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Stories for June 12, 2006

Officials searching for new Alvarado Hospital operator

June 12, 2006
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tenet Healthcare says it will try to sell Alvarado Hospital to another operator, in hopes of keeping the facility open as an acute care facility. As part of a settlement with federal prosecutors, Tenet must either sell or close the hospital by next February. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Nation's largest biotech will call Sorrento Valley home

June 12, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders says the city is working to become more business friendly in an increasingly competitive business environment. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Fires season starts in Southern California: Are you prepared?

June 12, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The memories of the Cedar fire are still fresh in our minds. And now fire season begins again. Tom Fudge finds out what you need to do to be prepared.

The Metropolitan Water District: will it supply the future?

June 12, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As Southern California continues to develop, will there be enough good, clean water for everyone? Steve Erie, joins Tom Fudge to talk about water.

Military suicide on the rise

June 12, 2006
By Benjamin Shaw and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The rate of suicide among U.S. military personnel is on the rise. Defense officials say they are committing new resources to detecting and preventing suicidal behavior in soldiers. But a recent government report suggests the Pentagon may not be doing enough to make sure at-riskpersonnel get treatment once they get home. KPBS Capitol Hill reporter Benjamin Shaw has more.

New school superintendent still to be determined

June 12, 2006
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County's school superintendent is stepping down in just three weeks and his successor has not yet been named. The county school board convened a special meeting Mondasy to choose the new leader but did not make a decision. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Jersey Boys makes a strong showing at the Tony Awards

June 12, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with Jersey Boys director Des McAnuff the morning after the Tony Awards. Jersey Boys was nominated for 8 Tony's, including Best Direction of a Musical for McAnuff.

Worldwide shark populations are declining

June 12, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Did you know that a small island 200 miles south of San Diego is the seasonal home to a large population of Great White Sharks? Host Tom Fudge talks to local shark experts about Isla Guadalupe, the mysterious Great White, and the alarming decrease in the ocean's large shark population.