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Stories for November 22, 2006

Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny

Nov. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Two years ago Tenacious D rocked the Comic-Con with a live concert in Hall H. This past July, they provided a sneak peak of their feature film that brought down the house. But can their brand of humor and music sustain a whole movie? Find out with

For Your Consideration

Nov. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Christopher Guest leaves behind the mockumentary formula that worked so well for him in

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Marine Brings Stray Dog Found in Fallujah to U.S.

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

When local Marine Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman was deployed to Iraq, he never imagined he would find in the wreckage of Fallujah his best friend. Guest Host Steve Walker talks with Jay Kopelman about his book From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava.

Big Box Retailers Could Face Fight in San Diego

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The national debate over whether government should regulate large retail development has hit San Diego. The San Diego City Council is considering an ordinance that bans Wal-Mart from building its Supercenters within city limits. Guest host Steve Walker talks with advocates on both sides of the Supercenter debate.

Holiday Traffic Snarls Border Crossing

Nov. 22
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Holiday traffic clogged the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings Wednesday. Long lines are expected on and off throughout the weekend. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Carlsbad Council Approves Golf Course Budget Increase

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Carlsbad City Council has voted to approve a multimillion dollar cost increase for the city's new golf course. The city’s engineer says the construction budget jumped to $55 million from $48 million because of unexpected conditions at the 400-acre site, errors, omissions and unbudgeted items.

Navy Sewage Spill Has Large Impact

Nov. 22
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Water from toilets, showers and sinks at the Navy’s 32nd street facility was mistakenly routed to a storm drain in 2004. That drain empties into Chollas Creek which dumps into the San Diego Bay. Full Focus reporter Amita sharma has more.

Hundreds of S.D. Marines Will Spend Thanksgiving with Host Families

Nov. 22
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of families around San Diego and Orange Counties will have a pair of young Marines from Camp Pendleton to join them for Thanksgiving this year. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Weekend Preview: Thanksgiving Day Alternatives

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

If you are one of those San Diegans saying “I don’t cook!” we’ve got something for you too. Restaurant critic Maria Hunt stops by to talk about restaurants where people like to go for the Thanksgiving feast.

San Diego Chefs Share Thanksgiving Day Ideas

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece, turkey, is hard to cook well. We’ll talk with two prominent San Diego chefs about making a decent Thanksgiving meal.

Early Turkey: St. Vincent's Offers Meal Today

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

While millions of people are on the nation’s highways and in the air heading home for Thanksgiving, some people in San Diego plan to serve turkey today. The St. Vincent de Paul Village is continuing its tradition of serving Thanksgiving dinner a day early. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce talked to Father Carroll about their tradition.

Comedian Showcases Childhood Nostalgia in One-Man Show

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pat Hazell is a former writer for the famous television show "Seinfeld." Now, he turns to childhood memories of watching Charlie Brown cartoons and playing lawn darts for inspiration. His one-man comedy show "The Wonder Bread Years" evokes nostalgic laughs from his baby boomer audiences.

Acclaimed Director Robert Altman Remembered

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Robert Altman was known as a maverick filmmaker throughout his career and he leaves a long legacy of experimentation. KPBS' Film Club critics remember Altman's daring work and discuss his impact on American movies.

Mayor Sanders Considers Water and Sewer Service Rate Increase

Nov. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Why is Mayor Jerry Sanders proposing an increase in the city’s water and sewer rates? The mayor's press secretary discusses the proposed increases and the idea of forming a private conservancy to manage Balboa Park.