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Stories for October 8, 2008

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Oct. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Fire Burns in Camp Pendleton

Oct. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A fire on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base has burned more than 1,000 acres. Camp Pendleton reported no structures were threatened, though the base’s golf course was evacuated. No injuries have been reported.

Judge Orders California to Pay For Prison Care

Oct. 8
By Julie Small and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge ordered California officials to come up with plan to pay 250-million dollars for improvements to prison medical care. This order is an interim step. The judge wants to see a plan that will explicitly explain how and when California will pay 250-million dollars to fix prison medical care.

Navy Prepares for Homeland Emergencies

Oct. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Navy has chosen San Diego to open its “Shore Force Training Center,” The Center will use emergency management training and war games to prepare personnel for natural disasters at home. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Round Two: Yawn

Oct. 8
By Jessica Jondle and Citizen Voices

UCSD Researcher Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct. 8
By Josh Babin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A UC San Diego researcher is sharing a Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other researchers. Roger Tsien was honored for developing colorful dyes called Green Fluorescent Protein. Tsien is using GFPs in the fight against cancer.

Money for Mission Bay Park Improvements

Oct. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City voters decide next month how much of the money generated by Mission Bay Park leases should be spent on park improvements. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Citizen Voices

Oct. 8
By Jjondle and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's Money Woes

Oct. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger is calling legislative leaders back to the Capitol this afternoon to address California's mounting financial problems.

Where's the Beef?

Oct. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

In our monthly food segment, we'll explore the ins and outs of beef. We'll talk about what to look for when purchasing beef and different ways to prepare it. And we'll explore the growing interest in grass-fed cattle.

Style vs. Substance in Second Presidential Debate

Oct. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What did we learn from the second presidential debate? How did Obama and McCain perform? Did they live up to the public's expectations? Gloria Penner, Michael Smolens, and Peter Andersen join us in the studio to discuss their views on the debate and political communication. They share their expertise on candidate standpoints, strategies, and leadership images relating to the presidential race.

Blindness Gets Another Thumbs Up From Teen Critic

Oct. 8
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Tease photo

Gael Garcia Bernal stars in Blindness (Miramax)

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 8
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Encinitas Sand Tax Part Two

Oct. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Voters in Encinitas decide next month whether to approve a tax on short-term vacation rentals. The money would pay for projects to put sand back on the city's beaches. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more on Proposition K.