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Stories for October 4, 2012

Tease photo for Death Of Female Camp Pendleton Marine In Afghanistan Under Investigation

Death Of Female Camp Pendleton Marine In Afghanistan Under Investigation

Oct. 4
By Beth Ford Roth

The Marine Corps is investigating the death of Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, 31, who passed away in Afghanistan on October 3rd. Steedley lived in San Clemente and was based at Camp Pendleton.

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Filner Sits Out Votes In Congress While He Runs For Mayor

Oct. 4
By Ryann Grochowski / inewsource, Brad Racino / inewsource

While he’s been running for mayor this year, Congressman Bob Filner has missed voting on well more than half the votes in the House, more than any other California congressional member.

Sanders Endorses Ellis, Lutar Endorses Peters In Tight Races

Oct. 4
City News Service

Challengers in two of San Diego's highest-profile races for the November general election received major endorsements today.

Civil Rights Attorney Munger Promotes Prop 38 To San Diego Voters

Oct. 4
By Kyla Calvert

Proposition 38-backer Molly Munger came to town Thursday to promote the measure.

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Arcade Fire

Oct. 4

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP "The Suburbs."

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Romney's Garbage Collector Will Not Change His Route

Oct. 4
City News Service

A San Diego garbage collector who picks up yard waste at Mitt Romney's La Jolla home will keep his route for now, despite appearing in an online video that slams the Republican presidential candidate, a city spokesman said today.

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Review: 'Frankenweenie'

Oct. 4
By Beth Accomando

"Frankenweenie" (opening October 5 throughout San Diego) is further proof that at this point in his career Tim Burton should swear off live actors and only work in animation. (Watch the original live action short that the film is based on.)

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UCAN Demands Former Executive Director Return $474,000

Oct. 4
By Tom Fudge

The chairman of the board of the Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) demands Michael Shames return hundreds of thousands in "bonuses."

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San Diego Could See Record-Setting Gas Prices Next Week

Oct. 4
By Erik Anderson

San Diego gas prices are up sharply and one industry analyst thinks the region could see record setting prices at pump next week.

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Psychiatrist Is Building Public Awareness About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Oct. 4
By Deb Welsh

A well-known clinical psychiatrist will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during a lecture on the San Diego State University campus.

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San Diego Film Festival Awards Announced

Oct. 4
By Beth Accomando

The 11th Annual San Diego Film Festival concluded this past weekend and the Festival just announced its awards.

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San Diego's US Attorney Going After Prescription Drugs From Mexican Cartels

Oct. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Patty Lane

Pharmaceutical drug trafficking has become so lucrative that Mexican drug cartels are trying to get in on the action. As prescription drug abuse among adults and teenagers rises, San Diego's U.S. Attorney is concerned about the associated rise in violence.

Two Men Arrested for "Dare Me Bandit" Robberies

Oct. 4
By City News Service

Two men in their early twenties have been arrested in connection with the so-called "Dare Me Bandit" robberies that occurred at 12 businesses around San Diego this summer.

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Weekend Preview: Symphony Season Kickoff, Fall For The Arts, A Hillcrest Hoedown, And More October Fun

Oct. 4
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaughand Tracy Stegeman

This weekend, prepare to fall for the arts, hit a hoedown and more.

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Cartel Member Charged With Constructing Tijuana-San Diego Drug Tunnels

Oct. 4
By Adrian Florido

Jose Sanchez Villalobos is accused of building and operating the most sophisticated drug tunnel ever discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border.

PBS Responds To Gov. Romney's Attack In Presidential Debate

Oct. 4
PBS

More than two-thirds of American voters (69%) oppose proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with Americans across the political spectrum against such a cut. This is according to a national survey by the bipartisan research firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint in 2011.

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Edison Releases Restart Plan For Unit 2 At San Onofre

Oct. 4
By Alison St John

Southern California Edison has submitted a plan to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to restart one of the two reactors shut down since January.

KPBS 89.5FM Grows in San Diego County

Oct. 4
By KPBS

With the flip of a switch, the KPBS 89.5FM transmitter is now broadcasting from Mt. Soledad in La Jolla. The move allows the station to boost its power, increasing the strength of the radio signal. As a result, most listeners will be able to receive a stronger, clearer signal at 89.5 FM.

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Escaramuza: Riding From The Heart

Oct. 4
By Jennifer Robinson

Las Azaleas are a gutsy team of women rodeo riders vying to represent the U.S. at the National Charro Championships in Mexico — where “to be Charro is to be Mexican.” Escaramuza, or skirmish, describes both the daredevil horseback ballets, ridden sidesaddle at top speed, and the intensity of the competition season. Neither life-altering challenges at home nor cartel violence across the border can keep Las Azaleas from their goal.

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Update On PTSD Service Dog Facing Euthanization (Video)

Oct. 4
By Beth Ford Roth

Home Post brought you the story last month of Sgt. Karl Hofle, veteran who served 20 years in the military, only to be medically discharged with PTSD. His service dog, Jake, was helping him heal from PTSD, but then Jake became ill and the cost to heal him was too much for the Hofle family, who had to consider euthanizing Jake. Well, today we've got an update - and it's a good one.

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First Female Marines Take Combat Leadership Test

Oct. 4
Tom Bowman/NPR

Women in the U.S. military have been flying warplanes for years, and recently began serving in artillery and tank units. But they're still barred from direct ground combat. Now, for the first time in the course's 35-year history, the Marine Corps is putting the first women through its grueling Infantry Officer Course: 86 days crawling through obstacle courses, lugging heavy machine guns, navigating the woods at night.

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Cruise Ships Arrive In San Diego Today

Oct. 4
City News Service

Three cruise ships carrying a total of 6,300 tourists are expected to arrive in San Diego today.

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Prop 36 Supporters Say It's Time To Amend 'Three Strikes' Law

Oct. 4
By Alison St John

Proposition 36 on the November ballot would tweak the "Three Strikes" law at a time when California is being forced to cut the prison population and its budget.

Tease photo for Personal Calendar Reveals DeMaio Met With U-T San Diego's Manchester

Personal Calendar Reveals DeMaio Met With U-T San Diego's Manchester

Oct. 4
KPBS/I-Newsource Investigations Desk

Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio said he met with U-T owner Doug Manchester only once. His personal calendar shows otherwise.

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Review: 'Taken 2'

Oct. 4
By Nate John

"Taken 2" opens theaters October 5th, but I advise you stay at home and watch the original.

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Naval Air Station North Island Gets Command Change Today

Oct. 4
City News Service

A change in leadership of naval air forces is scheduled to take place at Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island today. Vice Adm. David Buss is scheduled to relieve Vice Adm. Allen Myers, who is moving to the Pentagon to be deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources.