Stories for July 29, 2010
California farm workers receive overtime pay after working 10 hours in a single day. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation to change that to match the eight-hour rule for other hourly workers. The San Diego Farm Bureau said his veto benefits local farmers and their employees.
A month-old baby boy, who had been diagnosed with whooping cough, died at a San Diego hospital, county health officials announced today. The baby died Tuesday at Rady Children's Hospital, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
Negotiations are continuing at San Diego City Hall over how to get a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. Special City Council meetings are scheduled for Friday and Monday.
San Diego’s Community College students will have about 1,100 more classes to choose from for the fall semester. Community College District officials are adding the classes even though they don’t expect any significant funding increase this year.
Hear about the growing debate over the proposition to legalize marijuana in California.
Why did Donna Frye vote against putting a sales tax increase proposal on the November ballot? We speak to Councilmember Frye about the reform measures that she would like to package with the tax increase.
The goal of FactCheck.org is to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It monitors the accuracy of what's said by major political players in television ads, debates and interviews. KPBS's Dwane Brown spoke with Viveca Novak, Deputy Director of FactCheck.org. He asks her about campaign accuracy in California's gubernatorial race.
University police today were investigating a report that a noose was placed on the campus of UCSD for the second time this year.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says her state will ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to let all of its controversial immigration law take effect, a day after a federal judge in Phoenix blocked key parts of the measure.
Researchers at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering have designed a device that they hope will provide a foolproof way to keep track of a person's diabetes.