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Stories for September 1, 2006

Jacarandas

Sept. 1
By Kathi Diamant and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County has turned blue and purple again, dusted by a blue snowfall, underneath lavender clouds, thanks to more than 12,000 jacaranda trees planted along city and suburban streets

Camp Pendleton Hearing; Gas Prices; City Power Struggle

Sept. 1
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local editors discuss the Camp Pendleton hearing of two Marines in the killing of an Iraqi civilian, gas prices, and the city power struggle.

Bill would keep hospital costs consistent for patients

Sept. 1
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A measure aimed at preventing hospitals from overcharging the uninsured is on its way to the governor's desk. Supporters say the bill would provide some key consumer protections to hospital patients.

New diesel to reduce cancer-causing toxins

Sept. 1
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California is leading the way KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more. in rolling out a new type of diesel fuel. The new blend reduces a substance that has been linked to health problems and global warming.