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Stories for October 3, 2007

Street Collapse in La Jolla Threatens Hillside Homes

Oct. 3
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A landslide damaged several multi-million-dollar homes in La Jolla this morning when part of Soledad Mountain Road gave way. The slide has also forced the evacuation of more homes at the bottom of the hillside. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

State Approves Bill to Up On-The-Job Injury Benefits

Oct. 3
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For the second year in a row, the California Legislature has approved a bill that would increase benefits to workers who've been permanently injured on the job. A former CHP officer from Fallbrook was in Sacramento on Wednesday to urge the governor to sign the measure. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

S.D. School District Wins $10 Million Grant For Magnet Schools

Oct. 3
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego school district secured a $10 million federal grant for six of its magnet schools to help keep them running. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Final Steps For Cleanup of U.S.-Owned Factory in Tijuana

Oct. 3
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The final step to clean up lead at an American-owned battery recycling factory in Tijuana began Wednesday. As KPBS reporter Amy Isackson explains, it’s the culmination of a decade's long struggle to control the toxic waste that's poisoned many people in a neighborhood nearby.

Examining the Future of Public Broadcasting

Oct. 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is public broadcasting still relevant in the ever-expanding media landscape? We will take a look at the role of today’s public radio and television and the way its heading in the future

Inside Sacramento: Healthcare Reform, Water Proposals, Debt Affordability, Electoral College Vote Count

Oct. 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A special session to tackle healthcare is underway in Sacramento, while senate democrats and the governor wrangle over competing water bond measure proposals. Meanwhile, a new report from State Treasurer Bill Lockyer delivers a sobering message about our state's long-term debt. And, what happened to the proposed ballot measure to change California's Electoral College voting system during the 2008 presidential election? John Myers, the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio’s "The California Report" takes us "Inside Sacramento."

Women Make Headway in the Realm of Classical Music

Oct. 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Think classical music and Bach, Beethoven and Mozart probably come to mind. Tradition and prejudice have kept the contributions of women in classical music behind the curtain. But author Anne Gray's new book “The World of Women in Classical Music” pulls the curtain aside to reveal the female composers, conductors, performers, managers, publishers and patrons of classical music.

Throne of Blood

Oct. 3
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

opens and closes in fog as if the heavy mist provided a secret portal transporting the play from Scotland to Japan. Although

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 3
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting