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Stories for July 22, 2008

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Tweidingerand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Steampunk

July 22
By Angela Caroneand KPBS Comic-Con News

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KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Baccomandoand KPBS Public Broadcasting
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SD Reaches Pension Reform Compromise with Unions

July 22
By Alison St Johnand KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced a pension compromise with city labor unions. It came just hours before the city council was due to vote to put pension reform on the November ballot. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Acaroneand KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Reflecting on the Con Experience

July 22
By Thomas J. McLeanand KPBS Comic-Con News

Angelina Jolie impressed fans when she came to Comic-Con to promote

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Spaced on DVD - FINALLY!

July 22
By Beth Accomandoand Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

More than Half of Those Arrested in Federal Gang Crackdown Don't Have Gang Ties

July 22
By Amy Isacksonand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal immigration officials say they arrested 81 foreign nationals in a recent crackdown on San Diego County gangs. However, more than half of those in custody do not have gang ties. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

California Foreclosures Sore to Highest Level in 20 Years

July 22
By Erik Andersonand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Foreclosure activity hit a record high in California in spring. Banks foreclosed on more than 63,000 properties in April May and June. That's the highest number of foreclosures since 1988.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Tmcleanand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 22
By Baccomandoand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mixed Race Identity in 2008

July 22
By Alma Soveand Citizen Voices

As with many unfounded fears, those questions played out in my head and not in reality. In fact, both the segment's producer and Tom Fudge graciously dispelled the nervousness I experienced beforehand.

California Leads in Gas Alternatives

July 22
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radioand KPBS Public Broadcasting

An environmental group says California leads the country in offering alternatives to gasoline. But the study says the state could be doing more. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

July 22
By Alma Soveand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Yale Strom and Hot Pstrami Celebrate the Klezmer Tradition

July 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with ethnomusicologist and Klezmer musician Yale Strom and the members of his band Hot Pstrami.

Dan Eaton Talks about Civil Servants and the Rights to Free Expression You Don't Have on the Internet

July 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dan Eaton talks about civil service job protections and the power Internet providers have to censor your comments. Those are two of the subjects we'll discuss in this week's legal update.

San Diegans Will Weigh In on Bay Front Redevelopment

July 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

On the November ballot, voters will have a chance to weigh in on what may become a controversial proposition regarding the redevelopment of the San Diego port. We'll talk with KPBS reporter Alison St John about the initiative and what people see as the best use of San Diego bay front land.

Local Groups Practice Terror Attack Response

July 22
By KPBS Newsand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Marines, Border Patrol, Homeland Security and some non-government organizations spent yesterday practicing disaster relief exercises at San Diego's Brown Field.

The Politics of Water

July 22
By Andrew Phelpsand KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's water future is not getting brighter, and could get worse if we don't get a normal amount of rain next year. So there's a serious attempt to revive one of the most bitterly fought concepts in the history of California politics. On the November ballot you'll see a proposal to build a waterway that would bypass the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Once the plan was called "The Peripheral Canal." We're joined on Morning Edition by Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

KPBS Comics Panel Picks: Friday

July 22
By Keith McNeiland KPBS Comic-Con News

10:00-11:00

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Kmcneiland KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Wonder Woman #230

July 22
By Michael Boyceand KPBS Comic-Con News

My first experience with comics started and will likely end with

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Christmas in July!

July 22
By Tony Weidingerand KPBS Comic-Con News

Each year as the Comic-Con approaches, I get an excited feeling in the pit of my stomach. It's the good sort of excitement, like the type you feel as Christmas comes around. That's why I like to call Comic-Con, Christmas in July! (That's me to the left passed out in the booth after a long day the Con last year.)

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Mboyceand KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Baccomandoand KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Dark Knight's New Bat-Pod

July 22
By Angela Caroneand KPBS Comic-Con News

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 22
By Tweidingerand KPBS Public Broadcasting