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Stories for May 23, 2008

Citizen Voices

May 23
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Third Monday in May

May 23
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices
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Each burial party is allowed 30 minutes from beginning to end. Fort Rosecrans is THAT busy.

Citizen Voices

May 23
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayor Sanders' Campaign Manager Resigns

May 23
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will have to find a new campaign manager. Michael McSweeney resigned today. He submitted a letter of resignation after his efforts to get mayoral candidate Eric Bidwell to attack Steve Francis were made public.

The Difference Between a Pink Slip and a Layoff Notice

May 23
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Over the past few months the San Diego Unified school district and other districts in San Diego County have been trying to figure out how many teachers they can afford to keep on their payroll for next school year. That's because the governor's January budget proposal included severe cuts to education funding. Now the governor has changed his tune -- he's backed away from making those severe cuts.

Mexican Army Seizes More Than a Ton of Marijuana

May 23
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Mexican army has seized more than a ton of marijuana at the Sharp Electronics plant in Rosarito. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Local Gas Prices Set Another Record: $4.07 per Gallon

May 23
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego gasoline prices set another record today climbing to $4.07 a gallon. The Utility Consumer’s Action Network says record high oil prices are pushing the surge at the pump.

Record Number of Nursing Grads This Year

May 23
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Graduation season begins today at San Diego State University with the first of many ceremonies taking place at COX Arena. Students with the university's health and human services department are the first to don caps and gowns. Officials say this year there's a record-number of nursing grads. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Feds Arrest More Than 130 Undocumented Migrants in Three Weeks

May 23
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal officials have arrested more than 130 undocumented immigrants in San Diego during the last three weeks. It’s the latest blitz in a national effort to round up more than 570,000 immigrants who've been ordered deported. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

City Elections, Race for President, High Gas Prices

May 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's crunch time in the races for San Diego Mayor and City Attorney. Also, Hillary Clinton says she's staying in the race for president despite Barack Obama's easy victory in Oregon, which gives him a majority of the pledge delegates available in the primary. What is Clinton holding out for? And, gas prices in San Diego are creeping closer to $4 a gallon.

Aggressive Air Quality Plan Approved for San Joaquin Valley

May 23
By Kelley Weiss and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Air Resources Board has approved what some are calling a controversial air quality plan for the San Joaquin Valley, from commuting to fireplaces. From Sacramento, Kelley Weiss reports.

Stiffer Penalties Proposed for Drunk Driving

May 23
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

So-called "extreme drunk drivers" could be looking at tougher penalties in California. That's under a bill that cleared the State Senate on Thursday. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Roman de Gare

May 23
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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French filmmaker Claude Lelouch leapt to international attention in 1966 with his lushly romantic

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 23
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting