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Stories for April 6, 2007

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 6
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Policy Paradox: Can you end the war AND support the troops?

April 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Commentaries

Any American concerned about the war in Iraq has become very familiar with the political rhetoric of the war debate. One of the most familiar lines is the call to support our troops. Its something we all want to do. But the politics come in when you ask what that involves.

Grindhouse- The Interviews

April 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The format of

Blackwater Protested, Supported at Meeting Over Training Grounds

April 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego police and Sherriff's officers were out in force yesterday to keep control of a demonstration outside the County buildings on Ruffin Road. The protestors were there to attend the county's first public meeting about a plan to build a private paramilitary training camp in rural east San Diego county. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

KPBS Commentaries

April 6
By Tfudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 6
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

LA Times Sale Final, No Shrinking Foreseen

April 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Well, it's been on again and off again, and now it looks like the sale of the Tribune Company and the Los Angeles times is really going to happen. Billionaire real estate mogul Sam Zell has agreed to buy the Tribune Company in a deal valued at $8.2 billion, but only costing Zell about $300 million of his own money.

Customs Raids Snag Hundreds of Immigrants -- But Fewer Criminals

April 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

For two weeks, federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided homes in San Diego and Imperial Counties looking for illegal immigrant fugitives who have committed crimes. Of the more than 350 immigrants caught and sent back across the border by Operation Return to Sender, only about 50 or so were criminals.

Tracking Aguirre: His Office and its Breadth of Power

April 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mike Aguirre is breaking the mold of the city attorney. He has taken the office from one which provides legal support to the mayor and city council to that of a power-checking oversight agency. Eric Wolff's article looks at the tension between Aguirre and other office holders, as well as between the oversight function and advisory function of the office.

California Condor Flies Over San Diego for First Time in 100 Years

April 6
By Andrea Hsu and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For the first time in almost a hundred years, a California Condor is flying over San Diego County. The young female crossed into the United States from Mexico earlier this week. She's the first to fly across the border since condors were re-introduced to Mexico in 2002. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.

Aguirre Files Nine Criminal Charges Against Sunroad Executive

April 6
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's city attorney has filed criminal charges against a Sunroad Enterprises executive. The city attorney says developer Tom Story broke ethics laws when planning a new high-rise near Montgomery Field. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

Allergic Suffer More as Dry Spell Ups Pollen Count

April 6
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Southern California's abnormally dry weather season is making life worse for allergy sufferers. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce explains.

Iraq Timeline, SD Development, Sunroad Controversy

April 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, President Bush and Democratic lawmakers exchanged verbal jabs after the House and Senate passed military funding bills that called for a specific timeline for withdrawal from Iraq. Also, San Diego leaders are getting creative when it comes to funding development projects. And, the controversy over City Attorney Mike Aguirre's request for a warrant to search the offices of Sunroad Enterprises continues to be a hot topic around San Diego City Hall.

Journey From the Fall: Interview with Filmmaker Ham Tran

April 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

On April 30, 1975, American forces pulled out of Vietnam. The event that marked the end of the war also marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Vietnamese people, some of whom fled to the United States while others remained behind. The new film

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 6
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting