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Stories for October 27, 2009

Mexican Authorities Find Tunnel Under Construction

Oct. 27
By Amy Isackson

Mexican authorities have discovered what's presumed to be a smuggling tunnel under construction just a few hundred feet from the U.S. Mexico border fence.

H1N1 School Clinics Approved

Oct. 27
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency got the OK to set up H1N1 clinics at San Diego public schools yesterday.

S.D. Unified Mandates Spending, Hiring Freeze

Oct. 27
By Ana Tintocalis

Spend less money, hire fewer workers. That's the mandate the San Diego Unified School Board handed down to district employees yesterday.

Library Dream Moves Forward

Oct. 27
By Alison St John

The San Diego City Council has voted to find out what it would actually cost to build a new main library by putting it out to bid.

San Diego County Running Low On Swine Flu Vaccine

Oct. 27
Jessica Plautz, KPBS
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The county is reporting that supplies of the vaccine are running low. People who are looking for the vaccine are urged to contact their primary care providers. Officials are expecting 311,000 more doses of the vaccine between the end of this week and the first week of November. Most of these doses will go to private health care providers.

U.S., N. Korean Officials Meet In La Jolla For Unofficial Talks

Oct. 27
Associated Press

U.S. and North Korean officials in San Diego have wrapped up unofficial talks with other northeast Asian countries about regional security, but no major breakthroughs are expected.

Court Rules State Violated Law Regarding Denials Of Autism Treatments

Oct. 27
By Kenny Goldberg

A Superior Court judge has ruled California regulators have illegally allowed insurers to deny care to children with autism. The case involved Kaiser Permanente's refusal to pay for a particular type of autism treatment.

Tijuana Teen Killed By Stray Bullet As Tijuana Police Attacked Again

Oct. 27

The 16 year old girl was apparently helping her mother set up a food stand early Tuesday morning.

Volunteers Haul 600 Tires, Trash Out Of Tijuana River Valley

Oct. 27
By Amy Isackson

About 300 volunteers from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border hauled more than six tons of trash out of the Tijuana River Valley last weekend. Volunteers want to help prevent flooding this winter and keep trash from washing out to sea.

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Oct. 27
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S.D. Schools Follow New Guidelines For Reporting Swine Flu Outbreaks

Oct. 27
By Susan Murphy
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San Diego County health officials are asking schools around the county to follow new guidelines for reporting absenteeism and flu outbreaks in an effort to monitor the swine flu pandemic more closely.

San Diego Writer Talks About Being A Surrogate Mom

Oct. 27
These Days
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Pamela MacPhee, a mother of three, was a surrogate mom for a family member whose wife suffered from cancer-related infertility. She describes her experience in a new book, "Delivering Hope."

"Where The Wild Things Are" And Collateral Goods

Oct. 27
By Angela Carone
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While Culture Luster Angela Carone didn't love Spike Jonze's new film adaptation of "Where the Wild Things Are," she did love some of the websites and blogs inspired by the book and film.

8 U.S. Troops Killed In Two Afghanistan Attacks

Oct. 27
Associated Press
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Eight American troops were killed in two separate insurgent attacks Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month of the war for U.S. forces since the 2001 invasion to oust the Taliban.

Singer Yasmin Levy Talks About Musical Influences, Love For Ladino Language

Oct. 27
These Days
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Like many singers, Yasmin Levy's love for music started at a very early age. What makes Yasmin Levy unique, is the ancient language that she sings in. We speak to Levy about her musical influences, the Ladino language, and her U.S. tour that begins tonight in San Diego.

Sacramento Update: Water Hearings, Prison Plan Rejected

Oct. 27
These Days
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What's expected to come out of the water legislation hearings taking place in Sacramento this week? Why did a panel of federal judges reject California's prison population reduction plan? We speak to Marianne Russ about the top stories in the state capitol.

Legal Update: Enron Conviction Gets Supreme Court Review

Oct. 27
These Days

These Day's Legal Update examines: The attorney-client privilege case pending before the US Supreme Court; the US Supreme Court's decision to review the criminal conviction of Enron CEO Jeff Skilling; and a preview of the oral argument before the California Supreme Court on medical marijuana set for November 3.

Help For Domestic Violence Victims

Oct. 27
These Days

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. We take a look at the issue and also hear from a woman who's created a video to help victims get restraining orders.

High Winds Expected Throughout S.D. County

Oct. 27
City News Service

Strong winds are expected across San Diego County today as a cold front bears down on the region, according to weather forecasters.