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Stories for April 27, 2006

Silent Hill

April 27
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Kinky Boots

April 27
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

claims a real life source of inspiration for its story of a young man who discovers a clever way of saving his family's shoe business. Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton, the young Uncle Owen from

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 27
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Boycott organizers plan large march & rally

April 27
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Organizers of a May 1 boycott of businesses and schools in San Diego County announced their plans today. Their march and rally are part of a larger nationwide protest in support of providing a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Mayor urged to reconsider pension benefit rollbacks

April 27
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Council president Scott Peters has asked Mayor Jerry Sanders to reconsider the cost effectiveness of trying to roll back benefits increases, that the city attorney says were illegally granted. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

SD receives failing grade for air quality

April 27
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California cities and counties once again dominate the list of places in the nation with the worst air pollution. The American Lung Association's annual State of The Air report released today gives failing grades to San Diego and Imperial Counties. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Students face detention for boycotting school May 1

April 27
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Schools Superintendent Carl Cohn is encouraging students to attend school this Monday - the day a nationwide boycott is scheduled by immigration advocates. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

San Diego is a millitary town . . .or is it?

April 27
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's the choice no one really wants to face, but San Diegans will make it this year. After decades of debate and reams of reports, the public gets to choose this fall whether to keep the San Diego Airport at Lindbergh Field, or move it. KPBS and Envision San Diego held a forum this week with representatives from the military and civilian communities. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Can Military and Civilian Communities in San Diego Work Together?

April 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is there a win-win scenario for the military and the San Diego civilian community when it comes to airport expansion? On Monday, April 24, 2006, hosts Tom Fudge and Gloria Penner spoke with military brass and community leaders, taking questions from the audience about air travel, national defense, and the future of our region.