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Stories for March 6, 2006

C-Sections on the rise

March 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Some women choose to give birth the all-natural, drug-free way. Others don't mind a little pain medication to help them through the process. But in recent years, a number of women have chosen to avoid labor all together and deliver their baby by caesarian section. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg takes a look at the rise in elective c-sections.

Resident ownership builds community in SD's Diamond Neighborhood

March 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Jacobs Family Foundation has redeveloped San Diego's Diamond Neighborhood, giving residents the chance to own stock in a big community center called Market Creek Plaza. Tom Fudge finds out about this new meaning of community.

Local author inspired by the far north

March 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Robert Wolfe lived in Alaska for 20 years before moving to California. Wolfe tell us what he learned living in the far north, and the culture shock of moving to sunny San Diego.

Taxpayers group wants disclosure of airport costs

March 6
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A taxpayers' advocacy group says there needs to be a full disclosure of the costs involved with building a new San Diego airport, or expanding Lindbergh field. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Filmmaking 101: Making Independent Films

March 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The popularity of digital video today means there are more filmmakers than ever. Host Tom Fudge talks about making independent films with the writer and director of Jupiter Landing, and a professor at San Diego State University.

Appointment required to renew border crossing pass

March 6
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Waits of up to eight hours to renew expedited border crossing passes have prompted federal officials to require people to make appointments starting today. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Capitol Hill Report: Cunningham's sentencing hits Capitol Hill

March 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with Laura Strickler, a reporter for Capitol Hill News Connection about Cunningham's sentencing, the rejected Ethics Office, the passed Patriot Act, and the latest immigration hearings.

Labor union against settling pension settlement via mediation

March 6
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The City of San Diego's white collar labor union shows little sign of agreeing to mediation with the city on the question of rolling back pension benefits. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

SD Residents get to own a piece of their neighborhood

March 6
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Residents of the Diamond Neighborhoods in Southeastern San Diego will soon be making history as investors in the first community development initial public offering in the United States. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

San Diego creates ethics award

March 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, together with local community leaders, has created the Richard P. Geyser President's Ethics Award. Tom Fudge finds out what it is and why awarding ethics is important in San Diego today.