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Stories for June 16, 2006

The Lake House

June 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Unlike such recent Hollywood remakes of Asian films as

Cavite

June 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

(the title refers to a Philippine city) begins with the main character Adam (played by filmmaker Ian Gamazon) in the United States. We see him dragging himself through a dull night shift as a security guard in San Diego. As he prepares for a trip to the Philippines to visit family, he engages in a fight with his girlfriend who reluctantly reveals that she just doesn?t think their relationship will work. Not exactly the best way to bid someone bon voyage.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State grants money to local schools

June 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The state's education chief stopped in San Diego Friday with money for local schools. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Airport, Condo Conversions, Immigrant Sweep

June 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, a community meeting was held to discuss the local opposition to building a joint-use airport at MCAS Miramar, the City Council places some new restrictions on condo conversions and federal authorities conduct a nationwide sweep that nets more than 2,100 illegal immigrants.

Controversy grows over Barrio Logan's Mercado Project

June 16
By Mike Marcotte and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego developer yesterday announced a major break-through for a long-stalled inner-city redevelopment project. But a city official was quick to dismiss the news as inconsequential.

Schwarzenegger addresses public school improvements

June 16
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's two main gubernatorial candidates came to San Diego Friday, to tout their plans to improve public education. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Federal officials move to bring down Mexican Mafia

June 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal Law enforcement officials unsealed indictments Friday against 36 members of the Mexican Mafia. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

World Cup sheds new light on Mexico's image

June 16
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of soccer fans packed into Chuey's Restaurant in Barrio Logan to cheer on Mexico this afternoon. Mexico took on Angola in what ended as a scoreless tie.