Stories for November 2, 2010
SDG&E customers will have to pay more on their utility bills next year. The increased rates are linked to the 2007 wild fires.
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.
"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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.