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Stories for June 4, 2010

Review: 'The Complete Metropolis'

June 4
By Beth Accomando
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The good thing about skyrocketing Hollywood budgets is that it can make re-releasing old classics seem financially attractive so here once again is Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” (opening June 4 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema).

Who Spent What on State Propositions

June 4
By Alison St John
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Supporters and opponents of all five state propositions on the ballot next week have spent a total of almost $70 million.

Carole King And James Taylor: Live At The Troubadour

June 4
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In November 2007, James Taylor and Carole King, joined by the same Los Angeles band that played with James and Carole when they first appeared at the Troubadour in 1971, re-united for six shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Los Angeles club.

Chula Vista's Red Hot Election Ballot

June 4
San Diego Week
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Chula Vista is the second largest city in San Diego County. Voters there have lots of decisions to make this primary election. Candidates are running for mayor, city council, state assembly, and a new elected position -- city attorney. We discuss the significance of the races and talk about prop G -- which would impact building on the bayfront.

Has The Strong Mayor Changed The Way San Diego Runs?

June 4
San Diego Week
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KPBS Reporter Katie Orr joins us to talk about Proposition D, the initiative aims to the make strong-mayor system permanent. Who supports it? Who opposes and how has San Diego's City Hall changed as a result of the strong mayor system?

Who's Supervising San Diego?

June 4
By Joanne Faryon
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They control a five billion dollar budget and make decisions about your safety and your health. They are the County Board of Supervisors.

Immigration Rights Groups Protest Bilbray Comments

June 4
By Ed Joyce
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San Diego immigrants rights groups are protesting what they say are anti-immigrant comments made by Congressman Brian Bilbray.

The Hard Fought Race for San Diego Sheriff

June 4
San Diego Week
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We'll discuss the candidates running for San Diego County Sheriff.

Genome Mapping Gets Cheaper

June 4
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego biotech company Illumina has cut the cost of its full genetic sequencing. Mapping the entire human genome cost about $3 billion ten years ago, when it was first done. But today, Illumina is offering its customers a full genome scan for under $20,000.

Calif. Lawmakers Push Through Dozens of Measures

June 4
Marianne Russ - California Capitol Network
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Faced with a do or die deadline for legislation today, lawmakers pushed through dozens of measures this week on everything from plastic bags to kindergarten.

Congress Cutting Back Funds For States

June 4
Marianne Russ - California Capitol Network
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California's budget hole may be getting bigger, because lawmakers in Congress have stripped language out of a bill that promised federal funds to states. The money was largely to help pay health care costs for the poor.

Accurate Census Count Important For San Diego County

June 4
San Diego Week
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The 2010 Census will likely make clear how the face of America is rapidly changing from a majority white population to a more ethnically diverse nation. In part two of our Census series we look at why getting an accurate count is important for San Diego County.

Whooping Cough Rising In California

June 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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California health officials say there's a rise in the number of people infected with whooping cough. There have been 77 cases in San Diego County so far this year, compared with 30 at this point in 2009.

Marines Return To Roots With Calif. Beach-Storming

June 4
Associated Press
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The Marines have landed. About 5,000 Marines and Navy sailors completed the largest amphibious exercise on the West Coast since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Calif. Congresswoman Links Ariz. Law To Supremacists

June 4
Associated Press
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A California congresswoman is accusing white supremacist groups of fueling Arizona's tough new illegal immigration law.

From Gershwin To Garland: A Musical Journey With Richard Glazier

June 4
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In an intimate studio setting, renowned pianist Richard Glazier performs "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "An American in Paris," "Body and Soul," "Concerto in F," "Bess, You is My Woman Now," "Boy Next Door," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Trolley Song," "Over the Rainbow" and "Rhapsody in Blue."

San Diego Tribes Unite To Fight Proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill

June 4
By Susan Murphy
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Local tribes are uniting to try to stop the proposed landfill near the Pala Indian Reservation. They worry trash would destroy the land, contaminate groundwater, and pollute the San Luis Rey River.

The Art Of Bellydance: Live From Shanghai

June 4
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"The Art Of Bellydance: Live From Shanghai" captures the stunning performances by the world's top troupe, the Bellydance Superstars in one hour of exciting dance, music and beautiful costumes. Bellydance Superstars has performed over 700 shows in 22 countries. Filmed in high definition in Shanghai, China this is Bellydance at its glorious best.

The Canadian Tenors: Live In Toronto

June 4
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Sporting an eclectic blend of classical and contemporary pop that has thrilled audiences of all ages, The Canadian Tenors features the incredibly powerful voices of four gifted young men with diverse styles, undeniable charm and international solo success: Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef and Clifton Murray.

Election: Oceanside and Chula Vista Roundup

June 4
Editors Roundtable
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We continue our primary election coverage with a look at Chula Vista's Proposition G, and Oceanside's Prop K and City Council race.

Election: SD City and Chula Vista

June 4
Editors Roundtable
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We continue our primary election coverage with a look at San Diego's City Council District 6 and 8 races, and Proposition D, plus the race for mayor and city attorney in Chula Vista.

Election: County Roundup

June 4
Editors Roundtable
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As part of our election coverage, we'll look at some of the county-wide races on the June 8 ballot, including the supervisors, sheriff and Prop B.

Trolley Still Not Running After Plane Crash Disruption

June 4
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Trolley service in Santee, interrupted when a single-engine plane crashed into power lines, did not resume today as expected, but should be up and running tomorrow, according to Metropolitan Transit System officials.

Teen Review: 'Get Him to the Greek'

June 4
Michael Shymon
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“Get Him To The Greek” (opening June 4 throughout San Diego) is the latest film from the trusted Apatow brand and, while it in some ways lacks the freshness and cohesiveness of previous outings, it rarely fails to deliver the laughs and holds steady a reputable amount of heart to boot.

Once Close Allies, Israel, Turkey Clash On Raid

June 4
Sheera Frenkel, NPR
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Israel's raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla of aid ships has drawn criticism from across the globe, but nowhere more severe or damaging than in Turkey, until recently one of its closest allies.

Thousands On Waiting List For Community College

June 4
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network
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School’s out for summer for many California college students—including those who’d like to keep taking classes. Community College Chancellor Jack Scott said there are thousands on wait lists to take classes this summer.

Television: CBS' 'Flashpoint' Has One Lonely Fan

June 4
By Pat Finn
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CBS' procedural "Flashpoint" has one avid fan in Culture Lust contributor Pat Finn.