Stories for September 8, 2006
San Diego Unified school district officials say their back-to-school effort didn't increase students attendance levels as anticipated. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The Mayor of National City says he will declare his city a sanctuary for immigrants. Mayor Nick Inzunza says he plans to make the announcement at the end of the month. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
A new survey reveals many pharmacists say the Medicare prescription drug benefit has been bad for business. The survey of more than 800 pharmacists comes from the Kaiser Family Foundation. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
If there's one thing that ties all of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar's films together it's love. Not simple, easy love but desperate, passionate, stop-at-nothing love. With his new film
There have always been films that the studios have chosen not to screen for critics; the reason usually being that studios feared they had a dud on their hands and wanted to avoid bad reviews on opening g weekend. But in the past few weeks we've had more than the usual amount on no-can-see pictures.
We are about to head into a flurry of film festival activity. The next two months will see the Imperial Beach Film Festival, The San Diego Film Festival, The San Diego Women Film Festival and The San Diego Asian Film Festival, not to mention a film series starting at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Anyway, to kick off this festival season is the Fourth Annual Imperial Beach Film Festival (running September 8 and 9 with the Dempsey Holder Hall as their main screening site).
The dogs days of late summer releases may be upon us but not everything coming out at the moment is bad. Take the independent film
From the opening credits (which flip through pages of a book on paganism intercut with scenes from later in the film),
Local editors discuss the president's recent speeches on terrorism, San Diego's financial reform, and a proposal to build a stadium for the Chargers in National City.
KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson talks with local reporters about whether San Diego is prepared to face a disaster of 9/11's magnitude, and how 9/11 affected the local Muslim community. They'll also explore how the governor's race is shaping up.