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Stories for November 26, 2008

Milk

Nov. 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's Milk (Focus Features)

Twilight

Nov. 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

As a fan of vampires, I was looking forward to

Some Cargo Imports Hit by Downturn, Others Not

Nov. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The economic downturn is hitting the cargo business at San Diego’s two Marine Terminals. But Port officials say there are bright spots the picture. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Talking Turkey

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Will 20 relatives be roaming around your house waiting to taste the turkey or the pumpkin pie? Well we have two of San Diego's premiere chefs in studio to answer your cooking questions and put any hosting anxieties to rest. We'll talk turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes and pie today on These Days.

Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Quantum of Solace, Twilight and JCVD

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A bio-pic about Harvey Milk proves timely, teenage vampires rule the box office, another Bond movie is in theaters and Danny Boyle tells the story of a plucky quiz-show contestant from India. Oh, and we'll talk about what Jean Claude Van Damme is up to these days.

Blood for the Holidays

Nov. 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Officials at the San Diego Blood Bank say they've got an ample supply of blood to last through the holidays. That's thanks to yesterday's Chargers blood drive. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Saldaña Frustrated With Budget Deadlock

Nov. 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Legislature did nothing about the state's massive budget gap Tuesday. And a San Diego legislator says she's frustrated with the budget stalemate in Sacramento. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.

Film Club: Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Quantum of Solace, Twilight and JCVD

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A bio-pic about Harvey Milk proves timely, teenage vampires rule the box office, another Bond movie is in theaters and Danny Boyle tells the story of a plucky quiz-show contestant from India. Oh, and we'll talk about what Jean Claude Van Damme is up to these days.

No Fix for Deficit Leads to a Fiscal Emergency

Nov. 26
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State lawmakers failed to pass a last-minute proposal last. It would have reduced California's multi-billion-dollar budget deficit. Battle lines between Democrats and Republicans were crystal clear. Now, Governor Schwarzenegger says he plans to call a fiscal emergency to force lawmakers to address the problem. Marianne Russ reports.

Transporter 3

Nov. 26
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Jason Statham hits the road again as the professional driver in Transporter 3 (Lionsgate)

Support Partners Lend a Helping Hand

Nov. 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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People who have a mental illness face a number of challenges. Navigating through San Diego County's mental health system can be one of them. In recent years, the County has provided specially-trained partners to help people access mental health care and other support services. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg talks with Alfredo Aguirre, the County's director of mental health.

Tight Family Budgets Swell the Food Lines

Nov. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Most families are stocking up this week on turkey and all the trimmings from the local grocery store. But for more and more families, there simply isn’t enough left in the budget to cover basic meals, forget about a Thanksgiving feast. KPBS reporter Alison St John went down to the Helping Hand Church on Imperial Avenue, where hundreds of people lined up for the chance to get some free food.