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Stories for February 8, 2006

Mayors ballot measure proposal takes step forward

Feb. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders' proposed ballot measures took a step forward today. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Pete Wilson: San Diego's first strong mayor? Part 1

Feb. 8
By Pat Finn and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jerry Sanders has been mayor under the strong mayor system for just over a month, and tonight, Full Focus takes a look at another San Diego mayor. Pete Wilson is often thought of as San Diego's first real strong mayor, but his tenure took place 30 years before the council-manager system was discarded. Pat Finn tells us how he overcame the system's built-in obstacles to become the real leader of the city for more than a decade.

City Council rejects detox relocation proposal

Feb. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Council voted no last night on a proposal to relocate a drug and alcohol treatment center from Downtown to Pacific Beach. KPBS reporter Alison St John was at the hearing at city hall.

Authorities investigating cause of mid-air plane crash

Feb. 8
By Kpbs and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal and county investigators are interviewing witnesses this afternoon in their efforts to determine what caused two Cessnas to collide in flight near Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

Parent notification measure could return to ballot

Feb. 8
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Supporters of a failed ballot measure that would have required doctors to notify parents before performing an abortion on a minor are giving it another try. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Pest control officials warn against mosquitoes

Feb. 8
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County pest control officials say the warm Santa Ana weather should serve as a reminder that it's not too soon to start taking measures to prevent mosquito infestations. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.