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Stories for December 22, 2008

Gun Exchange Exceeds Target

Dec. 22
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than 200 weapons were surrendered in a gun exchange program in a south eastern San Diego neighborhood this morning.

Point Loma Students March Against Gang Violence

Dec. 22
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Students from Point Loma High School held a march today to bring attention to the problem of gang violence in San Diego.

Lee Hacksaw Hamilton Talks About Padres Sale

Dec. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge continues his conversation about the sale of the San Diego Padres with longtime sports talkshow host Lee Hacksaw Hamilton.

John Moores Aims to Sell the Padres

Dec. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

John Moores plans to sell the Padres. We'll look back on his time as owner, and ask what the future could hold for San Diego's major league baseball team.

Feds Say San Onofre Safety Margins Compromised

Dec. 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge Says Goodbye to These Days

Dec. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tom Fudge says farewell to These Days after nearly nine years as host.

Exploring the Winter Garden in San Diego

Dec. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Winter gardening is a treat for Californians - the mild weather and rain offer gardeners the opportunity to continue pruning, plants and picking. We'll talk with gardening experts Nan Sterman and Tom Piergrossi about what you can do in your garden in the winter months.

Reviving The Spirit in Film

Dec. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Beth Accomando reviews the new film The Spirit, based on the comic strip by Will Eisner.

Magnitude-4.1 Quake Shakes Central California

Dec. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake shook central California Sunday, but there were no reports of property damage or injuries.

Vista School District Sees Rise in Homeless Student Enrollment

Dec. 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Vista Unified School District enrolled more homeless students in the first few months of the school year compared to the year before. Researchers say school districts across the country are experiencing the same thing. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Weapons for Giftcards Offered in Southeast San Diego

Dec. 22
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Beginning today people in Southeastern San Diego can get a reward for turning in their guns. A San Diego ministry is inviting the public to turn in their weapons for gift cards -- no questions asked. KPBS reporter Alison St John spoke with pastor Ikenna Kokayi with the United African-American Ministerial Action Council about the program.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Orders Layoffs, Paycuts for State Workers

Dec. 22
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger is ordering layoffs and pay cuts for state workers to help ease California's cash crunch. The Governor issued an Executive Order Thursday. It calls for workers to be furloughed two days per month, starting in February and ending in June of 2010. Yvonne Walker is with SEIU, the union that represents nearly 100,000 state workers. She says that amounts to a pay cut of ten percent.

Large Crowd Expected for 4th Annual Poinsettia Bowl

Dec. 22
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The first of San Diego’s two college football bowl games takes place tomorrow. Kick-off is a five P-M at Qualcomm Stadium and organizers are expecting a larger crowd. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

Battle Continues Over Seals at Children's Pool

Dec. 22
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The rope keeping the public away from the seals at the La Jolla Children’s Pool beach is back up. The controversy over the animals continues, but some visitors to San Diego don’t see why it’s an issue. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

San Diego Weekend: Snow, the Terrible Twos, and a Hummingbird

Dec. 22
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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I'm heading to snowy Pennsylvania this morning but I'll be attending to

Winter Shelters Hand Out Rain Gear

Dec. 22
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego’s Winter Shelters are doing their best to help the homeless, even if they don’t have enough room to offer everyone a bed. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Dec. 22
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting