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Stories for October 27, 2011

Brown's Pension Plan Goes Beyond State Government

Oct. 27
By Katie Orr

California Governor Jerry Brown thinks most public pension systems in the state could use an overhaul. He’s proposing a plan that would trim pensions and save government money.

Barnett Calls For End To San Diego School Closures

Oct. 27
By Kyla Calvert
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Board of Education Trustee Scott Barnett accused his colleagues of refusing to address the school district's budget crisis on the same day Moody's downgrades San Diego Unified's bond rating.

San Diego Unified's Bond Rating Downgraded

Oct. 27
Evening Edition

Moody's Investors Service lowered the credit rating of the San Diego Unified School District's general obligation bonds today and gave the district a "negative'' financial outlook.

Study: Asians Growing At A Faster Rate Than Latinos

Oct. 27
By Hernán Rozemberg
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The top Asian countries immigrants come from are Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. But those of Chinese descent still make up the largest Asian ethnic group in the United States — nearly 4 million.

Farm Worker Kids To Benefit From EPA Grant

Oct. 27
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network

The federal EPA is giving $357,000 to programs aimed at protecting the health of children in California’s Central Valley.

Bob Filner Leads House In Sponsoring Private Bills

Oct. 27
Evening Edition

The southern California representative has sponsored 20 private bills in the past three legislative sessions, more than anyone else in the House of Representatives.

Weekend Preview: Halloween Silent Film Night, Hell House, And Zombiewalk

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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This Halloween weekend is full of treats with a Halloween Silent Film Night, a spooky Carnivàle, the Gaslamp Zombiewalk, and much more.

'The Servant Of Two Masters' Finds Love And Laughter

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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Lamb's Players Theatre premieres a new musical comedy, "The Servant of Two Masters," featuring four real-life married couples.

SDAFF Pick(s): 'Rakenrol' and Some Encores

Oct. 27
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Asian Film Festival concludes this Friday. Here are some final recommendations, including a Philippine rock and roll film, "Rakenrol," and encores of "A Boy and His Samurai" and the extreme "Cold Fish." All films screen tonight and tomorrow at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters at Hazard Center.

Food Is On The Menu And The Curriculum At One San Diego High School

Oct. 27
Evening Edition
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Morse High School has installed a garden and a new kitchen to bring the "farm-to-table" movement to their campus.

Occupy San Diego Fears Eviction

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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As week four begins, Occupy San Diego releases a declaration of purpose and begs for public support to remain in the Civic Center Plaza.

Protests Pick Up Steam; Will Obama Get Burned?

Oct. 27
Mara Liasson, NPR
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It's not clear yet whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will be a good thing or a bad thing for Democrats. That's why President Obama always treads carefully when asked about them.

Transitional Housing Facility Opens In San Diego For Aged Out Foster Teens

Oct. 27
City News Service

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled today at the site of a transitional housing facility for teenagers who have aged out of the county foster system.

Sanders' Practical Approach To San Diego's Environment

Oct. 27
By Katie Orr
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders held a lot of news conferences this summer promoting alternative energy. But what has he actually done to improve San Diego’s environment?

Economy Grew 2.5 Pct. In Q3 As Consumers Rebound

Oct. 27
Associated Press

The U.S. economy grew modestly over the summer after nearly stalling in the first six months of the year, lifted by stronger consumer spending and greater business investment.