Stories for November 9, 2010
A new report says local street gangs are partly to blame for an increase in teenage prostitution in San Diego County. Now county supervisors want to strengthen penalties for sexual exploitation.
My conversation with Afghan War veteran Hamed Dost reminded me of the great collection of combat vets who are believed to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
Two alleged supporters of a Somalia-based terrorist organization will remain behind bars without bail. Issa Doreh was found by a judge to be a danger to the community and a flight risk, while Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud waived his right to a detention hearing.
The City Council today allocated an additional $100,000 for a hotel voucher program to house homeless families in San Diego.
To combat the growth of child prostitution in San Diego County, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to explore laws to strengthen penalties for human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation crimes.
Federal Health investigators are looking to California to see if whooping cough vaccines are effective.
A hearing is scheduled today in which two San Diego men accused of supporting a Somalia-based terrorist organization will ask a federal judge to grant them bail.
Most results are in, but the race for state attorney general may not be decided for weeks. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talks to Morning Edition about what's at stake in the contest.
In April, 2010, the Coastal Commission rejected the Port's plan for the Embarcadero as not containing enough open space. The Port has negotiated an agreement with the Broadway Complex Coalition for a new plan. The cornerstone of this new plan is that the developer of the hotel for Lane Field has agreed to a 150' setback from Harbor Drive, which will be parkland. The hearing on this new plan is scheduled for today. Guest: Alison St. John, KPBS reporter, STUDIO
Why is it important for children to have a connection to nature? How have changes in our culture and our built environment reduced our ability to access the natural world? We speak to Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies professor Stephen Kellert about the research he's done on the role of nature in the evolution of human biology and culture. We also discuss how "biolphilic design" can be used to change the way our cities are built to increase our connection to nature.
On this Legal Update, The US Supreme Court hears arguments on California's videogame labeling law. The Birthers lose another round in court. And an LA Appeals court resolves a twisted tale of paternity and inheritance.
A report from the investigative group California Watch says the state doesn't know how well hundreds of hospitals buildings would fare during an earthquake. The report reveals California only knows the seismic status of 90 structures on a target list of 700.
San Diego’s Port Commission opens public hearings today on its latest plans to beautify the Embarcadero on San Diego’s Bay front.