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Stories for January 9, 2009

San Diego City Store Closes

Jan. 9
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The days of walking into a store and buying an official San Diego city street sign are over for now. The City Store closes for good today. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

Water Supply Still Tight Despite Recent Rains

Jan. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The region's water supply continues to be stretched despite recent rains. Because of tight supplies regional water managers have created a new online tool that tracks Southern California's stored water. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Waltz with Bashir

Jan. 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Gaza Conflict, U.S. Economy, SD Budget Deficit

Jan. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The United Nations stopped delivering humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, due to the ongoing attacks from Israel. Plus, President-elect Barack Obama said the country could face "trillion-dollar deficits for years to come," and urged Congress to move quickly in adopting his economic stimulus proposals after the inauguration on January 20th. And, the City Council began the new year by discussing ways to deal with San Diego's budget deficit.

DEA Releases Wanted Poster

Jan. 9
By Dwane Brown, Amy Isackson, Alan Ray

The Drug Enforcement Administration has released a new poster looking for information on 10 members of Tijuana's Arellano Felix Drug Cartel. Joining us on Morning Edition is KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson.

Sand Transfer Program Underway In Encinitas

Jan. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A project to replace dwindling sand on one North San Diego County beach may pave the way for similar projects on other county beaches. After a long approvals process, an Encinitas beach is getting sand from a construction site. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Teen Critic Calls Gran Torino Amazing

Jan. 9
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Clint Eastwood stars in and directs Gran Torino (Warner Brothers)