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Stories for May 26, 2008

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Auction Winner on Indy 4

May 26, 2008
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 26, 2008
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposed Bill: State/Local Agencies Shouldn't Assist Federal Medical Marijuana Raids

May 26, 2008
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A measure by San Diego Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña would make it state policy not to cooperate with federal raids on medical marijuana patients. Supporters say too many state and local law enforcement agencies have given the feds a helping hand. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Families Remember Fallen Vets on Memorial Day

May 26, 2008
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Memorial Day celebrations are taking place throughout San Diego County today. One such event took place at the Vietnam War Memorial Monument on Coronado. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

San Diego Rainfall Still Below Average

May 26, 2008
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The rain that started Memorial Day weekend San Diego didn't get us much closer to average rainfall for the year. The rainfall total at Lindbergh Field Friday and Saturday was twenty-one-hundredths of an inch.

Chula Vista Secured Land for University

May 26, 2008
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The City of Chula Vista is one step closer to bringing a four-year university to its community. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Drug Czar: U.S. Drug Demand Feeding Mexican Violence

May 26, 2008
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The United States drug czar says the surge in violence along the U.S.-Mexico border is a sign that Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drug cartels is working. Drug czar John Walters says the U.S. should address drug demand here and give Mexico more money to crack down. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Officials Caution Californians About 'Drinking and Boating'

May 26, 2008
By Capital Public Radio, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Memorial Day weekend is not only big for road warriors: it was also a kick off to the boating season. And after seeing some disturbing trends in accident statistics, state officials are urging extra caution on the water. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.

San Diego Farmers to Benefit from Farm Bill

May 26, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Politics played a role in locking up benefits for California and San Diego in the new farm bill approved last week. KPBS reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Former Mass. Gov. Romney Buys Home in La Jolla

May 26, 2008
By Glen Johnson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has reached a deal to buy a home in southern California. The unsuccessful Republican presidential contender is closing at the end of the month on a property in La Jolla, just north of San Diego, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom confirmed Saturday.

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Still Going Strong After 11 Successful Seasons

May 26, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It’s consistently the top-rated show on KPBS as well as PBS stations around the country. Why do 11 million Americans tune in each week for “Antiques Roadshow?” It is a combination of history, money and the hope that the old table in the attic is an undiscovered treasure. To mark its 12th season, we talk with the creator of and an appraiser for “Antiques Roadshow.”