Stories for June 30, 2010
Federal border officials seized more than 100 fake or fraudulently-obtained passports and travel visas during a week-long crackdown at California's U..S Mexico border crossings.
Hundreds of birders convene for one day each spring to see which team can identify the most bird species in 24 hours. Equal parts scavenger hunt, science expedition, and endurance test, this award-winning documentary takes you along for the raucous ride, with all of its camaraderie, competitiveness, and caffeine. It may well be the very first nature documentary comedy.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Margo L. Lewis to a judgeship in the San Diego Superior Court.
A City Council committee moved ahead today with plans to put a proposal for a new City Hall, with a $293.5 million pricetag, before voters in November.
Companies that contract with the city of San Diego may soon have to make a significant change to their benefits package.
A reluctant San Diego County Board of Supervisors gave final approval today to a package of regulations aimed at reining in medical marijuana outlets in unincorporated areas.
The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose for the 14th consecutive month in May, led by a surge in building permits, it was announced today.
The California Air Resources Board has ordered dry cleaning businesses to start phasing out machines that use the solvent called perchloroethylene or “Perc” starting July 1st.
The number of California school districts spending more money than they have has jumped nearly 40 percent from earlier this year.
Hundreds of supporters of a single-payer health care system came to the state capitol on Tuesday. Their showing helped pass a single payer plan out of committee.
In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, volunteers at a San Diego food pantry noticed that some of it's clients, sick with the AIDS virus became too sick to pick up their food. The idea for Mama's Kitchen was born in 1990, and since then the organization has served more than 5 million meals. We talk to Alberto Cortés about the history of the organization and its mission to address nutritional needs of people living with AIDS or cancer.
The San Diego City Council gave approval on Monday to a plan to build a new Central Library in the East Village. How will the new facility be an upgrade over the current Central Library? And, where will the additional $32.5 million come from to complete the project? We speak to Mayor Jerry Sanders, the director of the San Diego Public Library, and the vice chair of the San Diego Public Library Foundation.
Pregnant women -- and their doctors as well -- are affected by the growing epidemic of obesity in this country. Doctors discuss how the birth process is made much more difficult and dangerous for both mother and child if the mother is obese.
Downtown San Diego has a number of big construction projects coming down the pipeline. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner explores what political powers are fueling this need to build.
An environmental group said a fireworks show in La Jolla will harm beaches and the ocean. It is going to court Wednesday to stop the event. But a fireworks foundation doesn't think it's doing anything wrong.