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Stories for October 15, 2008

Every Million Counts At The City

Oct. 15
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Faced with a $43 million budget shortfall, members of San Diego city’s budget committee want Development Corporations to pay back some of their multi million dollar redevelopment loans. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

San Diego County Under Red Flag Warning

Oct. 15
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Fire officials say they have the fire that scorched four thousand acres on Camp Pendleton, 75 percent contained. The blaze led to the evacuation of more than 1,500 homes in Oceanside. Those people were allowed to return home yesterday. A nearby 110 acre fire that shut down interstate five yesterday is largely out and completely surrounded.

Port Moves To Reduce Air Pollution

Oct. 15
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Port of San Diego is moving forward with a plan to clear the air around its cruise ship terminal. The port hopes a shore power system for ships will be operating within two years. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Bad News at the City's Budget Committee

Oct. 15
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego city’s budget committee got a full picture this morning of how the bad financial news is hitting the city’s bottom line. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

NPR's Political Junkie Previews Final Presidential Debate

Oct. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What can we expect from the candidates in the final presidential debate? What strategies will Barack Obama and John McCain use to try to appeal to those remaining undecided voters? And, what are the latest electoral vote projections? Host Tom Fudge speaks to NPR's "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin about the final weeks in the race to become the 44th President of the United States.

Schwarzenegger Calls for Homeowner's Fire Fee

Oct. 15
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As wildfires rage in Southern California, Governor Schwarzenegger is calling again for an increase in homeowner's insurance fees to help pay for more fire equipment.

Climate Change Scientist talks about Global Warming and the Election

Oct. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Meteorologist Richard Somerville talks about the science and the politics of global warming.

Juliet Fire Near Camp Pendleton is 75% Contained, Scorches 3,980 Acres

Oct. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Authorities say some military personnel and their family members remain in emergency shelters at Camp Pendleton because of a wildfire still burning near one of base housing areas.