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Week in Review: San Diego Saxophone Legend And Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

San Diego immigration activists leapt into action after President Barack Obama’s inaugural address. They held a rally the next day to capitalize on Obama’s more liberal agenda.

Photo by David McNew

Photo credit: Getty Images

Day laborers wait near a Home Depot home improvement store in hope of finding work for the day in Los Angeles, California.

Activists want immigration legislation that includes “a pathway to citizenship, accountability for border enforcement agencies and labor protections for migrant workers and their families,” we reported.

That path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants could be one of the most contentious components of the legislation. Our reporter Jill Replogle looked at what it would mean for the construction industry.

Other Stories This Week

The city of San Diego owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to people who live downtown. While city officials acknowledge these overcharges took place, they haven't yet repaid anybody. Our story introduces one woman who’s been fighting the city for three and a half years, and a downtown homeless shelter that could really use the money they’re owed.

Photo credit: Cleveland National Forest

Dead trees in the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County are pictured in this undated photo. They are a casualty of the goldspotted oak borer beetle.

An invasive bug the size of a grain of rice is wiping out thousands of acres of oak trees in San Diego County.

"This is probably the worst invasive insect problem these oak trees have ever experienced,” a UC San Diego researcher told us.

The president of San Diego’s school board and the president of the San Diego teacher’s union spoke about the school’s budget on Midday Edition. For the first time in a long time, there will be no teacher layoffs this year.

Every January 24 marks the beginning of Daniel Jackson Week, a series of concerts featuring local legend saxophonist Jackson and other musicians. Our arts reporter visited Jackson at home. The audio, video and photos on her story are all definitely worth a look.

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