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Stories for November 18, 2005

Group to document discrimination, violence in Latino communities

Nov. 18
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego human rights group is spearheading a movement within border states to document abuses of Latino residents. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Judge rules on county medical program

Nov. 18
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Superior Court judge has ruled San Diego County can no longer use a strict income limit to determine whether local residents are entitled to free medical care. The ruling means the County must take into account a person's ability to pay. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Cedar fire starter gets probation, not prison

Nov. 18
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge sentenced a hunter yesterday to five years probation and community service for setting the largest wildfire in San Diego history. The 2003 Cedar fire killed 15 people and destroyed 24 hundred homes. Sergio Martinez apologized to the victims and said living with the knowledge of what he did is killing him. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.