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Stories for September 29, 2010

Tease photo for Video: Hand Dancing Sweeps YouTube Nation

Video: Hand Dancing Sweeps YouTube Nation

Sept. 29
By Angela Carone

Professional dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding have hand danced their way to YouTube stardom. Culture Lust jumps on the bandwagon.

Council Committee Questions Cuts Proposed For 2012

Sept. 29
By Kyla Calvert

San Diegans could see neighborhood libraries and recreation centers closed permanently in 2012. Those are just a few of the measures proposed to close the $72 million budget gap the city expects to face.

Calif. Beach Water Testing Funds Evaporate

Sept. 29

San Diego County had excellent water quality at beaches this summer. But the group that issues the Beach Report Card is worried about the loss of state funding for routine testing in 2011.

13 Children Diagnosed With Whooping Cough This Week

Sept. 29
city news service

Thirteen new cases of whooping cough in children around San Diego County were reported this week as the epidemic continues to grow, county health officials announced today.

Boxer, Fiorina Face Off For The Second Time

Sept. 29

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina face off in their second debate at 1 p.m.

Plane Crashes In Jamul Into Middle School Athletic Field

Sept. 29
city news service

The pilot and sole occupant of an ultralight aircraft escaped with minor injuries today when the aircraft crashed into a batting cage during an emergency landing behind an East County middle school.

Tease photo for Film Club: 'Catfish'

Film Club: 'Catfish'

Sept. 29
By Beth Accomando

Recent documentaries – “I’m Still Here,” “A Film Unfinished,” “Catfish” – may -- in very different way – prompt viewers to consider the authenticity of what they seeing. Listen to our Film Club discussion on documentaries.

Tease photo for Two Movies About Facebook Spark Debate

Two Movies About Facebook Spark Debate

Sept. 29
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

Facebook is at the center of two new films in area theaters. We'll talk about "The Social Network" and "Catfish," and find out why the filmmaker who made "The Sixth Sense" is now so despised by audiences.

San Diego Padres Face Uphill Battle To Postseason

Sept. 29
By Nick Stoffel

The San Diego Padres are facing an uphill battle if they want to make the post-season. They lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-2 last night at Petco Park.

San Diego Families Squeezed By Falling Incomes

Sept. 29
By Kyla Calvert

Households in San Diego saw their incomes decrease for a second year in 2009. New data from the Census Bureau shows more county families slipped below the poverty level.

Who Won Jerry Brown-Meg Whitman Debate?

Sept. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Hank Crook

California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown squared off for their first debate last night. We discuss what was learned about each candidate last night, and the key issues that will decide the race for governor.

Ethics Forum: Should We Use Technology To Fight Global Warming?

Sept. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh

As evidence of climate change increases, scientists are beginning to focus on "geo-engineering" technologies to mitigate potential climate catastrophes. As part of our monthly series on Ethics in Science and Technology, we'll explore how researchers think they may be able to manipulate the climate and whether they should.

Tease photo for Outsourcing A 'Pot Of Gold,' Also Known As The City Dump

Outsourcing A 'Pot Of Gold,' Also Known As The City Dump

Sept. 29
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Trash is big business in the United States. And the city of San Diego wants to see if it can cash in on some of that trend by outsourcing the operation of the Miramar Landfill.

Tease photo for Circuitous Path to Asylum Raises National Security Concerns

Circuitous Path to Asylum Raises National Security Concerns

Sept. 29
By Amita Sharma

Federal agents say people who may pose a terror threat are slipping into San Diego from Mexico. In the second of a three-part series, federal agents tell KPBS Investigative Reporter Amita Sharma that some are using political asylum to enter.