Stories for December 7, 2010
Mayor Jerry Sanders is losing his right-hand woman. The mayor’s chief of staff, Kris Michell, has been named president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership. The group advocates for downtown businesses and development projects.
The California high school graduation rate went up in the most recent year for which figures are available, but so did the drop out rate.
A test flight for a new private spacecraft is set for Wednesday morning.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is pushing state lawmakers to approve budget cuts before his term ends in January.
Tijuana's controversial ex-police chief has been named second in command of public security for the state of Baja California. He was appointed despite pending torture charges.
A San Diego-based policy think tank called today on the city of San Diego to launch an investigation into excess methane accumulating at the Miramar Landfill.
A California federal appeals court is considering the fate of the state ban on same-sex marriage. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talks to Morning Edition about the case and the Governor's latest budget proposal.
What has been learned from NPR's controversial firing of former news analyst, Juan Williams? What issues is NPR struggling with as it tries to decide how best to make corrections online? We speak to NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard about the fallout from the Juan Williams firing, and we'll discuss some of the most common complaints she received from listeners in 2010.
New research from San Diego State University shows kids who are involved in organized sports may not be getting enough physical activity. The study looked at young girls and boys who play soccer, baseball and softball.