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Stories for September 28, 2006

Tijuana Restructures Police Force

Sept. 28, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The latest crime wave in Tijuana has prompted the city to completely reorganize its police force. Tijuana’s Director of Public Security announced the changes Thursday. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

New Accountant Hired to Restore City's Finances

Sept. 28, 2006
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders introduced today the accountant who will guide the city through the Kroll report’s recommendations to help restore order to the city’s finances. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps reports.

City Officials Turn to L.A. for Advice on Homeless

Sept. 28, 2006
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

City officials from San Diego are meeting with their counterparts today in Los Angeles. They’re trying to come up with a better plan to deal with the homeless.

At 10-Year Mark, Welfare Reform Gets Tougher

Sept. 28, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It’s been ten years since the welfare system was changed to push people off government assistance into work. Full Focus explores whether welfare reform has worked and what’s ahead under stricter rules taking effect next month.

New Film Documents War Mothers

Sept. 28, 2006
By Heather Hill and KPBS Public Broadcasting

"My Child: Mothers of War" is a documentary that focuses on the mothers of our American soldiers serving in Iraq. Reporter Heather Hill talks with one of the featured mothers about the film's message and its tie to San Diego.

Pendleton Marines Begin Trial for Murder

Sept. 28, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Did Marines commit murder in Iraq? Three Marines are facing courts-martial and five more could be charged with kidnapping and murder. Host Gloria Penner discusses the trial with Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times.

Weekend Preview: Film, Music, Comedy

Sept. 28, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local critics discuss their picks for weekend entertainment in San Diego. Events include the San Diego Film Festival, comedian Carlos Mencia, Hotel Cafe Tour, and music by Lambchop and Tower After Hours.

Pension Benefits Back in Court

Sept. 28, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre’s attempt to roll back pension benefits is back in court today. A Superior Court Judge is expected to rule on whether the amount at stake is around $40 million or hundreds of millions of dollars. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Reporters Sentenced to Prison for Protecting Sources in Steroids Scandal

Sept. 28, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

On Monday, a federal judge sentenced two San Francisco Chronicle reporters to up to 18 months in federal prison for refusing to reveal the source of a grand jury leak. Host Tom Fudge speaks to one of the subpoenaed reporters about his reaction to the sentence, the media's role in informing the public and protecting confidential sources, and the legacy of Barry Bonds.

City Attorney Mike Aguirre on Chargers, Ticketing Homeless

Sept. 28, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Attorney, Mike Aguirre, is becoming known for opposing many city projects. Today, he speaks with host Tom Fudge about the Chargers, homeless safe zones, and the latest news from the SEC.