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Stories for September 27, 2007

Wes Anderson's Hotel Chevalier on iTunes

Sept. 27
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

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San Diego Film Festival

Sept. 27
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 27
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 27
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Poll Shows Disparity Between Drought Danger Awareness, Action

Sept. 27
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than two thirds of San Diegans say a possible water shortage is a very serious issue, though only about one third say they've made a big effort to conserve water this summer. A poll out today also shows attitudes about recycling sewage to drinking water could change. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Washington Elementary Adopts Students of Defunct Private School

Sept. 27
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Students of a defunct private school in downtown San Diego are now attending a nearby public school this year. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Economics Professor: Every Housing Stat Fell Big Last Month

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego economy continues to be pulled down by the slumping housing market. The University of San Diego index of leading economic indicators was down sharply in August, dropping nearly one and a half percent. A one percent change is considered a major move.

SoCal's Main Water Supplier Warns Farmers to Prepare For Cuts

Sept. 27
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Potential water shortages has San Diego County growers making plans to cope. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

My First Time With Two Sex Workers In Australia

Sept. 27
Off Mic

All right, it's not what you're thinking. I kept everything on a professional level.

Weekend Preview: San Diego Film Festival, The Pearl, East Village Tavern and Bowling Alley, Currant American Brasserie

Sept. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new boutique hotel and restaurant called The Pearl opens in Point Loma while a bowling alley and tavern springs up in the East Village. And the San Diego Film Festival lures filmmakers and celebrities to San Diego this weekend.

Off Mic

Sept. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Lack of Rainfall in San Diego is a Positive for San Diego's Beaches

Sept. 27
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There's a positive benefit from the historic dry spell in San Diego County. The lack of rain has helped county beaches get top marks in an environmental group's report card. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Undiscovered Saudi Arabia Oil Manuscript Published 50 Years Later

Sept. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Have you read that new Wallace Stegner book? Yes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author died in 1993, but his words live on in the new book “Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil.” We speak to local publisher Tim Barger to get the story behind Stegner's undiscovered manuscript about the first people to travel to Saudi Arabia in search of oil.

'Forever Tango' Comes to the Spreckles Theater This Weekend

Sept. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The music and dance of the tango began in the brothel districts of Buenos Aries, Argentina in the 1900s. Today, the dance remains one of the most passionate yet technically difficult. Argentinean musician and performer Luis Bravo created the show “Forever Tango” to highlight the beauty of his nation's most famous export.

Barracks Shaped Like Swastika at Coronado Naval Base to be Changed

Sept. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The design of Coronado's Naval Amphibious Base Complex 320-325 sparks controversy nearly 50 years after its construction. The U.S. Navy plans to spend $600,000 to change the existing swastika-shaped layout of the barracks. Tony Perry, the San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, explains the reasons the Navy initially resisted any action, how Google Earth brought the images to light and why the local media barely covered this story.