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Stories for June 16, 2008

Studying Same-Sex Marriage

June 16
By Steven Garrett and Citizen Voices

The main argument is that it is against God's law for people of the same sex to get married. In reality, the Bible says nothing about marriage. Being Jewish, I'll focus on the main law that is used to say why same-sex marriage should be illegal.

The Perfect Frame

June 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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It's not often that I get to highlight a film that comes from someone who works at KPBS. But New Media Production Assistant Ross Ching and News Production Assistant Iris Caffin have collaborated to make

Where Do You Stand on Same-Sex Marriage?

June 16
By Nicole Lozare and Citizen Voices

This week, for the first time, same-sex marriages will be legal in California. We asked the Citizen Voices bloggers the following:

Sanders Vetoes the Council Budget

June 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is playing hard ball with his budget. He has vetoed the city council’s decision to restore over 60 park and library positions that he wants to cut. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Citizen Voices

June 16
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

June 16
By Nlozare and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's Gas Prices Holding Steady, For Now

June 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The average price of a gallon of gas held fairly steady in San Diego over the weekend. The Utility Consumer's Action Network says it costs $4.62 for a gallon of gasoline. U-CAN's Charles Langley says that's 17 cents a gallon more than this time a week ago, but the price is virtually unchanged from Friday.

Local Scientists Make New Discovery for Fighting Viruses

June 16
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have made a new discovery about how the body responds to viruses. Researchers say the finding could make it easier to develop vaccines. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

U.S. Drivers Take Advantage of Mexico's Cheap Gas

June 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mexico may just have a remedy for pain at the pump in the U.S. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in San Diego retails for an average price of $4.61 a gallon. A few miles south in Tijuana it's about $2.54 -- even less if you pay in pesos.

San Diego Home Sales, Prices Plummet Again

June 16
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A real-estate tracking firm says San Diego County home sales dropped 12 percent last month, compared to the year before. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Woods Outlasts Mediate to Win His 14th Major

June 16
By Doug Ferguson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major and maybe the most amazing of them all.

Some Churches Open Their Doors to Same-Sex Weddings

June 16
By Amanda Fehd and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dozens of churches throughout the state have endorsed a November ballot initiative to ban gay marriage. But when same-sex couples begin leaving municipal offices next week with marriage licenses in hand, some clergy will be meeting them at the altar.

San Diego County Clerk's Office Prepares for Gay Marriages

June 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tomorrow morning, gay couples will start being legally married in San Diego. How is the county clerk's office and the gay community preparing for the influx of same-sex marriages?

Big Events in June Provide Boost to Local Economy

June 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The month of June will feature many big events in San Diego. What kind of impact will the U.S. Open, the San Diego County Fair, and the BIO International Convention have on the local tourism industry? We also discuss the importance of the Summer season to local business, and how the nation's economic woes are impacting the tourism industry.

SDG&E Finds Foes to Renewable Energy Line Plan

June 16
By Elliot Spagat and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It seems like an idea any environmentalist would embrace: Build one of the world's largest solar power operations in the Southern California desert and surround it with plants that run on wind and underground heat.

Locals Find Eclectic Music & Food at County Fair

June 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

"Summer of Sports" is the theme for the 2008 San Diego County Fair. We'll find out what's new and what's hot at the fair. And we'll explore the array of music offered at county fairs.

State Budget Misses Deadline

June 16
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California lawmakers have missed the constitutional deadline to pass a state budget again. They were supposed to have a deal in place by Sunday. But, as Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento, they're not even close.

Sports Columnist Jay Paris Brings Us Another Round at Torrey Pines

June 16
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Yes, it's Monday but the US Open isn't over. Today, the world's number one golfer, Tiger Woods, and journeyman Rocco Mediate will play an 18 hole playoff at Torrey Pines. And North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris will be there.

County Clerks Gear Up for Same Sex Marriages This Week

June 16
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

From changing the paperwork to planning security, county clerks across California have been gearing up for same sex marriages that will get underway early this week, Tuesday in most counties. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

After 60 Years, San Diego's One-Room Schoolhouse Closes

June 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Students and parents at San Diego County's last operating one-room schoolhouse said goodbye to the historic building last week. The schoolhouse - located on top of Palomar Mountain - was forced to shutdown because there's no money to pay for it. Now the community is mourning the loss of the school…and parents are faced with some tough decisions. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.