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Stories for October 26, 2011

Power Industry: Still No Answer Why Big Blackout Occurred

Oct. 26
By Jill Replogle
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Power industry officials said today they still don't have an answer for why the actions of one utility worker in Arizona triggered a cascade of outages that affected an estimated seven million California residents.

So Far, No Council Resolution For Occupy San Diego

Oct. 26
By Katie Orr
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Protestors from Occupy San Diego are calling on the City Council to pass a resolution supporting their movement.

Calif. Legislative Committee Seeks Answers For Blackout

Oct. 26
Evening Edition
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Two California State Assembly Committees are trying to find out more about the events surrounding a blackout which darkened all of San Diego County in September.

Janet Napolitano Scrutinized By Congress Over New Deportation Measures

Oct. 26
By Ruxandra Guidi
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The Department of Homeland Security is under scrutiny in Congress over recent changes to immigration enforcement, including deportations.

State Lender Foreclosing on Non-Delinquent Mortgages

Oct. 26
Bob Moffitt, California Capitol Network
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Owners who rent out their homes are being booted out because of the controversial policy of the California Housing Finance Agency.

California Attorney General Files Suit Over "Biodegradable" Claim

Oct. 26
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network
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The California Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against three companies she says are misleading the public about how their products are “earth friendly”.

Demolition Begins For Downtown Waterfront Park

Oct. 26
City News Service
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Demolition work began today to make way for an 11-acre waterfront park at the downtown County Administration Center.

San Diego Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren

Oct. 26
Midday Edition
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Help on the way for San Diego grandparents raising their grandchildren

Ballot Measure Pushed To Abolish Death Penalty In Calif.

Oct. 26
Midday Edition
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A signature drive is launched in San Diego to replace the death penalty with life without possibility of parole.

Oakland Tense After Police, Protesters Clash

Oct. 26
Associated Press
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The scene was calm but tense early Wednesday as a crowd of hundreds of protesters dwindled to just a few dozen at the site of several clashes between authorities and supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement a night earlier.

As It Turns 10, Patriot Act Remains Controversial

Oct. 26
Carrie Johnson, NPR
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In the years since it became law, civil liberties groups have raised concerns about its scope.

PETA Sues SeaWorld For Enslaving Orcas

Oct. 26
City News Service
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to file a lawsuit today seeking to extend constitutional rights to captive whales on grounds that performers such as SeaWorld's Shamu are essentially slaves.

Construction Begins On Downtown San Diego Waterfront Park

Oct. 26
City News Service
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Demolition work is scheduled to begin today to make way for an 11-acre waterfront park at the downtown County Administration Center.

New Report Highlights The Burden Of Asthma On Latinos

Oct. 26
By Kenny Goldberg
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About 15 percent of San Diego Latinos have asthma; a new report takes a look at some of the contributing factors.

Parents, Teachers Reject San Diego School Closure Proposal

Oct. 26
By Kyla Calvert
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Parents, teachers and staff turned out at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to reject school closures.

Screening: '13 Ghosts'

Oct. 26
By Beth Accomando
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In honor of Halloween, the San Diego Central Library (820 E Street) will be showcasing William Castle's 1960 horror film "13 Ghosts" (6:30pm on October 26). Here's a look back on the career of the man known as The King of Gimmicks. Listen to my radio feature.