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Stories for October 12, 2010

SD Councilwoman Frye Condemns CCDC Bill

Oct. 12
By Katie Orr

The San Diego City Council publicly responded Tuesday to controversial legislation involving the Center City Development Corporation

Fate Of San Diego's Winter Homeless Shelter Unknown

Oct. 12
By Katie Orr

The location of San Diego’s winter homeless shelter is still up in the air. The city council Tuesday failed to approve the recommended location.

Local Event: 'Hausu'

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando
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I'm not sure I can describe 'Hausu' (screening October 13 at 8pm at UCSD's Price Center) because it's a surreal visual acid trip and words seem too mundane to even begin to convey the experience.

Insight: Government Workers: Our Allies Or Adversaries?

Oct. 12
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

The Bureau of Labor Statistics this week told us that our country lost 159,000 government jobs in September, resulting in another month of overall jobs losses for the U.S. economy. Is that bad news or good news? If you think that’s an absurd question you haven’t paid enough attention this electoral season.

SD Unified Officials Warn Of Layoffs

Oct. 12
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego Unified school officials say the state's new budget means there will be local teacher layoffs next year.

Proposed Ballot Measure Calls For School Board Reform

Oct. 12
By Ana Tintocalis

Critics of the San Diego Unified School District are putting together a ballot measure that could change how the local system is governed. San Diegans for Great Schools is calling for the changes.

Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'

Oct. 12
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CNN and other news organizations are reporting today that a federal judge has ordered that the U.S. military stop enforcing the don’t ask, don’t tell policy on Tuesday.

Insight: The San Diego Sports Arena Is No Longer Called The Sports Arena

Oct. 12
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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The jewel of the San Diego Midway neighborhood has been renamed. The San Diego Sports Arena will be called the Valley View Casino Center, thanks to a financial agreement between the company that manages the place and the San Pasqual Tribe.

New on DVD: Love, Dragons, and Toe Thumbs

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando
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The one big new release on DVD and Blu-ray is "Jonah Hex" but it won't cast a spell on you.

Rain Barrels Help Prevent Runoff Pollution

Oct. 12
By Ed Joyce

The city of San Diego is looking at several methods to reduce storm water pollution that fouls beaches and bays. One method is to capture rain in barrels.

School Official Says Budget Cuts Would Hurt Students, College Readiness

Oct. 12
James R. Riffel, CNS

Budget cuts being considered by the San Diego Unified School District would stunt continuing improvement on standardized tests and diminish college readiness, an SDUSD official said today.

Booker Be Damned, Read David Mitchell!

Oct. 12
Seth Marko
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Culture Lust contributor Seth Marko says even though David Mitchell's "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" won't win the Man Booker Prize, it's still the best book of the year.

One Week Left To Register To Vote

Oct. 12
city news service

San Diego County residents have less than a week to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election, Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler said today.

Calif. Coastal Commissioners Vote More For Conservation

Oct. 12
By Ed Joyce
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The three San Diego County representatives that served on the California Coastal Commission in 2009 scored near or above average on a ranking of votes based on coastal conservation.

How Do You Talk To Children About Violence?

Oct. 12
These Days

What are you telling your children about the school shooting in Carlsbad? How are you handling your concern about your kids at school?

Lullabies Comfort Babies And Create Family Memories

Oct. 12
These Days
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Musician Kevin Roth joins us in studio to sing some lullabies. We'll talk about the history of lullabies and why these simple songs have stood the test of time. This is radio that is meant to put you to sleep.

Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Oct. 12
These Days
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Are you concerned that you might have bedbugs? We'll find out about the signs to look for and how to get rid of them.

Artist Charlie White's Study Of Teenage Girls

Oct. 12
These Days
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Artist Charlie White's multi-year project "The Girl Studies" explores teenage girl culture in the most unexpected ways. We'll talk with the photographer and filmmaker who's work is currently on view a the San Diego State University Art Gallery.

In Search Of Charging Stations For Electric Cars

Oct. 12
Andrea Kissack, KQED
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Every year, buzzwords enter the American lexicon, like "octomom" or "crowdsourcing." Next year, "range anxiety" may top the list. It's the fear of being stranded in an electric car because the battery has run out.