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Stories for October 27, 2010

Prop. 23 Backers Straddle Political Lines

Oct. 27
By Kyla Calvert

The walls of the Black Contractors’ Association Training Center in Encanto are plastered with posters for Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown and Barack Obama. All of them have come out against Proposition 23, which would delay the state’s new greenhouse-gas regulations until the jobs picture improves.

Insight: Will Prop. 19 Cause You To Drive While Stoned?

Oct. 27
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Our lengthy discussion about legalizing marijuana in California is nearing its climax as Tuesday’s election approaches. And the question of marijuana DUIs has emerged as another reason not to vote for Proposition 19. That’s the way Proposition 19 opponents see it, at least.

Program Helps Injured Vets Tee Off

Oct. 27
By Kenny Goldberg
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A local non-profit program is trying to get injured troops and veterans back into the swing of things. It's all about the game of golf.

South Bay Power Plant Removal Expected In 2012

Oct. 27
By Ed Joyce
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Now that the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista is headed for demolition, the land will be used for development. But it won't the home for a new San Diego Chargers stadium.

Arrest Made In Alleged D.C. Subway Bombing Plot

Oct. 27
Dina Temple-Raston, NPR
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Federal law enforcement authorities arrested a Virginia man they say was plotting to set off multiple bombs in the Washington, D.C., subway system.

Trial Ordered For Man Accused of Firing Shotgun Into Park, Killing Girl

Oct. 27
KELLY WHEELER, City News Service

A young man accused of firing a shotgun into a Clairemont park, killing a 15-year-old girl, must stand trial on murder and other charges, a judge ruled today.

Proposition 26 - Taxes And Fees

Oct. 27
Ida Lieszkovszky, California Capitol Network

Many of the same people who oppose Proposition 25 support Proposition 26.

Fiorina Set For Release From Hospital

Oct. 27
City News Service

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was expected to be released from a hospital today after successful treatment of an infection stemming from reconstructive surgery she underwent after a bout with breast cancer.

New Fire Webcams Guard San Diego Backcountry

Oct. 27
Associated Press
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San Diego County firefighters have a new weapon -- Webcams.

Raising Artists In San Diego

Oct. 27
By Angela Carone
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Rob and Lizette Greco are doing their best to raise their children artfully, outside the educational establishment, and with a small environmental footprint.

Gubernatorial Candidates Continue to Run Attack Ads

Oct. 27
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For the first time this election season, both gubernatorial candidates were on stage together with current Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The women’s conference in Long Beach was supposed to have been a way to get to know the candidates, but the event turned political.

Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock, Season One - The Blind Banker

Oct. 27
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Turns out that living with a genius isn't so easy — just ask Dr. John Watson. Watson is scrambling to do the errands and find a job while Sherlock Holmes sits around, apparently in deep contemplation. Sherlock seems oblivious, and in no hurry to take a case. When there's been a break-in at a bank, Sherlock inexplicably springs into action. Nothing has been stolen, only indecipherable graffiti painted on a wall. A bank employee is soon found dead in his apartment, the windows and doors locked from the inside, and Sherlock is at full, frenetic attention.

Horn And Gronke Debate Over District 5 Seat - Join The Live Chat At 9 A.M.

Oct. 27
These Days
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The conclusion to the race for the County Supervisor's seat in the 5th district is not as foregone as in previous years. For the first time in years, incumbent Supervisor Bill Horn is facing a runoff -- with Steve Gronke of Vista.

Political Analysis: Will Republicans Retake Congress?

Oct. 27
These Days

Political pollsters and pundits are telling us that the leadership in Congress could change hands as a result of next Tuesday's elections. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner tells us what a Republican majority in the House would mean to two San Diego legislators.

How Did Butterfly Wings Inspire Next Generation Of Cell Phone Screens?

Oct. 27
These Days

How have butterfly wings influenced the next generation of cell phone screens? We speak to a representative from Qualcomm about their nature-inspired mirasol displays, and discuss how the company is investing in education programs focused on biomimicry.

Prop. 21 Would Create Fund For Calif. State Parks

Oct. 27
By Ed Joyce
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Providing a dedicated funding source for California's state parks is the goal of Proposition 21. State budget problems have caused legislators to siphon off money intended for the maintenance and repairs at California's 278 parks.

Crime Rate Jumps At San Diego Public Schools

Oct. 27
By Ana Tintocalis
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Crime is on the rise at San Diego public schools at a time when the school district’s police force might be shrinking.