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Stories for August 22, 2007

100 Greatest Directors, AKA The Boy's Club

Aug. 22
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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British mag

alt.pictureshows@MCASD La Jolla

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The most formal of the multiple viewing venues is Sherwood Auditorium where the classic and still stunningly avant garde shorts

Blades of Glory in all its HD DVD Glory

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 22
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Two Suspected Illegal Immigrants Die Trying to Cross Border

Aug. 22
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Border Patrol says two suspected illegal immigrants died in the rugged mountains east of San Diego this week. Authorities say both victims were trying to sneak across the border with the help of smugglers. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

SD School District Releases Top Official for Conflict of Interest

Aug. 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego School district has officially parted ways with former chief Administrative Officer Jose Betancourt. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Arellano Leaves Tijuana, Upsets Supporters

Aug. 22
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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An immigration activist who was deported to Tijuana earlier this week has moved onto Mexico City. Elvira Arellano's quick change in plans has left a few unhappy activists in her wake. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Teachers Upset New State Budget Supports High-Stakes Testing

Aug. 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego school district officials are breathing a sigh of relief now that California lawmakers passed a budget. But some teachers are upset legislators are funding a second grade testing program. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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SD County Forced to Address Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Aug. 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County may have to include ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in future planning. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce says that's because California's attorney general has ruled that global warming is covered under the state's environmental quality act.

Obituary Writer Says Now Is a Good Time to Die

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Why do some people read the obituary page as a hobby? What should an obituary say about a person? How has the Internet changed how people view obituaries? We speak to a celebrity obituary writer who tells us why we don't appreciate many people until they're gone.

New Book Charts How Luxury Items Became Commonplace

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In the last 20 years, the production of luxury items like Louis Vuitton handbags and Burberry trench coats has moved to China to save money for companies. Why are these items still so expensive? Are they still luxury items by definition? We'll talk an author about her new book, “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster.”

Local Catholic Diocese Faces Questions in Bankruptcy Court

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Should the sexual abuse cases against the Catholic Diocese of San Diego be heard in Superior Court? What is the actual value of the local Diocese assets? U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Louise DeCarl Adler is set to hear arguments related to both of those issues at a hearing scheduled for Thursday morning. We speak to a Union-Tribune reporter about the importance of tomorrow morning's hearings in the sex abuse case against the Diocese.

Google's New Street Map Feature Concerns Privacy Rights Activist

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Google offers a new service for San Diego, which enables Internet users to see actual photographic views of local streets, businesses, and communities. The new service offers a practical and useful tool to both tourists and locals alike, but some say it’s an invasion of privacy. We'll speak with the product manager at Google who says that Street View is no different than walking down a public street, as well as a privacy rights organization who says the service demonstrates a lack of personal privacy.

Inside Sacramento: Nearly Two-Month Late California Budget Finally Passes

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California finally has a budget. After two months of political wrangling, Sacramento lawmakers came to an agreement on Tuesday afternoon. We speak with the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio and "The California Report," about the specifics of the budget.

Grant: Gardentoolism

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The heat of summer has Grant thinking of “gardentoolism.” But what is it, exactly? You can dig up the answer when you put on your garden gloves and take Grant’s slang quiz.