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Stories for December 6, 2005


Dec. 6, 2005
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Commentaries

It's funny the things that stay with us as markers of time passing. It is not always the milestones, although those are significant. For me, the milestones this year include celebrating 15 years at KPBS, turning 40, watching my oldest child enter double digits and my youngest complete her first year of life. It includes mourning the passing of my first "baby," my beloved dog Beso, who died at the age of 12 (a respectable 84 in dog years).

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Dec. 6, 2005
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Exit exams block special education students from graduation

Dec. 6, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Thousands of special education students have not passed high school exit exams. Governer Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation to waive the test as a graduation requirement. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Grossmont's charter schools proposal will face regulation

Dec. 6, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State law would require the Grossmont District to find alternative schooling for any student who doesn't want to attend school in the district. That's if a proposed move to convert all the district's high schools to charter schools is successful. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

New water treatment plant to help during hot spells

Dec. 6, 2005
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County water officials broke ground Tuesday on a $158 million water treatment plant in San Marcos. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Study says more jobs won't stop immigration

Dec. 6, 2005
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Most illegal immigrants from Mexico in the United States already had jobs at home. That's according to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains, the study suggests simply creating more jobs in Mexico will not reduce illegal immigration.