Stories for September 27, 2010
There are U.S.-Mexico partnerships in trade, health and in the fight against drugs. When it comes to fighting fires, the protocol for collaboration is even easier -- they just have to ask.
San Diego City Hall supporters of Proposition D, the proposed half-cent sales tax hike, today announced support from a local business group. The group, called the Citizens' Fiscal Sustainability Task Force, said the City of San Diego is unlikely to be able to solve it’s structural budget deficit without the revenue boost Prop D represents.
With stretches of dry, warm and windy weather expected this autumn and city budget cutbacks in the works, it is essential for San Diegans to do all they can to protect themselves from fires, authorities stressed today.
Fall can be great time to start gardening in San Diego. But autumn gardening has its challenges: like Santa Ana winds and variable temperatures. Gardening expert Nan Sterman joins us with advice on how to make your Autumn garden bloom.
We'll learn about the latest scientific research on the health impacts of cannabis.
How has the county's payroll changed during the recession? Which department has the highest percentage of six-figure salaries? KPBS Reporter Kyla Calvert provides us with analysis of the Watchdog Institute's investigation into the County of San Diego's payroll.
Private companies will soon be able to bid against city departments to provide some San Diego City services. The city council has approved a guide that dictates how services may be outsourced.
San Diego’s Watchdog Institute has published the county’s full payroll for 2007, 2008 and 2009. County payroll costs held steady over those years even as the number of people earning salaries above $100,000 grew.
A key San Diego business group is still considering whether it will endorse the half-cent city sales tax increase on the November ballot. But the group wants some assurances San Diego's making real fiscal changes.
“Green Crude” was named one of the best inventions by Time Magazine. The green fuel is made by Sapphire Energy in San Diego, and it doesn’t need fresh water or farm land to grow.
Hunters and fishermen in California spend an astounding $10 million a day in their activities, and that's despite a decrease in the number of licenses being given out by the state.