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Stories for June 12, 2008

Hulk Smash Gets Teen Thumbs Up

June 12
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Follow the Money (Oops)... the Women

June 12
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Back in October, when the Democratic nomination for president was still in question, Hillary Clinton's pollster claimed that if Clinton were the Democratic nominee,

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

June 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Get My Vote

June 12
By Trina Boice and Citizen Voices

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Teachers Defend Shock Tactics in Teen Drunk Driving Program

June 12
By Allison Hoffman and KPBS Public Broadcasting

On a Monday morning last month, highway patrol officers visited 20 classrooms at El Camino High School to announce some horrible news: Students had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend.

Insurance Commssioner Advocates Incentives for Homeowners

June 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner says fire chiefs can help insurance industry executives motivate homeowners to fire proof their properties. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Tijuana Doctors Conducting Crime Survey at the Border

June 12
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This Saturday, Doctors in Tijuana will conduct a crime survey at the San Ysidro border crossing. Its part of a series of protests doctor have staged in the border city. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Citizen Voices

June 12
By Tboice and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Open Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines is Finally Underway

June 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Open is finally underway at Torrey Pines. Mark Zeigler, a local sports reporter, describes the sights and the sounds, the economic impact, and the little-known stories from the first U.S. Open ever held in San Diego.

San Diego's Biotech Industry Continues Growth

June 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego is a hotspot for biotechnology. The life science cluster in San Diego has an annual economic impact of more than $9 billion in the region. As 2008 BIO International Convention gets underway, we'll take a look at the growth and success of the biotech industry in San Diego.

Scooter Lovers Tout Economics & Ease of Motorcycle

June 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

As gas prices soar, more people are turning to scooters as an economical and green mode of transportation. Scooter sales nationwide are up nearly 25 percent since January. We'll explore the scooter craze and culture in San Diego.

SDSU Researchers Study U.S. Open's Financial Impact on San Diego

June 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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About 30 San Diego State University researchers will mingle with the crowds at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines today. They are gathering data on the event's economic impact. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Winds Fuel Northern California Fires

June 12
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Unusually windy conditions in Northern California are keeping state firefighters busy this week. From Sacramento, here's Jenny O'Mara.

Sports Columnist Jay Paris Reports on the U.S. Open

June 12
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Let the games begin. The U.S. Open get under way this morning at Torrey Pines South . Thousands of spectators and 6000 volunteers are going to be on hand to witness the event. And North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris is already there.

State Lawmakers Tackle the Budget

June 12
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California state lawmakers from both the Senate and the Assembly will gather in a special joint committee Thursday to tackle the budget. And Senate Democrats are making one thing clear: new taxes must be part of the solution. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Gregory Page Performs on These Days

June 12
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Local troubadour

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

June 12
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana Woman Invents Recycling Machine to Improve Scavengers' Lives

June 12
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In Tijuana, a new machine is poised to help clean up some of the city’s social and environmental problems. A Tijuana teenager dreamed up the contraption ten years ago. She’s since dedicated her life to making the project a reality. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.