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Stories for September 18, 2006

Chicano History and Identity

Sept. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Researchers discuss how Mexican-American history, immigration and the struggle for civil rights have shaped Chicano identity.

Cities in Focus: Oceanside mayor

Sept. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We talk with Jim Wood, Mayor of Oceanside, about hot topics in his city – including County District Attorney asking for credit card records of all five City Council members, alternative uses of a public golf course being considered, and major development projects planned for the city.

Prop 87 Ad Campaign in Full Swing

Sept. 18
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tens of millions of dollars will be spent this fall convincing California voters that proposition 87 is either a wonderful solution or an awful mistake. The measure proposes to tax the oil drilled in the state and use the proceeds to fund alternative fuel research. The political campaigns on both sides are already in full swing as the two camps vie for voter attention before the media landscape gets too cluttered. KPBS reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Top Marine official in SD to oppose airport initiative

Sept. 18
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Commanding General of the Marine Forces Pacific is in San Diego today. Lt. General John Goodman will lend his weight to the campaign against the Airport Initiative on the November ballot. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cal State San Marcos struggling to retain Latino students

Sept. 18
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cal State San Marcos is admitting large numbers of Latino students, but campus administrators say the challenge is keeping them there. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Our Border: A Dialogue on San Diego's Future

Sept. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Envision San Diego hosts "Our Border: A Dialogue on San Diego's Future." This town hall discussion invites thirteen panelists to explore the impact of U.S.-Mexico border policy on the region.