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Stories for December 7, 2006

Photographer Chronicles Immigrant's Journey

Dec. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The national debate over illegal immigration is both polarizing and political. But it's also about very personal human struggles. Over 17 years, Pulitzer-prize winning Los Angeles Times photographer Don Bartletti has documented one man's journey from his poor pueblo in Oaxaca, Mexico through his illegal crossing into the United States and eventually to becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Host Gloria Penner talks with Bartletti about the journey.

HP Agrees to $14.5 Million Settlement Over Spying Claims

Dec. 7
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Sacramento - Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay millions to settle spying claims brought against the company by the state Attorney General. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports, most of the money will go toward prosecuting similar crimes in California.   

Proposal Would Allow State of CA to Fine Insurance Companies

Dec. 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Schwarzenegger administration is proposing new rules that would allow the state to fine insurance companies for improperly denying treatment to injured workers. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Report Finds Many S.D. City Workers Observe Misconduct

Dec. 7
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new survey says City of San Diego workers have serious doubts about ethical standards in their workplace. In response, city officials say they want to improve those standards. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.

San Diegans Remember Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7
By Heather Hill and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Thursday marks the 65th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill talks to two San Diegans with personal stories to share.

Weekend Preview: Music and Art

Dec. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego CityBeat editors Kinsee Morlan and Troy Johnson share their picks of the best entertainment options in San Diego this weekend.

Alan Bersin Takes San Diego Airport Authority Post

Dec. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Former San Diego Schools Superintendent Alan Bersin returns to a local post with his appointment by Mayor Sanders to an executive position on the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. What is his role in the wake of a voter-rejected measure seeking support for a civilian airport at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station?

Japanese-American Shares Experience of Internment Camps

Dec. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese- Americans were removed from their homes on the West Coast and placed in internment camps. One internee discusses why it's important for Americans never to forget what happened to these citizens.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Recalls Experiences

Dec. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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On the 65th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we hear from a survivor who was 13 at the time. He recalls the day of the attack and discusses what was learned and what may be lost as other survivors pass into history.

Balboa Park Faces Transfer to Private Management

Dec. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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To many locals, Balboa Park is the 'crown jewel' of San Diego. How will a private conservancy affect the Park? Host Tom Fudge takes up the issue with District 3 Councilwoman Toni Atkins, and David Lang from the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership.

Hamdania Ringleader Arraigned

Dec. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Marine squad leader accused of the kidnapping and murder in Hamdania earlier this year, was arraigned in Camp Pendleton today. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Credit Expert Warns Consumers about Holiday Spending

Dec. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The holiday shopping season is upon us and it's easy to pull out the plastic - spend now, pay later. But as we pile on the charges, important to make an effort to stay on top of those credit card bills AND check your credit report. Host Gloria Penner talks with a financial expert about how to keep your credit clean.

S.D. City Council Goes Back to School

Dec. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego City Council has decided to invest in professional financial education for its members next year. The council's independent budget analyst, Andrea Tevlin says she researched other major cities around the state, and found none of them provide their council members with training on things like budget planning or issuing debt.

Fewer Illegal Immigrants Being Smuggled to U.S. in Cars

Dec. 7
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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U.S. Customs agents caught fewer people trying to enter the U.S. illegally by hiding in passenger cars. Apprehensions of undocumented migrants smuggled in cars dropped by half this year compared to last. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.