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Stories for November 14, 2008

Quantum of Solace

Nov. 14
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Daniel Craig returns as agent 007 in Quantum of Solace (Sony)

XXY Screens as Part of Cinema En Tu Idioma

Nov. 14
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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But the central character of Puenzo's film is not an XXY male. It's a teenager named Alex who was born with both male and female genitalia. Alex has been raised as a girl... but at fifteen, she's starting to question that identity. Ethan Van Thillo is director of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, which screened

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 14
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 14
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

County Draft General Plan Update is Released

Nov. 14
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County’s blueprint for future growth in the backcountry has not been updated for 30 years. But a Draft Update includes plans that take into account the increased risk of devastating backcountry wildfires in San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Taskforce Wants Military Kids To Stay On Track

Nov. 14
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County education and military leaders want to make it easier for military kids to transfer schools when mom or dad is reassigned. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.

Cleaning Up Pollution On Mexican Border

Nov. 14
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An Arizona company will upgrade a sewage treatment plant that collects and treats 25 million gallons of Tijuana's sewage. Environmental leaders say it's a significant step toward reducing pollution along a stretch of San Diego County's coastline. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Community Clinics Say No to Enrollment Caps

Nov. 14
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Community clinic officials in San Diego are reacting angrily to news that the state may cap enrollment in Healthy Families. The program provides health coverage to kids whose families make too much to qualify for Medi-Cal. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Breast Cancer Walkers Step Out This Friday

Nov. 14
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than five-thousand people are gearing up for the San Diego Breast Cancer Three Day Walk that begins this Friday. Participants will walk 60 miles to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Federal Bailouts, CA Budget Crisis, SD Budget Deficit

Nov. 14
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson now wants to use a large portion of the $700 billion financial rescue plan to help consumers, and to stimulate the nation’s credit markets. Plus, California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor says the state is facing a $27.8 billion budget deficit. And, the City of San Diego is facing a $43 million deficit of its own.

County Sand Plans Get OK

Nov. 14
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Coastal Commission Thursday approved plans from two cities in San Diego County to put sand on thinning beaches. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Damage To State's Economy Predicted From Climate Change

Nov. 14
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report from the UC-Berkeley puts a price tag on the potential damage to the state's economy from climate change. The study says at least $4 trillion in state assets are at risk. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Medfly Infestation in El Cajon

Nov. 14
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For the first time in 10 years, a Mediterranean fruit fly infestation has been discovered in San Diego County. State crews will begin eradicating the flies Friday in El Cajon. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Wildfire Rages in Santa Barbara

Nov. 14
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A wildfire in Santa Barbara County has destroyed at least 100 homes in the upscale community of Montecito. Joining us on Morning Edition is Mike Marcotte, a media consultant and the former news director of KPBS Radio who lives in the Santa Barbara area. Mike explains what it looks like this morning.

San Diegans Participate in Largest Earthquake Drill in U.S. History

Nov. 14
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than one-million residents of Southern California took part in the largest earthquake drill in U-S history. Ron Lane with the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services to talks about how it turned out.