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Stories for October 15, 2010

A New Leaf Turns Over As San Diegans Test Drive Electric Car

Oct. 15
By Peggy Pico
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San Diegans are among some of the first in the country to test drive an all electric car.

San Diego County Voters Get Head Start

Oct. 15
By Ed Joyce

The voter registration deadline for the November 2 election is Monday, October 18. But some people have already voted.

Cuts To Pools, Recreation Centers, Libraries Proposed To Meet Budget Gap

Oct. 15
JOE BRITTON, CNS

Cuts that would shutter city pools, recreation centers and libraries were proposed today to help close San Diego's projected $72 million budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year.

Sunrise Powerlink Project Gets Forest Service Approval

Oct. 15
By Ed Joyce

The U.S. Forest Service upholds the Record of Decision allowing construction of the proposed Sunrise Powerlink transmission line through the Cleveland National Forest.

Can Wireless Technology Help Treat Diabetes?

Oct. 15
By Amy Isackson

Tijuana diabetes patients are testing wireless technology to see if it can help them manage their disease. It's a collaboration between health centers and wireless technology companies in both San Diego and Tijuana.

Legal Analysis Of Don't Ask Don't Tell Ruling

Oct. 15
San Diego Week
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We'll discuss the meaning of the court ruling against Don't Ask, Don't Tell and hear reactions to the injunction by San Diegans with military ties.

How Would Legalizing Pot Impact Cartel Violence?

Oct. 15
San Diego Week
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One of the arguments made by supporters of Prop. 19 is that regulating it will reduce drug cartel violence. Officials on both sides of the border doubt whether it would have a significant impact.

Calif. Senate Bill Opens Door For Downtown Chargers Stadium

Oct. 15
San Diego Week
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How did last-minute state budget maneuvering position state legislators to outflank City of San Diego officials in the push for a downtown Chargers stadium? We'll discuss the senate bill and analyze what is means for San Diego.

Planning Begins For 1 Million More People In San Diego County

Oct. 15
San Diego Week
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Next week San Diego County Supervisors will begin planning for growth in the county over the next 40 years. KPBS reporter Alison St John reports on how growth may affect the county's unincorporated areas and the people who live there.

San Diego County Tests New Emergency Alert Service

Oct. 15
By Nicole Corpuz

San Diego County is first in the nation to test a new mobile emergency alert system. The service will send a free text message alerting cell phones of a nearby emergency.

Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen: Italian Fire

Oct. 15
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Since Roman times, the Italian focus-hearth-has made monumental contributions to the world of live fire cooking. A new addition to the "Primal Grill" equipment collection, an authentic Italian-style wood-burning oven, inspired this show's menu: two versions of Italy's iconic food, pizza, cooked on the floor of the oven but easily adapted to a conventional grill; wood oven-roasted sweet and sour duck; and monster bone-in pork chops glazed with a reduction of red wine, honey, and balsamic vinegar.

Former DA Says Silence On Girl's Murder Unnecessary

Oct. 15
By Amita Sharma

As the search continues today for a man whose wife was found murdered in a San Diego City College bathroom this week, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis still has not explained why she didn't press assault charges against the man when his wife accused him of kidnap and assault last month.

Coastal Commission Asks Poseidon Resources For More Alternatives

Oct. 15
By Ed Joyce

The California Coastal Commission did not vote Friday on the issue of a restoration plan proposed by the developers of a desalination plant in Carlsbad.

Oceanside's Largest Street Gang Hit With Injunction

Oct. 15
By Ana Tintocalis

The largest and most active street gang in Oceanside has been slapped with a gang injunction on Friday. The ban targets 50 of its members.

Everyday Food: Dinners And Leftovers

Oct. 15
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Today, "Everyday Food," is all about planning ahead. Sarah starts with a tender roast beef with peppers, onions and potatoes. Margot uses the extra roast beef for our beef mango wraps. Healthy and colorful, it’s a fantastic sandwich to have for lunch. For something more substantial for dinner, serve the wraps with a bowl of Black Bean Relish. With the extra mangoes, Emma prepares a quick dessert: Mango Brown Betty. Lucinda makes a Spice-Rubbed Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes that is a fast and hearty dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

NOVA: Building The Great Cathedrals

Oct. 15
By Jennifer Robinson
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Take a dazzling architectural journey inside those majestic marvels of Gothic architecture, the great cathedrals of Chartres, Beauvais and other European cities. Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, some cathedrals now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. To save them, a team of engineers, architects, art historians, and computer scientists searches the naves, bays, and bell-towers for clues. NOVA investigates the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their towering, glass-filled walls and reveals the hidden formulas drawn from the Bible that drove medieval builders ever upward.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: We Shall Remain: After The Mayflower

Oct. 15
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This groundbreaking mini-series establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning 300 years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native-American perspective. Benjamin Bratt narrates. The first episode explores the polar strategies — peaceful diplomacy and warfare — the Wampanoag people employed in their struggle to maintain their identity.

Masterpiece Mystery! Wallander, Series II: The Fifth Woman

Oct. 15
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Kenneth Branagh returns for a second season as detective Kurt Wallander. Based on the novels by best-selling author Henning Mankell, Wallander battles crimes, and his own demons, in the bucolic yet brutal seaside town of Ystad, Sweden.In this episode, "The Fifth Woman," two seemingly unconnected cases leads Wallander to believe he is on the trail of a serial killer bent on revenge.

Antiques Roadshow: Tucson, Ariz. - Hour Two

Oct. 15
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In Tucson, Arizona, host Mark Walberg and appraiser Rosalie Sayyah are at the picturesque Arizona Inn for a conversation about traditional American Indian jewelry of the Southwest. "Roadshow" experts at the Tucson Convention Center continue their own tradition of discovering hidden treasure, including a vibrant 19th-century Navajo chief’s blanket; a silver brooch made in the 1940s by then-struggling sculptor Jose DeRivero, whose works now grace the most noted museums and galleries; and a 1776 French harp, bought for a modest sum at an estate sale and identified as the work of Jean-Henri Naderman — harpmaker to such aristocrats as Marie Antoinette — that commands an estimated value of $60,000.

Chula Vista Looks To Prop. H And Union Concessions To Avoid Deeper Cuts

Oct. 15
By Alison St John

Chula Vista, San Diego’s second largest city, is looking at more major cuts to public services in the next budget. Much depends on the result of labor negotiations and a utility tax increase on next month’s ballot.

This Old House: Auburndale Project, Part 2 Of 16

Oct. 15
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"This Old House" opens a brand new season by helping the Sharma family renovate their 1940s house on Boston’s famous Charles River. In this episode, landscape contractor Roger Cook preps for the new foundation of the entry hall by removing the old overgrown and badly pruned yews. Out back, host Kevin O’Connor finds general contractor Tom Silva and lead paint specialist Ron Peik demolishing the sun porch within the limits of the new national EPA lead law that now affects all contractors working on houses from 1978 or earlier.

Insight: The Justice Department Talks Trash On Prop. 19

Oct. 15
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

The U.S. Attorney General has finally broken his silence on Proposition 19, which would legalize all manner of marijuana use and marijuana cultivation in California. As I suspected, the feds said they will not look the other way and ignore federal law that bans marijuana use.

NATURE: Echo: An Elephant To Remember

Oct. 15
By Jennifer Robinson
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Echo, the remarkable matriarch of a family of elephants in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, was most studied elephant in the world, the subject of several books and documentaries, including two NATURE films. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd.

Photos: More San Diegans In Halloween Costumes!

Oct. 15
By Angela Carone
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Love all the new Halloween photos San Diegans are sharing with Culture Lust readers. Dig up those old photos over the weekend and send them in, there's still time.

Historic Photographs Of SD's African-American Community

Oct. 15
By Sarah Kovash
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The San Diego History Center is trying to identify the subjects in many of Norman Baynard's photographs taken in San Diego's African-American community over four decades.

How Might Prop. 19 Affect Drug Trafficking From Mexico?

Oct. 15
Editors Roundtable

Supporters of Prop. 19 say that Mexican drug cartels will take a major financial hit if marijuana is legalized in California. A recent study by the Rand Corporation calls into question some of the figures that are being cited by Prop. 19 proponents. So, what kind of impact could Prop. 19 have on the cartels, and drug trafficking in the state?

Feds Oppose Calif. Prop 19 To Legalize Marijuana

Oct. 15
Pete Yost, AP

Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state's voters approve a ballot measure to legalize the drug.

Amid Budget Crisis, Critics Push For Change To School Board

Oct. 15
Editors Roundtable

The San Diego Unified School District is facing a $140 million deficit for the next academic year, and the district is asking voters to support a $50 million parcel tax to help offset the debt. In the midst of all this, a group of concerned citizens has proposed a ballot measure to overhaul the structure of the school board. We discuss the latest news on the district's budget problems, and the efforts to change the way the school board operates.

Last-Minute Budget Deal Opens Door For Chargers Stadium Downtown

Oct. 15
Editors Roundtable

The Chargers are getting closer to their goal of building a new stadium downtown. A bill removing the cap on downtown redevelopment spending was added to the state budget by local Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. We discuss why this action removes the need for a public vote on a Chargers stadium. And, we talk about the additional hurdles the team faces in its efforts to get the downtown stadium proposal off the ground.

When It Comes To Latinos, Election Is Both About Youth And Tradition

Oct. 15
By Ruxandra Guidi
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With midterm elections less than two weeks away, efforts to get the coveted Latino vote are ramping up. Democrats are hoping for a loyal turnout, while Republicans are appealing to the disenchanted.