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Stories for November 2, 2010

Brown Vows To Unite Californians

Nov. 2
By KPBS
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Meet the 39th governor, same as the 34th governor. Beating back a billionaire Republican political novice, venerable Democrat Jerry Brown will reprise his role as California governor in an economic climate far less rosy than his original tenure 30 years ago.

Boxer Returns To Senate

Nov. 2
KPBS and Katrina Trinko, NPR
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Democrat Barbara Boxer has won a fourth term to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican businesswoman Carly Fiorina.

Incumbents Winning In Supervisors Races

Nov. 2
By Kyla Calvert, Alison St John
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Both incumbents vying to hold onto their seats on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors appear to have secured reelection tonight.

GOP Seizes House; Democrats Keep Senate

Nov. 2
Todd Holzman, NPR
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The seismic event driving the 2010 midterm elections has triggered a tsunami: Republicans have swept to control of the House of Representatives.

Californians Reject Legalization Of Marijuana

Nov. 2
By Joanne Faryon
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Californians rejected legalizing marijuana yesterday, as Proposition 19 was easily defeated at the polls.

3 San Diego Men Charged With Helping Somali Terror Group

Nov. 2
By Amita Sharma
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A federal grand jury has indicted three San Diego men with providing money and other support to the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab. Federal agents arrested the men this week following a lengthy investigation by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

PBS Newshour Live Election Coverage

Nov. 2
PBS Newshour
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Watch live coverage of the 2010 midterm election from PBS Newshour here.

SDG&E Rates Rising

Nov. 2
By Peggy Pico
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SDG&E customers will have to pay more on their utility bills next year. The increased rates are linked to the 2007 wild fires.

Roller Derby Chronicles: Rolling Thunder

Nov. 2
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With the roar of wood wheels on banked masonite providing the score, the aptly titled "Roller Derby Chronicles: Rolling Thunder" elbows its way through the history of Roller Derby, from its humble roots as a Depression-era skating marathon through to its heyday as a nationally syndicated road show, and finally, to its untimely demise in 1973.

Entertainment News: Comic-Con Temporarily Closes 2011 Registration

Nov. 2
By Beth Accomando
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Single and four-day memberships for Comic-Con 2011 went on sale on Monday at 9am. Shortly after registration was closed because of unspecified technical problems. Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer came by KPBS to speak with me about what happened.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: The Silver Pharaoh

Nov. 2
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"Secrets Of The Dead: The Silver Pharaoh" uncovers the royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I, one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures - even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamen. So why hasn't the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt?

Rain Helps But Watering Restrictions Continue In San Diego

Nov. 2
By Ed Joyce
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Despite recent rain, lawn watering restrictions continue for people living in San Diego and other cities in the county. Predictions of a drier winter mean conservation measures will continue to be enforced.

San Diegans Reject Half-Cent Sales Tax

Nov. 2
By Katie Orr
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A proposition that would have raised the sales tax in San Diego by a half-cent was defeated by a wide margin.

Insight: How Blogging Is Changing What We Write

Nov. 2
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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An Andrew Sullivan video is making the rounds among people who blog. So I offer it to readers of On-Ramp as a reflection on what I/we do.

SD Registrar Says Voting Running Smoothly

Nov. 2
City News Service
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All 1,466 polling locations in San Diego County opened on time today, and no major voting problems have been reported, the Registrar of Voters said.

Son Of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, To Speak At SD Jewish Book Fair

Nov. 2
These Days
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We'll speak to Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of the founder of the political organization Hamas. He now has political asylum in the U.S. and works for peace. He's speaking at the San Diego Jewish Book Fair on Wednesday, November 3 about his book, "Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue and Unthinkable Choices."

Escondido Police Checkpoints Controversy

Nov. 2
These Days
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New deportation arrests refuel the controversy about the teaming of city cops and immigration and customs enforcement agents in Escondido. We'll hear the latest from KPBS Reporter Ruxandra Guidi.

Election Day Check-In With SD Registrar Of Voters

Nov. 2
These Days
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San Diego County Registrar of Voters, Deborah Seiler, will join us to talk about turnout and give us last-minute voting tips about where to cast your ballot or where to drop it off.

Stories Of The U.S. Marines In San Diego

Nov. 2
These Days
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Tony Perry of the LA Times talks about his recent reporting on the Marine Corps in San Diego, including the boot camp experience at MCRD downtown, the closing of a public shotgun shooting range at MCAS Miramar, and an increase in suicides among Marines..

New on DVD: It's the 'Ultimate' Edition!

Nov. 2
By Beth Accomando
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The releases this week signal the coming of the holidays with family fare and special editions perfect for Christmas… if people can wait that long.

Supercenters On San Diego City Council Agenda This Week

Nov. 2
By Alison St John
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San Diego City Council will hold a Special Meeting this week to set conditions on big box retailers that want to open supercenters in the city. The proposal is different from the one in 2007, when the council tried to ban supercenters outright.

Prescription Drugs Are The Chief Cause Of Non-Natural Death In San Diego

Nov. 2
By Kenny Goldberg
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Prescription drug abuse has become a major problem in the U.S. County health officials say San Diego is no exception. An increasing number of local deaths have been caused by unintentional overdoses of prescription drugs.

Insight: 'Underwater' Homeowners Try To Catch A Breath

Nov. 2
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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I moved to San Diego in 1998 and bought a house in Normal Heights. I sold that house this year for a profit of $220,000, which I invested into a new house that is 800 square feet bigger. I was lucky. Greg LaMarca was not.