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Stories for November 5, 2007

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 5
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Monday: Jeremy Blake at SDMA, Aaron Sorkin, and Vampires

Nov. 5
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

The San Diego Museum of Art's

Random Gem #7: Norman Mailer

Nov. 5
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

In this excerpt from an interview with Charlie Rose,

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 5
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White

Nov. 5
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

I will confess upfront to a love for Japanese anime -- mainly because in Japan animation is treated not as a kids' genre but rather as a stylistic choice. I enjoy far more anime than I do American animation, but that's also because there's just so much more to choose from in anime. This year, there were a couple of good American animated films,

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 5
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Officials Say Detention is Best Method to Deter Illegal Immigration

Nov. 5
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The number of illegal immigrants detained in the United States has jumped nearly 30 percent over the past year. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

San Diego Gas Prices Are Highest Ever Recorded For November

Nov. 5
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's average price for a gallon of gas is higher now than it has ever been in November. The Utility Consumers Action Network tracks pump prices at hundreds of local gas stations.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal Jury Finds Wilkes Guilty on All Counts

Nov. 5
By Seth Hettena and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal jury found a Poway defense contractor guilty today of plying former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham with more than $600,000 dollars in bribes in exchange for millions of dollars in government contracts. Reporter Seth Hettena has more.

Drug Kingpin Arellano Felix Sentenced to Life in Prison

Nov. 5
By Amy Isackson

A federal judge in San Diego has sentenced Mexican drug cartel leader Francisco Javier Arellano Felix to life in prison without the chance of parole. Arellano Felix pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise and conspiring to launder money. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Study Finds Big Labor Demand For Health Professionals in California

Nov. 5
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study reveals California has a major shortage of health professionals like dental hygienists and radiology technicians. The report says the state just isn't producing enough graduates to fill current or future needs. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Coalition Forms in Effort to Put Recycling Bins on Local Beaches

Nov. 5
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As more cities and counties consider bans on the plastic shopping bag, the American Chemistry Council is countering with a renewed recycling effort. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

School Superintendent Search in Full Gear; Interviews Pending

Nov. 5
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The search for San Diego's new superintendent is in full swing this month after weeks of community input on the matter. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Vote for Alcohol Ban at City Beaches Takes Place on Monday

Nov. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego votes on Monday whether to prohibit the use of alcohol at city beaches. We'll hear from a councilmember who's pushing for the ban, and we'll invite our callers to tell us whether they believe restricting the use of alcohol is the best thing to do.

Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton Recaps San Diego’s Sporting Weekend

Nov. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Chargers collapse in Minnesota, Major League Baseball suspends Mike Cameron for 25 games, Joe Torre takes the helm for the L.A. Dodgers, the San Diego State Aztecs mount a major comeback to beat Wyoming, local NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson takes the NASCAR Nextel Cup lead and trade speculation surrounds the Lakers' Kobe Bryant. We analyze the latest sporting news with Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton.

Insurance Experts Discuss Rebuilding Following the Wildfires

Nov. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The wildfires that recently devastated San Diego County destroyed close to 1,600 homes. Now, families are dealing with rebuilding their homes and their lives. And working through the insurance claims maze can be daunting. We'll talk with experts about how to work with your insurance company. And we'll provide tips on making sure your home is adequately insured for future disasters.

Defense Contractor Found Guilty in Cunningham Bribery

Nov. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A defense contractor was found guilty today on all counts of bribing former San Diego Congressman "Duke" Cunningham and committing wire fraud and laundering money.

Wildfire Ash May Adversely Affect Poinsettia Production

Nov. 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Southern California produces most of the poinsettias grown in the country and that crop could be hurt because of fallout from the wildfires. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Analysts Expect Schwarzenegger's Wildfire Response to Strengthen Re-Election Campaign

Nov. 5
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There have been some criticisms of the state's response to the catastrophic fires in Southern California. But by most accounts, at least one person has emerged from the tragedy with an image boost: Governor Schwarzenegger. Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento.