Stories for March 21, 2011
People caught crossing into the U.S. illegally by sea face tougher penalties. Officials hope it helps prevent migrants from dying.
Radiation readings around San Diego County haven't increased over the typical background levels in the past few days, according to a local nuclear expert who began the testing in light of the situation in Japan. San Diego State University's Murray Jennex said he took baseline readings beginning last Wednesday of the radiation levels that naturally occur in the region, after hearing that contamination from Japan could arrive by last Friday.
State budget cuts could result in massive layoffs of teachers in San Diego, and poor schools are likely to be the hardest hit.
In an effort to give visitors a new way to see the park, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative created the Giskin Anomaly - a cellphone adventure that's part scavenger hunt, part walking tour. We'll talk about the game, a new contest designed especially for Steampunk lovers, and other ways technology is being utilized in the park.
Why did the U.S. decide to get involved in the ongoing battle between Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels aimed at overthrowing Gadhafi's government? We discuss the latest news coming out of Libya with KPBS Military Blogger Beth Ford Roth.
The city of San Diego got more than 100 applications for federal funds meant to tackle challenges like job creation and affordable housing. City staff recommend funding about 40 of those programs.