Stories for October 6, 2010
San Diego State University has received a $1.3 million grant to study how radicalism is communicated across the globe.
San Diego County has been awarded a $25-million grant to train poor people for entry-level health care jobs. The county is the only recipient in California to win one of the new federal grants.
Scientists at UC San Diego received a $1.5 million grant to study how chemicals in the air affect the Earth's climate. The first step is to build an ocean on campus.
An environmental group says it's likely a weekend fish kill -- a large die-off of marine life -- in a section of the San Diego River was due to natural causes.
The San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to talk with a development team about turning the downtown World Trade Center building into a permanent homeless shelter.
How are the gang problems in the North County different from the issues that exist in the City of San Diego, and the South Bay?
The San Diego Unified School District is facing a projected $141 million budget deficit next year. Superintendent Bill Kowba and school board president, Richard Barrera, join us to discuss the potential cuts the district is considering.
As part of ongoing election coverage on KPBS, we profile the race for the US Senate in California. Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina have met for two debates and expressed very different views on subjects like health care and immigration reform. KPBS Political correspondent Gloria Penner examines the sharp contrasts between these two candidates.
This week brought San Diego good news that’s so familiar it’s gotten mundane. Crime is down. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) tells us that both property crime and violent crime were at a ten year low during the first six months of this year. What’s interesting about this story is the question why.
Some might consider San Diego's North County to be an area of scenic coastlines, quaint main streets and suburban homes. However, police say underneath that pleasant exterior lies a severe gang problem. As part of the ongoing series, San Diego Gang Stories, KPBS focuses on how gangs are affecting lives in all corners of the North County.