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Stories by David Nogueras

Home Prices Continue to Plummet in San Diego

A new report shows home prices are continuing to plummet in San Diego, declining more than 19 percent in February from a year earlier That follows a drop of 16 percent just one month before. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

High Gas Prices Fueling Retail Slump

The high price of gasoline in Southern California is hitting retailers on two fronts. Stores are paying more to bring in their merchandise and their customers have less money to spend. All that pressure is adding up to tough times for the retail industry. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Most S.D. Wildfire Victims Still in Struggle with Insurance Companies to Rebuild

Even though it's been six months since wildfires ravaged more than 1,600 homes in the San Diego area, only a handful have begun to rebuild. That's because for many wildfire survivors, dealing with their insurance companies was like a second disaster. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Some Say Beach Booze Ban Changing Character of Pacific Beach

The San Diego Police department is handing out 15 citations each week to people drinking alcohol on public beaches and in public parks. The ban was enacted by the city council after a Labor Day riot on Pacific Beach made headlines around the world.

Gov. Guarantees Fight Against Measures to Ban Same Sex Marriage

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he would fight a ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage in that state. David Nogueras has that story.

S.D. Mayor, Police Union Agree to Let Judge Decide on Pension Program

San Diego and it's Police Officers Union have reached an agreement on two controversial pension programs. Both have agreed to move the question off the negotiating table and into the courtroom. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Historic Tree in Balboa Park to be Cut Down

Workers will cut down a giant sugar gum tree today in Balboa park. The tree is over 100 feet high and stands in front of the Old Globe Theater. It was planted during the great depression. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Cleveland National Forest Reopening to Public

In the aftermath of last fall's wildfires in San Diego, the Forest Service restricted access to large parts of the Cleveland National Forest. Now, almost six months later, many of the sections are reopening to the public. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

San Diego Moves Forward with Brush Clearing Program

For the first time in the city's history, San Diego will have a fully funded brush management program. During the next two years the city will clear all of the nearly 1,200 acres recommended by the fire rescue department. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Plastic Waste Taking Toll on Beaches, Pacific Ocean

Two San Diego environmental groups are saying 80-percent of the trash washed up on San Diego beaches last year was made of plastic. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

McCain Visits Chula Vista VFW After Fundraising in La Jolla

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain was in Chula Vista today speaking to military families at the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It's McCain's first trip to California since locking up the GOP nomination. Reporter David Nogueras was there.

Mayor Says City Recycled 55 Percent of its Garbage in 2006

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says that the city recycled 55 percent of its garbage in 2006. That's up three percent from the previous year. Reporter David Nogueras has that story.

Police Officer: Local Authorities Unable to Fully Track Sex Offenders

A San Diego police officer says authorities lack the resources needed to keep track of the nearly 4,000 registered sex offenders in San Diego County. The comments came at a public forum at city hall yesterday. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Thousands Prep to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Gaslamp Tonight

Thousands of people will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in San Diego's Gaslamp District this evening at this year's Sham-Rock festival. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Calif. Department of Insurance Offers Help to San Diego Fire Victims

The California Department of Insurance is extending a helping hand to residents affected by the San Diego fires. The agency, along with Consumer advocacy groups, United Policyholders and RB United, will hold sessions to help affected residents collect their claims. Reporter, David Nogueras has more.

Long Delays at Lindberg After Southwest Grounds 38 Airplanes

Passengers at San Diego's Lindberg Field experienced both short and long delays after Southwest Airlines grounded 38 of its airplanes. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Aguirre Defends his Job Peformance at First City Attorney Debate

San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre defended his performance yesterday, on stage with four people who want his job. It was the first public debate in the race for City Attorney. Reporter David Nogueras was there.

Fitness Buffs Flex Entrepreneurial Muscle in San Diego

More than 12,000 fitness industry professionals are in San Diego. They're here to see latest in the world of fitness and flex their entrepreneurial muscle. KPBS Radio's David Nogueras has more.

City Attorney Faces Many Challenges, Challengers in Election

San Diego's controversial city attorney faces many challengers in the June election. Mike Aguirre launched his bid for a second term yesterday. A former attorney in his office, Amy Lepine, says she's running too. Andrew Phelps and David Nogueras report.