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Stories for October 13, 2011

Police, Protesters Clash Over 'Occupy San Diego' Tent City

Oct. 13
By City News Service
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At least one person camped out alongside San Diego City Hall as part of a week-old protest against perceived financial and political sins was arrested this morning after he and others refused police orders to clear out their personal possessions.

One San Diego School Says Closure Would Shortchange Community

Oct. 13
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego city schools are facing a seventh year of budget reductions next fall, and Cadman Elementary is one school recommended for the chopping block.

California Health Policy Leaders Applaud New Telehealth Law

Oct. 13
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network

California Health policy leaders gathered at the state capitol today to applaud the passage of a bill they say will usher in a new phase of hi-tech health care.

Twitter Suspends Accounts Of San Diego GOP Members

Oct. 13
By Alison St John
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Political aficionados are all atwitter today about a spat between the local democratic and republican parties.

Zombie Road: Controversial San Onofre Toll Stretch Revised

Oct. 13
By Ed Joyce
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The agency charged with relieving congestion along I-5 in North San Diego and Southern Orange Counties voted Wednesday to look at adding a small segment of its previously rejected 16-mile toll road.

Occupation San Diego Expands To Additional Downtown Location

Oct. 13
By Erik Anderson
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Some public safety limits on the Civic Center encampment prompted protesters to open up another camping area in Children’s Park, near the convention center.

Video Game Review: "Dark Souls

Oct. 13
Tony Weidinger
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Dark Souls is an action/survival RPG (Role Playing Game) from the companies From Software and Namco Bandai. Although Dark Souls is made by two Japanese companies it takes place in a fantasy version of Europe's Dark Ages. The game is a spiritual successor to the 2009 game Demon’s Souls. Demon’s Souls became know for its high level of difficulty. Well, From Software is back and this time they turned it up to eleven.

SD Unified Sounds Alarm For Devastating Cuts

Oct. 13
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The last time we talked about San Diego city school finances, the news was guardedly optimistic. Now city schools are facing drastic fiscal realities, including possible insolvency and a state takeover.

Tijuana Drug House Donated To Charity

Oct. 13
By Marissa Cabrera
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A home in the heart of Tijuana that used to house drug-traffickers is now in the hands of a well known non-profit that helps children.

Surfboard Pioneer Carl Ekstrom As Artist

Oct. 13
Midday Edition
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San Diegan Carl Ekstrom is a pioneer of surfboard design, but he's also designed furniture and sculpture. He's one of the many artists featured in a new exhibit at the Mingei Museum charting the rich artistic output in San Diego during mid-century.

Obama To Attend Carrier Classic On USS Carl Vinson In San Diego

Oct. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to attend the Carrier Classic basketball game on Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea.

8 Killed In Southern California Salon Shooting

Oct. 13
Associated Press
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Eight people died Wednesday after a gunman burst through the door at Salon Meritage in the quiet Los Angeles suburb of Seal Beach.

Will Saudis Play Oil Card In Revenge Against Iran?

Oct. 13
Tom Gjelten, NPR
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In capitals around the world, U.S. diplomats are laying out evidence that elements of Iran's government plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S.

Foreclosure Numbers Expected To Continue To Rise In The Fourth-Quarter

Oct. 13
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network
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Foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac released its third-quarter data this Thursday – and when it comes to the raw numbers, California still leads the nation.