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Stories for July 11, 2008

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 11
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Brick Lane

July 11
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 11
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cause and Effect

July 11
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

Though I believe everyone has the right to beach access, & I found myself getting a bit irritated as I tried to back out of my garage at 6 a.m. to make the 10 minute trip to Tidelands Park where the race was to start. In front of my house two 20-something men were unloading cases of beer and bags of ice... no cooler. Were they going to bury the ice in the sand and put the beer on it... or sit on the ice and drink the beer really fast?

Citizen Voices

July 11
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

SD County Water Authority Likes Bond Proposal

July 11
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego County water agency is in favor of a proposal to fix the states water supply problems. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

SDG&E Proposes What it Calls Largest Solar Power Install in S.D.

July 11
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Gas & Electric has proposed what it calls the largest solar power installation in San Diego. The utility filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Friday to review and approve the solar program. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

San Diego Leaders Consider New Parcel Tax

July 11
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and County Supervisor Ron Roberts are pushing for a parcel tax to pay for more fire protection in the region. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Californians Worried About High Healthcare Costs

July 11
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The high cost of healthcare is taking its toll on Californians' well-being. A new survey reveals more than one out of three Californians say they neglected needed care last year. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Baja Governor Says Diesel Shortage Soon to End

July 11
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Governor of Baja California says enough diesel is on the way to Tijuana to end the shortage in the city. This comes after Mexico’s oil monopoly cut the region’s supply fearing U.S. drivers were draining the tanks of Mexico’s subsidized fuel. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

NCLR Conference, SD Economy, CA Budget Stalemate

July 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will be in San Diego this weekend to speak at the National Council of La Raza conference. Plus, consumer spending in San Diego is down for the third year in a row. And, the budget stalemate drags on in Sacramento.

Pendleton Marines Applaud New Iraq-Combat Mini-Series

July 11
By Angela Carone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This Sunday night, HBO premieres a new miniseries that captures what it's like to be a Camp Pendleton marine in a war zone. It's called Generation Kill and it's about an elite marine recon unit stationed in Iraq at the start of the war. Since the series is about Camp Pendleton, HBO screened the film for marines on the base. KPBS arts producer Angela Carone was there.

McCain and Obama to Court Latino Votes at Annual La Raza Conference

July 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The National Council of La Raza's annual conference kicks off in San Diego Saturday. The presumptive presidential candidates from both parties will speak in hopes of courting the Latino vote. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Salary Questions Raised at SEDC

July 11
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Questions are being raised as to why some members of the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation have received salaries greater than what had been approved by the city of San Diego. Voiceofsandiego.org broke the story earlier this week and it has been uncovering new details by the day. We're joined on Morning Edition by Andrew Donohue, co-executive editor for Voiceofsandiego.org.

San Diego Leaders Consider New Tax for Fire Protection

July 11
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Officials from around San Diego County are expected to decide this afternoon whether to recommend a new “parcel tax” be put on the November ballot, to pay for more fire protection. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Extra Cream Cheese for your Obagelama

July 11
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Although they are not a homogenous group, coming from areas as distinct as Mexico, Central America, and Cuba, Hispanics are generally in agreement on