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Stories for September 24, 2008

Why Obama Will Win

Sept. 24, 2008
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

Almost everyday I receive emails and phone calls from friends and colleagues who have fallen for some

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My Architect

Sept. 24, 2008
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The documentary My Architect screens as part of the San Diego Architectual Foundation Film Series (HBO Documentary)

Citizen Voices

Sept. 24, 2008
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 24, 2008
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is There a Proposition A Campaign?

Sept. 24, 2008
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The boldest step San Diego leaders have taken to boost fire protection since last October was to put Prop A on the ballot. Prop A would raise $50 million for fire fighting resources though a new parcel tax. But so far there’s little evidence of a campaign to fight for the measure. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Representative Filner Not Happy with Bailout Plan

Sept. 24, 2008
By Tanya Snyder and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Democratic Congressman Bob Filner is on his fellow lawmakers to keep working until they craft emergency legislation for the economy that works from the bottom up - not the top down. Tanya Snyder reports from Washington.

Community Clinics Finally Get What They're Owed

Sept. 24, 2008
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Community clinics in the region can breathe a little easier now that the new state budget has been signed. That's because clinics will finally get paid for all of the Medi-Cal services they've provided over the last two months. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Study Shows High Speed Rail Would Benefit San Diego

Sept. 24, 2008
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study says a high-speed train system in California would generate more than 45,000 jobs in San Diego and ease traffic congestion in the region. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Conditions Ripe For Wildfires

Sept. 24, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The National Weather Service says some of the most dangerous fire weather in Southern California comes this time of year. The service says continued drought makes conditions ripe for wildfires. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

San Diegans Face Rising Healthcare Costs

Sept. 24, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

America is a wealthy nation and a world leader in medical science, technology and care. Yet 45 million Americans do not have health insurance, including more than 600,000 in San Diego. With healthcare costs rising at a rapid pace, more and more people are being squeezed out of access to quality, affordable care. And many working families are making tough decisions between seeing a doctor and putting food on the table. We'll explore the problems and possible solutions in a special live broadcast from the Logan Heights Family Health Center.

Melville Returns Home

Sept. 24, 2008
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel Melville returned to San Diego after a two-and-one-half year expedition. Nearly 50 research projects in the western Pacific Ocean were completed in that time. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce was onboard the vessel as it docked in Point Loma.

Contempt Charges Dropped Against Two Pendleton Marines

Sept. 24, 2008
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal prosecutors are dropping contempt charges against two Camp Pendleton marines who repeated refused to testify against their squad leader in a federal court. All three are linked to the deaths of Iraqi detainees. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Late Budget Means Crunch Time for Governor

Sept. 24, 2008
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The state budget isn't the only thing Governor Schwarzenegger will be signing this week. His press Secretary says the Governor has 875 bills sitting on his desk.

Budget Signing Doen't Help Laid Off Workers

Sept. 24, 2008
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Even though California finally has a budget, many of the ten-thousand state workers who were laid off during the stalemate may not get their jobs back.

Proposition B - Is It Technically Feasible

Sept. 24, 2008
By Alison St John, KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The waterfront around San Diego Bay is some of the most valuable real estate in Southern California. Which is why there's a growing tension between the industrial working waterfront and the commercial dreams of developers. Now developers have put their dreams on the ballot, with a proposal to build a deck above the existing Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. They want to make the space available for a convention center or even a foot ball stadium on top. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on whether the idea is technically feasible.

Data Shows More SD Students At District Schools

Sept. 24, 2008
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Preliminary numbers show San Diego Unified public schools attracted more students this year compared to local charter schools -- setting a precedent for the district. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.