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Stories for April 26, 2006

Labor officials outraged over school district cuts

April 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local labor officials are outraged that more than 200 support staffers working for the San Diego Unified School District have lost their jobs. The education board voted yesterday to cut positions that keep city campuses clean and running smoothly. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.

Local teenager stars in indie film

April 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Malcolm Stumpf is a ninth grader at Cortez Hill Charter School in San Diego. He is the star of the new independent film Wild Tigers I Have Known. Host Tom Fudge talks with Malcolm and his mother, Cindy, about making the film and film curator Neil Kendricks shares his response to the film and Malcolm's performance.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

April 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days host Tom Fudge talks with AnnaMaria Stephens and Anders Wright about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

Pianist and scholar Cecil Lytle plays Gershwin!

April 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pianist Cecil Lytle and actor Arthur Wagner join host Tom Fudge for a discussion and performance of Gershwin tunes.

SDG&E requests exemption from air polution laws

April 26
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Gas and Electric is asking for an exemption from air pollution laws so the firm's Palomar Energy Plant can release more smog. SDG&E's petition goes before the county's Air Pollution Control District tomorrow. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

The changing image and work of Rotarians

April 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is the Rotary Club just for lunching with business associates? Not if the local district governors can help it. Bob Watson and Fernando Favela join Tom Fudge to discuss the changing image of the Rotary Club and the work Rotarians are doing to make an impact in the region.

What's next for the Chargers?

April 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

How do you feel about the idea of building a new stadium for the Chargers in Chula Vista or Oceanside? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani about the Mayor's proposal to let the team discuss stadium deals with other cities in San Diego County.

EPA cleans up a million used tires near Mexicali

April 26
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it has cleaned up more than a million used tires near Mexicali in a project with its Mexican counterpart. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.