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Stories for February 9, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Brush fire burning in SanDiego's North County

Feb. 9
By Kpbs and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Emergency crews are working to contain a brush fire that has burned more than 20 acres along Interstate 15, near Camino del Rey in San Diego's North County.

Your letters: February 9, 2006

Feb. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge and Producer Ana Tintocalis read your letters.

UCSD to participate in international Alzheimer's study

Feb. 9
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

UC San Diego will soon take part in what's being called the largest brain imaging study on Alzheimer's disease ever conducted. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Jewish Film Festival explores racism

Feb. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The 16th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival starts this weekend and will showcases 38 of the best contemporary Jewish films from around the world. KPBS film critic Beth Accomando has seen a lot of them and she joins us to talk about her favorites in the festival.

North County residents urged to conserve water

Feb. 9
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Water managers in San Diego's inland north county are watching their reservoir levels anxiously. A shut-down of the Skinner Treatment plant, combined with unusually hot weather, threatens supplies to thousands of customers. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Home prices remain out of reach for most SD residents

Feb. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Home prices in San Diego continue to be out of reach for most residents. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Weekend Preview: February 09, 2006

Feb. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days host Tom Fudge talks with David Coddon, editor for Night and Day Magazine and Troy Johnson, music editor for San Diego City Beat and host of Fox Rocks about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

Mexican alternative health clinics in question

Feb. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Coretta Scott King was brought to the Hospital Santa Monica just south of Tijuana. Two days later she died. Mexican authorities have since closed the clinic. Tom Fudge talks to KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson about the practices of alternative health clinics south of the border.

"After Innocence" shows problems in the criminal justice system

Feb. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Justin Brooks, from the California Innocence Project, and Director Jessica Sanders about her new documentary, "After Innocence", which follows seven men who were released from prison after spending decades incarcerated for crimes they didn't commit.

Public invited to hear about possible airport locations

Feb. 9
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County's Airport Authority is inviting the public to Mission Valley tonight, to learn about different proposals for a new regional airport. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Mexican officials urged to secure toxic fire area

Feb. 9
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego and Tijuana environmental organizations are asking Mexican officials to secure the area where a massive fire burned yesterday in Tijuana. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Local residents react to prophet Mohammed cartoons

Feb. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What's fueling the anger over the political cartoons of the prophet Mohammed? Is it the actual cartoons and the messages they convey, or the lack of understanding between the secular West and the Muslim world? We open the phone lines to see what local residents think.