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Stories for March 29, 2006

Baja is pushing for growth in science and technology sectors

March 29
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Mexican government and regional businesses are pushing for growth in Baja's high tech manufacturing sector. The region has added over 70,000 jobs after losing 50,000 to overseas competition and a global slowdown.

New home construction in CA on the rise

March 29
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

New home construction in California increased eight-percent last month compared to a year ago. The increase is more dramatic from January to February of this year. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Senate passes lobby reform bill

March 29
By Laura Strickler and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Senate passed its version of lobbying reform this afternoon. Now it will move to the House. But reform advocates say the bill does not go far enough. Both California senators voted for the bill. Laura Strickler has more from Capitol Hill.

Latino children's literature tells immigrant stories

March 29
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Francisco Jimenez came to the U.S. as the 4-year-old son of migrant farm workers. From humble beginnings, he has become a professor at Santa Clara University and author of several award winning autobiographical children's books.

Are carpool lanes really effective?

March 29
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

After analyzing piles of transportation research, UC Berkeley professor Pravin Varaiya concludes California's carpool lanes are not as efficient at moving cars during rush hour.

Councilman Madaffer takes issue with Aguirre lawsuit

March 29
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Councilman Jim Madaffer is taking issue with the latest lawsuit filed by City Attorney Mike Aguirre. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

San Diego may open its first K-8 school

March 29
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Superintendent Carl Cohn of San Diego City Schools supports K-8 schools and the first of its kind may open its doors in San Diego Unified. Does that mean middle schools will slowly disappear?

Uninsured make up only 15 percent of ER visits

March 29
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study shows contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of people who use emergency rooms have health insurance. The report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is based on a survey of more than 32,000 households. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Senate debates lobby reform to reduce scandals

March 29
By Laura Strickler and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Following numerous lobbying scandals, the U.S. Senate is debating lobby reform. But Senators won't devote much time to the issue -- less than a day. They're in a hurry to tackle immigration reform. Laura strickler reports From Capitol Hill.

Experts concerned about avian flu hitting the US

March 29
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Will the avian flu come to North America this year? Tom Fudge speaks with KPBS health reporter Kenny Goldberg to find out.

San Diego prepares for avian flu

March 29
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The avian influenza known as H5N1 has been spreading rapidly throughout Asia and Europe. Experts predict it will come to North America sometime this year. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more on what San Diego County is doing to prepare.

Protesting students warned to stay in school

March 29
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego sheriff's deputies arrested 150 students who walked out of school in Imperial Beach today. They rallied against proposed federal immigration reform legislation. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.