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Stories for March 6, 2009

Former Student Assistant Takes Top Job at KPBS

March 6, 2009
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Karlo can remember one of the first jobs he had as a student assistant with KPBS. Scrubbing toilets. “We had an apartment building on the edge of campus, and two rooms had all the production equipment,” he said. “The equipment was so valuable that the staff didn't want janitorial service to be entering those rooms at night. So I cleaned the bathrooms once a week." Karlo was focused. He wanted to tell stories. He was determined to do whatever was necessary to work in the industry that he loved.

SD Receives Money to Address Lead Hazards

March 6, 2009
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A seven million dollar grant will help San Diego continue to remove lead-hazards from older city homes. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Sunrise Powerlink, Military Construction Projects

March 6, 2009
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Supreme Court listened to hours of arguments on the validity of the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday. Plus, SDG&E is holding a series of public meetings around the county to respond to questions about the controversial Sunrise Powerlink project. And, multiple construction projects, worth close to $3 billion, are planned for local military bases in the next couple years.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Proposition Eight

March 6, 2009
By California Capitol Network and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The fate of the voter approved ban on gay marriage is now in the hands of the supreme court. Attorneys on both sides of the Prop 8 issue gave arguments to the State Supreme Court yesterday.

San Diego Lawmaker Shares Observations on Prop Eight Hearing

March 6, 2009
By Alan Ray, Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Attorneys arguing for and against Proposition Eight made their case the state's supreme court yesterday. Democratic State Senator Christine Kehoe was there.

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San Diego Restaurants Offering Deals and Steals in Recessionary Times

March 6, 2009
By Emily Robichaud and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

The bar at The Linkery. Photo by Bonzo McGrue

Gardening Said to Improve Quality of Life for Alzheimer's Patients

March 6, 2009
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia that affect the elderly.Mental health professionals believe there are activities that can enhance quality of life. One therapy uses gardening as a way to improve patient's moods and decrease problem behaviors. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.