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Stories for September 13, 2010

Money Quickly Running Out For Community Clinics

Sept. 13
John Sepulvado, California Capitol Network

Some 850 Health care clinics around California have gone almost a month without Medi-Cal reimbursements because state lawmakers have not passed a budget. Now, a key loan that kept dozens of clinics operating is tapped out.

PG&E Ordered To Review California's Gas Pipelines

Sept. 13
Ida Lieszkovszky, California Capitol Network

State regulators have ordered Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to review thousands of miles of gas pipeline around the state. The request comes in the wake of a gas line explosion that killed at least four people and injured dozens more last Thursday in San Bruno, South of San Francisco.

Schwarzenegger Says Calif. To Bid For 2020 World Expo

Sept. 13
Ida Lieszkovszky, California Capitol Network
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California wants to host the 2020 World Expo. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the state’s plans to apply while visiting this year’s Expo in Shanghai.

SD Campaign Seeks To Help Residents With Mental Illness

Sept. 13
City News Service

The county of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency today launched an $8.4 million campaign to encourage residents to seek treatment for mental illness.

School Progress Both Good And Bad In San Diego County

Sept. 13
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego County schools got their state and federal report cards today. Schools are making progress based on the state's standards. However, they're missing the mark under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Insight: Building The World Trade Center

Sept. 13
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Before the 9-11 anniversary gets too far away from us, I want to offer one bit of history that preceded the terrorist attack of nine years ago.

Baseball: The Tenth Inning

Sept. 13
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Thousands of bats, three home run records and one "curse" have been broken since Ken Burns last explored the history of America's national pastime with his landmark 1994 PBS series "Baseball." Now, Burns and co-director Lynn Novick update the series with "The Tenth Inning." Beginning with a crippling strike that alienated millions of fans and brought the game to the brink, this new film tells the tumultuous story of our national pastime up to the present.

NO ART Street Artist Unveiled

Sept. 13
These Days
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Long before Shepard Fairey's Obey stickers appeared on San Diego walls, a series of "NO ART"stencils could be found all over the city. The identity of the artist was a mystery, until now. Culture Lust contributor Dave Hampton did some sleuthing and tracked down the "NO ART" artist.

KPBS Creates Hall of Fame

Sept. 13
By KPBS
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As part of KPBS’ 50th anniversary, the newly established Hall of Fame serves to honor the extraordinary individuals and families while providing inspiration for the future generations. These charter inductees are very diverse in their contributions and accomplishments, but they share one common characteristic: the vision and dedication to help KPBS grow and thrive in the San Diego community for future generations.

Strategies For Reducing Gang Violence In San Diego

Sept. 13
These Days

What's being done to reduce the number of gangs in our community? We'll discuss the gang problem, and the local efforts to educate the youth and their parents about the dangers associated with gangs. We'll also talk about some of the successful gang prevention programs that are available in San Diego.

IV Update: Budget Cuts In Calexico, Redevelopment Zones In Brawley

Sept. 13
These Days

Why are Calexico cops being asked to help clean the police station bathroom? And, why are leaders in Brawley hoping to turn two new housing developments into redevelopment zones? We speak to the editor of the Imperial Valley Press about the hot topics in that community.

Shocked Residents Recall Calif. Gas Pipe Blowout

Sept. 13
TREVOR HUNNICUTT and GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press
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Patrick Yu has nightmares and headaches since a fireball from a natural gas explosion caused his ceiling to crash down next to him while he slept.

Border Patrol Program Raises Due Process Concerns

Sept. 13
Ted Robbins, NPR
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Operation Streamline is an initiative that takes immigrants caught entering the United States illegally and pushes them through the federal courts at unheard of speeds. They are often arraigned, counseled, plead and convicted in a matter of hours.

How Do Gangs Impact Your Neighborhood?

Sept. 13
By Ana Tintocalis
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Gangs are present in almost every neighborhood in San Diego County -– even those considered safe. How are the roughly 10,000 gang members in San Diego County impacting the community?

Review: 'A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop'

Sept. 13
By Beth Accomando
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Whether you like “A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop” (opened September 10 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas) or not you have to admit that at least Zhang Yimou had the right idea about doing a remake.

Public Meeting Thursday About San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Sept. 13
By Ed Joyce
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Government regulators say the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station is not making headway in changing the safety culture at the plant. The facility operators will be part of a public meeting later this week.

Drug Groups Expand Recruiting Operations North Of Border

Sept. 13
Midday Edition

U.S. federal officials say drug groups who recruit San Diego teenagers to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border have expanded their recruiting operations.

Tougher Regulations Coming for SD Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Sept. 13
By Katie Orr

Medical marijuana dispensaries could soon be more tightly regulated in the city of San Diego. New rules being considered by the city council Monday could change that.

Entertainment News: The Passing of Claude Chabrol and Kevin McCarthy

Sept. 13
By Beth Accomando
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The last couple days saw the passing of French New Wave director Claude Chabrol and American actor Kevin McCarthy.