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Stories for June 17, 2010

Teen Review: 'Toy Story 3'

June 17
Michael Shymon, Teen Critic
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It didn’t strike me until several minutes after I had left the theater, but the “Toy Story” films -- "Part 3" opening June 18 throughout San Diego -- are one of only a handful of franchises that have been tailored specifically for my generation.

Clinic Specializes In Health Care For Parolees

June 17
By Kenny Goldberg
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Every year, more than 9,000 people are paroled in San Diego County. Most of them don't have health insurance. So they go to hospital emergency rooms for care, or forgo medical treatment altogether. In San Francisco, a community clinic is trying to help parolees manage their chronic health conditions, and get their lives back on track. That service doesn't exist here.

Emerald, DeMaio Have Heated Debate On These Days

June 17
By Katie Orr

Two San Diego City Council members were at the center of a heated debate on the KPBS show "These Days" Thursday. They were debating a proposed outsourcing measure.

Teen Review: 'Jonah Hex'

June 17
Jesus Gomez, Teen Critic
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I walked into the theater for "Jonah Hex" (opening June 18 throughout San Diego) thinking I was going to watch a movie but it felt more like I was watching a TV episode.

Non-Violent Criminals Are Linked, By DNA, To Violent Crimes

June 17
By Tom Fudge

The California Attorney General's office says DNA samples, taken from people arrested for non-violent felonies, have helped police identify many violent criminals. This information could bolster the case for Proposition 69.

House Panel Radiates Anger At BP CEO

June 17
NPR STAFF AND WIRES
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A grim-faced Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, faced angry lawmakers on Thursday, issuing an apology for the Gulf Coast oil spill but denying any direct knowledge about safety issues at the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon well.

Federal Judge's Decision on Prop 8 Could Have Variety Of Effects

June 17
Marianne Russ

A federal judge’s decision on California’s law banning same-sex marriage could have a variety of effects. That’s the word from one legal expert. Closing arguments in the federal trial over the constitutionality of Proposition 8 were held yesterday.

Culture Lust Weekend: 'Surf Report,' Skateboard Art, And Protected Ping Pong

June 17
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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This Culture Lust weekend, check out surf on a stage, spend some time in the mind of artist John Antoski, and do the tight rope with Janelle Monáe.

Events: Imogen Heap, Josh Ritter, Fred Hocks, Performance Art

June 17
These Days
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Music and visual art are abundant this weekend. Imogen Heap, Josh Ritter, performance art, a San Diego painter from mid-century, and gringos in their underwear. It's the Weekend Preview.

Carl DeMaio And Marti Emerald Discuss City Contracting Initiative

June 17
These Days

What's the motivation behind City Councilman Carl DeMaio's "Competition and Transparency in City Contracting" initiative? Why are some councilmembers, and local labor unions, concerned that the proposed initiative will overturn the city's "living wage" ordinance? We discuss what could be the most talked about initiative on the November ballot.

Artist James Hubbell Builds Park in South Korea

June 17
These Days
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San Diego artist James Hubbell heads to South Korea in July to design another Pacific Rim Park. We'll talk about his projects and the new chapel on his property in Santa Ysabel.

The Modern Dad Revolution

June 17
These Days

This weekend we celebrate Father's Day and that's a good time to examine the changing role of Dads. Family dynamics and the recession have more fathers taking on a much bigger parenting role than in previous generations. We'll get an update on modern Dads from the founder of a collaborative blog called DadCentric.

Suicide Rivals The Battlefield In Toll On U.S. Military

June 17
Jamie Tarabay, NPR
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Nearly as many American troops at home and abroad have committed suicide this year as have been killed in combat in Afghanistan. Alarmed at the growing rate of soldiers taking their own lives, the Army has begun investigating its mental health and suicide prevention programs.

Superintendent Finalists Have Ties To San Diego Unified

June 17
By Ana Tintocalis

The San Diego Unified School Board revealed the names of three finalists competing to be the district's next superintendent. The announcement came late Wednesday.

Review: 'Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky'

June 17
By Beth Accomando
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Coco Chanel was the subject of the recent biopic "Coco Before Chanel." Now she’s the subject of another, "Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky" (opening June 18 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters). This time the focus is on her relationship with composer Igor Stravinsky.