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Stories for September 6, 2006

Working class still struggling to "wage a living"

Sept. 6
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The out-of-sight real estate market and escalating cost of living are shrinking the middle class in San Diego. Just how can working families make ends meet? On Wednesday’s Full Focus, we’ll talk about the struggle to “wage a living” in San Diego.

Rady Children's Hospital workers picket

Sept. 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dozens of disgruntled service workers at Rady Children's Hospital picketed the facility Wednesday. Workers say the latest contract offer from the hospital just doesn't cut it. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Legal experts discuss Arellano-Felix case

Sept. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Full Focus takes a look at the Arellano-Felix drug cartel and what the recent arrest of its leader Xavier Arellano-Felix means for the future of drug trafficking in the Tijuana-San Diego region. We'll also talk about how the case against Xavier Arellano-Felix in San Diego federal court is likely to play out.

Celebrity divorce attorneys release guide to prenuptial agreements

Sept. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Robert Nachshin, famous celebrity divorce attorney, discusses the common mistakes couples make before tying the knot. He also gives advice on how to approach a future spouse about a prenuptial agreement.

Journalist Lawrence Grobel authors a book on Al Pacino

Sept. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with Lawrence Grobel, author of a new book featuring his conversations with actor Al Pacino.

New superintendent discusses education goals for San Diego

Sept. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Randolph Ward, new San Diego County superintendent of schools, about the new school year, the latest batch of test scores, and his background in education.

Debate begins over city reforms

Sept. 6
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's mayor, city council and city attorney began debating changes designed to tighten up the city's financial accountability. Some of the changes are controversial because they affect the balance of power at City Hall. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Judge denies Arellano-Felix cell accommodations request

Sept. 6
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge in San Diego has ruled it is ok to keep the alleged head of Tijuana's Arellano Felix drug cartel in maximum security. The judge ruled jail conditions for the defendant and witnesses in the case do not violate their rights. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

City Council discusses Kroll recommendations

Sept. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Will the San Diego City Council enthusiastically adopt all of the elements of Mayor Jerry Sanders’ remedial work plan? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Council President Scott Peters about the meeting, and some of the Mayor’s recommendations.

Houseguests

Sept. 6
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Commentaries

Let's compare our lists of summertime house guests here in San Diego!

KPBS Commentaries

Sept. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting