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Stories for February 9, 2009

San Diego Weekend: A Rainbow, North Park Meat Co. and the Chinese New Year

Feb. 9
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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The much-needed rain fell throughout the weekend, but San Diegans still took their cameras out into the community. & Here are some shots from the weekend.

Bruce Campbell and Kung Faux

Feb. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Okay. Sometimes you just have to stop and take pleasure in simple things. In this case two discoveries I made thanks to friends who know my taste. First there's a new 12"

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 9
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Coraline

Feb. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Judges Tentatively Order Calif. Inmates Released

Feb. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A special panel of federal judges has tentatively ruled that California must release tens of thousands of inmates to relieve overcrowding.

"Destination Lindbergh" Unveils Plans

Feb. 9
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego area leaders have reached an agreement with the Airport Authority on how to approach expanding capacity at Lindbergh Field. The vision is called "Destination Lindbergh. " KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Boston Grad Students Monitor News Coverage of Rosarito

Feb. 9
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of graduate students in Boston plans to study how accurately new outlets on both sides of the border cover Rosarito Beach. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Too Much Money in Washington?

Feb. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How have money and special interests influenced American politics over the last three decades? What kind of power do lobbyists have in Washington, D.C. nowadays? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Washington Post reporter Bob Kaiser about his new book "So Damn Much Money."

6.5 Million Households Given DTV Reprieve

Feb. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Digital TV is here...well almost. Approximately 6.5 million American households currently would not be able to receive digital television. Therefore, the House of Representatives voted to push back the deadline for switching from analog to digital television from February 17 to June 12, 2009. We'll talk about the delay, and what it means to the television industry and viewers.

San Diego Opera Stages Don Quixote

Feb. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jules Massenet's rarely performed French masterpiece Don Quixote opens at the San Diego Opera on Valentine's Day. San Diego favorite, the Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto takes on the title role and American mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will perform the role of Dulcinea. We'll talk with Furlanetto as well as director Ian Campbell.

More Rain, Snow Roll Into San Diego County

Feb. 9
By City News Service and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Another Pacific storm rolled into San Diego County this morning, but the skies are expected to clear later today, according to the National Weather Service.

SDSU Christian Student Group Loses Lawsuit

Feb. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge has ruled that a nondiscrimination policy at San Diego State and Long Beach State universities does not infringe on the rights of a religious group that bars gay students.

Sour Economy Could Benefit Environment

Feb. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego researcher says the global economic meltdown could also reduce those emissions. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Children's Health Insurance in California Could Get a Big Boost

Feb. 9
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California is slated to receive a massive influx of federal dollars to expand health insurance to children from poor families. But to take advantage of the money, the state will have to come of with some of its own. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

SD Mayor Wants Stimulus Money Sent Directly to Region

Feb. 9
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is scheduled to visit Washington DC this week. He’ll be meeting with lawmakers to try to persuade them to send stimulus money directly to the region. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

Backlash Over Title I Funding Change

Feb. 9
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Unified school board members are feeling the backlash over their decision to steer federal Title I funding exclusively into schools with the highest levels of poverty. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.