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Stories for December 13, 2005

Christmas

Dec. 13
KPBS Commentaries

The idea of Christmas, as I understand it, is to remember the spirit of the season, the meaning of love and hope and forgiveness; to become charitable, considerate, and embrace the act of giving.

KPBS Commentaries

Dec. 13
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Study debunks driving myths

Dec. 13
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study of California drivers debunks an age-old myth about men asking for directions. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the details.

Condo complex files suit over seawall fee

Dec. 13
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Solona Beach condominium complex is suing the California Coastal Commission saying the state agency illegally levied a $248,000 fee on a seawall project. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Monarch School Principal Sarita Fuentes

Dec. 13
By Sarah Rothenfluch and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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We continue our special Envision San Diego series looking at leaders - and leadership - in San Diego. Tonight we explore the life and career of Sarita Fuentes. As principal and CEO of the Hope Region of schools in San Diego County she oversees the day-to-day operations of five public schools in the juvenile court and community school system. We joined her at one of those schools in downtown San Diego.

Doctors blast Medi-Cal cut

Dec. 13
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The rate doctors get from the state to treat Medi-Cal patients will be cut by five percent starting in January. The Schwarzenegger Administration says the move will help reduce the budget deficit. But doctors argue the cut will reduce access for poor Californians. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

California teachers' retirement fund falls short

Dec. 13
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The pension fund for California's teachers is facing a $24 billion pension shortfall. CalSTRS trustees will spend the next few months looking for ways to bridge the gap. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.