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Stories for July 3, 2006

Gregory Smith talks about the health of San Diego property

July 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As San Diego County clerk, Gregory Smith, is responsible for assessing housing values in the region. Tom Fudge talks with him about the latest news about the assessed value of San Diego property and what they means for our economy and our public coffers.

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach

July 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with lifeguard spokesman Nick Lerman about what we can expect at the beaches on the 4th and how local lifeguards are gearing up.

Supreme Court delays Mt. Soledad cross removal

July 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has issued a stay, delaying an order by a federal judge to take down the Mount Soledad cross, pending a further ruling. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

New County School Superintendent Named

July 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Education reporter Ana Tintocalis joins Tom Fudge to talk about the new changes in school management across the county, including the appointment of a new county school superintendent.

Mexico's presidential election too close to call

July 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The two leading candidates in Mexico's presidential election have declared victory. But the race is too close to call. The official count starts Wednesday, and no winner will be declared before then. KPBS reporter Amy Isacskon has this report from Tijuana.

Pension consultants leave city in financial limbo

July 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Consultants investigating the city of San Diego's pension deficit have let yet another month go by with nothing to show for the $20 million the city has paid them. Without their report, the city's is left hanging in financial limbo, unable to borrow on the bond market. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Update from Capitol Hill

July 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with a reporter from Capitol Hill about the Guantanamo decision, immigration, net neutrality, flag burning, and legislation to preserve the cross at Mount Soledad.