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Stories for August 31, 2006

Weekend Preview: Dining out

Aug. 31
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Maria Hunt, restaurant critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune, shares her picks for dining out this weekend in San Diego.

Viva Pedro! A celebration of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar

Aug. 31
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local experts discuss the work of Spanish auteur, Pedro Almodovar. Eight of his films will be screened as part of a series called Viva Pedro!

Camp Pendleton hearings begin for the alleged murder of an Iraqi civilian

Aug. 31
KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS reporter Alison St. John explains what happened during the first day of the Article 32 hearings in the Hamdinya Case at Camp Pendleton.

Students head back to school; many medicated

Aug. 31
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A professor of social psychology gives parents advice and a local pediatrician discusses treating children with prescription drugs.

New study finds Californian's lack faith in government

Aug. 31
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Public Policy Institute of California has released its latest Statewide Survey. Maureen Cavanaugh finds out what it says about how people in California are feeling about California's future.

Pretrial hearing begins for Camp Pendleton Marine

Aug. 31
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Marine from San Diego's North County is one of the first to appear at pretrial hearings in connection with the murder of an Iraqi civilian in Hamdaniyah last spring. In a surprise turn, the prosecution said it will not seek the death penalty against the Marine. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Senate approves prison reform bill

Aug. 31
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Senate has approved a package of bills aimed at easing overcrowding in the state's prisons, but it's a scaled-down version of what Governor Schwarzenegger had been asking for.