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Stories for January 2, 2007

Minimum Wage Increase Could Have Major Effect on Workers, Businesses

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California raised the minimum wage on Jan. 1 and the new speaker of the house promises to make raising the national minimum wage a priority for the new Congress. What does the increase in wages mean for San Diego workers and businesses? Full Focus explores.

Navy Broadway Opponents Request to See Lease Agreement

Jan. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Opponents of the massive development proposed for the Navy Broadway Complex on San Diego Bay say they want to see the lease agreement between the Navy and the developer Doug Manchester.

Uninsured Hospital Patients Get a Break

Jan. 2
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new law in California prohibits hospitals from overcharging the uninsured. Consumer groups say the measure should help reduce the number of people stuck with unaffordable medical bills. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

2007 'Critical' for Future of Chargers

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers say 2007 is a "critical" year for deciding the team's future. Under their lease with the City of San Diego, the Bolts could leave town if they don't find a place for a new stadium here. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.

Legal Update: New CA Laws of 2007

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

January first is the date when many new laws and regulations take effect. Dan Eaton joins host Tom Fudge to talk about what’s odd, what’s interesting, and what could affect you.

What Does it Take to Become an Entrepreneur?

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We explore idea of entrepreneurship with an entrepreneur who hosts a weekly radio show. He analyzes San Diego's business landscape and shares his views on whether entrepreneurship can really be taught.

The Chargers' Search for a New Stadium Continues

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Chargers can now talk to cities outside of San Diego County about building a new stadium. Mark Fabiani recently said the team would “politely decline” offers from outside suitors, but how long will that last if the team can’t work out a deal for a new stadium in National City or Chula Vista?

Embedded Local Journalist Reports from Iraq: Week 3

Jan. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks with an embedded journalist in Iraq who is with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton. He gives us a live weekly update from Iraq about life in a war zone.

Yoga Could Be Key in Achieving New Year's Resolutions

Jan. 2
By Ellen Ciurczak and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It’s New Year’s resolution time. And while each of us may have a different goal, calming the mind may be the key to achieving most. Ellen Ciurczak explains.

Chargers Free to Consider Relocating

Jan. 2
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It’s official. The San Diego Chargers are now free to find a new home anywhere in the country. But for now at least their search appears to be local. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has the story.

Health Care Reform Takes Center Stage

Jan. 2
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State lawmakers say California’s troubled healthcare system is due for a major overhaul. Democrats in the legislature are introducing their ideas. And Governor Schwarzenegger is scheduled to unveil his plan next week. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Iraqis in San Diego Cheer Saddam's Death

Jan. 2
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The death of Saddam Hussein is bringing elation to many San Diegans with direct ties to Iraq. El Cajon is among the nation's largest communities of Iraqi refugees. After the former dictator was hanged early Saturday morning, KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps spoke with local Iraqis at the Ali Baba restaurant on Main Street. All of these residents fled Saddam's rule at least a decade ago, searching for a tolerable life in San Diego. Here are their thoughts on the execution in Baghdad.