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Stories for September 23, 2010

Saving Threatened Habitat Means More Jobs for San Diegans

Sept. 23
By Ciarra Briesch
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Work started Thursday to restore 280 acres in South San Diego Bay. The area is currently occupied by commercial salt ponds that are to be converted back to protected wetland habitat.

Parties Clashing As Voter Registration Deadline Draws Near

Sept. 23
By Katie Orr

The local Democratic Party is calling out what it says are unethical actions by the local Republican party. The dispute involves money used to register voters.

Orthopaedic Research At Scripps Receives NIH Grant

Sept. 23
city news service

Researchers at Scripps Health's Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education received a $660,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an artificial electronic knee, it was announced today.

Carolina Ramos

Hispanic Heritage Month: 2010 Honoree

Sept. 23

Since 2003, Carolina Alcoser Ramos has been the coordinator of Latino – Latina Services for the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center.

Gracia Molina Enriquez de Pick

Hispanic Heritage Month: 2010 Honoree

Sept. 23

For more than 60 years, Gracia Molina Enriquez de Pick has been an educator, feminist, mentor of students and community activist for women’s equality, indigenous communities, labor and immigrants’ rights.

Culture Lust Weekend: Trolley Dances, Adams Avenue Street Fair and Die Roten Punkte

Sept. 23
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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It's time to get eclectic this Culture Lust Weekend. Between Berlin comedy-rockers Die Roten Punkte, dance parties on San Diego's trolleys and strolling the Adams Avenue Street Fair, you'll have your proverbial plate full.

Stakes High In San Diego Curfew Sweeps

Sept. 23
city news service

More than 3,100 juveniles were picked up by authorities in curfew sweeps during the last fiscal year, according to a new report.

Insight: Bill Moyers Will Get Spiritual In San Diego

Sept. 23
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Broadcast journalist Bill Moyers has a Master's degree in divinity and he's plumbed the divine in lots of public TV interviews. On Saturday he'll visit the Bayfront Hilton Hotel for a symposium about spirituality called The Sun, The Butterfly, and The Dove.

Events: Restaurant Week, Third Avenue Festival, And Toulouse-Lautrec

Sept. 23
These Days

We'll find out where all the chefs are eating during Restaurant Week and what neighborhood festivals are happening this weekend preview.

Calder Quartet Performs At Carlsbad Music Festival

Sept. 23
These Days
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This year's Carlsbad Music Festival continues to draw young and talented composers and musicians to their alternative classical music festival. Joining us for a performance is the festival's founding ensemble-in-residence, the Calder Quartet. We'll also hear from the winner of this year's composers competition, Kate Moore.

What's The Motivation Behind Prop. 23?

Sept. 23
These Days

Proposition 23 is asking voters if the state's greenhouse gas emission laws should be suspended until unemployment drops below 5.5 percent for a year. We speak to KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce about the arguments for and against Proposition 23.

How Could Prop. 25 Change Calif. Government?

Sept. 23
These Days

How could state government change if voters approve Proposition 25? We speak to KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge about the impact the state legislature's two-thirds vote requirement for passing a budget has had in California. And, we'll also discuss how the role of the political parties could change if a simple majority is all that's needed to pass a budget.

Pictures From The World's Under-Reported Stories

Sept. 23
These Days

We'll speak to photojournalist Micah Albert about the work he's done on the issues of hunger, displacement, water scarcity, human rights throughout the most under-reported areas of the world. Albert's work will be showcased at the Keller Gallery at Point Loma Nazarene University from September 24 through October 22.

Experience And Imagination: Interview With lê thị diễm thúy

Sept. 23
Linda Salem
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"My hope is that, through readings of The Gangster We Are All Looking For, San Diego itself-- its history, people, and neighborhoods-- becomes a rich point of focus." Read what lê thị diễm thúy, author of the 2011 One Book One San Diego selection, has to say about being chosen, her inspiration in writing, and her love for our very own San Diego public libraries.

San Diego's Orange And Blue Trolley Lines Get A Makeover

Sept. 23
By Kenny Goldberg

Major improvements are on the way for San Diego Trolley's Orange and Blue Lines. The overhaul should make the system more efficient and more comfortable for passengers.

Major Changes In Health Insurance Take Effect

Sept. 23
By Kenny Goldberg

A number of provisions of the new federal health reform law take effect today. Consumers will see some major changes.

Review: 'Heartbreaker'

Sept. 23
By Beth Accomando
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A young man runs a business designed to break up relationships. That’s the premise of the new French comedy “Heartbreaker" (opening September 24 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters.

A Facebook Created For California Teachers?

Sept. 23
By Ana Tintocalis
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California's schools chief Jack O'Connell unveiled a new web tool yesterday in San Diego that's being called the “Facebook for teachers.” The program connects teachers outside of the classroom.

Will Prop. 23 Hurt California's Economy Or Help It?

Sept. 23
By Ed Joyce
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Proposition 23 on the November ballot would suspend California's greenhouse gas emissions law. Opponents say that could hurt the creation of jobs in San Diego and throughout the state, but the Yes on 23 campaign says the measure would save existing jobs.