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Stories for October 6, 2011

Bilingual Authors Give El Cajon Student Literacy A Boost

Oct. 6
By Kyla Calvert
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Students at EJE Charter School in El Centro spent yesterday with the writers of books and songs they read and sing every day.

Feds Crack Down On Pot Dispensaries

Oct. 6
By Peggy Pico
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Federal officials are warning California medical marijuana dispensaries they must shut down within 45 days or face criminal prosecution.

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Gift Of Promise

Oct. 6
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Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis teamed with his cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox). In this episode, local businesswoman and aspiring blackmailer Andrea De Ritter asks former MI5 chief Grace Orde to sign her new memoir, "Lies and Secrets," to "Leon." She adds a cryptic note of her own — "Who killed Mary?" — then dispatches the book to her intended blackmail victim, Leon Suskind. But it is Andrea who becomes the victim...of murder.

Frustration Rules In Lagging Job Market

Oct. 6
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego’s unemployment rate is still up above 10 percent and it is a lingering reminder about the economic collapse.

New Proposal For San Onofre Toll Road

Oct. 6
By Ed Joyce
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Remember the Foothill South toll road? The controversial road would have cut through a state park at San Onofre State Beach. The agency that wants to build it is back with another plan.

Growing Hope Against Hunger: A Sesame Street Special Presentation

Oct. 6
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During a food drive on Sesame Street, Elmo meets guest stars Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and learns how the struggle with hunger affects a new friend, Lily. The seeds of hope are planted when they visit a community garden and learn with Rosita how people can work together to take steps towards solutions. Even Super Grover realizes that, while this problem is too big for one superhero to fix, many people working together can achieve super things. The theme is continued with filmed documentaries of four real families who have experienced the challenge of hunger and are finding strategies and resources that help.

Muslim Woman Kicked Off Southwest Flight Sues

Oct. 6
By Marissa Cabrera
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A federal discrimination lawsuit was filed in San Diego today against Southwest Airlines on behalf of a Muslim woman kicked off a flight that was about to depart Lindbergh Field in March.

San Diego Man Arrested At Occupy Wall Street Protest In New York

Oct. 6
By Marissa Cabrera
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The leader of a San Diego-based environmental group was one of more than 700 demonstrators who was arrested over the weekend in New York.

Travelscope: Taiwan - The Culture Of Tea

Oct. 6
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The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi.

City Council To Consider Code Clarifications On Fireworks Shows

Oct. 6
James R. Riffel, CNS
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Proposed clarifications to the municipal code section on granting permits to fireworks shows could end a legal battle with environmentalists.

Review: 'The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence'

Oct. 6
By Beth Accomando
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When I interviewed Tom Six for the controversial "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)," he said the sequel "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)" (playing at Landmark's Ken Cinema on October 7 and 8 at midnight) would make the first film look like “My Little Pony." He's absolutely right.

Large Sinkhole Opens Up Near UCSD

Oct. 6
City News Service
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A sinkhole opened on a University City street today, forcing the closure of the roadway while authorities worked to determine what caused the problem and make repairs.

Occupy Wall Street Comes To San Diego

Oct. 6
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Members of "Occupy Together,'' a social network-driven campaign that began last month as a rally dubbed "Occupy Wall Street,'' plan to bring their messages of discontent to San Diego.

Weekend Preview: Day Of The Dead, Thrill-O-Rama, The Bard, And More

Oct. 6
Midday Edition
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This weekend you can start celebrating Halloween a little early with Day of the Dead events, Thrill-O-Rama, and Wicked Bugs, plus enjoy some Shakespeare sonnets and a new film from Columbia.

Do You Plan To Take Part In The Occupy San Diego Event On Friday?

Oct. 6
KPBS News
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"Occupy San Diego" plans to take over the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego on Friday to join the national movement protesting income inequality. Do you plan to take part in the protest?

Aerospace And Defense Industry Thrives In Tijuana

Oct. 6
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Southern California was once a critical manufacturing center for the defense and aerospace industry. But as costs have risen, much of that production has now moved right across the border to Tijuana.

'Solutions for Change' Offers A Model For Homeless Families

Oct. 6
By Alison St John
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San Diego's North County has its share of homeless residents; one program has ambitious goals to end homelessness for families with children.