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Stories for October 22, 2010

UCSD Violinist Is A Style Maven

Oct. 22
By Angela Carone
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UCSD violinist János Négyesy is best known for collaborations with modernist innovators such as composers John Cage and Morton Feldman, but what is not so well known is that Négyesy is a style-setter.

Big Money Pouring Into Campaign For Prop. A

Oct. 22
By Alison St John

The latest campaign contribution disclosures reveal hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to pass Proposition A, a measure to ban union-only bids on county public works projects.

Local Unemployment Held Steady In September

Oct. 22
By Kyla Calvert

On the surface, San Diego County’s jobs picture seemed virtually unchanged in September. The unemployment rate held steady at 10.6 percent. There were 100 fewer non-farm jobs in the county, and 200 additional agricultural workers.

Golden Hall Likely Spot For San Diego's Winter Shelter

Oct. 22
By Katie Orr

The city’s winter homeless shelter will likely stay in downtown San Diego this year. The city council gave initial approval Friday to a site just steps from City Hall.

Questions For DA Following Murder Of SD Student

Oct. 22
San Diego Week
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The body of Diana Gonzalez was discovered last week in a campus bathroom at San Diego City College. Gonzalez had been a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her estranged husband. Authorities now believe that he killed her. KPBS investigative reporter Amita Sharma explains why some say Gonzalez was failed by the justice system.

Ex-Sailor Shares Experience With Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Oct. 22
San Diego Week
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Joseph Rocha was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2007 after admitting he is gay. We'll hear about his experience in the military and find out why he hopes to reenlist.

County General Plan Update Comes Up Against Opposition

Oct. 22
San Diego Week
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We'll hear the details of San Diego County's General Plan update and find out why some San Diegans aren't happy about the proposed changes.

San Diego City Hall Update

Oct. 22
San Diego Week
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KPBS metro reporter Katie Orr shares the latest news coming out of San Diego's City Hall following the secret downtown redevelopment deal and impassioned debates over Proposition D.

Visual Arts: San Diego Artists Selected For 2010 California Biennial

Oct. 22
By Angela Carone
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Compared to years past, a larger number of San Diego artists were selected for the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. The Biennial is meant to reflect the wide range of contemporary artistic practice happening in California.

In Search Of Myths And Heroes: The Queen Of Sheba

Oct. 22
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In his first journey, Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most famous fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale - but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend.

19-Year-Old UCSB Student Killed In Shark Attack

Oct. 22
ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press
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A beachgoer has died in a shark attack off the Central California coast and three beaches are closed.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: We Shall Remain: Tecumseh's Vision

Oct. 22
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"We Shall Remain" is a groundbreaking mini-series that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. In this episode, Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and his brother, the prophet Tenskwatawa, organized an ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement. This is a story of strength, pride and pronounced courage.

San Diego's Historic Places: San Diego's Aviation History

Oct. 22
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Join Host Elsa Sevilla as she looks back in history and profiles some of San Diego's Aviation Pioneers. Learn about their important contributions and how they changed Aviation History in San Diego.

The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian Plays San Diego

Oct. 22
David Walters
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Culture Lust contributor and music lover David Walters reminds us why John Sebastian holds a place in rock history (The Lovin' Spoonful) and why you should check out his solo act this Sunday in Normal Heights.

Antiques Roadshow: Tucson, Ariz. - Hour Three

Oct. 22
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At the Tucson Convention Center, crowds brave the 104-degree heat to bring in some cool objects, including a rare collection of 1956 Olympics memorabilia saved by the owner’s father, trainer for the gold medal-winning American basketball team that included Bill Russell; a striking collection of World War II American propaganda posters; and a trio of paintings by acclaimed 20th-century French “outsider” artist Gaston Chaissac, given an auction estimate of $50,000-$100,000.

Distressed Homeowners Flock to Convention Center

Oct. 22
By Kyla Calvert
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More than 700 homeowners headed to San Diego’s convention center Thursday to find out what they could do to avoid foreclosure. The event gave people behind on their mortgages a chance to meet with representatives from their lending agencies.

Cool Videos By ICE Gallery In North Park

Oct. 22
By Angela Carone
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ICE Gallery, the artist-run gallery in North Park, has created some great videos to promote their exhibits and artists.

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Parking Lot Movie

Oct. 22
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This documentary is about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the select group of parking lot attendants that inhabit its microcosm. The attendants are a uniquely varied group of men comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students, philosophers, intellectuals, musicians, artists, and marginal-type characters.

Report Says CA's Double-Digit Unemployment To Last Through 2013

Oct. 22
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network
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California’s double-digit unemployment rate will last through 2013, according to a new report from University of the Pacific.

The Backstory Behind Secret Downtown Redevelopment Deal

Oct. 22
Editors Roundtable

According to voiceofsandiego.org, the secret plan to remove CCDC's redevelopment cap had been in the works for months. We discuss the backstory behind the deal that could open the doors for a new Chargers stadium downtown. And, we analyze why Mayor Jerry Sanders and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher orchestrated the plan.

What Will San Diego County Look Like In 40 Years?

Oct. 22
Editors Roundtable

The population of San Diego's backcountry is expected to grow by 200,000 people in the next 40 years. How should the Board of Supervisors plan for future development in San Diego County? And, how should the plan balance the need for more housing with the desire to preserve the county's pristine backcountry?

Council Playing Politics With Winter Homeless Shelter?

Oct. 22
Editors Roundtable

Over the last month, the San Diego City Council has delayed its decision on where to locate the winter homeless shelter three different times. Why is it taking so long for the council to decide on where to locate the 220-bed shelter? And, how are the councilmembers' various political ties affecting their votes on this issue?

New Fisheries Research Vessel Gets Shakedown Cruise Off San Diego

Oct. 22
By Ed Joyce
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The latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel is temporarily moored in San Diego. The $55 million ship will take several shakedown cruises before a scientific research trip along the West Coast.

Review: San Diego Italian Film Festival

Oct. 22
By Beth Accomando
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Yes there can be too much of a good thing. San Diego has three film festivals this weekend: San Diego Asian, San Diego Italian, and Spike and Mike's Next Generation. Tonight the San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off two weeks of Italian delights with an encore of "Il Divo" (October 22 at 7:30pm at the Museum of Photographic Arts) that I will be introducing.

Proposition A Is Part Of A Bigger Anti-Union Strategy

Oct. 22
By Alison St John
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San Diego County is ground zero for a battle over who gets lucrative public works construction contracts. With private construction ground to a halt, non union contractors are fighting at the ballot box for a bigger share of local government construction.

Review: 11th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

Oct. 22
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Asian Film Festival kicked off its 11th season last night with "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen." But the films that really interest me are playing Friday and Saturday night.