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Stories for December 22, 2005

Homeless teens create art

Dec. 22
By Karen Rostodha and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Volunteers with the Storefront Shelter hit the streets in San Diego trying to convince kids to come to its shelter. And for some kids that trip to the shelter is the first step to creating a new life. Karen Rostodha has the story.

Anti-Meth Bill Delayed

Dec. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A measure introduced by California Senator Dianne Feinstein designed to curb the spread of methamphetamine has been put off until next year. The bill had been attached to the Patriot Act, but was removed at the last minute. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

CHP to Crackdown on Drinking and Driving

Dec. 22
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are taking part in a massive holiday season crackdown on drunk driving. California has experienced an increase in drunk driving fatalities the last six years in a row. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Union Blasts Immigration Bill

Dec. 22
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The union that represents more than 10,000 Border Patrol agents is blasting the House Immigration Bill. Union officials say the bill tries to mollify the public with the right rhetoric about worksite enforcement. But they say the bill maintains the status quo. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Profile of a senior volunteer

Dec. 22
By Karen Rostodha and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's traditional to donate money, goods, and time to charities during the holiday season... But for some San Diegans, volunteering to help others is a way of life year 'round. Karen Rostodha profiles one woman who is dedicating her golden years to helping other seniors.