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Stories for October 18, 2011

U.S. Deports Record Number Of Undocumented Immigrants

Oct. 18
By Jill Replogle
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Increased enforcement of immigration laws - combined with a weak economy - have changed the landscape of the country's undocumented population.

Native American Activist Who Sued Feds Dies

Oct. 18
By Laurel Morales
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Elouise Cobell was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that accused the federal government of cheating Native Americans in its management of Indian land. Cobell never saw a dime of the $3.4 billion settlement.

Connect With Culture Lust On Facebook!

Oct. 18
By Angela Carone and Alex Morales
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Come visit our newly revamped Culture Lust Facebook and Twitter pages for frequent and interesting local arts and culture posts.

Lenders Sending More Default Notices To California Homeowners

Oct. 18
By Erik Anderson
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More foreclosure notices were sent to California homeowners in the third quarter as lenders move to clear a backlog of delinquent mortgages.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Donor Unknown

Oct. 18
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“Donor Unknown” follows the story of JoEllen Marsh, 20, as she goes in search of the sperm donor father she knows only as Donor 150. Along the way, she meets siblings she never knew existed. The program is paired with the short film “All About Me.” It explores family secrets, the power of genetic relationships and the impact of discovering your dad is, in fact, a sperm donor.

Protest Supporters Want City Council Backing

Oct. 18
Evening Edition
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Supporters of the Occupy San Diego movement called today on the City Council to offer resolutions in support of the protesters.

Judge Rejects Challenge To Calif. Marine Protected Areas

Oct. 18
By Ed Joyce
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A judge in San Diego has dismissed a lawsuit from a fishing industry group challenging the Marine Life Protection Act.

More Criticism for Brown's Realignment Program

Oct. 18
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown’s realignment program continues to draw criticism, less than three weeks into its existence.

Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine And Tharp

Oct. 18
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Witness the grace and beauty of one of America’s finest dance companies, Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, in a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. Watch the company’s critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine’s “Square Dance” and “Western Symphony” and Tharp’s “The Golden Section.” Actor Andy Garcia hosts.

San Diego Card Rooms Allowed To Add Tables

Oct. 18
Evening Edition

The City Council today voted unanimously, and without public opposition, to allow the two card rooms that operate in San Diego to add two more tables each.

Masterpiece Mystery! Case Histories - Part Three

Oct. 18
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Jason Isaacs ("Harry Potter," "The Patriot") stars as private investigator Jackson Brodie, the tough former soldier and policeman with a heart of gold, in this series based on the acclaimed novels by Kate Atkinson. In the third episode, Jackson is injured in a train wreck and acquires a teenage sidekick who saves his life and insists that he return the favor by finding her missing employer. Also, while barely conscious in the hospital Jackson makes a startling declaration to his former police colleague DI Louise Munroe.

Masterpiece Mystery! Case Histories - Part Two

Oct. 18
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Jason Isaacs ("Harry Potter," "The Patriot") stars as private investigator Jackson Brodie, the tough former soldier and policeman with a heart of gold, in this series based on the acclaimed novels by Kate Atkinson. In the second episode, the only witness to a drowning in the Firth of Forth, Jackson is on a desperate search for the victim’s identity when he meets a crime novelist caught in a road rage incident. So begins a strange journey that also involves the wife and dominatrix of a comatose crook.

New Numbers Show Lenders Are Gearing Up On Foreclosures

Oct. 18
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

The number of Californians being pulled into the home foreclosure process has jumped.

Band-Aids Won't Bind The Wounds Of Domestic Violence

Oct. 18
Midday Edition
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Domestic violence awareness month is more relevant than ever this year in San Diego. Two new county programs aim to stop "putting bandaids on people who are submerged in water."

Down Syndrome Series: Growing Up

Oct. 18
Midday Edition
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Down Syndrome Series: Growing Up

Packard - An American Classic Car

Oct. 18
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From its birthplace in Warren, Ohio in 1899 to its final days in Detroit, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana in the late 1950s, this program chronicles the history of the Packard automobile through interviews with Packard owners, vintage film and Packard archive photographs. Hosted by Edward Herrmann.

San Diego Asian Film Festival And German Currents Kick Off This Week

Oct. 18
Midday Edition
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This week filmgoers can sample works from around the globe with the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the new German Currents both kicking off this week.

Israeli Soldier, Palestinian Prisoners Freed In Swap

Oct. 18
NPR Staff and Wires
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Thousands of people jammed the tiny hometown of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on Tuesday to celebrate his arrival after more than five years in the captivity of Hamas militants.

Mexico - One Plate At A Time With Rick Bayless: Eat Like A Local In Los Cabos

Oct. 18
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Ever travel to a tourist mecca and wonder what the locals eat? Rick does. So he joins his pal Hugo to find the best Mexican food in Los Cabos. Their first stop is at the municipal market in San Jose del Cabo for a quick mid-morning meal of sopes and beef soup. Then they enjoy amazing carnitas at Los Michoacános, stuffed guero chiles and bacon-wrapped shrimp at Mariscos El Toro Guero and guava tamales at Sabor Internacional. In Chicago, Rick teaches us how to stuff and grill shrimp and make those guava tamales.

3 Camp Pendleton Marines Discharged After Faking Marriages

Oct. 18
Associated Press

Three San Diego Marine corporals have been discharged for bad conduct after admitting they faked their marriages to receive housing allowances.

Future Development And Native American Past

Oct. 18
By Alison St John
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Native American history buried on hillsides and valleys all over San Diego County has developers facing a challenge: to reconcile honoring the past while meeting the needs of the future.

Solar Industry Shines On California

Oct. 18
By Erik Anderson
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Report: Job growth in the nation's solar industry outshines the rest of the economy. California has a huge share of the solar job pie.

Despite Farmers Market Success, Some Struggle To Eat Healthy In City Heights

Oct. 18
Evening Edition
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Getting good food on the table isn’t always idyllic in City Heights. Not everyone knows about programs that put healthy foods within reach of low-income families.