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Stories for April 18, 2008

Imaginary War

April 18
Citizen Voices

Sijan's fianc ee and relatives visited my family's home shortly after the Medal of Honor Ceremony to attend an Air Force Academy dedication memorializing his life and death.

My Blueberry Nights

April 18
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Citizen Voices

April 18
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 18
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Blogger's Opinion of the Upcoming Mayoral Race

April 18
By Steven Garrett and Citizen Voices

Next, we have

Zombie Strippers

April 18
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Not surprisingly,

Citizen Voices

April 18
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego High School Students Rally Against Teacher Layoffs

April 18
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Teenagers at two of San Diego’s biggest high schools are taking part in student-led protests today. They’re rallying against teacher layoff notices and statewide cuts to education funding. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Tijuana Doctors Cease Work Today to Protest Recent Kidnappings

April 18
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of doctors in Tijuana stopped work and attended only to emergencies today to protest kidnappings and crime in the city. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

New Record For Average Gas Prices in San Diego

April 18
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's average gasoline price reached another record today. The Utility Consumer's Action Network says it costs three dollars 86 cents for a gallon of regular. That's ten cents more than a week ago and 22 cents a gallon higher than the price just two weeks ago.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 18
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Freed Widow Blames D.A. for Unfair Persecution

April 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A newly freed Cynthia Sommer has sharp words for San Diego County's district attorney. Sommer was released from jail last night after Bonnie Dumanis dropped the murder case against her. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

PA Primary, City Council Raises, Housing Market

April 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Democratic candidates are preparing for next week's presidential primary in Pennsylvania. Also, the City Council votes to give itself a raise, and quickly changes its mind after an influx of criticism from concerned voters. And, the local housing market continues to slide as the median home price dipped below $400,000 for the first time in five years.

San Diego Students Protest Teacher Layoffs

April 18
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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That's the sound of students from three San Diego schools who took to the streets Thursday to protest teacher layoff notices at their campuses. One of the hardest hit campuses is Jackson Elementary near City Heights. Twenty-four out of 26 Jackson teachers recently got notices. It's the only school in the San Diego Unified School District where 90-percent of the teaching staff could lose its job.

California Lawmakers Call For Better Supervision of Sex Offenders

April 18
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two California lawmakers are calling for better supervision of sex offenders. Democratic Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Republican Assemblyman Anthony Adams are responding to a state audit that found sex offenders living in homes used for foster care and children's day care.

28 Cancelled Health Insurance Policies Reinstated

April 18
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Department of Managed Health Care says it will reinstate the insurance policies of 28 people whose coverage was wrongly terminated. Regulators say they're continuing to investigate insurance company practices. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Covering the County - Part Two

April 18
By Alison St John and Off Mic

As I mentioned in

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

April 18
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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"I personally love romantic comedies," Stoller confesses, "So I would just look at it generally as a romantic comedy but from the male perspective."

Off Mic

April 18
By A. St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting