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Stories for October 4, 2011

Governor Vetoes Bill To Allow Child Care Workers to Organize

Oct. 4
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network
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California Governor Jerry Brown signed or vetoed a dozen bills Tuesday as he works towards a Sunday deadline. He rejected the most contentious measure of the bunch – a bill that would have allowed child care workers to organize.

City Officials Gearing Up For Project Homeless Event

Oct. 4
Evening Edition
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City officials called today on San Diegans to donate their time, money or possessions to the homeless for the sixth annual Project Homeless Connect in January at Golden Hall downtown.

City Council Looks At How To Save On Animal Services

Oct. 4
City News Service
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The city of San Diego could save $3.2 million over the next five years by renegotiating its animal services contract with the county of San Diego, a city auditor said today.

Talk Of New San Diego City Hall Continues

Oct. 4
By Katie Orr
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It’s been called the project that won’t go away. The San Diego City Council is once again talking about a new city hall.

FPPC Looks at Easing Candidate Reporting Requirements

Oct. 4
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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California’s campaign finance watchdog is looking at removing some of the candidate reporting requirements for personal benefits like gifts, meals and travel.

Plastic Bag Curriculum Controversy

Oct. 4
Joe Rubin, California Capitol Network
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It’s billed as a national model, California’s K-12 environmental curriculum. It’s designed to prepare students to become future scientists and green technology leaders. Now part of one lesson plan is under attack by some environmentalists.

Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread To San Diego

Oct. 4
By Marissa Cabrera
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"Occupy San Diego" plans to take over the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego this Friday.

SDSU To Offer First LGBT Degree On West Coast

Oct. 4
City News Service
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San Diego State University announced today that it will become the first college on the West Coast to offer a degree in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies.

San Diego Family Of 3 Needs $63,000 To Be Self Sufficient

Oct. 4
City News Service
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It costs a family of three nearly $63,000 to be self- sufficient in San Diego County, about $10,000 more than three years ago, according to a study released today by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.

The "Quantum Leap" Between Religion And Science

Oct. 4
Midday Edition
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Dr. Dean Nelson, founder of the journalism program at Nazarene University, speaks about his recent book on renowned theoretical physicist, John Polkinghorne.

This Old House: Bedford Project, Part 1 Of 16

Oct. 4
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"This Old House" opens a new season with work on a 300-year-old farmstead that is rich in Colonial history. Homeowners Joe and Becky Titlow plan to preserve the historic part of the house while adding space and modern amenities with two small additions. Architect Dan Quaile presents the plan using a remarkable model generated from a 3-D printer, while general contractor Tom Silva inspects the structure and historic window sash, which will be restored.

County Offers Free Depression Screenings

Oct. 4
City News Service
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The County of San Diego will continue a weeklong series of free depression screenings today in hopes of making the act of seeking help more convenient and less intimidating.

Solutions Waning For Tenants Of Substandard Housing

Oct. 4
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The autumn breeze drifts through a broken window in this City Heights apartment. It lightly flicks the curtain above the mattress where a mother of one sleeps, as if threatening another chilly winter.

Bernanke: Economic Outlook Has Deteriorated

Oct. 4
Midday Edition
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Federal Reserve policymakers expect "a somewhat slower pace of economic growth over coming quarters" than they had been forecasting just four months ago, Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress this hour.

San Diego County Providing Free Depression Screenings

Oct. 4
Evening Edition
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The County of San Diego will continue a weeklong series of free depression screenings today in hopes of making the act of seeking help more convenient and less intimidating.

Home Energy Audit Finds Potential Savings For Homeowner

Oct. 4
Evening Edition
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A San Diego homeowner wanted to reduce her increasing utility bills. After a home energy audit, she was surprised how much energy her home loses and how much it would cost to change it.

Tough Choices For Greece's Youth In Economic Crisis

Oct. 4
Sylvia Poggioli, NPR
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The financial crisis gripping Greece is having a major impact on the country's young people. A two-tier labor market that favors the older generation and draconian austerity measures have triggered a record high jobless rate among those under 35.

Man Suspected In San Diego Freeway Shooting Spree Arrested

Oct. 4
City News Service
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A man believed to be the suspect in a shooting spree on two San Diego freeways that left one motorist wounded has just been taken into custody.