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Stories for November 1, 2010

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Video: Gustaf Rooth's Design House Dreams

Nov. 1, 2010
By Angela Carone

Founder of North Park's "Ray at Night" has set his sights on creating a European salon-style house in San Diego.

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Ted Williams: A New San Diego Icon?

Nov. 1, 2010
Randy Dotinga

What does the most famous Boston Red Sox player in history have to do with San Diego? Culture Lust contributor Randy Dotinga explains.

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Clashes Over Police Checkpoints And Deportations Increasing In Escondido

Nov. 1, 2010
By Ruxandra Guidi

Over the weekend, federal immigration agents working with local police in Escondido arrested two undocumented immigrants with past criminal convictions. The driver's license checkpoints and deportations--and the protests against them--are escalating in the community.

DA Review Of Domestic Violence Case To Remain Secret

Nov. 1, 2010
By Amita Sharma

Two weeks after San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis promised a review of her office's handling of a domestic violence case. KPBS has learned the findings won't be made public. The lessons of the review against a man now charged with killing his wife will remain within the DA's office.

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NOVA: Trapped In An Elevator

Nov. 1, 2010

How do elevators work? Are they safe? Why are so many people afraid of them? Across North America, elevators move 325 million passengers every day. NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines and investigates personal stories of those who have been caught inside when they fail.

Man To Be Arraigned In Killing Of San Diego Girl

Nov. 1, 2010
Associated Press

A San Diego man will answer to a charge of murdering a teenage girl found beaten and stabbed in the basement of an abandoned home three years ago.

Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Push

Nov. 1, 2010
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

The two major party candidates for Governor are working feverishly to get people to the polls tomorrow. Both Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman are on whirlwind tours of California.

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Join KPBS On Election Night

Nov. 1, 2010

KPBS News will have live results and in-depth analysis of local, state and national races. Follow the action throughout the night at, and listen to KPBS FM 89.5 for updates and live reports.

Exploring The "Liberal Gene"

Nov. 1, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh

Researchers at UC San Diego have identified a specific gene that apparently predisposes people to become politically liberal. We'll hear about the research and discuss the difference in personalities and attitudes that separate liberals and conservatives.

How Could Upcoming Election Change State And Local Politics?

Nov. 1, 2010
By Hank Crook, Maureen Cavanaugh

Have you studied up on the candidates and propositions that will appear on your local ballot? Professors Glen Sparrow and Carl Luna join us to provide their analysis of the most important local races. Plus, KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge discusses the propositions that could reform state government.

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GOP Leads Pew Poll, But Surprises Still To Be Found

Nov. 1, 2010

The Pew Research Center's final pre-election poll is out, and the headline is — no surprise — "GOP Likely to Recapture Control of House."

San Diego A Political Battleground

Nov. 1, 2010
By Alison St John

Several major candidates are campaigning in San Diego today in a last bid for support the day before the election. There’s a reason why all the major candidates have spent a lot of time in San Diego.

Report Says High-Deductible Plans Cause Many To Delay Care

Nov. 1, 2010
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report reveals many Californians with high-deductible health plans delay care because of cost concerns. Some of these policies have deductibles of $5,000 or more.

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Funky Sand At Mission Beach

Nov. 1, 2010
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Construction crews are dredging the Mission Bay channel to make it safer for boaters. The sand is being redistributed on a nearby beach. But it's not just sand being spread along the shoreline.