Thursday, August 16 - Evening Edition


Uploaded by KPBSSanDiego on 17.08.2012

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>> >>ALISON: FEDERAL PROCUREMENT THAT MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS OF FEDERAL MONEY COMES
INTO SAN DIEGO AS A RESULT OF THE CONTRACT FOR DEVELOPMENTS AND PRODUCTION OF THE COMPANY.
>> >>DWANE: AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THE VETERANS PROTEST WILL ACTUALLY HAVE AN IMPACT HERE?
>> >>ALISON: OF COURSE, THERE IS THE TECHNOLOGY IS DEVELOPING VERY FAST.
THERE IS APPARENTLY A CAUCUS ACOCK OWS THAT IS QUITE POWERFUL.
WE REPORTED THAT LAST MONTH. YOU CAN SEE ON THE WEBSITE THAT IS A POWERFUL
CAUCUS THAT COULD HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON ANY KIND OF ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY.
THERE'S CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING THAT'S GOING AWAY, THERE ARE INDUSTRY WATCHERS WHO SAY
THAT THE DRONE MARKET WILL DOUBLE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS.
>> >>DWANE: KPBS REPORTER, ALISON ST. JOHN. A FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDIETED THE RETIRED
PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BORDER PU TROAL UNION TODAY.
TERRENCE BONNER OF CAMPO IS ACCUSED OF DIVERTING HUNDREDS OF ON THES OF DOLLARS OF UNION FUNDS
FOR PERSONAL USE. THE INDICTMENT CLAIMED BAWNER USED FOR SUPPOSEDLY
WORK AND TRAVEL, BONNER WHO HEADED THE UNION FOR TWO DECADES FACES HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE
MONDAY. THE ELEVEN YEAR WAR IN AFGHANISTAN HAS RESULTED IN 6472 PERSONNEL KILLED, CASUALTIES
ROSE STEADILY EACH YEAR BEFORE REACHING A PEAK IN 2010, WHEN 492 PERSONNEL WERE KILLED.
THERE HAS BEEN A SLIGHT DECREASE SINCE THEN WITH 398 KILLED IN 2011, AND AT LEAST 219
THIS YEAR. JULY IS THE DEADLIEST MONTH SO FAR WITH 40
U.S. TROOPS KILLED. THE DEADLIEST MONTHS OF THE WAR HAVE BEEN
SUMMER MONTHS OF AUGUST, JULY, AND JUNE. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A SURGE OF INSIDER ATTACKS
IN THE PAST TWO YEARS WHERE AFGHANS HAVE TURNED ON THEIR INTERNATIONAL COUNTER PARTS.
AMITA SHARMA HAS MORE ON THE VIOLENCE. >> >>AMITA: THREE MARINES WERE KILLED FROM
CAMP PENDLETON AND THREE FROM CAMP LEJEUNE. TODAY SEVEN TROOPS ON THE AFGHAN SIDE WHEN
THEIR HELICOPTER CRASHED. THE TALIBAN SAYS THEY SHOT DOWN THE AIR CRAFT.
>> >>BETH FORD ROTH: THESE THREE MEN WERE PART OF A SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIT, THEY WERE
AS YOU SAID BASED AT CAMP PENDLETON, AND FROM WHAT CAN UNDERSTAND, THEY WERE INVITED BY
AN AFGHAN POLICE OFFICER TO A PRE DAWN MEAL BECAUSE IT WAS RAMADAN, AND YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED
TO EAT DURING DAY LIGHT HOURS. THEY WENT DO THIS MEAL WITH THE UNDERSTANDING
THEY WOULD SHARE A MEAL AND DISCUSS SECURITY ISSUES AND THEN THIS OFFICER THEN SHOT AND
KILLED THE THREE CAMP PENDLETON MARINES. >> >>AMITA: AND THIS FOLLOWS ANOTHER INCIDENT
THAT TOOK PLACE IN WHICH WE THREE AMERICAN TROOPS WERE KILLED BY A UNIFORMED AFGHAN PERSON.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> >>BETH FORD ROTH: IT HAPPENED THE SAME
DAY. IT HAPPENED LATER THAT DAY, THREE MARINES
WERE IN A GYM, WORKING OUT, AND A UNIFORMED AFGHAN ENTERED THE GYM WITH WHAT HAS BEEN
DESCRIBED AS AN AK47 AND OPENED FIRE. ONE OF THE MARINE'S FATHERS TOLD A NEWSPAPER
I FEEL LIKE MY SON WAS EXECUTED. >> >>AMITA: BETH, IN BOTH CASES, THESE AMERICAN
TROOPS WERE KILLED BY UNIFORMS AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES.
DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE VERY PEOPLE THAT AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE TRAINING ARE TURNING ON THEM,
OR IS THIS SIMPLY TALIBAN INFILTRATION? >> >>BETH FORD ROTH: IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S A
LITTLE OF BOTH. SO THE FIRST TIME THIS WEEK, DEFENSE SECRETARY
LEON PANETTA CAME OUT AND SAID YES, THIS IS THE TALIBAN RESPONSIBLE.
AND THE TALIBAN HAS TAKEN CREDIT WITH THE FIRST SHOOTING OF THE THREE CAMP PENDLETON
MARINES. THE TALIBAN SPOKESMAN CAME OUT AND SAID THAT
THIS POLICE OFFICER AFTER SHOOTING THE THREE MARINES CAME OVER TO THE TALIBAN INSURGENCY.
HE JOINED INSURGENCY. SO IT IS DIFFICULT BECAUSE THE MISSION RIGHT
NOW IS TO BE TRAINING AFGHANS THE SECURITY FORSZS FORCES TO TAKE OVER SECURITY IN THEIR
OWN COUNTRY AND THERE'S GOT TO BE A LITTLEÊ TRUST BETWEEN OUR TROOPS AND THE SECURITY
FORCES W.THIS GREEN ON BLUE VIOLENCE T SEEMS LIKE IT P MAKES THAT MISSION ALL THE MORE
DIFFICULT. >> >>AMITA: SO WHEN THE MISSION IS OVER IN
2014, WHEN THE U.S. EXITS, THE FACT THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE FROM AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES THAT
ARE GOING TO THE TALIBAN SIDE, WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAP TOON AFGHANISTAN
WHEN THE UNITED STATES LEAVES? >> >>BETH FORD ROTH: I THINK THERE'S A LOT
OF CONCERN ABOUT THAT. THAT AT THE END OF 2014, IT'S A DEADLINE THAT
MAYBE ISN'T ROOTED IN ACTUALITY. AND YOU KNOW, THERE'S BEEN WORD THAT THERE
WILL ALWAYS BE AN AMERICAN PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN. NOT WHAT WE HAVE NOW, NOT IN THE PART OF THE
NATO FORCE, BUT YEAH, I MEAN, THERE'S CONCERN WHEN THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING
OVER SECURITY FOR THE COUNTRY SEEM TO BE MOVING TOWARDS THE INSURGENCY.
I WOULD IMAGINE THERE'S CONCERN THAT DOESN'T REALLY BODE WELL FOR THE FUTURE AFTER 2014.
>> >>AMITA: ONE FINAL QUESTION; THE COST OF THIS WAR WAS ALMOST 500ÊBILLION DOLLARS.
WHAT WAS THE MISSION, WHAT WAS THE ACCOMPLISHED OR WAS A IT A FAILURE?
>> >>BETH FORD ROTH: I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING FOR HISTORIANS TO LOOK AT FOR YEARS TO COME
AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET A DIFFERENT OPINION FROM EVERY PERSON THAT YOU ASK.
I THINK THE MISSION ORIGINALLY WAS WE HAD BEEN ATTACKED ON 911, AND WE WERE AFTER THE
MAN WHO ATTACKED US, OSAMA BIN LADEN AND THE TALIBAN HAD BEEN SUPPORTING HIM Y.THINK THAT
WAS THE ORIGINAL GOAL. IT'S, YOU KNOW, FROM THAT POINT UNTIL 10 YEARS
LATER WHEN OUR GOAL RIGHT NOW IS TO BASICALLY HAND OVER SECURITY TO THE AFGHANS THEMSELVES,
IT'S HARD TO SAY SUCCESS/FAILURE, THAT SOMETHING THAT I THINK WE'LL BE STUDYING AND LOOKING
AT FOR DECADES AND DECADES TO COME. >> >>AMITA: BETH FORD ROTH, THANK YOU FOR
YOUR PERSPECTIVE. >> >>BETH FORD ROTH: YOUR WELCOME.
>> >>DWANE: EXCESSIVE HEAT ISN'T STOPPING FOLKS FROM TAKING A HIKE IN OUR SAN DIEGO
MOUNTAIN AREAS, BUT SOME FOLKS ARE GOING HIKING ILL PREPARED AND SUFFERING HEAT EXHAUSTION.
THERE'S BEEN 56 RESCUES BY THE SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER TEAM THIS YEAR, AND MOST WERE HEAT RELATED.
IT'S HIGH NOON AT COWLES MOUNTAIN AND HIKERS AND RUNNERS ARE GOING UP AND DOWN THE TRAIL
LIKE IT'S NOTHING. IT'S A HOT DAY, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO UP
ON THE MOUNTAIN TODAY? >> >>: IT'S GREAT EXERCISE.
>> >>DWANE: SAN DIEGO'S HUMID CONDITIONS ARE A WELCOME RELIEF FROM PALM SPRINGS.
>> >>: I'M VISITING MY DAD NOW. >> >>DWANE: SHE ALSO KNOWS THE VALUE OF BEING
PROPERLY HYDRATED BEFORE AND AFTER ATREK UP THE HILL.
>> >>: YOU DRINK HALF YOUR BODY WEIGHT IN OUNCES EVERY DAY AND YOU SHOULD BE OKAY.
>> >>DWANE: SINCE MAY OF THIS YEAR, 40 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RESCUED FROM POPULAR HIKING TRAILS
IN SAN DIEGO, MAINLY BECAUSE OF HEAT. >> >>: ALSO, YOU'RE AVERAGING THREE TO FOUR
RESCUES RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY WHAT IT COMES OUT TO.
>> >>DWANE: SERGEANT MARK JOHNSTON IS WITH THE SHARE SHERIFF'S EMERGENCY SERVICES WITH
YEARS UNDER HIS BELT, CURRENTLY PROVIDES AIR SUPPORT.
HE SAYS THE TAX PAYER COST FOR JUST ONE RESCUE CAN RANGE FROM 1,500 DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR A
LARGE HELICOPTER OR A LITTLE LESS FOR A SMALLER HELICOPTER.
>> >>: THE ONE BEHIND ME, MD500, THE OPERATING COST IS ROUGHLY 500 DOLLARS AN HOUR.
>> >>DWANE: THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAS TWO AIR CRAFT AND THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR COVERING
4200 SQUARE MILES OF BACK COUNTRY. JOHNSTON SAYS IT TAKES ABOUT THREE HOURS TO
FLY THE PERIMETER OF THE COUNTY. PROPER CLOTHING AND SHOES ARE IMPORTANT, AND
SO IS DRINKING WATER BEFORE AND DURING YOUR TREK.
>> >>: IF YOU'RE GOING TO GO HIKING N THESE TEMPERATURES, YOU SHOULD BE PLANNING AT LEAST
24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO HYDRATE FOR THAT HIKE. >> >>DWANE: THE SHERIFF'S ARIEL SUPPORT DETAIL
AID FIRE FIGHTING IN THE BACK COUNTRY. THE TEAM IS WORK ALONGSIDE CAL FIRE RIGHT
NOW. CHARGER FANS IN SAN DIEGO WILL NOT BE ABLE
TO WATCH THE PRE SEASON GAME AGAINST THE DALLAS COW COWBOYS LIVE ON TELEVISION.
THE TEAM DID NOT SELL ENOUGH TICKETS FOR SATURDAY'S GAME.
THE GAME STARTS AT SIX, AT QUALCOMM STADIUM. >> >>DWANE: CALIFORNIA'S MOST MODERN HOSPITAL
WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS THIS BEACONED IN ESCONDIDO. THE ELEVEN STORY PALOMAR LOOKS IMPRESSIVE
FROM THE OUTSIDE, BUT ITS REAL BEAUTY LIES WITHIN.
KPBS KPBS HEALTH REPORTER KENNY GOLDBERG. >> >>: THE NEW PALOMAR MEDICAL CENTER LOOKS
LIKE A LUXURY RESORT. THE GROUNDS ARE BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPE WOULD NATIVE PLANTS.
THE MAIN LOBBY LOOKS LIKE IT'S LIFTED FROM A 5 STAR HOTEL.
MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS A STATE OF THE ART HOSPITAL AND IT WAS DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND
UP TO FACILITATE BETTER PATIENT CARE. >> >>: THE DESIGN HAS THREE SEPARATE PODS
AND THAT'S IDEAL FOR US BECAUSE WE'LL BE ABLE TO MOVE PATIENTS THROUGH MORE EFFICIENTLY.
EACH BAWD HAS TWO CRITICAL CARE ROOMS AND SO WITHIN THAT POD WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY ROOM
PHYSICIAN, PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT AND FIVE REGISTERED NURSES.
THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE AROUND TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS.
>> >>: THE FROM A UNIT IS DOWN THE HALL FROM THE BESIDES HAVING AMPLE SPACE FOR DOCTORS
AND NURSES TO WORK IN, IT'S RIGHT NEXT TO THE AMBULANCE ENTRANCE.
UPSTAIRS THE OPERATING ROOMS ARE BUILT AROUND A CENTRAL CORE.
EACH ONE HAS BUILT IN PASS THROUGH CABINETS. WORKERS CAN RETRIEVE AND DELIVER ITEMS FROM
THE OR'S WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE THE ROOMS. THERE ARE SKY LIGHTS ALL OVER THE HOSPITAL.
NATURAL LIGHT IS THOUGHT TO AID IN HEALING, AND REDUCE FATIGUE AMONG STAFF.
UP ON PALOMAR'S PATIENT FLOORS, THERE ARE NO CENTRAL NURSING STATIONS.
THAT'S BECAUSE DESIGNERS WANTED TO PUT NURSES CLOSER TO PATIENTS.
>> >>: OUTSIDE OF EVERY PATIENT ROOM IS WHAT WE CALL A NURSING STATION, WHERE THE NURSE
CAN SIT HERE, DO THE WORK THEY NEED TO DO, DOCUMENTATION, ET SET ET CETERA, BUT THEY
CAN SEE INTO TWO PATIENT ROOMS. THEY CAN SEE THE PATIENT IN THIS ROOM, AND
THIS ROOM. >> >>: EACH OF PALOMAR'S 288 PATIENT ROOMS
ARE PRIVATE, AND EVERY ROOM EVEN IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT HAS SPACE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND
VISITORS. >> >>: WE DON'T HAVE THAT TODAY IN THE ICU'S.
THOSE DAYS OF HAVING TO CALL TO COME IN AND VISIT YOUR LOVED ONE AND ONLY STAY FOR 15
MINUTES, THOSE DAYS ARE GONE. IN THIS BUILDING, WE ENCOURAGE OUR FAMILIES
TO STAY WITH US. SO THAT'S A WONDERFUL FEATURE.
WE ALSO EVEN OFFER PRIVACY FOR OUR FAMILIES, SO THAT WE CAN PULL THE CURTAIN IF THEY NEED
SOME PRIVACY AND SOME QUIET TIME WITH THEIR LOVED ONE HERE NEEDS SOME AS WELL.
>> >>: THE ROOMS HAVE SOME OTHER DISTINCTIVE FEATURES. THE SPECIAL CALL SYSTEMS ENABLES
PATIENTS TO PUSH DIFFERENT BUTTONS FOR DIFFERENT NEEDS.
ONE FOR PAIN, ONE FOR A WATER REFILL, AND ONE TO TALK DIRECTLY WITH THE NURSE. THE BATHROOMS
ARE CLOSE TO THE BEDS AND PATIENTS CAN USE HAND RAILS TO IT GUIDE THEMSELVES ALL THE
WAY IN AND OUT. SHOE MAKEER SAYS THAT SHOULD REDUCE FALLS.
EACH ROOM HAS A VIEW OF THE ROOF TOP GARDEN, THAT'S NOT JUST FOR AESTHETICS.
>> >>: THERE'S A LOT OF RESEARCH THAT SAYS PATIENTS WHO HAVE ACCESS TO LIGHT AND NATURE
ACTUALLY REQUIRE LESS PAIN MEDICAL, THEY ACTUALLY DO BETTER, GO HOME FASTER, AND PATIENTS STILL
WANT TO GO HOME. >> >>: THE SEED MONEY FOR THIS HOSPITAL CAME
FROM NORTH COUNTY TAX PAYERS WHO APPROVE AD 496ÊMILLION DOLLAR BOND MEASURE IN 2004.
THE PALOMAR HEALTH DISTRICT WILL PAY THE REST OF THE NEARLY ONE BILLION DOLLAR TAB THROUGH
FUTURE EARNING AND PHILANTHROPY. THE HOSPITAL HAS A CAPACITY TO EVENTUALLY HOUSE MORE THAN
600 PATIENTS, DOUBLE ITS CURRENT SIZE. LEAD ARCHITECT MICHAEL SHANAHAN SAYS THIS
FACILITY HAS BEEN ALMOST 10 YEARS IN THE MAKING. HE SAYS FROM THE BEGINNING, THE IDEA WAS TO
DESIGN A HOSPITAL THAT MARK AD COMPLETE DEPARTURE FROM THE OLD WAY OF DOING THINGS.
>> >>: HOSPITALS ARE NT THE MOST DESIRABLE PLACES TO GO.
WHAT WE'VE TRIED TO DO IS BRING IN A HOSPITALITY ENVIRONMENT.
WE KIND OF MAKE IT A DESIRABLE PLACE TO GO F YOU HAVE TO GO.
I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT. THE OTHER PIECE THAT'S IMPORTANT, YOU HAVE
TO RECOGNIZE IT'S MORE THAN THE PATIENTS, IT'S THE FAMILY WHO TO COME VISIT THE PATIENTS.
ALL PROVIDE HEALING AND A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE BEHIND THE WHOLE HEALING PROCESS.
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE U TEMPING TO DO HERE. >> >>DWANE: KPBS KPBS HEALTH REPORTER KENNY
GOLDBERG, THE NEW PALOMAR MEDICAL CENTER WILL ADMIT ITS FIRST PATIENTS ON SUNDAY. THE OLD
HOSPITAL IN DOWNTOWN ESCONDIDO WILL REMAIN OPEN.
A PLAN TO BUILD A PUBLIC MARKET IN SAN DIEGO IS GAINING MOMENTUM.
AMITA SHARMA EXPLAINS. >> >>AMITA: LONDON, SEATTLE, AND LOS ANGELES
HAVE ONE, AND NOW SAN DIEGO IS ABOUT TO GET ITS OWN PUBLIC MARKET FILLED WITH LOCALLY
GROWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND A LOT OF OTHER ITEMS.
CATT WHITE AND DALE STEELE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF THE SAN DIEGO PUBLIC MARKET.
THEY'RE HERE WITH ME NOW. CATT, I KNOW AT LEAST THE REACTION AMONG MY
FRIENDS WAS AT LAST, Y WE HAVE A PUBLIC MARKET IN SAN DIEGO SO WHAT ARE PEOPLE GOING TO FIND
THERE? >> >>CATT WHITE: LOTS AND LOTS OF FRESH FOOD,
FOOD BEING MADE ON SITE, SO SOMEBODY ACTUALLY MAKING CHEESE, CURING SALAMI, CUTTING MEAT,
CHICKENS, AND FARMERS WITH ALL KINDS OF PRODUCE. SOME REALLY TERRIFIC CHEFS ARE GOING TO COME
DOWN TO DO REALLY SMALL SPACES WHERE THEY PICK BUN OF THEIR FAVORITE ITEMS AND MAKE
A BUSINESS OUT OF IT. >> >>AMITA: YOU MENTIONED PRODUCE.
HOW'S THIS GOING TO DIFFER FROM THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS WE SEE AROUND?
>> >>CATT WHITE: EXTENDED HOURS FOR ONE THING, AND BIGGER DISPLAY AREAS ARE A POSSIBILITY.
WE'LL ALSO HAVE TWO WEEKLY FARMERS MARKETS AT THE SAN DIEGO PUBLIC MARKET SO FARMERS
WHO CAN'T COMMIT TO SIX DAYS A WEEK, EARLY TO LATE, WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO SET UP
TENTS WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS. BUT THIS GIVES YOU A CENTRAL LOCATION WHERE
IN ADDITION TO THE FARMERS YOU CAN GO A LITTLE DEEPER INTO FOOD, WHERE YOUR YOU'LL GET REFRIGERATION
FACILITIES, SO ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCTION CAN TAKE PLACE, KITCHEN SPACE WHERE PEOPLE WITH
SMALL FOOD BUSINESSES CAN GROW. >> >>AMITA: DALE, I KNOW THAT YOU AND CATT
HAVE NT SECURED 100% FUNDING FOR THE PROPERTY, SO YOU'RE SORT OF TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH.
WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE HAVE YOU RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY?
>> >>DALE STEELE: WE THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE A GOOD RESPONSE BUT IT'S BEEN OVERWHELMING,
IT'S BEEN INCREDIBLE. I'VE WORK ON THIS PROJECT FOR MANY YEARS,
GIVEN PRESENTATIONS EVERYWHERE, SPOKE TOON DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATIONS AND CONDO ASSOCIATIONS
AND INDIVIDUALS AND CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS AND HOTELIERS, AND PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF
LIFE, AND EVERYONE HAS BEEN SO ON BOARD AND SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.
SO ONCE WE SECURE THE PROPERTY TO JUST SORT OF OPEN THE FLOOD GATES HAS BEEN AMAZING EVERYBODY
IS SO EXCITED. >> >>AMITA: WHAT KIND OF FUND RAISING ARE
YOU DOING? >> >>DALE STEELE: WE'RE DOING A KICK STARTER
PROJECT, I'LL LET CATT TELL YOU ABOUT THAT SHE'S THE COMMANDER OF THE KICK STARTER.
WE'RE ALSO DOING PRIVATE INVESTMENT, OUR SAVINGS, AND, YEAH.
>> >>CATT WHITE: SELLING OUR FIRST BORN CHILDREN. SORRY, GIRLS.
YES, WE ACTUALLY DO HAVE A KICK STARTER CAMPAIGN GOING ON THAT'S NICE BECAUSE IT LETS EVERYBODY
IN SAN DIEGO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A LITTLE PIECE OF THE SAN DIEGO PUBLIC MARKET WHEN
IT OPENS. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH KICK
STARTER, IT'S SORT OF A CROWD SOURCING FUND RAISING, WE MOUNT PUT P OUR CAMPAIGN, WE SET
A GOAL. IF WE DON'T HIT THAT GOAL, WE HAVE TO REACH
THAT GOAL OR WE DON'T GET ANY. 92,244 DOLLARS.
WE'VE HAD PEOPLE DONATE A DOLLAR, GET A LOT OF CULINARY STUDENTS DOING THAT RIGHT NOW,
PEOPLE DONATING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THEY GET REWARDS WHEN THEY DONATE.
ANYTHING FROM THE COUPLE THAT SIGNED UP YESTERDAY HAD THEIR WEDDING AT THE MARKET BY MAKING
A CERTAIN SIZE DONATION, TO THE FOLKS THAT DONATE 12 DOLLARS AND GET HAIR LOOM AIR LOOM
SEEDS. >> >>AMITA: THIS MARKET IS GOING TO BE LOCATED
IN THE BARRIO LOGAN AREA WHICH SOME PEOPLE CALL A FOOD DESERT.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE THAT AREA GAINS FROM HAVING A PUBLIC MARKET?
>> >>DALE STEELE: IT WILL SO ENLIVEN THE AREA. IT WAS AN INDUSTRIAL SITE WITH ITS BACK TO
THE COMMUNITY. IT WILL NOW BE FULLY OPEN AND AIRY, AND LIGHT,
AND IT WILL BE AN MATED, LOTS OF THINGS GOING ON, NOT ONLY WILL THEY BE ABLE TO COME AND
GET FRESH, GOOD, HEALTHY FOOD LOCALLY GROWN AND PRODUCED, BUT WE'LL HAVE EVENTS THERE
THAT WILL BE SPECIFIC TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO THE ENTIRE SAN DIEGO REGION.
WE'LL HAVE MOVIE NIGHTS, YOU CAN HAVE A QUINCEA„ERA THERE, YOU CAN CELEBRATE YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S
HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY THERE, HAVE AN OFFICE PARTYÊ WE'LL HAVE COOKING CLASSES, AND WE HAVE A
GREAT, STRONG, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO TEACH CHILDREN WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM, THE
IMPORTANCE OF EATING TOGETHER A AS FAMILY, WE'LL BE TEACHING DIET, NUTRITION, EXERCISE,
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TO SENIORS, TO MILITARY FAMILIES, AND TO THE COMMUNITY.
>> >>AMITA: AND VERY QUICKLY, WHEN'S THE OPENING DATE?
>> >>CATT WHITE: ACTUALLY, WE'LL BE STARTING OUR WEEKLY MARKETS IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS.
WE'LL BE CONTINUING TO LEASE SHOP SPACES AND THAT WILL BE OPEN THIS SPRING.
>> >>AMITA: THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING TO US TODAY. >> >>AMITA: TONIGHT IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE,
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PUT ITS STAMP OF APPROVAL ON THE 800ÊMILLION DOLLAR SALE OF THE PADRES
TO THE O'MALLEY FAMILY AND PRO GOLFER PHIL MICKELSON AND OTHER INVESTORS.
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER BUD SELL SELIG SAYS THE DEAL WILL SERVE THE FANS OF SAN DIEGO.
SOME
OF YOU AREN'T SO SURE. NICK SACCO WROTE:
THE SACRIFICE BUNCH TWEETED: PORFIRIO D'AZ.
>> >>AMITA: YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CONVERSATION BY FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER, LIKING US ON FACEBOOK
AND OF COURSE YOU CAN E MAIL US. >> >>DWANE: AND RECAPPING TONIGHT'S TOP STORIES,
RESIDENTS IN THE FAR EAST COUNTY RANCH RANCHITA UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION NOTICE TONIGHT.
WILD FIRES CAL FIRE SAYS THE WILSON AND
STEWART FIRES NORTH EAST TO JULIAN ARE CLOSE TO MERGING.
SO FAR 15,000 ACRES ARE BURNED. AND YOU CAN FIND TONIGHT'S STORIES ON OUR
WEBSITE, KPBS.ORG/EVENINGEDITION. THANKS FOR JOINING US, YOU HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.