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Stories for January 12, 2007

Reporters Discuss U.S. Attorney Carol Lam, State of the City, Governor's Agenda, Tony Gwinn

Jan. 12, 2007
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayor Jerry Sanders says that San Diego government can be remade into a model for the nation. Just how will that be done? On Friday's Full Focus, we'll have analysis of the mayor's State of the City address.

Border-Crime Record May Explain Lam's Job Jeopardy

Jan. 12, 2007
By Amita Sharma, Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A former U.S. Attorney says Carol Lam may lose her job because of her record on border-crime prosecutions. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Bush administration has asked Lam to resign.

S.D. Beaches May be in Trouble

Jan. 12, 2007
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A lack of state funding may jeopardize several San Diego County beach restoration projects. The projects put sand back on local beaches. As KPBS reporter Ed Joyce explains, losing sand means losing dollars.

Chargers Take Oceanside Stadium Seriously

Jan. 12, 2007
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers are thinking seriously about moving north to Oceanside. The team is looking for a place to build a new stadium. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has details.

Cold Remedies May be Lethal for Infants

Jan. 12, 2007
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Centers for Disease Control is warning parents of young children to stay away from over-the-counter cold remedies, unless advised by a doctor. The CDC says over a two-year period, these medicines caused adverse reactions in more than 1,500 babies and toddlers. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

South Bay Principal Found Dead

Jan. 12, 2007
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An assistant principal at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista was found dead in her home early this morning. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis says investigators consider it a homicide.

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Review: 'Pan's Labyrinth'

Jan. 12, 2007
By Beth Accomando

This awards season Guillermo Del Toro is one of three Mexican directors stirring Oscar buzz. Del Toro delivered the Hollywood hit "Hellboy" in 2004. But this year his film "Pan's Labyrinth" (opening January 12 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is Mexico's official submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar.

State of the City, Iraq Strategy, Access to Police Information

Jan. 12, 2007
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, Mayor Sanders discussed the state of San Diego and his proposals to build a new City Hall and a new audit committee. Also, President Bush delivered a speech outlining his strategy for the Iraq war. Plus, a report came out that assesses California’s access to law enforcement information.

Sanders Reports City Must Live Within Means to Get Back on Track

Jan. 12, 2007
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders delivered his second state of the city speech at Golden Hall last night. His assessment was a “no frills” look at the challenges that still face the city as it struggles to live within its means. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on the speech, and reactions from some of those who attended.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 12, 2007
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting