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Stories for September 30, 2009

Zombie Walk: San Diego

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando
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With "Zombieland" about to hit theaters it's only appropriate to mention that Zombie Walk: San Diego will be holding a zombie walk on Thursday October 1 for fun and a food drive. So if you feel like becoming one of the undead and lumbering around the Gaslamp then plan to meet up at the Reading Gaslamp Theater at 5:30pm.

Three Tijuana Municipal Police Shot To Death

Sept. 30
By Amy Isackson

Three Tijuana municipal police died when they were ambushed Wednesday evening and at least four more were injured.

Domestic Violence Goes Up In San Diego

Sept. 30
By Tom Fudge

Domestic violence is going up in San Diego at the same time that services for victims are being threatened.

Military Recruiting In Question At San Diego Campuses

Sept. 30
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego Unified is looking into allegations that military recruiters are collecting student information without the permission of parents and students.

More Advanced Placement Classes Coming To S.D. High Schools

Sept. 30
By Ana Tintocalis

The San Diego Unified School Board approved spending roughly $230,000 to continue a district-wide push to offer more Advanced Placement classes to all students.

Federal Agencies To Help California Cope With Drought

Sept. 30
California Capitol Network
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Six federal agencies will help California draft a plan to cope with the severe drought. That includes improving the water delivery system from Northern California’s delta to the Central Valley.

Officials Called To Conference On Calif. Drought

Sept. 30
KEVIN FREKING, AP

The Obama administration on Wednesday urged California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to call state lawmakers into a special session to deal with the state's water crisis.

Supreme Court To Debate Local, State Handgun Laws

Sept. 30
NPR
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The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether strict local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment, ensuring another high-profile battle over the rights of gun owners.

SDFF Winner

Sept. 30
Aaron Watanabe, Guest Blogger
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The 8th annual San Diego Film Festival wrapped up this past weekend with the Best San Diego Film award going to photojournalist Chris Morrow for her documentary "Wyland: Earth Day." Check out what my guest blogger has to say about the film.

Receive 2-for-1 admission to "Creditors" presented by the La Jolla Playhouse from September 29- October 25; reservations required; subject to availability; excludes Sat. evening performances

Sept. 30
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Hang Ten Founder Talks Surfing In 1960s, Evolution Of Industry

Sept. 30
These Days
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What was surf culture like in the early 1960s? We speak to Duke Boyd, founder of the iconic surf clothing brand, Hang Ten. Boyd recounts where the idea for Hang Ten came from, and looks back on his contribution to the $30 billion surf industry.

San Diego Beaches Get Top Marks In Beach Report Card

Sept. 30
By Ed Joyce

San Diego County beaches scored high marks in the 2009 End of Summer Beach Report Card released Wednesday by environmental group Heal the Bay

Political Analysis: The Ethics Of Fundraising Surveys

Sept. 30
These Days

Mailers from political parties asking for your opinion are often just thinly disguised attempts at fundraising. But some recent "surveys" may have gone over the line in partisan political distortion. KPBS Political correspondent Gloria Penner talks with a real pollster to find out more about these fundraising techniques.

New Memoir Recounts Nazi Devastation Through 10-Year-Old Eyes

Sept. 30
These Days

Local Author Robert Frimtzis traveled across Europe with his family to escape Nazi devastation. His new memoir, 'From Tajikistan to the Moon,' details his brave account of World War II.

Poll: Public Says Voice Not Heard In Health Debate

Sept. 30
Julie Rovner, NPR
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Perhaps no other issue Congress deals with touches every American as intimately as health care. Yet a new poll by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health finds that, so far, the public feels profoundly shut out of the current health overhaul debate.

DNA Could Hold An Answer To The Vaccine Dilemma

Sept. 30
By Tom Fudge

San Diego should be receiving its first batches of swine flu vaccine in a couple of weeks. The H1N1 virus has seen very little mutation so far, and that means the vaccine should work. But that could change because flu viruses are notoriously adaptive. Two San Diego companies think they've found an answer in a new kind of vaccine.

General Lehnert Relinquishes Command

Sept. 30
By Alison St John
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The command of Marine Corps Installations West changed hands yesterday. For the last four years, Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert has been in charge of support services at seven Marine Corps bases on the west coast, including Camp Pendleton, Miramar, and Twentynine Palms. He spoke about the current initiatives to improve quality of life for Marines and their families.

Civil Rights Advocates Say Migrant Deaths A Humanitarian Crisis

Sept. 30
By Amy Isackson

Civil liberties advocates on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border say the number of people dying while trying to sneak across the border is a humanitarian crisis. Advocates want both governments to recognize the problem.