Stories for May 7, 2010
The City of San Diego is suing its own retirement system in an effort to make city employees pay a larger share into the pension fund. San Diego Union-Tribune Staff Writer Craig Gustafson joins us to explain the motivation behind the lawsuit, and the impact it could have on the city's pension deficit.
Alan Bersin, the newly appointed commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was in San Diego yesterday. He met with business and community leaders at a town hall meeting on border safety and trade with Mexico. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson was the only reporter in town to get an interview with Commissioner Bersin and she joins Gloria Penner on San Diego Week with more on the story.
San Diego County has launched a website for people in Carlsbad who want more information on cancer in their community. Some Carlsbad residents believe there's a cancer cluster in the city, but county health officials say that hasn't been determined.
Federal, state and local law enforcement worked together to target online child predators. The effort yielded 25 state and federal prosecutions for possession and distribution of child porn and other crimes, U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt said today in San Diego.
The top-ranking U.S. official with Customs and Border Protection, Alan Bersin, discussed immigration in San Diego yesterday. Bersin was here to lay out his vision for speeding up the flow of people and goods across the border.
San Diego County residents have only two-and-a-half weeks to register to vote in the June 8 primary election. All registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar of Voters no later than 8 p.m. May 24.
A commercial pilot from Southern California left his civilian job to help with the war effort in Iraq. We recently spoke with Navy Captain Pete Gurney about life in Baghdad.
Three people were shot at a party in Chula Vista today, prompting a nearby off-duty police officer to spring into action and open fire on a gunman, a police department spokesman said.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has grabbed headlines across the nation this week. We talk about how the oil spill could affect the push for off-shore drilling along the California coast. And, what impact will the oil spill have on gas prices, and the local fishing industry?
SDG&E is hosting a series of meetings this week in communities along the proposed path of the Sunrise Powerlink. While there are still several pending lawsuits related to the project, SDG&E is hoping for final approval soon. We discuss the impact the project could have in our region.
The City of San Diego filed a lawsuit against its Employee Retirement System this week. And, the District Attorney decided to drop conflict-of-interest charges against six former pension board officials.
Mayors from northern Baja California and dozens of Southern California cities will gather at the bi-national mayors meeting in Rosarito on Friday. Wait times at border crossings top the agenda.