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Stories for August 10, 2007

Lawn Art with a Purpose!

Aug. 10
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Do you live on a busy thoroughfare? Are you frustrated by speeding drivers chatting on cell phones while careening through your neighborhood?

SD INDY: The Shorts

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Looking for something free and fun? Check out a local mini-festival called SD INDY: The Shorts this Saturday August 11 at Midnight at San Diego's last remaining single screen theater, Landmark's Ken Cinema.

Home Movie Day

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

If you share these sentiments than check out the

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 10
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Oceanside Gang Sting Nets 13 Arrests

Aug. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than a dozen people were arrested in a gang sting prompted by the fatal shooting of a police officer.

California State Senator Charged With Reckless Driving

Aug. 10
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A California State Senator has been charged with a misdemeanor for an erratic driving episode that ended in a collision on highway 12 near Fairfield (in the Bay area). From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

$6 Million Endowment Given to San Marcos Unified School District

Aug. 10
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Marcos Unified School District held its "welcome back" breakfast for faculty and staff today. And Superintendent Kevin Holt brought great news to the table.

County Probe Finds 43% of Local Stores Overcharge Consumers

Aug. 10
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County is warning shoppers to double-check receipts during the busy back-to-school shopping season. A county inspection reveals nearly half of more than 500 stores overcharged customers last year. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

Infrastructure, Sanders' Communication, Gaylord Update

Aug. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, many people are asking about the status and safety of bridges all over the nation in the wake of the Minnesota bridge collapse. Also, a report released by the San Diego Mayor's office contains information that is reportedly inaccurate. And, Gaylord Entertainment has, once again, resumed negotiations with the Port of San Diego about building a $1 billion resort hotel and convention center on the Chula Vista bayfront.

Planners Ask Blackwater Not to Train Fighters at Proposed Camp

Aug. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

An advisory planning board approved a revised measure endorsing plans by security contractor Blackwater USA to build a training camp on a defunct ranch in rural San Diego County.

Mexico Builds Momentum For Cross-Border Sewage Treatment Plan

Aug. 10
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A cross-border plan to build a sewage treatment plant in Tijuana got a boost from the Mexican government. Mexico is giving the developers land for the project. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Sycuan Gaming Chair Calls Pauma Plans a Sharp Business Move

Aug. 10
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Indian gaming in San Diego County is big business. Really big business. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce talked to a tribal gaming expert about the growth of the billion-dollar industry here.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

Aug. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Lennie Tristano, Eddie Harris, Pieces of Peace, Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada, Robert Walter with Gary Bartz, DJ Shadow, Herbie Hancock, and Bell Orchestre.