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Stories for September 14, 2010

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Insight: California Politics Go To Pot

Sept. 14
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego Board of Supervisors took a stand this week on legalizing marijuana in California. They're opposed. Unanimously. But drive a few hundred miles north and visit the Oakland City Council. They voted in favor of legalization. Unanimously.

San Diego Public Schools To Consider Campus Ads

Sept. 14
Elliot Spagat, AP

Some San Diego schools would allow ads in classrooms, libraries, and other campus areas under a district proposal to help ease the pain of budget cuts.

UCSD Researchers Discover New Genetic Link To Autism

Sept. 14
By Peggy Pico

Researchers at UCSD have found a genetic link to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Understanding genetic factors advances understanding of the complex causes of certain types of autism.

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County Supervisors Say 'No' To Legalizing Pot

Sept. 14
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors say they don't support Proposition 19, a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana.

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Groups Debate Value Of Jobs Created By Downtown Development

Sept. 14
By Alison St John

Developers and labor groups are battling over an issue before the San Diego city council today. It's all about what kind of jobs are created in the city.

City Council Approves Parking Meter Contract

Sept. 14
city news service

The City Council today approved a nearly $1 million contract with Florida-based Cale Parking Systems USA to purchase 131 multi-space parking pay stations around San Diego.

Report Reveals More San Diego Seniors Not Making Ends Meet

Sept. 14
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new report shows federal poverty line leaves seniors destitute. We discuss the Elder Index, a tool that measures the actual costs of basic necessities for older adults and find out how San Diego social service providers use the index to meet the needs of elderly clients.

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Video: Artist Charlie White's "OMG BFF LOL (Mall)"

Sept. 14
By Angela Carone

An unnerving but funny video about teenage girl culture by artist Charlie White, whose work will be on view at San Diego State University's Art Gallery beginning September 20th.

SD County Aims To Erase Stigma Associated With Mental Health Challenges

Sept. 14
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

How far have we come in terms of accepting and understanding mental illness as a society? It is estimated that self-stigma keeps 50 to 60 percent of individuals with mental health challenges from getting treatment. We'll discuss a new initiative launched by San Diego County's department of Mental Health Services that aims to educate San Diegans about mental illness.

Scott Schwartz Returns To Old Globe With More Neil Simon

Sept. 14
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

If you enjoyed the Old Globe's recent staging of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," then you'll be happy to know Simon's semi-autobiographical works "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound" begin in repertory this week. We'll talk with the director, Scott Schwartz, son of Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz.

Council Discusses Regulations For Medical Marijuana Shops

Sept. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Hank Crook

How should medical marijuana dispensaries be regulated in the City of San Diego? We speak to Reporter Alison St. John, and Alex Kreit, chair of the city's Medical Marijuana Task Force, about the regulations being considered by the council, and the timeline for when an ordinance could be approved.

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Clinton Says 'Time Is Ripe' For Mideast Peace Accord

Sept. 14
Associated Press

Convening a new round of negotiations Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the "time is ripe" for a Mideast peace deal.

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Moderate Earthquake In Baja Calif. Shakes San Diego

Sept. 14
By Susan Murphy

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Baja California and San Diego County at 3:52 a.m. today. The quake was centered about 20 miles south-southeast of Guadalupe Victoria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Gang Summit To Focus On What Is Working To Curb Violence

Sept. 14
By Ana Tintocalis

Community leaders across San Diego County are coming together on Tuesday to discuss how to break the cycle of gang violence in local neighborhoods. They’re also hoping to bust some stereotypes along the way.

San Diego City Embarks On Regulations For Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries

Sept. 14
By Alison St John

San Diego City Council has voted to start developing land use regulations that would define where medicinal marijuana dispensaries can legally operate.

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New on DVD: Specialty Collections Rock

Sept. 14
By Beth Accomando

Once again I have to go with some old titles as the most irresistible new releases this week.

San Diego County Home Sales Drop From Year Ago

Sept. 14
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Home sales in San Diego County have dropped from August 2009 to August of this year. A report for existing homes in the county shows sales down 8 percent from August 2009 and the average sales price down nearly 4 percent.