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Stories for August 26, 2008

Tri-City Bond Measure Goes Down to Defeat

Aug. 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Voters in Carlsbad, Vista, and Oceanside have rejected a 589-million dollar bond measure to upgrade Tri-City Medical Center. It's the third time in the last two years the hospital district has seen their bond measure go down to defeat. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Where's The News?

Aug. 26
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

As my TV shifted from round-the-clock sports to round-the-clock politics this past weekend, it also did something else. & It lost my interest.

Three Decapitated Bodies Discovered in Tijuana

Aug. 26
By Amy Isackson

Three more headless bodies were found in Tijuana this morning. That brings the total number of decapitated corpses discovered in the city to four during the last 24 hours.

Citizen Voices

Aug. 26
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Thousands of San Diegans Live Below Poverty Level

Aug. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

New data from the U.S. Census shows hundreds of thousands of San Diegans continue to live well below the federal poverty level. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

San Vicente Reservoir Closing Next Week

Aug. 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Beginning next Tuesday, San Diego's San Vicente Reservoir will be closed to all recreational use. That's because officials are starting a project to increase water storage. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Study: CA Looms Large in Educating Latinos

Aug. 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new Pew Hispanic Center study finds California is one of two states educating the majority of Latino students in the U.S. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

SEDC Board Urged to Back Off

Aug. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city officials want the board of a neighborhood development corporation to stop defending the bonuses given to their discredited president. KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.

An Impromptu Kucinich Interview

Aug. 26
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

KPBS Web Developer and Producer Joe Spurr and I were sitting at our table on Radio Row at the

UCAN Confronts California's Water Crisis

Aug. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The great California drought is bringing hard times to farmers, and it's making a lot of people take a hard look at the way we use water. San Diego's Utility Consumers Action Network has called the water crisis San Diego's Challenge of the Century. They have come out with a report and a list of suggestions that goes by that name. UCAN Executive Director Michael Shames joins us to tell us what his group thinks should be done about water.

Free Speech Rights at Airports

Aug. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Supreme Court lays down the law on non-compete contracts and makes it easier for prisoners to be paroled. Those are two of the cases Dan Eaton will talk about during his These Days legal analysis.

Owl Lure - Fact Versus Fiction

Aug. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Harry Potter and his owl, Hedwig, may have once again popularized the mysterious and scholarly owl. But unlike the owls in the children's books, owls are wild raptors protected by the U.S. Government. We'll talk about the behavior and habitat of owls with a biologist who spent nearly 20 years observing one, and a local rapture rescuer and educator.

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Aug. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Trailer Tuesday: Quantum of Solace

Aug. 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Former Head of CCDC Accepted Money from Developer with Project in Downtown SD

Aug. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How will the fallout from former CCDC President Nancy Graham's departure impact pending and future downtown redevelopment projects? Why didn't City of San Diego overseers do a more thorough investigation into Graham's past real estate dealings to make sure she didn't have an improper relationship with developers who were negotiating contracts with CCDC? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Rob Davis, with voiceofsandiego.org, about his investigation into Graham's past.

Democratic Chair Gives His Impression of the DNC

Aug. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California is well-represented at the Democratic National Convention this week with 441 delegates. It's considered the most diverse delegation in the nation. Joining us on Morning Edition is KPBS political correspondent Gloria. She's in Denver this week at the DNC and spent some time with the chair of the San Diego Democratic Party, who is not a delegate to the convention.

Democratic Convention Highlights

Aug. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Dwane Brown & Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Democratic National Convention will be starting its second day this afternoon. Hillary Clinton is the featured speaker. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner is at the convention.

Schwarzenegger Goes Against Party Platform

Aug. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger now appears to be more receptive to tax increases to get a state budget passed. But will that just turn-off Republican legislators who vow to oppose any new taxes?

Local Students at DNC Receive Convention 101

Aug. 26
By Elizabeth Wayne Johnson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A broad range of San Diego area political enthusiasts have flocked to this year's Democratic National Convention. Some of them aren't even old enough to vote. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson ran into some California students as they took in the opening moments of a crash course in Convention 101.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local Delegates Emerge on DNC, Mingle with Prominent Politicians

Aug. 26
By Joe Spurr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Select San Diegans rubbed elbows with some high-profile politicians yesterday at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Study: Tobacco Control Program Reaping Big Health Benefits

Aug. 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study from UC San Francisco says California's tobacco control program has reaped enormous public health benefits. Researchers say the program has saved $86-billion dollars in healthcare costs in its first 15 years. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Two (more) Cents about Biden

Aug. 26
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices

Professional pundits and those whose

Citizen Voices

Aug. 26
By Alma Sove and KPBS Public Broadcasting