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Stories for June 26, 2008

From Comic to Film: Mark Millar on Adapting Wanted

June 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Wesley and Fox in Mark Millar's graphic novel Wanted (Top Cow)... and Wesley (James McAvoy) and Fox (Angelina Jolie) in the film version of Wanted (Universal). I know a few guys who would have liked to see Jolie in that outfit the comic book Fox wore.

Local Students Revive Mariachi Music

June 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A growing number of San Diego County teenagers with ties to Mexico are embracing that country's traditional Mariachi music. Earlier this month, one of California's biggest student Mariachi conferences took place in Chula Vista. It was a chance for hundreds of young troubadours to learn from Mexico's best. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis went to the conference to tune into the music.

Midnight Movie: Jurassic Park

June 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Teen Producers Project June Screening

June 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The Media Arts Center's

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Would You Believe... Teen Critic Likes Get Smart

June 26
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Report Finds Schools Fail Non-Native English Speakers

June 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new Pew Hispanic Center report finds not all California public schools are created equal when it comes to educating students who are learning English as a second language. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

San Diego's Economy Continues to Decline

June 26
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's economy will continue to struggle if the region's index of leading economic indicators are correct. The University of San Diego index dipped again last month.

Hearing Set for Toll Road Planned Near San Onofre State Park

June 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on a proposed toll road that would cut through a popular California state park and pass near a world-class surf break.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 26
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Kitty Genovese Murder Trial Prosecutor Outraged Over "Bystander Effect"

June 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The prosecutor who tried the famous Kitty Genovese murder trial in the 1960s still cannot believe dozens of people heard a woman being murdered, but chose not to intervene.

Tijuana Doctors' Survey Finds Residents Put Most Trust in Mexican Army

June 26
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Baja California residents trust the Mexican army more than other law enforcement entities in the region. That's one of the findings of a survey conducted by a group of Tijuana doctors at the San Ysidro border crossing. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Meeting in Kleinmachnow

June 26
By Kathi Diamant and KPBS Commentaries
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One chapter has closed and another begun. The

Californians Encouraged to 'Hang Up and Drive' under New Cell Phone Laws

June 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

On July 1, 2008, two new wireless telephone laws go into effect in California. Since 80 percent of Americans say they use their cell phones at some point while driving, the laws will effect a lot of people. We'll talk about what you can and cannot do with a cell phone while driving, and the safety concerns over hands-free wireless phones. We'll also explore the impact the new laws will have on people who drive for their work.

KPBS Commentaries

June 26
By Kdiamant and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Report: Schwarzenegger's Proposed Budget Would Leave One Million More Uninsured

June 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report says Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget will create one-million more uninsured people in the state. The study comes from the non-profit group Health Access California. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Governor Asks Californians to Forgo Fireworks

June 26
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In a very unusual move, Governor Schwarzenegger is asking Californians to forgo the backyard fireworks this year. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Coaching Workers Back from a Pink Slip

June 26
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Corporate downsizing can be a scary thing. And lately there's a lot more of it. The Labor Department says the economy shed almost 50,000 jobs last month. There is one winner in this economic downturn: the layoff coach.

California Propositions Require Some Homework

June 26
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

But, it's still worth knowing where the political parties stand on the props. So I began my research and within minutes, I knew the California Democratic Party