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Stories for October 23, 2013

Regulations May Be Coming Soon To A San Diego Food Truck Near You

Oct. 23
James R. Riffel / City News Service
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The City Council took the first steps Wednesday toward developing regulations for the burgeoning food truck industry in San Diego, in an effort to balance competing interests of truck operators, restaurateurs and residents.

Student Academics One Driver Of SDSU Housing Growth

Oct. 23
By Kyla Calvert
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With the purchase of a new apartment building, San Diego State University adds more space to its on-campus housing.

Former Army And Navy Administrator Held On $3 Million Bail

Oct. 23
By City News Service
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An investigation began in June, when a former student, now an adult, told authorities he was victimized sexually. Detectives identified as many as five other alleged victims.

Criminal Justice Experts Take On California Prison Realignment

Oct. 23
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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Leading California criminal justice experts are continuing to criticize a state program that sends more prison inmates to county jails. The program is called realignment and is meant to ease overcrowding in state prisons.

Federal Shutdown Delays Release of Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Oct. 23
Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio
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The 16-day federal government shutdown has caused a month-long delay in the release of California’s Bay Delta conservation plan.

Dolphin Rescued From Near-Death Now 300 Miles Off San Diego Coast

Oct. 23
By City News Service
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Park officials said the dolphin named "T.J"' was fitted with a tracking device and released Oct. 8. near a pod of dolphins, about 20 pounds heavier than after being treated in May.

San Diego Housing Among Nation's Least Affordable

Oct. 23
Midday Edition
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego's housing market continues to be among the least affordable in the nation. A new survey finds only one of the nation's largest cities ranks lower.

DataQuick: Median Home Prices Go Up In Q3

Oct. 23
Steve Milne / Capital Public Radio
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Home price appreciation during the third-quarter grew by double digits compared to a year ago, according to new data.

Homeowner Bill Of Rights Gets Mixed Reviews Nearly One Year In

Oct. 23
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights is nearly a year old and both banks and groups representing distressed homeowners say the legislation intended to help distressed mortgage holders is a bit of a mixed bag.

Partisan Squabbles Raise Questions Over U.S. Global Influence

Oct. 23
Tom Gjelten / NPR
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The U.S. performance on the global stage has looked a little rocky in the past few weeks.

A Toddler Remains HIV-Free, Raising Hope For Babies Worldwide

Oct. 23
Richard Knox / NPR
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A 3-year-old girl born in Mississippi with HIV acquired from her mother during pregnancy remains free of detectable virus at least 18 months after she stopped taking antiviral pills.

U.K. Official Urges U.S. Government To Adopt A Digital Core

Oct. 23
Elise Hu / NPR
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When he read about the technical failures plaguing HealthCare.gov, Mike Bracken said it felt like a real-life version of the movie Groundhog Day.

It's Easy To Blame The Canadians For HealthCare.gov Glitches

Oct. 23
Martin Kaste / NPR
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President Obama is putting former CEO Jeff Zients in charge of the "tech surge" -- the administration's emergency effort to fix the glitchy web portal at the heart of the federal government's new health care market. But what about the contractors that built the system? What's their responsibility?

Ex-Navy Carrier USS Forrestal Sold For 1 Cent

Oct. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The U.S. Navy's first "supercarrier" is being sold for just 1 cent to a ship breaker.

Why Postponing Insurance Mandate Is No Easy Fix For Obamacare

Oct. 23
Julie Rovner / NPR
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The Obama administration has entered full damage-control mode over the balky website intended to enroll people in new health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

GOP Pollster: What Went Wrong, And Why

Oct. 23
S.V. Date / NPR
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How badly did the recent fiscal fight go for the GOP?

Today Marks 30th Anniversary Of Beirut Barracks Bombing (Video)

Oct. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the day a Hezbollah suicide bomber attacked the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon — killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers.

Number Of Delayed California Jobless Claims Grows

Oct. 23
Associated Press
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The number of Californians left without unemployment insurance checks for weeks because of computer problems was significantly higher than previously thought.

Family Separation Across Border Leaves Lasting Emotional Distance

Oct. 23
Midday Edition
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Award-winning novelist Reyna Grande is out with a memoir about her childhood spent in Mexico — while her parents worked in the United States.

Last Will. & Testament

Oct. 23
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It’s a great literary mystery: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems have persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubted that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England’s “Star of Poets.” Derek Jacobi leads a cast featuring literary experts and actors Vanessa Redgrave and Mark Rylance in a quest to uncover the truth about an elusive author and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

Congress Takes Notice Of Algae Production In San Diego

Oct. 23
Chris Jennewein / Patch
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Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ) launched the Congressional Algae Caucus to focus Congressional attention on the nascent algae industry.

How A Major Water Deal Affected San Diego And Imperial Valley Water Supplies

Oct. 23
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The Colorado River Agreement was signed 10 years ago this month. And while the deal brought more water to San Diego, it's still the source of controversy and legal battles.

La Jolla Scientists Look Into Mystery Of Giant Sea Serpents Found In SoCal

Oct. 23
Christina Johnson / California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Who says monsters aren't real? Two (oarfish) have washed up dead in SoCal in the last week and NOAA scientists in La Jolla have one in the lab up for dissection.

Debate: Should The U.S. Break Up Big Banks?

Oct. 23
NPR Staff / NPR
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Those four words loomed large in 2008, as a crisis in the banking world threatened the global economy. Fears that the failure of large financial institutions would undermine the entire economic system led Congress to step in, passing a $700 billion bailout package.

6 1/2 Year Sentence For 'I Killed A Man' YouTube Confessor

Oct. 23
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Matthew Cordle, whose "I killed a man" confession on YouTube went viral in September, has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for driving drunk and causing an accident that killed a 61-year-old man in Ohio on June 22.

Wednesday Morning Political Mix: Troll, Trial, Tribulation

Oct. 23
Liz Halloran / NPR
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Fallout from the government shutdown and budget crisis continues to rain down on Republicans.

Backyard Trees Might Spell Doom For San Diego's Citrus Industry

Oct. 23
By Erik Anderson
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A small insect carries the potential to kill San Diego County's commercial citrus industry. The Asian citrus psyllid is capable of spreading a disease that could wipe out a decades-old fixture of San Diego County's agricultural landscape.

"War On Women Over 40": Lawsuit Claims Age, Gender Bias At NCTD

Oct. 23
By Brad Racino
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A lawsuit recently filed by a former North County Transit District employee alleges age and gender-based discrimination within the agency, and points the finger at NCTD's chief executive officer, Matthew Tucker.

Barrio Logan Community Plan May Go To The Ballot Box

Oct. 23
By Sandhya Dirks
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After five years of public meetings and debate, the San Diego City Council approved a new community plan for Barrio Logan, but now it could be tossed back to the ballot box after a referendum initiative has gathered enough signatures.

Protesters Allege Racism At El Cajon City Hall

Oct. 23
Midday Edition
By Susan Murphy
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A rally was staged at the El Cajon Civic Center on Tuesday to call for equality and acceptance of minorities.

Fired White House Aide Admits He Was Twitter Troll

Oct. 23
Mark Memmott / NPR
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A top White House national security aide who was secretly going on Twitter to insult other Obama administration officials and politicians from both major parties, and to question the policies he had been helping develop, is apologizing.

San Diego Revisits Idea To Separate Homes From Solar Turbines Plant

Oct. 23
City News Service
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A planned buffer zone between future housing and the Solar Turbines Inc. plant north of downtown San Diego will be discussed by city's development arm Wednesday

San Diego City Council To Receive Update On Bag Ban Development

Oct. 23
City News Service
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City staff is scheduled Wednesday to give an update on their progress in developing an ordinance to restrict the use of plastic bags at retail outlets in San Diego.

It's City Vs. Creditors In Detroit Bankruptcy Trial

Oct. 23
Quinn Klinefelter / NPR
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In Detroit on Wednesday, a federal trial begins that will determine whether that city is eligible for the nation's largest-ever municipal bankruptcy.

States' Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Leave Millions Uninsured

Oct. 23
Julie Rovner / NPR
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President Obama Tuesday appointed one of his top management gurus, Jeffrey Zeints, to head the team working to fix what ails Healthcare.gov, the troubled website that's supposed to allow residents of 36 states enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act.