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Stories for August 17, 2010

Chula Vista Looks Ahead To Even Bigger Budget Deficit

Aug. 17
By Alison St John

Chula Vista is tackling next year’s budget deliberations six months early. Even after four years of cuts, the city’s budget hole is larger than ever.

Prop 8 Debate May Hinge On Who's Arguing The Case

Aug. 17
By Katie Orr
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The fight over whether gay marriage should be allowed in California could come down to who is arguing the case. Proposition 8 supporters are being asked to explain why they should be involved.

Film Club Of The Air: 'The Expendables,' 'Eat Pray Love,' 'Mesrine,' 'Life During Wartime'

Aug. 17
These Days
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"The Expendables" reunites iconic action stars and and Julia Roberts stars in the film adaptation of the bestselling memoir "Eat Pray Love." It was a big weekend at the box office. We'll talk about both of those films this Film Club of the Air, along with "Cairo Time," "Mesrine," and "Life During Wartime."

Chula Vista Receives Grant For Swimming Program For Low-Income Kids

Aug. 17
city news service

Chula Vista's Parks and Recreation Department received a $50,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente for a program to teach low-income elementary school children how to swim.

Trailer: 'Devil'

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando
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At screenings of "The Expendables" and "Scott Pilgrim Versus the World," the films were preceded by a trailer for a new film called "Devil" (opening September 17), and the response from the audience gave me no amount of delight..

Christopher Walken Interviews Jack O'Brien, Public Radio Style

Aug. 17
By Angela Carone
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Alec Baldwin and Christopher Walken each guest-hosted public radio shows recently and in Walken's case, he interviewed former Old Globe artistic director and three-time Tony winner, Jack O'Brien.

myKPBS Film Club: 'The Last Exorcism'

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando
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The myKPBS Film Club just got passes for the new horror film "The Last Exorcism" (opening August 27 throughout San Diego).

Home Sales Plunge In San Diego County, Sale Prices Rise

Aug. 17
city news service

Homes sales in San Diego County plunged 19.4 percent in July, compared to the same month a year ago, while prices increased 5.6 percent during the same period, a real estate information service reported today.

Film Club: 'The Expendables' and Roundtable Recommendations

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando
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Listen to our KPBS Film Club of the Air discussion of 'The Expendables" (currently in theaters) and some recommendations for upcoming events.

Film Club: 'Life During Wartime'

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando
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You can listen to our KPBS Film Club of the Air discussion about Todd Solondz' "Life During Wartime" (opened at Landmark's Ken Cinema on August 13), a kind of sequel to his earlier "Happiness."

Legal Update: Prop 8 Appeals

Aug. 17
These Days

A stay has been granted supporters of Proposition 8 that will ban same-sex marriages from taking place in California indefinitely. On this Legal Update we'll discuss the Prop 8 appeal process. We'll also examine which parts of Arizona's new immigration law were blocked by a federal judge and why legal marijuana can still get you fired.

UCSD Ranked 35th Among National Universities For Second Year

Aug. 17
city news service

UCSD was tied at 35th with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Topping the list was Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The rankings appear in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2011" issue.

Shark Sightings In La Jolla Turn Out To Be Dolphins

Aug. 17
city news service

A shark warning in and around La Jolla was no longer in effect today after lifeguards determined many reported sightings were of dolphins, not sharks.

Group Attempting To Raise WWII Plane From Otay Reservoir

Aug. 17
These Days
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More than sixty-five years after an SB2C-4 Helldiver made a forced landing in the waters of the Otay Reservoir, the National Naval Aviation Museum based in Pensacola, Florida will attempt to raise the World War II-era dive-bomber from its final resting place.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Takes Campaign Center Stage

Aug. 17
Liz Halloran, NPR
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President Obama's public affirmation of an American Muslim group's constitutional right to build an Islamic center two blocks from ground zero in New York City may be his last word on the emotional issue.

San Diego County School Districts See Increases In State Test Scores

Aug. 17
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego County school districts saw improvements in their state standardized tests scores last year despite big budget cuts. Some districts did better than others.

CBP Commissioner Wants To Extend Stability On San Diego's Border

Aug. 17
By Amy Isackson

It's not clear what California will get out of the new $600-million border security bill. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin expects the initial deployment will be in Arizona.

State Test Results Show Achivement Gap Remains Big Problem

Aug. 17
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego public school students posted big gains on state standardized test scores last year but there remains a persistent achievement gap affecting black students. Educators say despite a better understanding of the disparity, things remain the same.