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Stories for July 24, 2006

Heatwave brings fatalities to border region

July 24, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

High temperatures and humidity are a deadly combination in Mexicali, across the border from Calexico. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains, today's high of 113 degrees offers no relief.

Vista ordinance prompts legal action surrounding day laborers

July 24, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge discusses a new ordinance that requires employers to register with the city before hiring workers off the street.

Chargers' future location hangs in the balance

July 24, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge asks about National City's interest in building a new football stadium for the San Diego Chargers and the county's plan to keep the team in San Diego.

Airport Authority stands firm about joint-use airport bill

July 24, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Airport Authority members show no sign of changing their minds on the language of a ballot measure to share Miramar marine air station with a new commercial airport. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Condo sales flatline, local buyers consider other options

July 24, 2006
By Jane Morton and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Condo sales have been flat in San Diego which means sellers may be forced to reduce prices and add incentives. KPBS Radio's Jane Morton has details.

Governor holds healthcare summit

July 24, 2006
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a summit on health care today in Los Angeles. The meeting is designed to come up some possible solutions to California's run-away health care costs. But critics call it an election-year ploy. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Comic- Con brings a lot of 'personality' to San Diego

July 24, 2006
By Gil Griffin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The 37th annual, four-day Comic-Con International wrapped up Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. Officials say attendance at the country's biggest comic book and popular art convention was significantly higher than last year's total of 100,000. Vocal actor Billy West was among the panelists. For 20 years, he's given voices to illustrators' imaginations. KPBS Radio's Gil Griffin dropped by for a lesson.

SDG&E proposes new 120 mile power line

July 24, 2006
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's power grid operator releases a report today about whether San Diego needs the controversial Sunrise Powerlink. SDG&E is proposing a 120 mile power line to bring electricity from Imperial County. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.

Firefighters battle back country wildfire

July 24, 2006
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The wildfire burning in San Diego's back country has scorched more than seven thousand acres, and is only about five percent contained. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Old Town renovations aimed at reconstructing history

July 24, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Both tourists and locals are finding that Old Town is somewhat different this year, but not many people know why. Pat Finn investigates the changes and learns how the park is reconstructing history.