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Stories for November 3, 2011

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Staff Sing To Preserve Arts For San Diego Students

Nov. 3, 2011
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego Unified teachers and staff are getting creative to support the district’s award-winning visual and performing arts programs.

San Diego Leaders Aim To End Family Homelessness In County

Nov. 3, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Civic leaders from around San Diego County are joining together in an effort to end family homelessness.

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MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY: Page Eight

Nov. 3, 2011
By Jennifer Robinson

An aging spy stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government. But will it bring down his own career first? Bill Nighy ("Love Actually") stars, with Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter"), Ralph Fiennes ("The English Patient"), and Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener"), who plays the agent's mysterious next-door neighbor. Written and directed by Sir David Hare (Oscar-nominated adapter of "The Reader" and "The Hours").

New Artificial Heart Valve Could Be Game Changer

Nov. 3, 2011
By Kenny Goldberg

The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to an artificial heart valve that can be inserted into the body through a small incision in the leg.

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Concerns Over San Onofre Power Plant Trickle South

Nov. 3, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A grassroots movement concerned about the power plant started in San Clemente, and now it's heading south to San Diego's North County.

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Ten Days For Beer Lovers

Nov. 3, 2011
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh and Alex Morales

The third annual San Diego Beer Week returns tomorrow. Local beer blogger Jeff Hammett and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens pastry chef Andrew Higgins share their top beer picks and pairings.

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San Diego Italian Film Festival

Nov. 3, 2011
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Italian Film Festival kicked off it's 5th year over the weekend and runs through November 12 at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Festival director Victor Laruccia and board member Clarissa Clo discuss the films and the festival.

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Peaceful Occupy Protests Turn Chaotic In Oakland

Nov. 3, 2011

Police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters who had marched through downtown to break into a vacant building, shattering windows, spraying graffiti and setting fires along the way.

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Border Fence Into Pacific Ocean To Be Rebuilt

Nov. 3, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

The "surf fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border that extends into the ocean is undergoing reconstruction, despite some environmental concerns.

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More Kids Of Deported Parents Landing In Foster Care

Nov. 3, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

A report looks at the record number of deportations this year and finds a growing number of children of deported immigrants are ending up in foster care in the U.S.