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Stories for November 18, 2008

San Diego Takes the Initiative on Water Reclamation

Nov. 18
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city of San Diego will be the first city in the state to experiment with a kind of water reclamation called “indirect potable reuse.” KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.

San Diego Council President Vote is Postponed

Nov. 18
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council decided not to chose a new president until four newly elected members are seated next month. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Bonfire Blamed for Santa Barbara Wildfire

Nov. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Authorities say a bonfire built by a group of young adults is what sparked a massive wildfire in Santa Barbara.

San Diego Home Prices Continue to Drop

Nov. 18
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The cost of a home in San Diego County plunged nearly 30 percent last month. Real Estate tracking firm Dataquick Information systems says it now costs just over $325,000 for the average home. That's down from $460,000 a year ago. Dataquick's Andrew LaPage says more than half of the sales in the six county Southern California region are foreclosed properties.

Another Option For Sunrise Powerlink

Nov. 18
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Public Utilities Commission has released an Alternate Proposed Decision by President Michael Peevey that approves San Diego Gas and Electric Company's construction of the 150-mile Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project in order to meet renewable power goals.

‘The Big Sort’ Examines America’s Cultural Isolation

Nov. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

“The Big Sort” examines the increasing cultural segregation of America, and the way people of different views and backgrounds are being isolated from each other.

Border Patrol Says Fence Slows Attacks on Agents

Nov. 18
By Elliot Spagat and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Border Patrol has installed razor-sharp, curled wire atop a fence on the Mexican border, saying it has contributed to a sharp drop in attacks on its agents by assailants hurling rocks, bottles and bricks.

City of San Diego Floats the First "Potable Reuse" Project in California

Nov. 18
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city of San Diego is the first city in California to embark on a method of water recycling called “potable reuse.” KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Legal Analyst Covers Title IX, Sonar & Profanity

Nov. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Are women getting equal access to college sports? We'll take a look at a recent case in California that gets to the heart of Title IX, the law that forbids discrimination based on sex in higher education. We'll also look at the Supreme Court's recent ruling on sonar testing by the Navy. And the use of fleeting expletives in broadcasting.

Water Expert Explains How to Get the Most From Our Annual Supply

Nov. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What are some of the more innovative, impactful things you can do to conserve water at your home? What changes can you make to your landscaping to save water and money in the long run? We speak to Brock Dolman, from the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's Water Institute, about "thinking like a watershed". Dolman also talks about what we've learned from nature that can be applied to our home's landscaping.

LA Times Reporter Tony Perry Discusses Changes in Iraq, Afghanistan

Nov. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What's happening in Iraq and Afghanistan these days? Now that the election is over, will changes be made to the United States' strategies in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Host Lee Hamilton speaks to Tony Perry, who joins us from Iraq. Tony updates us on the morale of the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, and discusses how things have changed since the last time he was in the Middle East.

Trailer Tuesday: Twilight

Nov. 18
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 18
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Offers Jobs for Votes

Nov. 18
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

New lawmakers are infiltrating Sacramento, but a special session looms. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

State Needs Strategic Plan For Climate Change

Nov. 18
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report looks at how prepared California is for the predicted effects of climate change. Those effects range from sea level rise to droughts, heat waves and wildfires. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

California Falls Short on Tobacco Prevention

Nov. 18
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California has lost its status as one of the nation's leader in tobacco control. A new report says California ranks 31st in the nation in spending on smoking prevention. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Farewell Citizen Voices

Nov. 18
By Leng Caloh and Citizen Voices

Three elections. A new president. Same-sex marriage rights granted and taken away. It's been quite a year. And the Citizen Voices contributors have blogged their way through it all with great aplomb and candor.

SD Unified Trustee Against Spending On Consultants

Nov. 18
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Unified school board member Sheila Jackson wants the district to stop hiring outside consultants. The trustee, who was reelected earlier this month, is working on a proposal that would freeze district expenditures when it comes to bringing independent experts into San Diego Unified.

School Leaders Forced To Reshuffle Budgets, Again

Nov. 18
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Colleges, universities and school districts in San Diego County are struggling to cut costs from their already dwindling budgets. That's because the Governor is calling for mid-year cuts to education funding. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.