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Stories for October 24, 2008

Craving Cambodian Pop Music This Weekend?

Oct. 24
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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If you're in to Campodian pop psychedelic rock and, you know, who isn't, then you'll want to see

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Oct. 24
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Happy-Go-Lucky

Oct. 24
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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If the current economic hard times are getting you down, Poppy's unflappable optimism may be just what you need to cheer you up. Nothing seems to get Poppy down. As the film opens, her commuter bike is stolen and she casually laughs it off. She giggles almost incessantly, always has something nice to say even to surly strangers, and manages a positive attitude in the face of anything. Her relentless cheeriness, though, can get annoying to those who don't share her bright-eyed enthusiasm for life. Take Scott (Eddie Marsan), her driving instructor. He hates life and most of the people in it. Scott takes Poppy's sunny disposition as an inability to take anything seriously. Each of their driving sessions proves to be a clash of personalities with neither one willing to budge.

Frye and Demaio Want City Reforms

Oct. 24
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city councilwoman Donna Frye and councilman elect Carl Demaio are calling for reforms to make city government more responsive to the people. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 24
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Council Races Raise Hundreds of Thousands

Oct. 24
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The latest campaign disclosure statements show most of the 6 candidates running for 3 San Diego city council seats have raised well over 200 thousand dollars each for their campaigns. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Great White Plays At Wildfire Benefit Concert

Oct. 24
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A concert tonight in San Diego hopes to raise money for victims of last October's wildfires in the county. Slow ticket sales have caused promoters to slash prices. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Local Propositions, Race for City Attorney, Presidential Campaign

Oct. 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The 2008 general election is less than two weeks away, and two of the most intriguing local ballot measures are propositions A and B. Plus, the campaign for San Diego City Attorney has garnered interest throughout the election season. And, the race for president is coming to an end.

Gloria and Whitburn Vie for SD City Council District 3

Oct. 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Councilwoman Toni Atkins is termed out. So the city's third district council seat is up for grabs. We'll speak with the two Democratic Candidates who are vying for it.

High School Musical 3 Gets Rave From Teen Critic

Oct. 24
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron in High School Musical 3 (Walt Disney Pictures)

Teen Critic on Death Note

Oct. 24
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

By Jason Lacsamana

Californians Offer Opinions on High Speed Rail

Oct. 24
By Josh Babin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Supporters of Prop 1A are looking for support in San Diego. A panel assembled for a town hall meeting at UCSD yesterday. The high-speed rail ballot measure would borrow nearly $10 billion to build the first phase of a high speed rail project.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 24
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 24
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Wildfire Benefit Concert Features Great White

Oct. 24
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A concert Friday night in San Diego is billed as a benefit party to promote healing from last October's wildfires. The money will benefit the Rancho Bernardo Recovery Center. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Prop A Campaign Cash-Strapped, Barely Visible

Oct. 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A year ago this week, San Diego County was the scene of deadly fires. Next month, county voters will be asked to approve a new tax to improve firefighting resources. The campaign to pass Prop. A is cash strapped and barely visible. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.

The Worship of Don Draper

Oct. 24
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

& He's a confindence man - knows how to sell, dupe and swindle, but with a controlled elegance, a slight smirk, and a

Obama vs. McCain in Presidential Dance-Off

Oct. 24
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone