Stories for April 21, 2011
Can the work of fully trained city firefighters be compared to that of lower paid private EMT’s and paramedics? A San Diego councilman is trying to make that case.
A national coalition of corporate executives calls on governors to raise state standards for math and science education. San Diego students performed at or below national averages in these areas.
The city of San Diego could save taxpayer money by installing solar panels on as many as 33,000 street lights due to be replaced, a councilman said today.
San Diego's High Tech High International is a finalist to have President Barack Obama deliver the commencement speech for this year's graduating seniors. Voting is open to the public.
There’s positive news for farmers and residents who rely on the state’s water project.
Millions of dollars would flow back into the San Diego area economy if just half of the high school students who dropped out last year completed their education, according to a study released today.
Chula Vista Councilwoman Pamela Bensoussan is scheduled to help ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today, a reward for the city's environmental efforts.
The KPBS documentary, Building Expectations, focuses on Lincoln High School -- one of the most expensive campuses in the county, built in one the poorest neighborhoods. Lincoln was supposed to provide a route to college for their kids - the majority of whom live in poverty. But as Lincoln’s first freshman class prepares for graduation, few are destined for college. We'll discuss the expectations set for Lincoln high school and whether the school is living up to them.
The Navy is proposing an increase in training activities along the Silver Strand between Coronado and Imperial Beach. Several organizations like the Department of Fish and Game are worried about the danger to marine life and the environment. We speak with the mayor of Imperial Beach and a representative from the Department of Fish and Game about their concerns.