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Stories for September 30, 2008

Chula Vista Kidnap Victim Owner of Tijuana Restaurant Where Bodies Found

Sept. 30
By Amy Isackson
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A man who was kidnapped in Chula Vista last year is an owner of the Tijuana restaurant where authorities found three trash barrels filled with what they believe are human remains.

Political Cross Currents in the City of San Diego

Sept. 30
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The number of registered Democrats in the city of San Diego is outpacing Republicans, and the democratic lead has widened significantly since the beginning of the year. But the trend is not being reflected in the candidates winning public office. KPBS reporter Alison St John looks at whatÂ’s behind this phenomenon.

SD Unified Sees Enrollment Turnaround

Sept. 30
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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New research shows the San Diego Unified School District is experiencing a turnaround in student enrollment this academic year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.

UCSD Helps Keep State Economy Afloat

Sept. 30
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new report released today finds UC San Diego is doing its part to keep California's economy afloat. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Supporters of Prop 3 for Children's Hospitals Still Have Work to Do

Sept. 30
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new Field Poll shows most voters who've heard about a 980-million dollar bond measure for Children's Hospitals are in favor of it. But the poll also reveals only 18 percent of likely voters are familiar with the proposition. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Protecting Marine Areas Off San Diego

Sept. 30
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Implementation of a California state law to protect fragile marine areas has reached the waters off San Diego. Studies have shown the reserves help build up fish populations. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce explains.

Technology-driven World Already Reaping Consequences on Modern Life

Sept. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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When the automobile became commonplace, cities were redesigned allowing for all of the conveniences the automobile afforded. Today, we are paying the price for those decisions. It's impossible to go without a car in many cities and that has an environmental cost. What kind of decisions are we making today around emerging technology that will have long term effects? We'll explore this issue with a philosopher of technology.

5 More Bodies Discovered in Tijuana

Sept. 30
By Amy Isackson
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The corpses are more casualties in Mexico's drug war. They raise Tijuana's body count to 30 in the last two days.

Expansions to the State's Water System Led to Growth of CA Cities

Sept. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What have been the biggest water conflicts in California's history? How is the growth of California's cities tied in with expansion of the state's water systems? What have been some the biggest mistakes made in California's water planning decisions? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Rita Schmidt Sudman, from the Water Education Foundation, about the history of water in the West. We also speak to Sudman about what California needs to do to ensure it has a sustainable water supply for the future.

Permanent Alcohol Ban on City Beaches Debated

Sept. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Should San Diego pass a permanent ban on alcohol at the city's coastal parks and beaches? How has the environment at San Diego beaches changed since the City Council voted to a pass a one-year alcohol ban last January? What will happen if Proposition D is defeated in November? Host Tom Fudge speaks with advocates for and against Proposition D.

Growing Up Chicana in San Diego

Sept. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Local author Patricia Santana explores what it is like growing up as a Chicana in San Diego in the 1970s in her new novel "Ghosts of El Grullo."

Governor's Bill Signing and Vetoing is Discussed

Sept. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Now that a state budget has been passed, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has turned his attention to signing -- and vetoing -- hundreds of bills. But he's not doing it from Sacramento. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

San Diego Representatives Split on Financial Bailout Plan

Sept. 30
By Peter Granitz and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego's representatives split on the landmark financial bailout package. The package was supposed to be bipartisan, but all of the San Diego area Republicans opposed the legislation. Peter Granitz reports from Capitol Hill.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 30
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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KPBS TV: Trolley Dances

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Trolley Dances airs on KPBS TV (John Pryor)

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 30
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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