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Stories for February 11, 2008

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 11
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Wisdom of King Solomon

Feb. 11
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

Wow, I'm kind of impressed. Mitt Romney has left the race.

I Wish I Could Quit You, Ron Paul

Feb. 11
By Steven Garrett and Citizen Voices

You see, whether Christine Smith or Ron Paul made it to the White House, it would still be good because a Libertarian would hold the office of president.

San Diego Unified to Consider a Barrio Logan High School

Feb. 11
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Unified school board members will consider a plan Tuesday that would establish the first high school in Barrio Logan. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Citizen Voices

Feb. 11
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Feb. 11
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State Senate Could Vote Friday on Budget Deficit Coping Plan

Feb. 11
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The State Senate could vote as early as Friday on what to do about the current fiscal year's budget deficit. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Alleged Drug Cartel Leader Sentenced 16 Years in Prison

Feb. 11
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge in San Diego has sentenced a man federal prosecutors allege is one of the region's most notorious drug lords to 16 years in prison. The sentence is the result of a plea agreement between the alleged leader of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel and government prosecutors. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

San Diego's New Superintendent Prepares School Officials for Major Cuts

Feb. 11
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

San Diego's new superintendent says the school district now stands to lose up to $80 million in state funding due to the Governor's proposed budget cuts. He says that means layoffs, program cuts and a lean central staff. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Another Quake Rocks Baja

Feb. 11
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.9 earthquake struck the northern Baja California region of Mexico near the U.S. border today. It's the latest in a series of quakes to shake Northern Baja. And a San Diego geologist says that area will continue to shake. More from KPBS reporter Ed Joyce.

Half of California's Nursing Homes Don't Meet Federal Standards

Feb. 11
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new government report says nearly half of all nursing homes in California don't meet federal standards for preventing surgical infections or bedsores. 23 nursing homes in San Diego County fall short. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

The Gourmet Transformation of Chocolate

Feb. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Valentine's Day is approaching and we explore the world of chocolate by talking to local food writer Caron Golden and Will Gustwiller, the owner and chocolatier of Eclipse Chocolat in San Diego. We talk about the history and trends of chocolate and where to go in San Diego for the ultimate chocolate experience.

Political Expert Talks America’s Relationship with the Muslim World

Feb. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Vali Nasr is one of our country's foremost experts on the politics of the Islamic world. He joins us to talk about the many political and religious movements that will change our troubled relationship with the Muslim nations, from the Arab world to Pakistan.

Barrio Logan Seeks to Establish First High School

Feb. 11
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A public charter school group in Logan Heights wants to establish the first high school in Barrio Logan. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Challenges Loom for Childrens' Health Insurance

Feb. 11
By Kelley Weiss and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Since President Bush did not renew the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or S-CHIP, California is grappling with the future of its version of the program that covers more than 900,000 kids. But many people don't realize the other looming challenge of getting health insurance for low-income children. From Sacramento Kelley Weiss explains.

Alleged Drug Cartel Leader to Enter Plea Today

Feb. 11
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A man suspected to be one of the U.S. Mexico border region's most notorious drug lords will enter a plea in federal court in San Diego today. Mexico extradited the alleged former leader of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel to the United States last January. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has more.