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Stories for March 22, 2007

La Jolla Exploring Parking Restrictions

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is free parking in La Jolla a thing of the past? On Thursday’s Full Focus, we’ll talk about plans to bring more metered and restricted parking to La Jolla.

Chula Vista Teacher Awarded for Creative Classroom TV Use

March 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Chula Vista teacher is nationally recognized for his innovative use of cable television in the classroom. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Locals Wary of Fiesta Island Development

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Right now, Mission Bay’s Fiesta Island is a haven for dogs whose owners let them run off the leash or swim in the bay. But pending development will change that open-space landscape that some locals have come to love. The question is: by how much?

Kehoe Proposes Airport Authority Reform

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is it time to reform the Regional Airport Authority? State Senator Christine Kehoe thinks so. We'll talk with her about her plan to restructure the Airport Authority and give long-term airport planning power to SANDAG.

Dog Owners Barking Over Fiesta Island Development Plan

March 22
By Andrea Hsu and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The public is invited to weigh in tonight on the latest blueprint for the development of Fiesta Island. That's the nearly 500-acre man-made peninsula in Mission Bay. As KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu reports, current users of the island are still not happy about the plans.

San Diego Campuses to Join CSU Strike

March 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Faculty members at two California State University campuses in San Diego County plan to join a system-wide strike against the administration. CSU officials say they'll try to minimize any disruptions. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

S.D. Supermarkets, Union Workers Locked Over Health Coverage

March 22
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Health benefits are a sticking point in the fight between San Diego's chain grocers and union workers. It's the same problem that crippled the industry three years ago. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports the healthcare model may have to change.

Immigrants' Rights Group: ICE Agents on the Prowl

March 22
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An immigrants' rights group is receiving reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, known as ICE, have stepped up their presence around San Diego County. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Cheetah's Strip Club Owner Gets 15 Months in San Diego

March 22
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The former owner of the Cheetahs strip club is going to prison. Michael Galardi was sentenced to 15 months today. Galardi said he bribed San Diego politicians with cash. The sentence comes a week after a Las Vegas judge sentenced Galardi to two-and-a-half years for racketeering. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports.

State Wants Navy to Restrict Sonar Use

March 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Coastal Commission and an environmental group are suing the U.S. Navy over sonar training exercises off the state's coastline. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

World Water Day Calls Attention to Scarce Resource

March 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Today is the second annual World Water Day. The United Nations says more than one-billion people lack access to safe drinking water. In California and Mexico, dwindling water supplies and water pollution are on-going problems. Julia Chunn is with the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. She says we need to be aware of the scarcity of clean water.

Weekend Preview: Belgian Beer, “NewSkool” Tattoo Collective

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Troy Johnson and Kinsee Morlan of “San Diego City Beat” magazine give us a rundown of what’s going on around town this weekend.

This American Life: The Road to Television

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with Ira Glass, host of public radio's “This American Life” about taking his popular radio show to television.

San Diego’s Ethnic Menu

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We talk with “San Diego City Search” editor Erin Chambers about ethnic dining options in San Diego.

Local Program Trains Caregivers for Fastest Growing Profession

March 22
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

With the graying of America's population, the demand for caregivers has never been higher. Federal officials estimate over the next decade, professionally trained caregivers will be among the nation's fastest growing professions. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has a profile of one local program that trains people to enter the business as certified nursing assistants.

Following the Terrorist Money Trail

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Many Americans view 9/11 as an attack spawned from radical religious beliefs, but an economics expert says that the world really needs to be focusing on the economics of terror. We talk about the financing of terrorism and how these transactions impact the United States economy.

Man of Many Inventions Focuses on Helping Others

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dean Kamen patented several hundred inventions ranging from the Segway transporter to a compressed air-powered device which can launch a human onto rooftops. He tells us what makes a successful inventor, why kids aren't interested in science and technology these days, and how he plans on delivering clean water to over one billion people around the world.

CSU Faculty Authorize Their First Labor Strike

March 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

CSU faculty announced Wednesday that they have authorized their first labor strike. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has been covering the vote. She provides an update on negotiations and the possible impact of a strike on the CSU System and specifically San Diego State University.