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Stories for November 28, 2005

SD City Hall transitions leadership

Nov. 28
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

After much turmoil at San Diego city hall, a new administration must now transition from campaign rhetoric to harsh reality, as the rubber meets the road in city hall. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Congressman Cunningham pleads guilty, plans to resign

Nov. 28
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham resigned today after admitting to tax evasion and bribery charges. The Republican congressman wiped away tears as he announced his resignation outside the federal courthouse in downtown San Diego.

What does Cunningham's resignation mean for San Diegans?

Nov. 28
By Laura Strickler and KPBS Public Broadcasting

With Congress out of town, Capitol Hill was largely quiet Monday. The news of San Diego Republican Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham's resignation gradually hit congressional offices. Capitol Hill reporter Laura Strickler explains what the resignation means for Northern San Diego's representation in congress.

Judge Lam reacts to Cunningham's plea

Nov. 28
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Republican Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham resigned today after pleading guilty in a San Diego federal court to conspiracy and tax evasion. Cunningham admitted he took more than $2.4 million in bribes and in return helped secure military contracts. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Prelim. hearings held for former pension board members

Nov. 28
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Six former pension board members are also in court today for a preliminary hearing into charges of conflict of interest. KPBS reporter Alison St. John has more.

Congressman Cunningham pleads guilty to bribery , tax evasion

Nov. 28
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham pleaded guilty in federal court today to accepting more than $2 million in bribes from military contractors. The bribes ranged from cash to a Rolls-Royce. Cunningham also admitted he evaded taxes on the bribes. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has details.

Congressman Cunningham pleads guilty

Nov. 28
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy and tax evasion.

Gov. to set election date for Cunningham replacement

Nov. 28
By Erik Anderson

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will decide when voters in the 50th congressional district get a chance to choose a replacement for Randy Cunningham. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

San Diegans are part of 'Walk for AIDS Awareness' in India

Nov. 28
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A year-long walk across India to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS is wrapping up this week. The San Diego-based non-profit Project Concern International organized the effort. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Preliminary hearing begins for former pension board members

Nov. 28
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Prosecutors will lay out their evidence this morning against six former San Diego pension trustees. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has charged the six with felony conflict-of-interest violations for casting votes on an issue that they stood to gain from financially. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.