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Stories for March 13, 2006

Local garden experts offer advice for spring

March 13, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Now is the perfect time to start planning for a robust and colorful garden and landscape. These Days garden experts Tom Piergrossi and Nan Sterman share some inside tips.

SDSU President Stephen Weber reflects on a decade of change

March 13, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

President Stephen Weber looks back on SDSU's decade of transformation. Host Tom Fudge talks to Weber about his first 10 years as president of the university. We talk to Weber about the accomplishments he's most proud of and his goals for the next decade.

SDSU president planning for more expansion

March 13, 2006
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego State University President Stephen Weber says despite the campus growth spurt during his first 10 years at the school, he's planning for additional expansion. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Rain in Tijuana fouls up San Diego coastline

March 13, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For most of San Diego, recent rain has meant little more than an inconvenience. But in the county's southwestern-most corner, millions of gallons of brown polluted water spills out of the Tijuana River into the ocean...fouling the coastline from Imperial Beach north to Coronado. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson traced the polluted water back to its origins in Tijuana.

Small businesses could band together bulk-purchase health insurance

March 13, 2006
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

President Bush is praising a bill in the U.S. Senate that would let small businesses and trade groups join forces to create discounted health insurance plans. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Elderly prison inmates cost 3x more

March 13, 2006
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Elderly prisoners in California cost taxpayers three times as much to take care of as other inmates. A new study looks at why that might be. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.