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Stories for January 26, 2006

Arte y Pureza perform flamenco in its purest form

Jan. 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Flamenco guitarist Ethan Margolis and dancer Cihtli Ocampo perform the traditional gypsy dancing and music that gave birth to popular Flamenco.

Access to Torrey Pines Golf Course questioned

Jan. 26
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Some of golf's greatest are gracing Torrey Pines Golf Course for the Buick Invitation this week. The annual PGA Tournament has found its home at the municipal course overlooking the cliffs of La Jolla. The prestige of that tournament, along with plans for a 2008 U.S. Open, is raising the stakes at an already highly sought-after site. Rebecca Tolin has the story.

Smoking banned on Del Mar beaches and parks

Jan. 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week the Del Mar City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would ban smoking on beaches and parks. Now the council is considering a smoking ban on city streets and sidewalks. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Del Mar City Council member David Druker about the clamp down on smoking.

Your letters: January 26, 2006

Jan. 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge and producer Ana Tintocalis read letters from listeners.

City low on funds finds budget interests hard to prioritize

Jan. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's city council members have submitted their budget priorities early this year, in anticipation of a year of unprecedented budget cuts. They hope the mayor will take their priorities into account when he proposes a budget in April. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Queer Eye star comes to San Diego

Jan. 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

How does a journalist become a culinary superstar? Host Tom Fudge talks to Ted Allen, one of the stars of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, about his successful television show, his new cookbook, and his sudden rise to fame.

UCSD study gives hope for recovering damaged forests

Jan. 26
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new UC San Diego study on tropical forests may give scientists the tools they need to protect these rapidly disappearing ecosystems. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Whooping cough cases prompt forum

Jan. 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

County health officials will hold a special forum for physicians tonight on a disease that's making a big comeback: whooping cough. San Diego County has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of cases. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Weekend preview: January 26, 2006

Jan. 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days host Tom Fudge talks with AnnaMaria Stephens, Arts and Entertainment editor of signonsandiego about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

Mozart's 250th Birthday fast appraoching

Jan. 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Maureen Cavanaugh speaks with musician, writer, and lecturer Eric Bromberger about the continuing popularity of the composer and his work.

City hall questions adding ninth council seat

Jan. 26
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An idea is floating around San Diego city hall to ad more council seats to break tie-votes and to give residents more representation. Adding a ninth council seat was discussed and rejected two years ago when city officials first explored the idea of a strong mayor form of government. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

'Most elaborate' U.S.-Mexico smuggling tunnel found

Jan. 26
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Authorities have unearthed a massive and sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel along the U.S. Mexico border. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has more.

Sister Jeanne fights for the rights of child workers

Jan. 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is the West ignoring child labor and human trafficking? Host Tom Fudge asks Sister Jeanne Devos about the conditions children live in around the world.