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Stories for September 5, 2008

What We Do is Secret

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Shane West as The Germs' Darby Crash (Vitagraph Films)

Change From What?

Sept. 5
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

Whatever happened to individual responsibility? & Those used to be a Republican buzzwords, but they've faded from the lexicon lately. &

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Sept. 5
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Californians Still Fighting the Battle of the Bulge

Sept. 5
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report from the U-C-L-A Center for Health Policy Research reveals more than half of all California adults are overweight or obese. The report is based on a survey of more than 140-thousand people. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego Farmers Welcome Water Bank

Sept. 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California water officials are working on plans to deal with a continued drought. One of those plans could benefit San Diego County farmers. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

CALEXICO HIGH SCHOOL’S FOOTBALL GAMES

Sept. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

July 21, 2008 — Calexico Bulldog football can be heard live across the Imperial Valley this upcoming season on KQVO 97.7 FM.The high school games will be announced by veteran hosts John Moreno and Vic Carrillo starting September 5. Moreno, the vice-principal of Calexico High School, says he’s excited about this season.

CALEXICO HIGH SCHOOL’S FOOTBALL GAMES

Sept. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

July 21, 2008 — Calexico Bulldog football can be heard live across the Imperial Valley this upcoming season on KQVO 97.7 FM. The high school games will be announced by veteran hosts John Moreno and Vic Carrillo starting September 5. Moreno, the vice-principal of Calexico High School, says he’s excited about this season.

Labor Council City Attorney Endorsement

Sept. 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Labor Council of San Diego and Imperial Counties has decided to withhold its endorsement from both candidates in the San Diego city attorney’s race. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Local Teachers Calling for State Budget

Sept. 5
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Teachers unions across California are staging a variety of protests today to oppose the state's budget deadlock. Public school teachers in San Diego are dialing up their local legislators. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.

RNC, CCDC and SEDC Update, 760 Area Code

Sept. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin received high marks for her prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention. Plus, the CCDC re-appointed three board members, while the SEDC added four new faces to its board of directors. And, residents in the Imperial Valley and the North County are battling it out over the rights to the 760 area code.

GOP Nominees Head Out on the Campaign Trail

Sept. 5
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Well, it's over - the Republican National Convention adjourned last night, sending its nominees for president and vice president into campaign mode to the tune of "Go Johnny Go."

Gloria Penner Gives Her Final Report From St. Paul

Sept. 5
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Democratic and Republican National Conventions of 2008 are history now. Thousands of delegates, guests, and the media are heading back home.

PUC Hears Testimony on 760

Sept. 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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It was an overflow crowd at a State public hearing in Carlsbad on San Diego’s 760 area code. Residents protested a decision to change North County’s phone code to 442 and let the Inland Empire keep 760. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

San Diego Hopes to Tap Water Bank

Sept. 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California water officials are preparing for another dry year. A two year drought shows no signs of letting up. A state agency is creating a water bank next year. It's one way San Diego might get more water. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

I Served the King of England

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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At the center of Menzel's latest film is a Chaplinesque everyman named Jan Dite (whose name translates as John Child). When we first meet Jan (Oldrich Kaiser) he's being released from a 1950s Prague prison after serving a sentence imposed by the Communists. Now's he's been dropped off in the middle of an abandoned German town near the Czech border where he slowly begins to clean things up. As he cleans, he takes us on a journey back through his life.

Business as Usual

Sept. 5
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

Was Giuliani secretly sneering at all those "community organizers" who poured humanitarian aid into New York after the terrorist flew into the World Trade Center? & He, on the other hand, was "executive" enough to parlay his name recognition, after the September 11, 2001 attacks, into forming his own

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting