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Stories for December 9, 2008

Photos From Sushi's Barbarian-Themed X-treme Fashion Show

Dec. 9
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Critics Choice Awards Nominations Announced

Dec. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Dec. 9
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Dark Knight on DVD

Dec. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, coming out on DVD and BluRay today. (Warner Brothers)

Hueso Picked As New SD Council President

Dec. 9
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ben Hueso will take over from Scott Peters as the new President of the San Diego City Council. Hueso got 6 out of 8 votes on the council… the other 2 went to Donna Frye. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Death Toll Increased to 4 After Jet Crash

Dec. 9
By Elliot Spagat and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The death toll from the crash of a fighter jet has climbed to four after investigators found the body of a child in the ruins of a San Diego home, the coroner's office said.

San Diego Music Veteran Chris Cantore Picks His Best of 2008 in Music

Dec. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What is the best new music from 2008? Looking for some albums to give as gifts this Christmas? We'll talk with Chris Cantore about his picks and listen to the best that 2008 had to offer in music.

Santa Can Be the Reason for a Season of Lawsuits

Dec. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he may also be headed to court. Santa is rarely the named defendent, but the use of his name and visage has resulted in a certain amount of litigation. Legal analyst Dan Eaton gets in the Christmas Spirit today as he tells us about lawsuits over who Santa Claus is, what he represents, and whether he's ever found to be unconstitutional.

Crash Cleanup Could Take One Week

Dec. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Investigators continue searching for a child missing after a military fighter jet crashed Monday into homes in San Diego's University City neighborhood. The pilot ejected safely but three people were killed in one house. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more on military cleanup efforts.

Scammers Target San Diego Real Estate Market

Dec. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Real Estate scams cost San Diegans over $70 million in 2007. News broke recently that law enforcement had uncovered a brazen scheme in which individuals in San Diego and Riverside Counties are claiming ownership of distressed homes by filing official-looking grant deeds with County recorders. There are several other on-going real-estate scams in San Diego County which affect hundreds of homeowners and which change as the market changes. They include theft of funds at escrow, setting up straw buyers and foreclosure scams.

F-18 Crash Stirs Community

Dec. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

An F-18 military jet crashed into the San Diego neighborhood of University City on Monday, killing at least three people. We'll get the latest update on the accident.

Border Battle: Bringing Home the Drug War

Dec. 9
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mexico's attorney general says organized-crime slayings more than doubled this year. More than 350 people have been killed in Tijuana since the end of September. As drug cartels battle for control of the border city's key smuggling routes into the U.S. market. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson and Vicente Calderón with the TijuanaPress.com have teamed up to determine what message these murders are sending, and what's being done to curb the problem.

Search Resumes for Missing Child in SD Jet Crash

Dec. 9
By Elliot Spagat and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Investigators on Tuesday resumed the search for a child missing in the wreckage of a residential area where a military fighter jet crashed and burned, killing three people.

Trailer Tuesday: Seven Pounds

Dec. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando