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Stories for October 16, 2008

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Oct. 16
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Sixth Annual Home Movie Day

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Home Movies are the featured attraction at UCSD's annual event (Home Movie Day)

No Dice - The Maverick Craps Out

Oct. 16
Citizen Voices

Please excuse this brief, down and dirty summary of the rules of craps:

Princess of Nebraska Debuts on YouTube Tomorrow

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Princess of Nebraska debuts on YouTube (Magnolia Pictures)

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Oct. 16
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition B Meets Heavy Opposition

Oct. 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Proposition B, the plan to build a Stadium or Convention Center expansion on top of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, is meeting heavy opposition.KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Ballot Measures May Not Be Resonating with Voters

Oct. 16
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Despite massive interest in the upcoming election, many of the dozen ballot propositions may not be resonating with voters. That's the word from Public Policy Institute of California President Mark Baldassare. He says the number one issue in this election is the economy - and voters may feel that the slew of ballot measures has missed the mark.

Cal High Court Declines to Hear Marijuana ID Case

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's highest court has approved the issuance of government medical marijuana identification cards by refusing to consider a legal challenge to the law.

California Avoids Cash Crisis By Selling $5 Billion Short-Term Notes

Oct. 16
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer says California has raised enough money to avert an immediate cash crisis. Lockyer today announced the state had sold $5 billion in short-term notes that will be used to keep education, health care and other state services running. He says he's heartened by the response from individual and institutional investors.

New Xray Machine at San Ysidro Border Crossing

Oct. 16
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Ysidro border crossing has a new x-ray machine to help screen for contraband coming from Mexico. Customs and Border Protection officials say its the first machine of its kind at the border. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more.

El Brindis

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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SDLFF Audience Winner El Brindis returns for a week-long engagement (Agosin Films)

More San Diegans Are Using ERs for Non-Emergencies

Oct. 16
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One out of five San Diego County residents was treated in a local emergency room last year. A new report from Community Health Improvement Partners shows many of these patients could have been treated in a doctor's office. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

The Acorn Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

Oct. 16
By Jessica Jondle and Citizen Voices

What Obama has promised as a "tax cut" for the majority of Americans is actually a refundable tax credit. This means that non-taxpayers can receive checks from the government; people who pay no federal taxes or less tax than the tax credit amount are still eligible. Of course, Obama would not call this a "welfare check" - but that's essentially what it is. These tax credits will be paid for by the wealthy, who will experience a tax hike. While this may be justice for some, there are a number of reasons why welfare states are problematic. As mentioned by the

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Oct. 16
By Jjondle and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego Journalist Tells us what Money Did to his Family

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Wealth is something that happens to some of the fortunate members of our society. But what should society do with great personal wealth? That's one of the questions raised by James Goldsborough in his new book "Misfortunes of Wealth." Goldsborough comes from a rich Pennsylvania steel family who saw the effect that money had on several generations of his tribe. His book is a memoire and a comment on how America should regard great wealth.

Wayne Wang's New Film Debuts Tomorrow on Youtube

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Wayne Wang is a Chinese film maker who's spent many years building a reputation. His most successful films have explored cultural tensions. His two new movies explore that theme as it relates to different generations of national and ethnic Chinese. Beth Accomando talks about "1,000 Years of Good Prayers" and "Princess of Nebraska".

City Attorney Mike Aguirre Discusses Re-election Campaign

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Why does San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre think he deserves re-election? Host Tom Fudge sits down with Aguirre for a one-on-one interview about the role of the city attorney, his accomplishments in the office, and his goals for the City of San Diego. We also discuss San Diego's pension deficit, and potential changes on the City Council.

Judge Jan Goldsmith Discusses Campaign for City Attorney

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Why does Judge Jan Goldsmith think he's the best candidate for San Diego City Attorney? Host Tom Fudge sits down with Goldsmith for a one-on-one interview about the role of the city attorney, his background as a judge, and his goals for the City of San Diego. We also discuss San Diego's pension deficit, and potential changes on the City Council.

Volcanoes May Have Sparked First Life

Oct. 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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UC San Diego researchers have published a new analysis that suggests the essential building blocks of life may have come from volcanic eruptions. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Study Shows California's Temperatures on the Rise

Oct. 16
By California Capitol News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A study by an environmental group shows temperatures in California are getting hotter especially in the Central Valley. The study done by Environment California blames global warming.

San Diego's 'Dancing Waters' May Dry Up

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It could be the last waltz for the popular Dancing Waters feature welcoming tourists to the Gaslamp District near the San Diego Convention Center.

Teen Critic Says Nothing Beats the Original

Oct. 16
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Look familiar? The Spanish film [REC] was the inspiration for the Hollywood film Quarantine (Filmax)

Winter Soldier II

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 16
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting