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Stories for March 26, 2008

Miracosta Latin Jazz Orchestra Plays Tonight At Anthology

March 26
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Yesterday, we at KPBS pulled off quite a feat. We did an hour long interview and performance show with the 22-piece

Mission Bay High School Students Protest ROTC Program

March 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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About 20 Mission Bay High School students walked out of school today to protest a Junior ROTC program on campus. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

March 26
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Belly Fat in Mid-life Could Lead to Dementia Later

March 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

New research reveals people who have a lot of belly fat in mid-life have a much higher risk of developing dementia later on. The study comes from the Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

California Snowpack Healthy, But Water Conservation Still Urged

March 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The latest winter snow survey by the California Department of Water Resources indicates that snowpack water content is looking good for this time of year.

San Diego Health Officials Combat Syphilis Outbreak

March 26
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego health officials are scrambling to stop a countywide outbreak of syphilis. Reports of the infection are up more than 1,100 percent since 2000. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Iraq Conflict on Film

March 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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After five years of the Iraq War and 4000 American troops lost, two films are being released that showcase the high price of the Iraq conflict.

Inside Sacramento: The Budget, Gas Prices, Illegal Immigration Legislation

March 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Governor Schwarzenegger touts his budget proposal across the state, the mayor of San Francisco plans on suing the state, gas prices help the budget shortfall, and Republican lawmakers target illegal immigrants. John Myers, the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio and The California Report, takes us "Inside Sacramento."

Education Budget Cuts Could Close New S.D. Truancy Center

March 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego School District officials say a new truancy center for at-risk students may never open due to the looming state budget cuts. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis explains.

S.D. School Board Approves Wish List of New Textbooks

March 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Unified School Board approved a wish list of new textbooks it wants for next school year. With looming budget cuts, it's unclear when the district will have the money to buy them. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

S.D. County Supervisors Urge Residents to Retrofit for Fire Safety

March 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County Supervisors have agreed to look into low cost ways of supporting the volunteer fire agencies that protect the back country. They also endorsed legislation to give home owners a financial incentive to make fire safety improvements to their own properties. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

State Joins in to Help in San Diego Deal with Syphilis Outbreak

March 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Five state health investigators are joining in to help stem the spread of syphilis is San Diego County, where there's been a 1,100 percent rise in syphilis cases between 2000 and 2007.

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