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Stories for March 16, 2007

Reporters Discuss E-mail Revelations in the Justice Department, Bad Credit Risks, the Real Estate Market and Whether San Diego is Becoming a Haven for the Super-Rich

March 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Justice Department had a very bad week as fallout continues over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. On Friday’s Full Focus, we’ll discuss further revelations behind the firings. And…we’ll look at San Diego’s real estate market.

Food Art for the Needy

March 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Andy Warhol proved that Campbell Soup cans can be art. San Diego architects and students are going a step further: they're building giant-sized lunch boxes, pancakes and other creations using tens of thousands of canned foods. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce tells us the cans are for needy families.

E-mails Undercut Gonzalez’s Testimony on Prosecutor Firings

March 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The nation's attorney general admitted this week that he did not tell all there was to tell about his firings of eight U.S. attorneys – including Carol Lam of San Diego. Newly released e-mails show the dismissals had been discussed for nearly two years. Those revelations further suggest political motives at play. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has the story.

Local Reps Mull Fate of Gonzales as Republican Trust Wanes

March 16
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's congressional representatives met with members of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in San Diego on Friday. One topic of discussion was whether United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

City to Possibly Sell $30 Million Worth of Property

March 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The cash-strapped city of San Diego will put $30 million worth of properties up for sale, but they won’t be going on the auction block. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Sunrise Powerlink Options Narrowed

March 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Public Utilities Commission has narrowed the alternatives for the proposed Sunrise Powerlink project. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Gas Prices Surge in San Diego

March 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Gasoline prices in San Diego County shot up by more than 17 cents this week, passing the three-dollar mark for the first time since last September. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

KPMG Finally Signs Off on 2003 Audit

March 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city of San Diego has the best news it has heard in years: the independent auditor, KPMG, has finally signed off on the city’s long-awaited 2003 audit. KPBS radio’s Alison St John has more.

US Attorney Firings, Walter Reed, Liberty Station

March 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted that "mistakes" were made in the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. Also, the reports of neglect and inadequate medical care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are reaching San Diego. And, did the City of San Diego lose out in the Liberty Station development deal?