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Stories for November 4, 2011

Navy Broadway Project Suffers Setback

Nov. 4
By Alison St John
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The California Coastal Commission took a strong stand against the Navy Broadway Project this week, saying it no longer complies with the California Coastal Act.

Is Your Grocery Store Selling Expired Food?

Nov. 4
Mitch Blacher, 10News

Is your grocery store holding onto food long past the expiration date or relabeling those items to save the company money?

FRONTLINE: Syria Undercover

Nov. 4
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As the death toll in Syria nears 3,000, the revolution rages on well after the fall of dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. While grainy cell phone videos of violent attacks on protesters are making it out, foreign journalists are seldom making it in. In this special newsmagazine report, FRONTLINE offers a rare look from inside, traveling with undercover reporter Ramita Navai into some of the most dangerous parts of Syria to meet members of the opposition movement forced into hiding. Also this hour: A look at the dictator who has managed to hold on longer than any amidst the Arab unrest — President Bashar al-Assad.

San Diego Schools Receive Grants From Jimmie Johnson's Foundation

Nov. 4
City News Service

The foundation of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson awarded nearly $150,000 in grants to area schools this week, the San Diego School District announced today.

Angle Of Attack, Parts One & Two

Nov. 4
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"Angle Of Attack" chronicles the 100-year history of Naval aviation — from wobbly gliders and the first shipboard landing in 1911 to modern supersonic jets and unmanned aerial vehicles. The two-hour documentary deftly interweaves archival footage, interviews with historical and military experts, contemporary footage of cutting-edge aircraft and insights from today's "Top Gun" fighter pilots in the Marine Corps and Navy. In addition, "Angle Of Attack" also pays tribute to Naval aviation’s visionaries, pioneers and risk-taking aviators, past and present.

Maned Wolves Now On Display At San Diego Zoo

Nov. 4
City News Service

Two female maned wolves went on display at the San Diego Zoo today, marking the first time in more than 30 years that the species native to South America has been represented at the facility.

City Will Offer Business Workshop On Cutting Red Tape

Nov. 4
City News Service

A City Council workshop on cutting red tape for San Diego businesses will be offered on Nov. 14, it was announced today.

Preview: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando
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If you love horror like I do then there is nothing better to satisfy your cravings then Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (running November 4-5 at the Tenth Avenue Theater), a combination macabre art show and film festival.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Junk In The Trunk

Nov. 4
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Highlights include one of a set of six inherited chairs, made 50 years ago by a furniture designer who also did commissions for Aristotle Onassis; a rare and extensive collection of WWII prison camp materials that posthumously established a glider pilot’s eligibility for a medal from the U.S. Department of Defense; and a drawing and lithograph by iconic American artist Grant Wood, as well as a trunk containing some of his possessions, acquired by the owner from Wood’s aunt and valued at $14,000 to $22,000.

Union Head Calls Pension Reform A Solution In Search Of A Problem

Nov. 4
By Tom Fudge

Michael Zucchet, general manager of the MEA, says shifting San Diego city workers to a 401K pension will only sabotage the city's hiring efforts.

Roundtable: Bank Transfer Day, SDUSD And Navy Pier

Nov. 4
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The story on Bank Transfer Day, the budget shortfalls in the San Diego Unified School District, and the plan to redevelop the Navy headquarters downtown.

401K Supporter Says San Diego Must Cap Cost Of Pensions

Nov. 4
By Tom Fudge

Lani Lutar, with the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, says pension costs in San Diego are out of control, and the city has no choice but to switch to a 401K.

Local Project Aims To Cut Cost Of Electric Car Batteries

Nov. 4
10News.com

A potential game changer for making electric cars more affordable is playing out in San Diego.

America In Primetime: Man Of The House

Nov. 4
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This episode showcases the evolution of the man of the house from the king of his castle in classic family sitcoms to a more intricate, conflicted figure in modern shows. Interviews include Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner (“The Cosby Show”); David Chase (“The Sopranos”); Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”); Ron Howard (“The Andy Griffith Show”); Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”); and Phil Rosenthal and Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), among others.

Housing Market Meltdown Hits Troops Harder

Nov. 4
By Beth Ford Roth

Military families don’t often have the luxury of deciding when they’re going to move. They get their orders, and must pack up and leave, often being forced to sell their home in the process. This makes them much more vulnerable to the fluctuations in the housing market.

Interview: John Cho

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando
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John Cho visited the KPBS studios last month and took some time to talk seriously about being funny in "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas" (opening November 4 throughout San Diego).

Cold, Wet Storm Heads To San Diego

Nov. 4
City News Service
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A cold Pacific storm will bring rain, gusty wind and snowfall to the San Diego area today, forecasters said.

U.S. Employers Add 80,000 Jobs, Rate Dips To 9%

Nov. 4
Evening Edition
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The jobs crisis may be easing slightly on the strength of a fourth straight month of modest hiring and a dip in the unemployment rate.

San Diego Aircraft Carrier To Become Basketball Arena

Nov. 4
By Erik Anderson
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Two of the nation's top college basketball teams will play a nationally televised game on the USS Carl Vinson on Veterans Day.