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Stories for February 23, 2007

Reporters Discuss Otay Mesa Development; the San Diego Diosese Bankruptcy; and Rate Hikes for Water and Sewer

Feb. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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There are big plans for Otay Mesa. And on Friday’s Full Focus, we’ll talk about the relationship between big developers and the city over the growth of that South Bay region.

Reno 911!: Miami

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Feb. 23
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Families May Pay Higher Water and Sewer Rates Than Businesses

Feb. 23
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new analysis of water and sewer rate increases proposed by the city of San Diego shows residential users will pay more than commercial users. . KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

No More Textbooks for an S.D. Middle School

Feb. 23
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Lemon Grove middle school students won't have to lug their textbooks and homework around anymore. That's because the school district is giving every child an E-PAD. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis prepared this report.

Study Reveals Workers Happy with Workers Comp, But Others Still Not

Feb. 23
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new survey reveals most injured workers are happy with the care they get under California's revamped workers comp system. But there are plenty of exceptions. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Changes Made in Spanking Bill

Feb. 23
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A California Assemblywoman has dropped a ban on spanking from a controversial bill. Democrat Sally Lieber made national headlines with the proposal, but now the measure’s had a major make-over. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Less Grass, More Water

Feb. 23
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A survey shows that many San Diego County homeowners are willing to reduce the size of their lawns to conserve water. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce tells us you don't need to replace your grass with rock gardens to save money on your water bill.

Sanders Reveals $2 Million Spent Inappropriately

Feb. 23
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders announced today that internal accounting checks reveals the city misallocated $2 million. Sanders says the money will be refunded. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Gas Prices Rise Again

Feb. 23
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Gasoline prices continue climbing in San Diego. The Auto Club's Elaine Beno says prices in San Diego County shot up for the third week in a row.

Chula Vista Bay Front, Term Limits, Immigration Reform

Feb. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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This week, the Chula Vista City Council voted to oppose the construction of a new power plant on the city's bay front, and to support the demolition of the existing South Bay power plant. Where will the city get its power in the future? Also, the San Diego City Council will soon decide if Stephen Cushman should get a third term on the Port Commission. Should the council change its term limit policy to accommodate the requests to keep Cushman? And, it looks like tougher border enforcement practices are reducing illegal immigration into the U.S. What will this mean to the debate over comprehensive immigration reform?

The Cost of War

Feb. 23
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A somber reminder of war at San Diego State University Thursday. An all-day protest was hard to miss. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells us how a campus lawn was transformed into a cemetery.

The Astronaut Farmer/Interview with the Polish Brothers

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The Polish Brothers are independent filmmakers with an eye for the unusual. Take the poster for their new film. It has a man in a space suit astride a horse and boasts the intriguing title

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Feb. 23
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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