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Stories for March 1, 2006

Spanish cuisine delights the senses

March 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Does Spain rival France in culinary excellence? Food writer Anya von Bremzen discusses how Spanish cooking is a marriage of innovation, deep-rooted traditions and amazing ingredients.

City Council approves the CCDC's new development plan

March 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Now that the City Council has approved CCDC's Community Plan, how will it be implemented? Host Tom Fudge talks to KPBS News Reporter Alison St. John about the impact the plan will have on the future of Downtown San Diego.

City Council approves downtown's blueprint for growth

March 1
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's downtown urban center now has a blueprint for growth over the next 25 years. The city council last night approved the Downtown Community Plan, that has been four years in the making. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Real ID Act faces uphill battle in California

March 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Will the Real ID Act lead to more identity theft? Host Tom Fudge speaks to LA Times Reporter Evan Halper about the technological obstacles, the security risks, and the costs associated with implementing the Real ID Act.

Oil rigs could soon be operating off CA Coast

March 1
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A statewide environmental group is urging the public to support a continued moratorium on drilling for oil off the California coast. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Report: Federal Government shortchanged public health programs

March 1
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The American Public Health Association has released its annual report on how members of Congress voted on key issues. The report gives San Diego's representatives mixed grades. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Is Wikipedia making Encyclopedia Britannica obsolete?

March 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Wikipedia has become the world's largest living reference work, written and edited by the public. Host Tom Fudge talks with Pat Neil, chief technology officer at UCSD, and Jim Jacobs, data services librarian at UCSD about the Wikipedia phenomenon.

New class focuses on surf culture

March 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Southern California's surf culture is rich and fascinating. A local professor created the first university class that examines surf culture, from lingo to the Aloha philosophy. Host Tom Fudge speaks with the professor about the new class.

Conservation group requests investigation into Bajaqua contract

March 1
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego conservation group is asking the U.S. Attorney's office to investigate the financial relationship between two former Congressmen, a sitting Congressman and the sewage treatment company Bajagua. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.