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Stories for May 16, 2006

Bicyclists ride to promote safety, awareness

May 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of San Diego bicycle riders is taking to the streets at seven o'clock Wednesday evening (tonight/tomorrow night). But it's not a joy ride. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce reports.

Prop G aims to improve Sharp Grossmont Hospital

May 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Kari Cornicelli with Sharp Grossmont Hospital about Proposition G, the bond measure to complete the hospital's Emergency and Critical Care Center, improvements that will be made if the measure passes and the challenges to obtaining 2/3rds voter approval for the bond measure.

San Diego home sales decline

May 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Home sales in Southern California dropped off last month, hitting the slowest pace in five years. San Diego County led the region with a dramatic tumble in home sales. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Many graduating students leave San Diego for jobs

May 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

College graduates are finishing school this week and preparing to enter the workforce. What jobs can they expect to find? And can they afford to live in San Diego? Tom Fudge speaks with the director of career services at San Diego State University to find out.

New tool challenges you to understand California's budget

May 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Californian's have been given the chance to balance the state's budget. Host Tom Fudge finds out about the California Budget Challenge with founder, Noel Perry.

President Bush outlines his plan to prevent illegal immigration

May 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr. and Peter Nunez from the Center for Immigration Studies to get their reaction to the President's speech about immigration reform. Both guests respond to Bush's plan to use the National Guard to monitor the US-Mexico border.

Should San Diego offer wireless internet service throughout the city?

May 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Some major cities have efforts underway to provide wireless internet services across the city. Host Tom Fudge talks about wi-fi with his guests: Marc Palumbo from Socalfreenet, Glenn Fleishman, Editor of WiFi Networking News, and Martha Dennis, from the San Diego Commission on Science and Technology.

Local writer sheds a new light on San Diego's past

May 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's history is full of pestilence, murder, and unpopular postmasters. Tom Fudge speaks with local author, Jack Innis, about some of San Diego's most notorious legends.

Hauf to campaign in June Primary against Bilbray

May 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Conservative republican Bill Hauf has announced he'll actively campaign in the June Primary election against Brian Bilbray. His decision reveals a rift in the republican ranks over who should replace convicted congressman Randy Cunningham. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

City Hall heats up over Aguirre's budget

May 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Budget hearings at San Diego City Hall took on a heated emotional tone Monday in public testimony over the budget for the office of City Attorney Mike Aguirre. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Report finds Miramar could be joint-use airport

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report finds Miramar could accommodate both a civilian and military airport. The San Diego County Airport Authority staff will present the study to the board next week. But the media got a glimpse of it today. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.