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Stories for August 25, 2008

CCDC'S Sunset Date Over a Decade Away

Aug. 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Critics of San Diego city’s downtown development corporations say it’s time to reconsider if they are still necessary. But CCDC still has more than a decade of work ahead, according to officials. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Registrar Up Against Deadline

Aug. 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego’s Registrar of Voters says if state legislators delay finalizing ballot measures beyond this week, they will jeopardize the timetable for getting information to voters. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Homeowners Associations Struggle with Upkeep

Aug. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Home Owners' Associations as a necessary part of shared living space, but disputes often arise. We'll discuss the problems between HOAs and residents, from dispute resoluations to paying membership dues to deferred maintainance.

Exploring the Culture of San Diego's Original Inhabitants

Aug. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Long before the Spanish, Mexicans and now Americans settled in San Diego, it was home to the Kumeyaay, Luiseno, Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians. We'll explore the culture and history of the original inhabitants of San Diego County with SDSU Indian historian and archeologist Richard Carrico.

Pizzagate (Or 'How A Blogger Learns to Stop Worrying and Love The Political Bomb')

Aug. 25
By Steven Garrett and Citizen Voices

By Wednesday, the blog post had landed on Digg, and Utah bloggers began passing the blog all over the net in support for their fellow blogger. & As such, Utah's Media began to leap on this growing story. & It began with Utah's

Local Foods Plentiful at County's 30 Farmers Markets

Aug. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego is a bountiful place to grow food and agriculture is a large part of the region's economy. So it is no surprise that San Diego County is home to 30 farmers markets. We'll talk about the variety of wonderful foods to be found at San Diego's farmers markets and how some markets are finding innovative ways to reflect the needs of the communities they serve.

$30 Bucket Cleans Water for Thousands in Baja Sur

Aug. 25
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Plastic buckets fitted with ultraviolet light bulbs are helping provide clean drinking in Baja California Sur. Thousands of people there traditionally have not had access to clean water. Florence Cassassuce studied environmental engineering at UC Berkeley. She won a grant from the World Bank to develop the bucket. She's passed out thousands in the past few years. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson spoke with her at the Institute of the Americas in La Jolla.

San Diego-Bound Amtrak Train Runs out of Fuel

Aug. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It was the little engine that couldn't. A quick train trip down the coast turned into a long haul for dozens of stranded Amtrak passengers when their train from Los Angeles to San Diego ran out of fuel late Sunday night.

Citizen Voices

Aug. 25
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Californians Upset About Representation at Democratic Convention

Aug. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California is sending more than 550 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. But, the chairman of the state party is upset with Barack Obama's campaign over accommodations in the mile high city.

Sports Columnist Jay Paris Provides Analyses for Chargers Injury and the Olympics

Aug. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers play in their second-to-last pre-season game tonight. While most analysts say the team looks strong, one of the team's star defensive players is a big question mark.

Next CCDC President

Aug. 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The next President of the city of San Diego’s Downtown Development Corporation, CCDC, will preside over major projects like the North Embarcadero Bayfront, and possibly a new civic center. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on CCDC’s search for a successor to Nancy Graham, who resigned amid mounting evidence she profited financially from developers negotiating city contracts.