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Stories for January 11, 2008

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 11
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There Will Be Blood

Jan. 11
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

There Will Be Blood

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 11
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In Annual Address, Aguirre Calls Tamed Pension Debt a "Fairy Tale"

Jan. 11
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's city attorney says he has made progress rooting out corruption since taking office three years ago. But Mike Aguirre's annual address to voters offered a lot of bad news about the state of city finances. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Final Decision Looming Over San Diego's Last One-Room Schoolhouse

Jan. 11
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County's last one-room schoolhouse may finally have to close its doors. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Five-Year Projected Budget Shortfall For San Diego = $309 Million

Jan. 11
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The City of San Diego faces a budget shortfall of more than $30 million this year, and the mayor says it may only get worse. The story from KPBS reporter Alan Ray.

Critics of Governor's Health Plan Say Cuts Would Hurt Medi-Cal

Jan. 11
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The governor has made expanding health care for the poor one of his top priorities. But critics say his proposed budget cuts to the Medi-Cal program would actually reduce access. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Mayor Sanders Looks Toward Future in Speech Last Night

Jan. 11
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders delivered his third State of the City Address last night and struck a note of hope that the worst of San Diego's financial nightmares are in the past. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

In Push to Oust Corruption, Baja Police to Take Lie Detector Tests

Jan. 11
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Baja California state police will now undergo routine lie detector tests in attempt to purge corrupt officers from the force. The measure is part of an effort by newly-elected leaders to stop crime and corruption. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Proposed Budget Would Cut Seasonal Lifeguard Staffing

Jan. 11
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget reductions would cut seasonal lifeguard staffing at seven state beaches in San Diego County. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

Jan. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from The Black Heart Procession, Sue Palmer, The Meters, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Fela Kuti, Tommy Guerrero, and Gene Harris.

Commission Opposes Timeshare Hotel on Harbor Island

Jan. 11
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's strike two for a planned timeshare hotel-resort on Harbor Island, just south of Lindbergh Field. The California Coastal Commission is against allowing timeshares on public land. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

N.H. Primary, State of the City, State of the State, Celebrity News

Jan. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Thought you had the presidential race figured out? Think again. Hillary Clinton and John McCain were the "comeback" candidates following their victories in the New Hampshire primary. Plus, Mayor Jerry Sanders gives his annual wish list for the City of San Diego. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also discussed his plans for California. And, what's up with all the celebrity news coverage these days?

S.D. Mayor Seeks Countywide Fire Collaboration

Jan. 11
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says the city will work more closely with other local governments to prepare for wildfires. In his State of the City address, Sanders announced he'll seek better representation of the region. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps explains.

Warming Earth May Support Ice Growth Too

Jan. 11
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Global warming doesn't mean all the planet's glaciers will melt. New research from UC-San Diego shows that warming in the past has helped ice growth. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more on this paradox, and how it may lead to answers about our future climate.

I Wanna Juno Hamburger Phone!

Jan. 11
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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KPBS Film Critic

Radiohead Coming To San Diego!

Jan. 11
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Radiohead has