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Stories for January 26, 2007

Reporters Discuss Montgomery Field; State of the Union; Chula Vista Power Plant; Global Warming

Jan. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

There’s a storm brewing over the construction of a tall building in Montgomery Field’s flight path. On Friday’s Full Focus, we’ll find out what the safety concerns are.

Smokin' Aces

Jan. 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

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City and Developer at Odds Over Building

Jan. 26
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The safety of people flying airplanes into Montgomery Field took center stage this week in an escalating dust-up between San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre and local developer Sunroad Enterprises. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has the story.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana Mayor Announces Would-Be Successor

Jan. 26
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon says he's still waiting for his party's official nomination as candidate for Governor of Baja California. In the meantime, he introduced his would-be successor to the San Diego Association of Governments board of directors today. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the details.

Job Growth in Riverside Could Take Workers From S.D.

Jan. 26
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A regional economist says healthy job growth in Riverside County could pull workers away from San Diego. Jobs are growing much faster inland than they are along the coast. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps explains.

Escondido Homeless Shelter Closes

Jan. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

North County's cold weather shelter for the homeless in Escondido will have to close on Saturday. The Salvation Army is working on ways to offer shelter to the homeless. The Escondido city council has not approved requests for an ongoing winter homeless shelter. KPBS reporter Alison St.John has more.

Fix Needed for Overcrowded CA Prisons

Jan. 26
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A scathing report by a state watchdog group recommends California lawmakers either take action now to fix the overcrowded prison system --- or set up an independent panel to do the job. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

CA Gets Report Card on Reducing Tobacco Use

Jan. 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The American Lung Association gives California mixed grades on the state's efforts to reduce tobacco use. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Proposed Powerline to Save Less Money Than Estimated

Jan. 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A proposed power line project is going to save San Diego ratepayers far less money than original estimates. San Diego Gas and Electric projected the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line would save electric customers more than $450 million a year. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

State of the Union, 2008 Presidential Candidates, Local Real Estate

Jan. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, President Bush delivered his annual State of the Union speech. Did the speech help the president gain more support for his Iraq war strategy? What about the domestic issues that were discussed in the speech? Also, the field of 2008 presidential candidates is starting to grow. At this time, who are the Democratic and Republican front-runners? Plus, the City of San Diego will start selling some of its real estate to the general public. What does the city own, and how did it acquire the land?