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Stories for October 14, 2010

Prop. 19 Won't Immediately Calm Cartel Violence, If At All

Oct. 14
By Amy Isackson

Supporters of Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana in California say Mexico's drug war has failed and its time for a new approach. Even so, they say Prop 19 is not a quick solution.

Bakery Owner Charged With Harboring Illegal Immigrants

Oct. 14
By Amy Isackson

The owner of a wholesale bakery in San Diego has been charged with hiring undocumented workers. Immigration authorities say half of the employees were not authorized to work in the U.S.

Sanders Defends His Role In Redevelopment Bill

Oct. 14
By Katie Orr

San Diego’s mayor says sidestepping the City Council in order to extend the life of downtown’s redevelopment organization was the right thing to do.

Hiring Prospects Improving For Holiday Season

Oct. 14
By Kyla Calvert

Up to 5,200 people are expected to be hired for holiday season jobs in San Diego this year. Career training and placement professionals met at the South Metro Career Center Thursday to learn more about the outlook for the local job market.

State Agency Considers Desalination Restoration Proposal

Oct. 14
By Ed Joyce
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The California Coastal Commission will consider approving a plan to offset the killing of marine life from a desalination plant in Carlsbad. Poseidon Resources wants to restore a wetland in South San Diego County, but the plan hinges on the South Bay Power Plant closing.

Photos: San Diegans Love Halloween!

Oct. 14
By Angela Carone
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The first batch of Halloween photos are in! San Diegans are responding to my request for photos of Halloween costumes from years past. Keep 'em coming, everyone!

Culture Lust Weekend: Fruit of the Soul, Frightened Rabbit, Pumpkins and Breasts

Oct. 14
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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Between the breasts and bright orange gourds of October, fall is a fruitful time for the Arts & Culture scene. If you're not hoppin' on over to House of Blues for Frightened Rabbit or jammin' with the fam this Saturday at NCM, get your weekend cultural quota during Fruit of the Soul.

Insight: Cloistered Nuns. Cloistered Workers.

Oct. 14
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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There’s a Carmelite monastery on the edge of a cliff above Mission Valley just a quarter mile from my former home in Normal Heights. Shutting yourself off from the view of the world, as the nuns there do, may seem strange to the spiritually undeveloped.

Photographer Invades Privacy For Her Art

Oct. 14
By Angela Carone
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Photographer Michele Iversen sits outsides homes and photographs people without their knowledge. Her "Night Surveillance Series" is currently on view at the Mesa College Art Gallery.

Documentary Is A Catalyst For Discussing Education In San Diego

Oct. 14
These Days
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Countless organizations devote money and research to trying to fix the public school system in the United States and kids keep falling farther behind. Why do you think people disengage from talking about education? The United Way of San Diego is using the momentum of a new film, "Waiting for Superman," to start a local conversation about the troubles in our schools and what we can do to fix them. We'll talk about the difficulties faced by students and teachers in San Diego County and find out what the United Way is doing to address the future of education here.

Events: Ghost Stories, Pumpkins, And Hyena

Oct. 14
These Days

Ghost stories, pumpkin patches, and a lot of music fills our weekend preview.

Aztec Great Marshall Faulk On Giving Back To Community

Oct. 14
These Days
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How is one of SDSU's most famous alumnus continuing to give back to the community? We speak to Aztec great, and soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, about the work his foundation does in San Diego. Plus, we'll discuss Marshall's favorite memories from his playing days at SDSU and in the NFL.

Should County Ban Project Labor Agreements?

Oct. 14
These Days

What are the arguments for and against Proposition A? We'll talk to representatives on both sides of the debate over the proposed San Diego County charter amendment to prohibit the use of project labor agreements on County construction projects, except where required by state or federal law.

Two Americans Become Al-Qaida Media Strategists

Oct. 14
Dina Temple-Raston, NPR
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There are a lot of different ways of promoting the terrorist message, but few people have been as successful at doing so as Americans Adam Gadahn and Anwar al-Awlaki.

Review: 'The Unbroken'

Oct. 14
By Beth Accomando
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The crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 in 1985 remains that country's worst air disaster. It has been the subject of multiple films including "The Unbroken" (opening October 15 at Reading Gaslamp 15 Theaters).

Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?

Oct. 14
By Hilary Andrews, Ciarra Briesch, Joanne Faryon
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Elected officials in San Diego are either opposed to Proposition 19 or don’t want to make their position public, according to the results of a KPBS survey. Find out where they stand.