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Stories for November 6, 2008

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 6, 2008
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Review: 'Let the Right One In'

Nov. 6, 2008
By Beth Accomando

Halloween may be behind us but I still have horror on my mind. My friend alerted me to "Let the Right One In" (opening November 7 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas), a Swedish vampire film. Right there it peaked my interest since as far as I could remember I had never seen a vampire film from Sweden. So while most people are eagerly awaiting the Hollywood adaptation of the bestselling tween vamp romance "Twilight," "Let the Right One In" slides in early and sets the bar exceptionally high. This may even end up on my top ten for 2008. You can listen to my Film Chat by clicking above.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 6, 2008
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Schwarzenegger Proposes Series of Tax Hikes

Nov. 6, 2008
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger is proposing a series of tax increases to fill an $11 billion hole in the state budget. The Governor called lawmakers back for a special session to address the shortfall today. The centerpiece of his plan is a temporary one-and-a-half percent hike in the sales tax. He also wants to permanently expand the sales tax to services like car repair, veterinary care and sporting events.

S.D. County Stops Issuing Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

Nov. 6, 2008
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County is no longer issuing licenses or recording weddings for same sex couples. County Clerk Greg Smith says the change happened when it became clear Proposition 8 would win. That measure changes California's constitution, outlawing same sex weddings. Smith estimates about 3,000 same sex licenses were issued from June to election day.

SD Unified Does Things Differently With Prop. S

Nov. 6, 2008
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego school officials say they aren't wasting any time getting started with Proposition S. That’ the $2.1 billion school bond measure approved by voters this week. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Top Managers at the City Lose Jobs

Nov. 6, 2008
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The budget cuts at the city of San Diego will eliminate more than half of the top management positions that report directly to the chief operating officer, Jay Goldstone.

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Teen Critic Says Role Models is Hilarious

Nov. 6, 2008
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd deal with Jane Lynch in Role Models (Universal)

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds Perform Live

Nov. 6, 2008
By Angela Carone, Tom Fudge

Since winning multiple San Diego music awards and garnering a strong following for their live shows, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds have become a popular staple in the San Diego music scene. They join us in studio to perform and talk about their love of the blues.

State and Federal Executives Share Outlook on Health Care

Nov. 6, 2008
By Kelly Weiss and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Republican Governor Arnold has something in common with the president-elect, Democrat Barack Obama. Barack Obama says fixing America's broken health care system is one of his top priorities. Californians have heard the same resolve from Governor Schwarzenegger.

Voters Approve High Speed Rail

Nov. 6, 2008
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

By a narrow margin, voters approved Proposition One-A. It provides roughly $10 billion for work to begin on a statewide bullet train system.

Role Models is Hilarious

Nov. 6, 2008
Teen film critic Lily Canones

"Role Models" is a story about two friends, Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott), who work together advertising an energy drink and end up conducting wild behavior. Their punishment: Work off 150 hours of commmunity service hours in a Big Brother program mentoring kids.

County Sand Projects Seek Funding

Nov. 6, 2008
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city of Encinitas has approved an additional room tax to replenish sand on its beaches. Other beach projects in San Diego County could get state funding to do the same thing. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.