Stories for June 15, 2011
The California Legislature has passed a spending plan that closes the state’s remaining ten billion dollar deficit.
The spending plan put forth by legislative Democrats Wednesday doesn’t include the governor’s proposed tax extensions. Instead, it uses a mix of other solutions to fill that $10 billion gap.
A local man is taking the plunge to raise $210,000. Blair Cannon is training for a special swim to support the city’s school for homeless children and scholarships for military kids.
Our region provides a new home for tens of thousands of international refugees. This weekend the lives of some of San Diego's refugees will be revealed through photography and film at the first annual World Refugee Day. We'll hear about the contributions refugees have made to San Diego and details about what to expect at the event.
This episode features Japanese photographer Ms. Mayumi Suzuki, who lost her parents on March 11, 2011 during the Great East Japan Earthquake. Her father was a photographer in the town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture. His photo studio was swept away in the tsunami, but the tiled darkroom building withstood the disaster. Ms. Suzuki, who now lives in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, returned to her hometown to fill in for him, and decided to work to revive her father’s photo studio and help revitalize the town with her photos.
Today is the homecoming for the USS Carl Vinson. The aircraft carrier is returning home after a historic seven-month deployment that included the at-sea burial of Osama bin Laden and air support for the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak to KPBS Military Blogger Beth Ford Roth about the return of the Vinson.
Last week, the Rules Committee of the San Diego City Council declined to support the controversial "Jacobs Plan" to remove cars from the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park by building a road around the Museum of Man. What is plan B for removing cars from the Plaza by 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition?
On any given day, there are about 37,000 immigrants in detention throughout the U.S. Before they get deported, many are often transferred to remote jails.