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Stories for February 6, 2010

Midnight Madness: John Carpenter's The Thing

Feb. 6
By Beth Accomando
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Remakes usually aren't worth seeking out but John Carpenter's 1982 remake of "The Thing From Another World" (1951) is definitely worth a look. Carpenter's "The Thing" plays tonight at midnight at Landmark's Ken Cinema.

From Paris With Love

Feb. 6
By Beth Accomando
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In 2008, “Taken” was a surprise hit at the box office and it marked the American feature debut of French cinematographer-turned-director Pierre Morel. Now he directs “From Paris With Love” (opening February 5 throughout San Diego) and will wait to see if lightening will strike twice at the box office.

Audit Finds S.D. County Treasure's Office Poorly Run

Feb. 6
By City News Service

A newly released audit shows the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office improperly withheld about $8 million in overpayments. It also repeatedly failed to fix problems in how the office is run.

Rolling Brownouts Begin At S.D. Fire Stations

Feb. 6
By City News Service

Starting today, the number of fire engine companies at 13 of San Diego's 47 fire stations will be reduced on a rotating basis. The plan is part of budget cuts recently adopted by the City Council.