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Stories for December 27, 2007

Schwarzenegger to Announce New Programs to Help Veterans

Dec. 27
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to roll out some new programs aimed at helping veterans and National Guard members during his State of the State Address next month. He wants to make it easier for veterans to get into higher level state jobs. Right now veterans have to apply for entry level civil service jobs.

Local Fire Station Receives New Fire Engine, Thanks to Generous Donor

Dec. 27
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The crew at San Diego's busiest fire station will ring in the New Year with a brand new fire engine thanks to a local businessman. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Opening Ceremony Thursday for Sprinter Commuter Train

Dec. 27
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Opening ceremonies are planned for tomorrow on the Sprinter light rail line from Oceanside to Escondido. The commuter train has been on the drawing board for 20 years KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cal State Campus Sets Mountain Lion Traps After Sightings

Dec. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mountain lion traps have been set around the Cal State San Marcos campus in the wake of recent sightings.

Poll: Many California Voters Clueless about February Ballot Measures

Dec. 27
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers and others at the State Capitol may be well-versed on the measures Californians will be voting on in February, but it appears voters are not. That’s according to the latest field poll. Marianne Russ reports.

Bald Women Do Lunch and Learn to Cope

Dec. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A non-profit group designed to help women who suffer from hair loss will be holding a special event in Rancho Bernardo next month. The organization is called Bald Women Do Lunch. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.