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Stories for October 10, 2007

Radiohead Purchase... Pending

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

I've been trying to buy the new Radiohead album for the last hour. The website is totally overloaded. I'm going to keep at it... stay tuned.

For Your Wednesday Morning Reading

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

half of the photographs in an exhibit called

Aguirre/Sanders Feud Further Tangles Soledad Landslide Conflict

Oct. 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The legal battles over who will pay the cost of the Mount Soledad landslide is complicated by the escalating feud between the mayor and the city attorney. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Oct. 10
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Man Charged With Smuggling Immigrants Off La Jolla Shore

Oct. 10
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A U.S. citizen will be charged with human smuggling in connection with a group of illegal immigrants who came ashore in La Jolla yesterday. San Diego Police found five wet and sandy undocumented immigrants inside the van the man was driving. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

State Senate Republicans Introduce Alternative Healthcare Bills

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

They don't like the governor's proposal or the Democrats' plan, so Senate Republicans are introducing their own package of healthcare bills for the special session. As Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento, they look very familiar.

San Diego Asian Film Festival: Finishing the Game

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

Lin is no stranger to San Diego. He attended UCSD and had his independent feature debut,

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Oct. 10
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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

Stoppard's play takes its name from one of the closing lines in Shakespeare's

‘Water Challenge' Turnout May Show Voluntary Rationing Lacks Impact

Oct. 10
By Joanne Faryon and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego environmental group says voluntary water conservation is not working. San Diego Coastkeeper says the city needs to introduce mandatory water rationing. Joanne Faryon has more.

Sanders Wants Another Federal Exemption From Clean Water Act

Oct. 10
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders wants another federal exemption from the Clean Water Act. The city's Point Loma Sewage Treatment Plant is the only one in the country not meeting federal standards. Sanders says paying more than $1 billion to upgrade the plant is too costly for taxpayers. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Environmentalists Push to Mandate Renewable Energy For Utilities

Oct. 10
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two conservation groups are asking state regulators to enforce California requirements that utilities get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2010. The groups claim San Diego Gas and Electric is unlikely to meet the deadline. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

City Council Committee Discusses Options for Banning Alcohol on Local Beaches

Oct. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Should San Diego ban alcohol on all city beaches? Councilman Kevin Faulconer has proposed an around-the-clock alcohol ban at all beaches in his council district. We speak to activists on both sides of the proposed beach booze ban.

YWCA Works to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Oct. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Did you know that three million American women are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend each year? Did you know that one in four California children are victims or witnesses to domestic violence? Did you know that every day more than 500 women and children in San Diego County are in need of shelter as a result of domestic violence? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we'll find out what the local Young Women's Christian Association is doing to provide services to those experiencing violence.

Gypsy Jazz Virtuoso Performs in Studio

Oct. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

We talk with Gypsy jazz virtuoso John Jorgenson about continuing the musical tradition of Django Reinhardt and playing with members of the John Jorgenson Quintet.

Local School Struggling with Overcrowding, Teacher Turnover

Oct. 10
By Ana Tinitocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of teachers at Middle School in City Heights say classes are overcrowded and teacher turnover is at an all-time high. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

San Diego Teachers to Receive 4.3% Raise

Oct. 10
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Teachers Union and the San Diego school district have reached a tentative labor agreement on wages and benefits. The two sides reopened negotiations earlier this year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Sledghammer's Seven Crimes Even Scares Beth Accomando

Oct. 10
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's time to celebrate the art of horror and gore and, to that end, KPBS film critic Beth Accomando searched San Diego stages looking for the spooky blend. She finds it at Sledgehammer Theater with their new production, Seven Crimes.

Wilkes Trial Hears First Witness

Oct. 10
By Seth Hettena and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The trial of San Diego Defense contractor Brent Wilkes has begun in federal court. He's one man accused of bribing the corrupt former congressman, "Duke" Cunningham. The first witness was a man who saw the beginning of Cunningham's fall from grace. Reporter Seth Hettena filed this report from the federal courthouse.

New California Laws Benefit Military Families

Oct. 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

Top Military Brass from the Navy, the Marine Corp and the National Guard gathered at Camp Pendleton Marine Base to announce a package of new laws signed this week by Governor Schwarzenegger. The laws will benefit military families, offer educational opportunities to military personnel and provide some financial protections. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Have Democrats Found a Political Fix for the Iraq War?

Oct. 10
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Commentaries

You may think that war strategy is all about winning. But winning what? Hostilities actually began in Afghanistan just weeks after September 11, 2001, when it was believed that the terrorists had been trained in Afghanistan. Then Iraq was invaded because President Bush believed that Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass destruction. For six years, the U.S. has been waging war in the Middle East.

KPBS Commentaries

Oct. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting