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Stories for March 20, 2008

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 20
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Perfect Storm

March 20
By Trina Boice and Citizen Voices

Thursday, March 13: The International Monetary Fund announces that governments

Library Screenings

March 20
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Both books and their accompanying films prominently feature children.

Last-Minute Aguirre Intervention Prevents La Jolla Parking Decision

March 20
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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La Jolla residents came out in force yesterday to protest a plan that would have charged people for on-street parking in their commercial district. A last minute intervention by city attorney, Mike Aguirre, prevented the Parking Advisory Board from reaching a decision. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Police Officer: Local Authorities Unable to Fully Track Sex Offenders

March 20
By David Nogueras and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego police officer says authorities lack the resources needed to keep track of the nearly 4,000 registered sex offenders in San Diego County. The comments came at a public forum at city hall yesterday. Reporter David Nogueras has more.

Councilmen City Attorney Candidates Vie to Polish Job Descriptions

March 20
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two San Diego city councilmen running for city attorney are defending their right to describe themselves as lawyers on the ballot. KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.

Citizen Voices

March 20
By Tboice and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Civil Rights Groups Protest CCA's Push for New Otay Mesa Prison

March 20
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Civil rights groups are outraged that the Corrections Corporation of America wants to build a new and bigger prison in Otay Mesa. The private company already runs a smaller immigration detention center in Otay that's come under fire for how it treats detainees. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 20
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Concrete Plant Gets Oceanside Council OK

March 20
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A controversial proposal to build a concrete plant near a creek in Oceanside was narrowly approved last night. But there’s another hurdle before the plant can be built. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Weekend Preview: Built to Spill, Jose Gonzalez, Steve Earle, Presidents of the United States of America

March 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting

There's a fun mix of music around town this weekend: Built to Spill, Steve Earle, Presidents of the United States of America, and Jose Gonzalez.

Legendary Zero Mostel Brought Back to Life in ‘Zero Hour’

March 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Zero Mostel was a larger-than-life actor of the stage and screen, known for his roles in “The Producers” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Jim Brochu brings the legendary performer to life in his one man show “Zero Hour.”

Legacy of Armenian Genocide Through a Literary Lens

March 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Micheline Aharonian Marcom has charted the Armenian genocide and its aftermath in a literary trilogy, ending with her latest novel, “Draining the Sea.”

KQED Host Talks About Talk Radio

March 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Michael Krasny is host of the talk radio program “Forum” on KQED, San Francisco public radio. He's also done his time as a commercial radio host and he now has written a book about his days in radio called "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life.”

World Water Day Highlights Need for Clean Water in Developing Countries

March 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The president and CEO of San Diego-based Project Concern International explains how lack of water access destroys societies in developing countries. We ask George Guimaraes how his organization approaches its mission, what Americans don't understand about clean water access, and why he thinks he has the best job in the world.

New Regulations Aim to Control San Diego's Construction Waste

March 20
By Joanne Faryon and KPBS Public Broadcasting

About one-third of everything dumped here at the Miramar Landfill is construction waste. More dry wall, concrete, wood, metal. It’s all the stuff left over from house remodels, demolitions, and new construction of homes and buildings. About 300,000 tons of it. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon has the story.

Under the Same Moon

March 20
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The film concerns a mother and her son who have been living apart for four years. Rosario (Kate del Castillo of the recent

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 20
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Roe v. Wade v. Dr. Seuss

March 20
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Every March 2nd since 1991 when