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Stories for February 23, 2006

Homebuyers turn to condo conversions

Feb. 23
By None and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Condominium conversions offer a chance for some home-buyers to get into the market. Apartments have been turning into condo buildings around the county, but now there is a bit of a slowdown. Experts say there is only so much real estate suited for this purpose. Here's an encore of Rebecca Tolin's report from late 2004, when the condo conversion craze was in full swing.

Your letters: February 23, 2006

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge and Senior Producer Ana Tintocalis read your letters.

Iranian composer and musician plays These Days

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hafez Nazeri is one of Iran's most influential musicians and admired new composers. He is the son of legendary Persian classical vocalist Shahram Nazeri, and father and son will perform this weekend at the California Center for the Arts. Today, Hafez Nazeri performs live in the These Days studios.

Our experts recommend what to do this weekend in San Diego

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days host Tom Fudge talks with David Coddon, editor for Night and Day Magazine about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

California's English learners left in limbo?

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A recent report finds students who are learning English are not fluent in the language even after 10 years in California's schools. Host Tom Fudge analyzes Prop. 227 and its goal to educate non-English learners.

Reduce garden pests before it's too late

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to County Entomologist David Kellum about why it is a good time of year to start identifying and managing garden pests. Kellum tells us how to identify the pests, and eliminate them without using pesticides.

Cunningham's bribe menu and Aguirre's bid lead the week's news

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Prosecutors ask a federal judge to sentence former congressman Randy Duke Cunningham with ten years in prison after discovering a bribe menu .

Schwarzenegger visits SD college, pushes funding equality

Feb. 23
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited San Diego City College today to talk about the importance of funding all community colleges equally. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Young movie watchers judge portrayals of smoking

Feb. 23
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Young movie watchers have given out the 11th annual Hackademy awards, for the best and worst portrayals of smoking on film. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.