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Stories for November 3, 2010

Two San Diego Men Deny Terror Links To Al-Shabab

Nov. 3
By Amita Sharma

Two San Diego men pleaded not guilty today to charges they gave money and other support to the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab.

Re-Elected Davis Hopes For More Bipatisanship

Nov. 3
By Kyla Calvert
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Democrat Susan Davis coasted to re-election yesterday with nearly 62 percent of the vote in San Diego County’s 53rd Congressional District.

Goldsmith Says Safety Cuts Not Needed

Nov. 3
By Katie Orr
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The proposed sales tax in San Diego has been soundly rejected. Now various city officials are weighing in on whether the city will have to slash public safety spending. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said no.

Biogen Idec To Shut Down In San Diego

Nov. 3
By Peggy Pico

Biogen announced today it would close its San Diego facility and eliminate more than 300 local jobs.

Calif. Bond Funds Tapped For Beach Water Testing

Nov. 3
By Ed Joyce

The State Water Board voted this week to use nearly $1 million in California state bond money to continue testing for bacteria at hundreds of beaches next year.

City Council Approves Winter Homeless Shelter Site In Barrio Logan

Nov. 3
By Tom Fudge

After weeks of gridlock, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to locate it’s winter homeless shelter in Barrio Logan. Today’s move was a reversal of last month's vote to consider housing the homeless in Golden Hall, located on the City Hall concourse.

Steampunk Comes To Oceanside

Nov. 3
By Angela Carone
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Steampunk culture descends on Oceanside this Friday for the latest edition of "Art After Dark" at the Oceanside Museum of Art. I've covered steampunks at Comic-Con for the last couple of years, so if you need a primer for "Dr. Steampunk's Art Extravaganza," Culture Lust has you covered.

Around The World In 80 Days - 20 Years On

Nov. 3
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Michael Palin goes in search of the crew of the wooden dhow Al Shama, featured in his first globe-trotting, hit series "Around the World in 80 Days." The eight-day voyage across the Arabian Sea to Bombay filmed 20 years ago has become a TV classic. But will his long search be crowned with a reunion with men with whom he forged a special bond, and on whom his life depended 20 years ago?

Border Tunnel Discovered

Nov. 3
By Amy Isackson
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United States and Mexican authorities have discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel and 20 tons of marijuana at a warehouse in Otay Mesa, California.

California Voters Send Message To Sacramento

Nov. 3
By Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel

Voters in California made up their minds on nine ballot initiatives in Tueday's election. The results were mixed, but the message to Sacramento lawmakers is clear.

Who Were Big Winners And Losers In Last Night's Election?

Nov. 3
These Days

We speak to representatives on both sides of the Proposition D debate about how the city will move forward now that the proposal has failed. Hear from the new city councilman for the 8th District, David Alvarez. And, we talk to County Supervisors, Bill Horn and Ron Roberts, who were re-elected last night. Also, learn more about the propositions that will change California government.

Insight: Reform: The Election’s Upside

Nov. 3
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

California has elected a new governor, which is to say it’s elected an old governor. Jerry Brown’s victory illustrates the dearth of new leaders in a state whose political system grinds people down. But one area where voters have made a positive difference is in reform.

GOP Declares A New Morning In America

Nov. 3
Scott Neuman and Todd Holzman, NPR
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Triumphant Republicans — having seized the House, narrowed their deficit in the Senate and won several key governorships — turned Wednesday to outlining a plan for rolling back the Democratic agenda.

Roberts, Horn Keep Seats

Nov. 3
By Kyla Calvert
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Incumbent County Supervisors Ron Roberts and Bill Horn will both return to their seats. Tuesday was the first time since the 1990’s either was forced into a November vote.

Five-Term Incumbent Loses School Board Race

Nov. 3
By Ana Tintocalis

Scott Barnett beat five-term incumbent John de Beck for the San Diego Unified School District C school board seat. Barnett is a former executive director of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

SD School Tax Fails

Nov. 3
By Ana Tintocalis
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The Proposition J parcel tax to raise revenue for San Diego city schools went down to defeat.

Proposition A Wins Big

Nov. 3
By Kyla Calvert, Alison St John

Nearly three-quarters of San Diego County voters cast their ballot in favor of Proposition A Tuesday. The measure will add a permanent ban on project labor agreements to the county charter.

Lorie Zapf, David Alvarez Head Toward Victory In SD City Council Races

Nov. 3
By Katie Orr, Alison St John
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Businesswoman Lorie Zapf appeared headed toward victory Tuesday in the race for the San Diego City Council's District 6 seat, while David Alvarez was the winner in District 8.

Voters Defeat Proposition 23

Nov. 3
Ida Lieszkovszky, California Capitol Network

California voters rejected Proposition 23, which would have suspended the state’s strict carbon emissions standards.