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Stories for May 25, 2006

San Diego Mental Health Services get boost from Prop 63 money

May 25, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In November 2004 voters approved a "millionaire's tax" to improve mental health services in California. Host Tom Fudge finds out what this influx of money will mean for people with mental health illness locally.

City Council votes to continue fight for Mount Soledad Cross

May 25, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Should the cross on Mount Soledad be removed? Host Tom Fudge speaks to attorney James McElroy and Rev. Pat Mahoney about the controversy surrounding the cross.

North county residents to vote on hospital renovation

May 25, 2006
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In less than two weeks, voters in Carlsbad, Vista, and Oceanside will be asked to weigh-in on a major overhaul of Tri-City Medical Center. Proposition F is a $596-million bond measure that will require a two-thirds majority vote to pass. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

May 25, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days host Tom Fudge talks with AnnaMaria Stephens and Anders Wright about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

Navy Broadway Complex development critics speak out

May 25, 2006
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Critics of a plan to redevelop the 15-acre Navy Broadway Complex site say recent changes proposed by the developer should serve as a wake-up call to San Diego. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Will the independent bookstore survive?

May 25, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge explores the health of the independent bookstores in a competitive market of chains, superstores, and internet sales.

Enron convictions shouldn't effect CA consumers

May 25, 2006
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A consumer advocate says the convictions of former Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling won't make a difference to the pocketbooks of California consumers. Michael Shames with the Utility Consumers Action Network, calls the verdicts a small consolation:

ACLU wants Border Patrol held accountable for fatal shootings

May 25, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The ACLU is asking for independent oversight of federal law enforcement agencies in San Diego County. ACLU officials say the Border Patrol, in particular, must be held accountable in the wake of recent fatal shootings. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

CSU employees stage rally to demand pay raise

May 25, 2006
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California State University employees staged a rally at San Diego State Wednesday demanding better pay. The employees union and the CSU are negotiating a new contract at the local campus. Union leaders want the system to offer a cost-of-living increase. But so far the university's bargaining team has resisted. Jeff Henson works at Cal State San Marcos and attended the rally.