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Stories for November 23, 2007

San Diego's Panda Super Couple Basks in Spotlight

Nov. 23
By Allison Hoffman and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Giving each other space may not work in every relationship, but it's what keeps the magic alive for the giant panda pair at the San Diego Zoo.

Organ Donations on the Rise Following National Initiative

Nov. 23
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Organ donation rates are up nationwide, and that includes the golden state. Marianne Russ reports.

Officials Worried Recent Rock Attacks on Buses in Tijuana Could Deter Tourists

Nov. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

U.S. bus company officials are concerned a recent spate of rock attacks in Tijuana could drive already dwindling tickets sales down further. Officials say their buses are being pelted by rocks shortly after crossing the border southbound into Tijuana. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

San Diego Shoppers Flock to the Malls

Nov. 23
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Malls around San Diego were crowded before dawn broke this morning. KPBS reporter Alison St. John found plenty of people whose shopping day had already finished around 9 this morning.

UCSD Doctors Testing New Breast Cancer Treatment Device

Nov. 23
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Doctors at UCSD have been testing a new method of treatment for women who have early stage breast cancer. It's a medical device that allows radiation to be delivered only to the site of the cancer, as opposed to the entire breast. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Immigrant-Rights Leader Says Border Fences Don't Work

Nov. 23
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Mexico immigrant-rights leader says building fences doesn't control illegal immigration. Activists on both sides of the border are getting together Sunday at the westernmost stretch of the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

California Lawmakers to Continue Discussion on Water, Health Care

Nov. 23
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Back in September, the Governor called special sessions of the legislature to try to reach agreement on health care and water. So how’s it going? Jenny O’Mara reports.

Firefighters on Wildfire Watch as Santa Ana Winds Return

Nov. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of firefighters are on wildfire watch as dry Santa Ana winds are expected to blow through Southern California today.

League of Women Voters has New Strategy to Lure More Voters

Nov. 23
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The 87-year-old League of Women Voters is heading into the 2008 election year with a new strategy to get more people -- particularly new citizens -- to vote. Jenny O’Mara reports.