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Stories for October 9, 2008

The Ninth Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

Oct. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Assembly from China is more than just a war film (China Film)

City Attorney Candidates Face Off in Rotary Forum

Oct. 9
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre and his opponent Jan Goldsmith faced off Thursday in a ballroom packed with San Diego’s movers and shakers. The Rotary Club forum was one of only a few remaining debates, before voters will have to chose between two very different candidates for city attorney. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 9
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

City Attorney Candidates Face Off

Oct. 9
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre and his challenger, Jan Goldsmith, sparred today at a forum convened by the Rotary Club of San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John was there.

Fire Officials Ready For Santa Ana Winds

Oct. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal, state and San Diego fire officials have moved equipment and staff into the county in anticipation of dangerous fire conditions. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

County Uses New Equipment on Pendleton Fire

Oct. 9
By Erik Anderson, Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A wildfire that burned up to 1,900 acres on a Marine Corps explosives range was contained Thursday without causing any injuries or damage to buildings on the base.

1,000-Acre Camp Pendleton Wildfire Contained

Oct. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A wildfire that burned up to 1,900 acres on a Marine Corps explosives range was contained Thursday without causing any injuries or damage to buildings on the base, officials said.

Pultizer Prize Winning Composer's Work at Salk Institute

Oct. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Roger Reynolds and the UCSD percussion ensemble red fish, blue fish bring Reynold's work Sanctuary to life in the serene and minimal space of the Salk Institute in La Jolla. Reynolds joins us to talk about his composition and Ross Karre, a member of red fish, blue fish, talks about the challenges of performing Sanctuary.

San Diego Asian Film Festival opens with the Comedy Ping Pong Playa

Oct. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Academy Award winning director Jessica Yu brings her first feature film to the San Diego Asian Film Festival for their opening night celebration. We'll talk with Yu and Jimmy Tsai, the lead actor in her movie Ping Pong Playa. We'll also talk with Lee Ann Kim, Executive Director of the festival, about some of the other films being shown.

Talking Republican to Voters

Oct. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How is the Republican presidential ticket currently presenting and positioning itself in order to win the election? John McCain and Sarah Palin have been ramping up their attacks on Barack Obama's character and, by extension, his values. Will this work? Chris Reed, blogger and editorial writer for the San Diego Union Tribune, examines the McCain-Palin strategy and whether or not they can appeal to undecided voters.

Community Works to Curb Youth Violence

Oct. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Violent crime in San Diego County was at a 25-year low in 2007. However, gang and youth violence is on the rise, especially in urban centers. We'll talk with the San Diego Police Chief and a local priest about their efforts to keep youth off the street and on the path to productive lives.

The Express / Interview with Dennis Quaid

Oct. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Dennis Quaid stars as Ben Schwartzwalder in The Express (Universal)

Statistics Help Examine San Diego Voters

Oct. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Early voting began this week for the November election. The Secretary of State says there's now more than 16 million people now registered for the historic November election. Joining us on Morning Edition is San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler.

Taxpayers' Group Not Happy with High Speed Rail

Oct. 9
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A taxpayers' group is suing a California state organization overseeing plans for a bullet train in California for failing to prepare its business plan as required by law.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 9
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More Money for Mission Bay Park?

Oct. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Voters in the City of San Diego decide next month how much of the money generated in Mission Bay Park will be used for park improvements. The city brings in about $30 million a year from leasing land to SeaWorld, hotels and other businesses in the park. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

The Big American Hangover: McCain vs. Obama Round #2

Oct. 9
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Tuesday night's second presidential debate was an eye-opener, if you kept your mind open and your expectations not too high. Our