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Stories for November 21, 2008

Quirky Documentary About Salton Sea Screens Tonight

Nov. 21
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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If you've been reading

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 21
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Slumdog Millionaire Web Video Feature

Nov. 21
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 21
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Normal Winter Predicted For Northern California

Nov. 21
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Department of Water Resources predicts a normal winter this year in the north, but drier than normal in Southern California. The department brought together scientists to come up with the prediction at a winter outlook workshop today in San Diego. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Library Supporters Protest Cuts

Nov. 21
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Community members around San Diego plan protests this weekend outside the 7 libraries slated for closure under the city of San Diego’s proposed budget cuts.

SD County Jobless Rate Higher

Nov. 21
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State officials say California's unemployment rate jumped to 8.2 percent in October from 7.7 percent in September.

CSU Restrictions, Automaker Struggles, Chula Vista Bayfront

Nov. 21
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California State University system announced it will move up enrollment deadlines, and increase admissions requirements due to a reduction in state funding. Plus, America's Big Three automakers pled for federal assistance in Washington, D.C. this week. And, Gaylord Entertainment announced plans to drop its bayfront development proposal in Chula Vista.

Holiday Season is Busy for Food Bank

Nov. 21
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Many of us will be using the weekend getting in supplies for the Thanksgiving feast. And, that's something the San Diego Food Bank is trying to do too not just for next Thursday, but the entire holiday season. Joining us on Morning Edition is Mitch Mitchell, board chairman for the San Diego Food Bank.

Services Will Be Affected By Sales Tax

Nov. 21
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to extend the sales tax to many services as a way to generate revenue for cash strapped California. Schwarzenegger unveiled his proposals earlier this month to help fill an $11-billion shortfall this year.

Twilight Impresses Teen Critic

Nov. 21
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Kristen Stewart is Bella and Robert Pattinson is Edward in the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (Summit)

Disturbing Health Trends Among San Diego County Seniors

Nov. 21
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One in four seniors in San Diego County says they're in poor health. A new report from UCLA offers a detailed look at the health status of California seniors. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

State Council Proposes Ban on Polystyrene Food Containers

Nov. 21
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Ocean Protection Council approved plans Thursday to reduce the trash that reaches beaches and other marine areas. One approved option is a statewide ban on polystyrene take-out food containers. While the ban is intended to reduce pollution, it could also cost thousands of jobs. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Slumdog Millionaire

Nov. 21
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Jamal Malik, a slum kid from the streets of Mumbai, not only makes it onto the Hindi version of

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 21
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting