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Stories for January 4, 2008

The Orphanage

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The Orphanage opens in the not too distant past in Spain. We see a young girl playing an outdoor game with a group of children. They are enjoying themselves in the yard of a large house that we discover is an orphanage for children who seem to suffer from some malady or problem.

Cygnet Theater Expands to Old Town

Jan. 4
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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One of San Diego's most acclaimed mid-size theaters is growing a size larger. Cygnet Theater, based in the College area, has just leased the Old Town Theater for 10 years! Programming will now alternate between the College Area location, which is a 157-seat theater, and the historic Old Town Theater, which seats 248. According to Cygnet's Executive Director, Bill Schmidt: "The addition of this venue will allow us to more than double our ticket sales and expand our programming beyond the limitations of the current venue."

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 4
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 4
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California Residents Urged to Stay Home During Storms

Jan. 4
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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As high winds and heavy rain pound parts of California, Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi is warning residents to be careful - and to stay home if possible.

Approaching Storm has Tijuana Authorities Preparing for the Worst

Jan. 4
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Authorities in Tijuana are preparing for the heavy rains. Emergency officials are working to spread word about the storm to people in Tijuana's far flung neighborhoods. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Sanders Says Another City Audit to be Completed Soon

Jan. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders says the city still has a lot to do to fix the weak financial controls that led to it being banned from the bond market three years ago. But the good news is that another long delayed city audit will soon be done. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

10 Best of 2007

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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I also want to say that this year marked a resurgence in movie musicals. The year's diverse lot yielded

UCSD Joins Carbon Trading Exchange

Jan. 4
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The University of California San Diego has become the first school on the West Coast to join the Chicago Climate Exchange. The exchange is North America's only voluntary, legally binding trading carbon trading system. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.

California Storms Knock Out Power, Closes Ski Resorts

Jan. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A fierce arctic storm is pounding California today with heavy rain, whipping winds and threats to drench mudslide-prone canyons already charred by wildfire.

Report Card Gives California's Children 'C' in Health, Education

Jan. 4
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new report card on the health and education status of California's children gives the state a C average. It's the 20th annual report from the non-profit group Children Now. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

Jan. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tease photo

Today, we present three songs from Charmaine Clamor, recorded in the KPBS performance studio during her live interview. Plus, a montage of bird calls related to an interview on bird watching.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 4
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Growing Number of Californians Opt to Vote by Mail

Jan. 4
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The presidential primary is still a month away, but believe it or not, mail ballots go out Monday. The increasing number of Californians who opt to vote by mail is changing the shape of the election process. Marianne Russ reports.

Iowa Caucuses, U.S. Economy, Pakistan Turmoil

Jan. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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This week, the Iowa caucuses are over and the winners are elated. Also, what's in store for the nation's shaky economy? And, the effect of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's death on world peace.

State Officials Urge Californians to Prepare for Storms

Jan. 4
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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State officials are bracing for several days of intense storms – and they’re asking Californians to be ready, too. Marianne Russ reports.