisco today, when a federal judge is expected to rule on the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban.
CalTrans is holding public meetings to gather input on a proposal to ease congestion on Interstate 5. The project could add up to six lanes to the freeway between La Jolla and Oceanside. Some people at these meetings are asking why there aren’t more plans to develop public transit in the corridor.
CalTrans is presenting the options for expanding the I-5 corridor from UTC to Oceanside, taking public comment and answering questions on the four proposals.
After years of being drowned in the YUCK factor of "Toilet To Tap," San Diego moves forward on water recycling. We'll trace the political story behind the water recycling reformation.
As part of our monthly series on ethics in science, we'll explore the current research HIV prevention. We'll look at how that research balances protecting individual rights verses the public's health.
Congressman Bob Filner is lauding an effort to get information from the country's top artificial knee and hip manufacturer about problems with its product. Some local patients predict there's more pressure to come on the companies that make the devices.
A major new housing development near Ramona, called Montecito Ranch, comes before the County Board of Supervisors today. The project would put 417 homes on a 900-acre site just north of Ramona.
San Diego County is having its cleanest year on record for smog. There has yet to be a day this year in which air quality has exceeded minimum federal standards for ozone.