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Stories for September 19, 2006

Black Dahlia

Sept. 19
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The brutal murder of Elizabeth Short is one of the most infamous unsolved murders in Los Angeles criminal history. The 1940s case has inspired films and books in the past, and now it arrives on the screen once again. Brian DePalma's

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 19
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Part 1: California's Troubled Prison System

Sept. 19
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Morning anchor Dwane Brown begins a three-part series on the condition of California's troubled prison system, the largest in the nation. One year ago, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger added rehabilitation to its mission. But that's done little to reduce the burgeoning inmate population.

San Diego police ticket city’s homeless

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Homeless people in San Diego are often ticketed by San Diego police officers for sleeping in public places. Reporter Amita Sharma talks with two attorneys and a homeless advocate about a lawsuit challenging the practice.

City Council approves symbolic community boundary

Sept. 19
By Heather Hill and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A seven-year debate ended Monday when the San Diego City Council unanimously approved plans for 20-foot high wire to mark the symbolic boundary of La Jolla’s Orthodox Jewish community.

Prop. 83 targets violent sex offenders

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Habitual sex offenders and child molesters face tougher penalties. Law enforcement officials are pushing for new laws that they claim will help them track sex offenders. Opponents argue these laws may infringe on civil rights.

E. Coli outbreak spreads across the nation

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Contaminated food has resulted in numerous cases of death or sickness in states throughout the country. Public health officials are alerting the public to the risks and educating consumers on how to protect themselves.

UCSD professor continues his California sound trek

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Percussionist Steve Schick is on the road capturing the sounds of California. He is continuing this trek from the Mexico border to San Francisco.

The Theory of Originalism and the U.S. Constitution

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Constitution has been subject to interpretation and amendment. The theory of originalism argues for a closer look at the meaning of U.S. Constitution and the intentions of its framers.

Prison reform looks to address overcrowding

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Overcrowding is impacting prison infrastructure, rehabilitation programs, and inmate living conditions. KPBS News Anchor Dwane Brown explores the state of the correctional facilities in California and how legislators are proposing to address the problem.