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Stories for October 28, 2010

San Diego Museum Of Art Lends Paintings To China

Oct. 28
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Museum of Art is lending 47 paintings to Suzhou Museum in China for an exhibition titled "Visions of the United States."

Field Trip

Oct. 28
Conchita Bergin
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I have been with KPBS for more than 30 years…a long time. And in that time I’ve had the pleasure of working with extraordinary people; which brings me to one of my fondest recollections of KPBS.

Price of Gasoline In San Diego Decreases For Fifth Day

Oct. 28
City News Service

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell four-tenths of a cent today, the fifth decrease in seven days following a 19-day streak of rising prices.

San Diego Woman Took Undeserved Katrina Money

Oct. 28
City News Service

A San Diego woman pleaded guilty today to taking more than $20,000 in Hurricane Katrina disaster relief she didn't deserve.

Brown Ahead Of Whitman In New Field Poll

Oct. 28
California Capitol Network
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A new poll shows Jerry Brown has a widening lead in the race for California Governor.

Democratic Candidates Chosen In Student Mock Elections

Oct. 28
California Capitol Network

Students chose Democrats Jerry Brown for Governor and Barbara Boxer to return to the U.S. Senate.

Economic Index For San Diego County Declines

Oct. 28
By Ed Joyce

An index tracking San Diego County's economic indicators has declined for the first time in a year and a half.

Sky White Tiger Brings Psychedelia To Little Italy

Oct. 28
David Walters
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Sky White Tiger plays the Andrews Art Gallery tonight and Culture Lust music contributor David Walters predicts a genuine psychedelic show.

Circus: First Of May

Oct. 28
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Welcome to Walden, New York, where the 150 performers and crew members of the legendary Big Apple Circus gather from around the world to put together the new show for their annual 350-performance tour. As sets are built, costumes designed and fitted, acts rehearsed and refined, meet the members of the Big Apple family: the veteran clown who plays the circus’ most enduring and beloved character, and the slightly neurotic novice whose clowning covers a painful past; the newly assembled trapeze troupe that can’t seem to catch a trick; the zany, tightly wound guest director who lives for the circus; and the kids of the rough-and-tumble ring crew, all of whom seem to be looking for a fresh start.

Film Club Of The Air: "Hereafter," "Howl," "Jackass 3D"

Oct. 28
These Days
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Clint Eastwood has a new film, "Jackass 3D" breaks box office records its opening weekend, and Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" gets the cinematic treatment.

Prop. D Debate, Join The Live Chat

Oct. 28
These Days

We'll hear an overview of Proposition D, the ballot measure that would open the door to a half-cent sales tax increase if a list of fiscal reforms are met. Find out what a local economist says about the city's current tax structure and projections on how the tax increase would affect the current budget deficit. Finally, San Diego City Councilmembers Donna Frye and Carl DeMaio will debate the measure. You can join the discussion by participating in a live chat.

San Diego Mourns Fallen Police Officer

Oct. 28
By Susan Murphy, Katie Orr
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The city is mourning the death of San Diego Police Officer Christopher Wilson, 50, who was shot in the line of duty Wednesday night.

Prop. D: City Savior Or Blank Check?

Oct. 28
By Katie Orr
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San Diegans will be deciding next week whether the city should increase its sales tax. The debate has created odd political alliances and raised the question of which side is telling the truth.

Film Feature: Politics on Film

Oct. 28
By Beth Accomando
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With the election just around the corner here are a few films you might want to watch to put you in the political mood.