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Stories for November 1, 2005

Jaime

Nov. 1
KPBS Commentaries

Jaime Millan is one of San Diego's binational businessmen. He is a masseur in San Diego health clubs and all around San Diego. He crosses the border five days a week and figures he spends ten hours a week idling in traffic backups at the border. Last week, he had to buy a gallon of gas from a vendor working the line.

KPBS Commentaries

Nov. 1
KPBS Public Broadcasting

D.A. wants tough gang injunction permanent

Nov. 1
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

She says their reign of terror is over. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is seeking the largest preliminary injunction in San Diego County history against gang members in National City. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Judge issues injunction against gang members; DA Dumanis wants it permanent

Nov. 1
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

She says their reign of terror is over. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is seeking the largest preliminary injunction in San Diego County history against gang members in National City. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

SANDAG releases teen prostitution study

Nov. 1
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Teenage prostitution is a very common and very serious problem in San Diego County. That's according to a new study by the San Diego Association of Governments the first of its kind in the region. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Prop76 being called the 'Live within Our Means' Act

Nov. 1
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State election materials characterize the affect of Proposition 76 on the state budget as making major changes to the process. Sacramento reporter Jenny O'Mara has more.

County has plan for flu pandemic

Nov. 1
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County health officials are welcoming President Bush's call for a national strategy to prepare for a possible flu pandemic. County officials say they've already developed a local plan to respond to a massive flu outbreak. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Tijuana official found strangled

Nov. 1
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The former Director of Security for the Mayor of Tijuana was found strangled to death in his car over the weekend. Forensic experts say someone had also injected him with a mixture of heroine and cocaine. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Calif. Senators respond to Supreme Court choice

Nov. 1
By Chad Pergram and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein will be a key player in determining Samuel Alito's fitness for the Supreme Court. She's a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her Democratic Senate colleague Barbara Boxer won't play as large a role. But it was Boxer who had strong words for the nominee Monday. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

Prop75 to affect political contributions through public employee unions

Nov. 1
By Bob Hensley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition 75 would require public employee unions to get annual, written consent from their members to use any dues or fees for political purposes. Sacramento reporter Bob Hensley has more.