Stories for October 19, 2010
After nearly two years, the process to create a marine reserve off San Diego's coast is coming to an end. A Fish and Game Commission meeting Wednesday in San Diego is the final chance for the public to comment on the plan before the state agency makes a final decision on the proposed plan.
San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis says she didn't have enough proof to charge Armando Gabriel Perez with kidnapping his wife last month. Perez's wife was killed last week and he's now accused of murder.
Mexican federal police say Monday's marijuana seizure in Tijuana is the country's largest pot seizure ever. Authorities seized more pot than the 105 tons they initially reported.
The tale of Jason, the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece is one of the oldest stories in all of Greek myth. In this episode, Michael Wood traces the route of Jason and his famous boat, the Argo, along its route from Greece to Turkey and Georgia. The story of Jason can be traced back to the town of Volos in modern day Greece. The probable site of ancient Iolkos, it was here that King Pelias feared Jason a contender to this throne and so sent him on an impossible mission to finish him off. The mission was to travel to the far away kingdom of Colchis — in the Black Sea — to retrieve the magical Golden Fleece that had been taken there. But Jason proved courageous and strong and set out on an epic route.
Voters in San Diego will soon decide whether to raise the city’s sales tax. As the election draws near, KPBS looks at how the tax is applied.
Rainy days in San Diego may mean traffic jams and longer commutes for some people. But for the city’s homeless population the rain can bring about dire situations.
California could become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana under Proposition 19 - a ballot initiative that would regulate and tax pot just like alcohol. The marijuana industry is estimated to be worth $14 billion in California, making it the largest cash crop in the state. The prospect of legalizing pot and commercializing its sale, has many believing the Golden State could find its way out of an economic slump as the marijuana state. KPBS takes a look at who stands to lose and who stands to gain if Proposition 19 passes.
Former San Diego City Attorney Casey Gwinn says there should be no doubt that the justice system failed Diana Gonzalez, the San Diego City College student found murdered in a campus bathroom last week.
California could be the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana if Proposition 19 passes this November. The initiative would make recreational use of marijuana legal and allow cities and counties to tax and regulate the sale of the drug. We'll discuss details of the initiative and the KPBS documentary about Prop. 19 called "The Marijuana State," set to broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. on KPBS Television.
If Proposition 19 is approved, will California businesses still be allowed to test for marijuana use among employees? And what does the Federal government intend to do if California votes to legalize pot? On this Legal Update, we'll explore the legalities of Prop 19 and get the latest on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell appeal.