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Stories for July 28, 2006

Scoop

July 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

opens with the funeral of a respected and admired British journalist Joe Strombel (Ian McShane of cable's

Miami Vice

July 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

, for better or worse, brought a sense of visual flair to TV in the eighties. The show served up gorgeous night shots, brought in an MTV influenced use of pop music, and dressed its stars in fashion setting soft pastels. It taught cops shows what it meant to have your colors done. If you check out the old episodes now, most of them seem badly dated, but every now and then there's a show where everything comes together with dazzling slickness. Mann followed the series with another and grittier cop show,

Monster House

July 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Studios love to release horror films such as

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 28
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Environmental impact of Navy Broadway redevelopment has some concerned

July 28
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The ambitious Navy Broadway redevelopment plan on the waterfront in downtown San Diego may face scrutiny from the California Coastal Commission. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Day labor ordinance wins over former critic

July 28
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An immigrants' rights activist who initially condemned the City of Vista's new day labor ordinance has changed her tune. Tina Jillings says the ordinance actually benefits workers. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

East Mission Bay contamination remains a mystery

July 28
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego water officials say the De Anza Cove trailer park is probably not the source of contamination in East Mission Bay. Parts of the bay remain closed to swimmers and boaters because it's still polluted. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.

Governor's race, CA healthcare, Broadway Complex

July 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, a Field Poll showed likely voters have a more favorable view of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger than right before the primary election. Also, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a plan to offer healthcare to the city's uninsured residents. And, the CCDC decided to postpone a final decision on the controversial Navy Broadway Complex.