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Stories for January 10, 2007

Proposed Oceanside Concrete Plant Not Mixing Well with Residents

Jan. 10
By Heather Hill and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Residents in Oceanside are speaking out about a proposed concrete plant in their neighborhood. Full Focus Reporter Heather Hill has the story.

State of the State Analysis

Jan. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's been a busy week for Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Republican governor's promised a new era of centrist politics. But he's laid out a controversial overhaul of the state’s health care system. On Wednesday's Full Focus, we'll take a look at the State of the State.

Pollution Plagues Salton Sea on Centennial

Jan. 10
By Paul Alexander Juutilainen and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Salton Sea has existed for about 100 years in a closed California desert basin with no natural outlet. And now the Departments of Water Resources and Fish and Game are putting a Draft Environmental Impact Report on the restoration of the Salton Sea before the public for comment. Producer Paul Alexander Juutilainen looks into the current conditions at the Sea.

Romeo and Juliet Get Married (O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta)

Jan. 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Barretos film offers yet another retelling of Shakespeares famous tale of star-crossed lovers. Barretos take on the Bards tragedy gives it a comic twist. Instead of feuding families whose hatred leads to violence and death, Barreto serves up two families with opposing soccer team loyalties in soccer-mad Brazil.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor's Health Care Proposal Continues to Draw Criticism

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Patients’ rights advocates and labor unions complain the governor’s healthcare reform package will shift costs to consumers. But the governor’s secretary of Health and Human Services says that’s not the case. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Schwarzenegger Rolls Out Budget

Jan. 10
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rolled out a budget today that includes record revenue, and eliminates the operating deficit. The $143 billion dollar plan also clears the way for a second massive round of borrowing for public works projects such as prisons, dams and schools. Governor Schwarzenegger called it a responsible proposal – and indicated it was in line with his “centrist” approach.

CA Senators Reintroduce AgJOBS Bill to Address Agriculture Worker Shortages

Jan. 10
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Democratic California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer reintroduced legislation today that aims to fill vacant jobs in agriculture with immigrant labor. Jill Morrison reports from Capitol Hill.

Beatlemania on These Days

Jan. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The music of the Beatles feels as relevant as ever. UCSD Music Professor and percussionist Steve Schick joins us to talk about the musical legacy of the Beatles. We’ll also talk with curator Vincent Vigil about his show of Beatles memorabilia at the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery.

Padres Announcer Shares Stories about Tony Gwynn's Hall of Fame Career

Jan. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Longtime San Diego Padres Announcer Bob Chandler joins host Tom Fudge to share stories of Hall of Fame inductee Tony Gwynn. Chandler provides insight into the 15-time All Star’s success and popularity among baseball fans everywhere.

Schwarzenegger Proposes Universal Health Care for CA

Jan. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is universal coverage the solution to California’s health care crisis? These Days Host Tom Fudge speaks to a physician, a professor of medicine, a consumer advocate, and a representative from the insurance industry about Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to offer healthcare to all Californians.

S.D. Council Gives Green Light to Navy Broadway Project

Jan. 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Navy project that could change the face of San Diego's downtown waterfront will go ahead without a new environmental report. San Diego City Council gave the green light yesterday on a five-to-three vote. The Navy Broadway project is based on a report done 15 years ago. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

S.D. Councilman Faulconer Confirmed as Chair of Audit Committee

Jan. 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Council confirmed Councilman Kevin Faulconer as the chair of a new audit committee to oversee the city’s finances. The new committee was recommended by the Kroll consultants to bolster the city’s credibility on Wall Street