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Stories for November 29, 2007

Speaker Nunez Calls for Special Session to Tackle Foreclosure Crisis

Nov. 29
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is calling on the governor to declare a special legislative session to immediately deal with the sub-prime lending crisis.

San Diego's Economy Continues to Worsen

Nov. 29
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County fell 1.2 percent in October, the third significant decline in a row. University of San Diego economist Alan Gin compiles the forecast. The forecast for the San Diego County economy has been in negative territory for 18 of the past 19 months.

Money Needed for Firefighting Resources May Be Up to Voters, Again

Nov. 29
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The President of the San Diego Council says the City may have to go back to voters, again, to try to raise the money for improved fire protection. The story from KPBS reporter Alan Ray.

Subtropical System Could Bring Much Needed Rain to Parts of the County

Nov. 29
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

If you've noticed a balmy feeling in the air around San Diego County this afternoon, it's because of a subtropical system moving into our region from Baja. The low pressure system is forecast to bring a chance of showers, along with some gusty winds, tonight through Saturday. National Weather Service forecaster Stan Wasowski says we could see a few drops of wet stuff in some areas of the county.

Calif. Supreme Court to Hear Case Against Six Former Pension Boardmembers

Nov. 29
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Supreme Court has decided to hear a case brought against six former San Diego City pension board members who are accused of conflict of interest. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Free HIV Test Detects the Virus a Week After Exposure

Nov. 29
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new HIV test is available that offers results within a week of infection. Standard tests that look for antibodies in the blood take up to three months to detect the presence of the HIV virus.

Weekend Preview: Aimee Mann's Christmas Show, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Café Tacuba, Lux Art Institute

Nov. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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We'll talk about your music options for the weekend and an exhibit at a new visual arts venue. Freelance music and entertainment writer AnnaMaria Stephens joins us for Weekend Preview.

San Diego Theater Company Mo'olelo Creates a Green Production

Nov. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego's Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company is the first theater in the United States to produce a show under the green production guidelines recently developed for the industry. We'll talk about the environmental impact of theater production and the company's latest play “Cowboy Versus Samurai.”

Author of Alzheimer’s Book Sheds Light on the Epidemic

Nov. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Five million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's disease. But as baby boomers begin to reach their senior years, the rate of Alzheimer's is predicted to skyrocket. We'll discuss the disease with the author of the book that put Alzheimer's in the limelight.

Understanding Nuclear Terrorism Is One Defense Against It

Nov. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The thought of nuclear terrorism is so frightening to people that we tend to shy away from even talking about it. We speak to Dr. Michael Levi about how society can understand nuclear terrorism.

San Diego's Housing Market is Third Weakest in the Nation

Nov. 29
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Numbers released this week show San Diego's slumping residential real estate market is the third weakest in the country -- tied with Detroit.

Professors Explain Why We Should Pay Attention to Pakistan

Nov. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pervez Musharraf steps down as Pakistan's military commander and takes oath as civilian president. The country remains under emergency rule and January's parliamentary elections remain in jeopardy. South Asian experts break down this complicated and contentious political situation.

Chula Vista Holds Final Public Hearing on Chargers Stadium Proposal

Nov. 29
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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It was a full house last night as the San Diego Chargers football team held their final community meeting in Chula Vista to discuss future stadium sites. Opinions varied, but the Chargers appear closer to settling on a site to propose to the Chula Vista City Council next week. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Part 1: San Diego's Reverse 911 Put to the Test During October Wildfires

Nov. 29
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Last month's wildfires set off a mass migration in San Diego County. Entire cities were evacuated. Officials say that kind of movement would have been impossible without a "mass notification system." That's when 911 calls you. The wildfires turned out to be the first real test of the system. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has Part One of our story on crisis communication.