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Stories for December 8, 2008

Three People Dead, One Missing After Jet Crash

Dec. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Three people are confirmed dead after a disabled Miramar-based fighter jet crashed and exploded in flames in a University City-area neighborhood. The pilot safely ejected. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

New San Diego Councilmembers Sworn In

Dec. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diegans who attended the swearing-in ceremony for their newly elected city council members got a taste of the different personalities who’ll be on the dais. Today they’ll find out what kind of leadership the new council will have. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Steinberg Says Additional State Funds Not Needed to Expand Children's Health Insurance

Dec. 8
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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State Senate President Pro Temp Darrell Steinberg has laid out a funding plan to expand coverage to all of California's uninsured children. Steinberg says it won't require additional state funds. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Two Reporters Talk about America's Changing Iraq Policy

Dec. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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America's large presence in Iraq continues today. But the future of our involvement is in flux, thanks to the election of a Democratic president who made it a staple of his campaign to say he'd set a timeline for withdrawal. Tony Perry joins us to talk about his recent visit to Iraq and Afghanistan. And Tom Bowman, of NPR, tells us what the decisions of the incoming administration may reveal about President Obama's future handling of a war that he never supported but soon will inherit.

San Diego City Swearing in Ceremony

Dec. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders was sworn in today for a second term, along with four brand new city council members and new city attorney, Jan Goldsmith. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

SD Unified Trustee Says Cuts on Horizon

Dec. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The president of the San Diego Unified School Board says the district is gearing up for another round of state budget cuts. She says music, arts and sports could be in danger. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Advocates Say Dropout Problem Is Civil Rights Issue

Dec. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Education advocates met in San Diego last week to demand local and state leaders take dramatic action to reverse California's high school dropout rates. They say it boils down to a civil rights issue. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

SD Unified's Two New Trustees Call For Change

Dec. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego Unified School Board will swear in two new trustees during a special ceremony today. The pair promises to push the board in a direction that's more responsive to teachers. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Preuss Ranked No. 8 In Nation

Dec. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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UC San Diego's Preuss Charter School has made the Top 10 list of America's Best High Schools for 2009. That's based on U.S. News and World Report second annual survey of high schools across the country.

Dishing Up Holiday Desserts

Dec. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The holidays are a time for family and socializing, gift giving and reflecting on the year past and hopes for a prosperous year ahead. And it is a time when many people indulge in sweets! But there is more to the holidays than yule logs, fruit cake and eggnog. We'll talk about favorite holiday desserts, offer baking tips, and recommend great baked-good desserts on our special Holiday Dessert show.

New Era Begins on San Diego City Council

Dec. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego City Council will take on a different look starting today, as four new council members and a new city attorney are sworn-in. How might the new council differ from its predecessor? What are the most important issues the new council will be asked to address? Host Tom Fudge speaks to reporter Alison St. John about the beginning of a new era at San Diego City Hall.

Newly Elected Officials Heading Downtown

Dec. 8
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In a few hours, the city of San Diego will swear-in Mayor Jerry Sanders, a new city attorney and four new council members. Joining us on Morning Edition is KPBS Metro Reporter Alison St John.

Football Championships Come to San Diego, But San Diego Teams Won't Be There

Dec. 8
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Bowl Championship Series is set. Florida and Oklahoma will compete for the national championship in San Diego next month. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Artificial Reefs Coming To San Diego Bay

Dec. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Work begins this week on a project to install 350 artificial reef structures off the shoreline of Bayside Park in Chula Vista. It's part of a project to increase fish populations in the bay. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

This San Diego Weekend from Flickr

Dec. 8
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Changes at San Diego City Council

Dec. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new era begins today for San Diego city council, as four newly elected members are sworn in to the eight person council. They are Sherri Lightner, Todd Gloria, Carl Demaio and Marti Emerald. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Dec. 8
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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