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Stories for January 16, 2009

Steve Poltz Performs a Special Tribute to 20 Years of the Casbah

Jan. 16
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Steve Poltz Performs a Special Tribute to 20 Years of the Casbah

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 16
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mira Mesa High Gets $25K For Prom

Jan. 16
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Seniors at Mira Mesa High School got a hefty financial gift today that will help them pay for their prom this year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Sundance Blog Entry #3

Jan. 16
By Destin Cretton and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Destin and another Sundance beast

Is San Diego Ready For Rising Sea Levels

Jan. 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal agency has released a report on rising sea level and the effect on coastal areas like San Diego. The report says possible damage includes erosion of local beaches and more intense coastal flooding. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Chandni Chowk to China

Jan. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The idea for

Current Recession Worse Than Others for San Diego

Jan. 16
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A local economist says the region’s high dependence on construction jobs had made this recession unusually rough for San Diego. KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains.

Chandi Chowk to China

Jan. 16
By Beth Accomando

The movie "Slumdog Millionaire," which just swept the Golden Globes this past weekend, has been a surprise hit here. Warners Brothers is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of that film and its Indian setting. The studio's releasing "Chandni Chowk to China" (opening January 16 at UltraStar Del Mar). It's going to open on more than 125 screens in more than 50 markets. That would make it the largest release of a Bollywood film in the United States. And to add to the cultural mix, it's also the first Bollywood production to film in China. (You can listen to my feature from The World on Public Radio International.)

Homeless Population, CA Budget Deficit, State of the City

Jan. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local homeless shelters have seen an increase in people seeking aid over the last few months. Also, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said California's massive deficit is a "rock upon our chest," and the state can't move ahead with any other significant business until the budget gap is closed. Plus, Mayor Jerry Sanders gave his annual State of the City address this week.

Drug War Violence Fueling Some to Head North

Jan. 16
By Dwane Brown, Amy Isackson, Alan Ray

KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson explains how violence in Mexico is having an affect on attorneys in San Diego as more people are looking to come to the United States legally.

San Diego Assemblywoman Responds to Governor's Address

Jan. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Assemblywoman Lori Saldana gives her reaction to the governor's state of the state address.

Hotel for Dogs

Jan. 16
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Hotel for Dogs (Dreamworks/Paramount)

Gran Torino Inspires Teen Critic

Jan. 16
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Clint Eastwoodstars in and directs Gran Torino (Warner Brothers)

Casbah 20th Anniversary Radio Special

Jan. 16
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 16
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Teen Critic Recommends Spending Time With Mall Cop

Jan. 16
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Kevin James is Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Columbia)