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Stories for October 19, 2010

Final Meeting For Marine Reserve Plan In San Diego

Oct. 19
By Ed Joyce

After nearly two years, the process to create a marine reserve off San Diego's coast is coming to an end. A Fish and Game Commission meeting Wednesday in San Diego is the final chance for the public to comment on the plan before the state agency makes a final decision on the proposed plan.

Still No Site For San Diego Winter Homeless Shelter

Oct. 19
By Katie Orr
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The third time was not the charm when it came to deciding where San Diego’s winter homeless shelter should go. The city council put off a decision until the end of the week.

DA Says Past Abuse Case Involving Murdered College Student Lacked Proof

Oct. 19
By Amita Sharma

San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis says she didn't have enough proof to charge Armando Gabriel Perez with kidnapping his wife last month. Perez's wife was killed last week and he's now accused of murder.

Record Pot Seizure Total Grows

Oct. 19
By Amy Isackson

Mexican federal police say Monday's marijuana seizure in Tijuana is the country's largest pot seizure ever. Authorities seized more pot than the 105 tons they initially reported.

In Search Of Myths And Heroes: Jason And The Golden Fleece

Oct. 19
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The tale of Jason, the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece is one of the oldest stories in all of Greek myth. In this episode, Michael Wood traces the route of Jason and his famous boat, the Argo, along its route from Greece to Turkey and Georgia. The story of Jason can be traced back to the town of Volos in modern day Greece. The probable site of ancient Iolkos, it was here that King Pelias feared Jason a contender to this throne and so sent him on an impossible mission to finish him off. The mission was to travel to the far away kingdom of Colchis — in the Black Sea — to retrieve the magical Golden Fleece that had been taken there. But Jason proved courageous and strong and set out on an epic route.

When Do You Actually Pay Sales Tax?

Oct. 19
By Katie Orr

Voters in San Diego will soon decide whether to raise the city’s sales tax. As the election draws near, KPBS looks at how the tax is applied.

Rain More Than Just An Inconvenience For The Homeless

Oct. 19
By Katie Orr

Rainy days in San Diego may mean traffic jams and longer commutes for some people. But for the city’s homeless population the rain can bring about dire situations.

New Locations To Be Considered For Winter Shelter

Oct. 19
By Katie Orr
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With rain falling over much of San Diego Tuesday the city council will again take up the issue of opening a winter homeless shelter. Two new locations are being considered

Rainy Days And Good Books

Oct. 19
By Angela Carone
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We rarely get rainy days here in San Diego, so you should use this time wisely and curl up with a good book (when you're not visiting our museums!). Here are some Culture Lust suggestions- and I want to hear yours!

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: A Broadway Celebration

Oct. 19
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Nathan Lane is master of ceremonies for a review of hit show tunes from some of Broadway's most beloved musicals. Stars include many 2009/2010 Tony award nominees and winners, performing numbers from Broadway's most popular and successful shows.

The Marijuana State: An Envision San Diego Documentary

Oct. 19
By Joanne Faryon
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California could become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana under Proposition 19 - a ballot initiative that would regulate and tax pot just like alcohol. The marijuana industry is estimated to be worth $14 billion in California, making it the largest cash crop in the state. The prospect of legalizing pot and commercializing its sale, has many believing the Golden State could find its way out of an economic slump as the marijuana state. KPBS takes a look at who stands to lose and who stands to gain if Proposition 19 passes.

New on DVD: Let's Do the Timewarp Again!

Oct. 19
By Beth Accomando
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I have the upcoming Halloween holiday to thank for the multiple horror releases to be found this week.

Insight: 50th District Candidates Give Circus But No Bread

Oct. 19
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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The word debate suggests a serious, ponderous discussion of important issues. But the so-called debate between candidates in San Diego’s 50th Congressional District was more like a sporting event.

Former SD City Attorney Says Justice System Failed Murdered College Student

Oct. 19
By Amita Sharma

Former San Diego City Attorney Casey Gwinn says there should be no doubt that the justice system failed Diana Gonzalez, the San Diego City College student found murdered in a campus bathroom last week.

California's Marijuana Proposition

Oct. 19
These Days
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California could be the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana if Proposition 19 passes this November. The initiative would make recreational use of marijuana legal and allow cities and counties to tax and regulate the sale of the drug. We'll discuss details of the initiative and the KPBS documentary about Prop. 19 called "The Marijuana State," set to broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. on KPBS Television.

Photos: San Diego Halloween Costumes Keep Coming

Oct. 19
By Angela Carone
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This mix of San Diego Halloween costumes includes a literary reference, zombie train conductors, a mad dentist and roadkill Barbie.

Legal Update: Policies That Prop 19 May Change

Oct. 19
These Days

If Proposition 19 is approved, will California businesses still be allowed to test for marijuana use among employees? And what does the Federal government intend to do if California votes to legalize pot? On this Legal Update, we'll explore the legalities of Prop 19 and get the latest on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell appeal.

A Journey Through Bizarre Psychiatric Cases

Oct. 19
These Days
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gary Small's latest book is a journey through his most unusual and bizarre cases, from naked headstands to hysterical blindness to fainting schoolgirls. Small writes about his challenges helping these patients over the years.

SD County Updates Its General Plan After 30 Years

Oct. 19
By Alison St John
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Tomorrow, San Diego County Supervisors hold public hearings on a new General Plan to manage the growth in unincorporated areas. Reactions to the draft plan are very varied.