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Stories for December 1, 2005

Fed court to review supermarket's profit sharing deal

Dec. 1, 2005
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal court will continue reviewing a controversial profit sharing deal among Southern California's three largest supermarket chains. KPBS reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Bilbray joins race for Cunningham's seat

Dec. 1, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The race to capture Duke Cunningham's soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat has just gotten more crowded. Former San Diego Representative Brian Bilbray has joined the contest. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

City files suits against officials involved in fiscal crisis

Dec. 1, 2005
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre says the city has turned a corner in its financial crisis. Instead of defending itself against legal challenges, the city is filing lawsuits against professionals Aguirre says played a key role in its fiscal woes. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.

State measure would ban children as medical translators

Dec. 1, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A measure in the state legislature would ban the use of children as medical interpreters except in the case of an emergency. Some healthcare providers say it's an idea whose time has come. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Results are in from "The Nation's Report Card"

Dec. 1, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The results of what's called "The Nation's Report Card" are out Thursday. The assessment looks at student achievement in eleven urban districts throughout the country including San Diego City Schools. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Tijuana's mayor says the city has improved

Dec. 1, 2005
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon gave his first "state of the city" address in front of a capacity crowd at Tijuana's municipal auditorium Wednesday. Hank says in his administration's first year, they've made the city safer, cleaner and improved bi-national relations. Though, critics say the administration lacks vision. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.