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City, County Politicians Squabbling Over Lake Morena Reservoir

Despicable that the City would kill fish and ruin a town's economy by draining Lake Morena when the City hasn't bothered to impose any mandatory water restrictions first to avoid this need. Why aren't they restricting washing cars in driveways or how many days you can water your lawns? They'd rather just kill wildlife and destroy a community. Those fish that die are food for other wildlife - birds and mammals that have come to rely on this lake. And what about residents and merchants? This is one more example of a selfish city mentality that screws over the back country just like is happening with monster wind turbines and thousands of solar panels scraping bare wetlands that the county is approving. I'm sick and tired of seeing rural residents treated like dirty by city folks who are just plain SELFISH!

January 27, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Energy Projects Can Tap Extended Wind Credits

This is a very lopsided story as was the broadcast today on wind energy issues locally. These projects are not in "places nobody lives" as one guest implied. There are entire towns being destroyed. Since the Ocotillo project came on line a month ago there's been no wind. Demand to see how much power it produced in December. The answer is none or nearly none. Yet they have endangered 400 residents nearby with infrasound capable of causing serious health impacts, plus flashing lights all night long. Worst of all they destroyed 10,000 years of Native American cultural resources and destroyed scenic views on this "protected federal land" from which they bulldozed groves of century old ocotillos and crushed burrowing animals beneath the bulldozers. The federal govt. issued take permits allowing killing of endangered bighorn here. Nobody is celebrating the wind PTC renewal in Ocotillo, nor in the towns in San DIego's East County slated for wind projects foisted upon them next, who were praying the PTC would be destroyed. These are taxpayer boondoggles, destroying our public lands with our tax dollars. Now the same company that owns this boondoggle bought the company trying to build Quail Brush power plant, gas powered for "when the wind doesn't blow" which is most of the time. So they make money even if Ocotillo produces zilch. What a scam. Wake up KPBS!

January 4, 2013 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Broadcasting Pioneer Gloria Penner Dies At 81

I am deeply saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. I was a guest several times on her Editor's Roundtable Program and had the utmost respect for her as a journalism and a person whom I greatly admired. She was one of the last truly independent voices in journalism left in our region, and she will be greatly missed.

October 6, 2012 at 9:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Groups Say Closing Calif. State Parks Is Bad Economics

Why can't they just raise user fees slightly on the parks to cover costs of keeping them open, with a sunset clause in a few years if the economy improves? I hate to see our history and wild lands thrown in the trash.

December 11, 2011 at 4:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Occupy San Diego Protestors Clash With Police Over Voter Registration

Denying people a table and chairs to register voters is discriminatory against the disabled, too. Volunteers should have a right to sit comfortably, as should people registering to vote. No volunteer should be forced to carry a day's worth of registration forms, pens, multiple clipboards and signs around all day in order to do their civic duty. I believe such a rule, prohibiting even setting down a backpack or box, would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act in addition to other laws.

November 30, 2011 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )