Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Evening Edition


Uploaded by KPBSSanDiego on 24.10.2012

Transcript:
>> >>DWANE: HI, I'M DWANE BROWN. TONIGHT ON KPBS EVENING EDITION, PROSECUTORS
SAY THEY'LL RETRY A TRANSIENT ACCUSED OF KILLING A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL.
FEDERAL REGULATORS ARE PLANNING TO STUDY CANCER RISKS AROUND THE SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR PLANT.
>> >>PEGGY: I'M PEGGY PICO. A LOCAL COUNCIL RACE TAKES ON CITY WIDE IMPORTANCE.
COMING UP, OUR MINI DEBATE WITH THE CANDIDATES. >> >>DWANE: ALSO TONIGHT WE'LL CONTINUE OUR
SPECIAL REPORT ON THE NEW OWNERSHIP OF UT SAN DIEGO AND THEIR IMPACT ON SHAPING SAN
DIEGO'S FUTURE. LOCAL ARTISTS COMBINE HORROR WITH MUSICAL
COMEDY IN EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL. KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW.
>> RAY ELLIS: KPBS EVENING EDITION IS MADE POSSIBLE BY JOAN AND IRWIN JACOBS.
AND BY: CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS.
>> >>DWANE: HELLO, GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US.
A NEW TRIAL IS PLANNED FOR A TRANSIENT ACCUSED OF KILLING AN ESCONDIDO GIRL 14 YEARS AGO.
RICHARD TUITE WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING 12 YEAR OLD STEPHANIE CROWE BUT IT WAS REVERSED
BY AN APPEALS COURT LAST YEAR. THE JUDGE LIMITED CROSS EXAMINATION OF A PROSECUTION WITNESS.
PROSECUTORS SAY HE WILL BE RETRIED ON THE CHARGE OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER.
FEDERAL REGULATORS WILL LAUNCH A STUDY TO FIND OUT WHETHER PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE SAN
ONOFRE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF CANCER.
IT WILL ALSO EXAMINE CANCER RATES AT FIVE SIMILAR PLANTS NATIONWIDE.
KENNY GOLDBERG JOINS US FROM THE NEWS CENTER. >> >>KENNY: THIS IS A STUDY FROM THE NUCLEAR
REGULATORY COMMISSION THAT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT CANCER RISKS AT SIX DIFFERENT NUCLEAR
POWER PLANTS AROUND THE COUNTRY. THE FIRST PART WILL TAKE A LOOK AT CANCER
RATES IN THE GENERAL POPULATION WITHIN A 30 MILE RADIUS OF THE PLANT AND A SECOND PART
WILL TAKE A LOOK AT LEUKEMIA RATES IN CHILDREN WHO WERE BORN NEAR THE PLANTS.
>> >>DWANE: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES TO DOING SUCH A STUDY.
>> >>KENNY: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION BECAUSE TRYING TO ASCERTAIN THE RISK OF CANCERS FROM
ANY ONE EXPOSURE IS VERY DIFFICULT. THE LATE EANS PERIOD BETWEEN EXPOSURE TO A CARCINOGEN
AND DEVELOPING A DISEASE CAN TAKE DECADES. YOU HAVE TO FACTOR DIFFERENT HEALTH FACTORS
LIKE ONE'S GENETICS, OTHER HEALTH RISKS. IT'S A VERY COMPLICATED EQUATION.
>> >>DWANE: WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THE RESULTS EVENTUALLY, RIGHT?
>> >>KENNY: RIGHT. >> >>DWANE: KPBS HEALTH REPORTER KENNY GOLDBERG.
COACHES AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ARE BEING MIS SCHOOL BOARD AUDIT SHOWING STUDENT BODY MONEY
BEING USED TO BUY CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL RINGS FOR COACHES.
COACH JASON BRYANT RECEIVED 10 FREE PAIRS OF SHOES FROM NIKE AND SOLD THEM TO STUDENTS.
BRYANT WOULD NOT TALK TO 10 NEWS ABOUT THE AUDIT, BUT THE CHAIR OF LINCOLN HIGH'S SITE
COMMITTEE SAYS P MONEY WAS STOLEN FRAWPT FROM STUDENTS.
>> >>: DOLLAR BY DOLLAR, THEY COLLECTED THIS MONEY THINKING THAT IT WOULD BE USED FOR THE
STUDENT BODY. INSTEAD, IT'S BEEN TAKEN BY THE ADULTS FOR
CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS. >> >>DWANE: THE AUDIT CALLS ON BRYANT TO REIMBURSE
THE STUDENT BODY FUND BY MORE THAN 2,300 DOLLARS. IT ALSO CALLS ON THE SCHOOL TO KEEP BETTER
RECORDS. BARNES AND NOBLE SAYS A DATA BREECH MAY HAVE
COMPROMISED CREDIT CARD INFORMATION AT 63 STORES, FIVE OF THEM IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
HERE'S A LIST OF THE AFFECTED STORES. THE COMPANY SAYS THE PROBLEM WAS DISCOVERED LAST
MONTH. IN EACH STORE IT FOUND ONE COMPROMISED PIN
PAD DEVICE USED TO SWIPE CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.
THERE'S NO WORD ON HOW MANY CUSTOMERS MIGHT BE AFFECTED. THE PIN PADS HAVE BEEN DISCONNECTED.
BARNES AND NOBLE SAYS CUSTOMERS SHOULD CHANGE THEIR PIN CODE AND NOTIFY THEIR BANK IF THEY
SPOT ANY UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES. THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT HAS OPENED A NEW BORDER CROSSING
AT SAN YSIDRO. GETTING THROUGH REQUIREA S STOP AT INTERSTATE
5, TO GET INTO LANES HEAD UNDER TO NEW ENTRY. THE U.S. DOESN'T HAVE THE FUNDS TO REROUTE
THE FREEWAY OVER THERE. THIS IS PART OF AN OVERALL CONSTRUCTION.
WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON AN EFFORT TO KEEP LA JOLLA'S MAIN POST OFFICE FROM BEING RELOCATED.
IT'S NOW GETTING SUPPORT FROM A FEDERAL LAW MAKER.
CONGRESS WOMAN SUSAN DAVIS HAS DRAFTED LEGISLATURE TO ALLOW THE POSTAL SERVICE ANY OFFICE AT
MARKET VALUE. THE FACILITY AT WALL STREET AND IVANHOE HAS BEEN IN LA JOLLA FOR 77 YEARS.
THE POSTAL SERVICE IS DOWN SIZING TO SAVE MEN MONEY AND WANTS TO MOVE IT TO A SMALLER
SPACE WITHIN A MILE. JIM LANTRY SAYS THE LATEST PLAN WOULD BENEFIT
EVERYONE. >> RAY ELLIS: IF WE CAN PRESERVE THE BUILDING
AND PROVIDE THAT SMALLER SPACE FOR THEM THAT IS MORE OPTIMAL TO THEIR OPERATIONS THEN EVERYBODY
WINS. IF THE ALTERNATIVE IS FOR THEM TO SELL THE
BUILDING TO WHO KNOWS WHAT AND MOVE SOME PLACE ELSE IN THE VILLAGE WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO
FIND THAT THEIR RELOCATION COSTS AND THEIR COST TO RENT THE SPACE IS GOING TO BE MUCH,
MUCH HIGHER. >> >>DWANE: THE BILL HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT
FROM SAN DIEGO'S OTHER REPRESENTATIVES AS WELL AS SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL.
THE POSTAL SERVICE WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON THE BILL OR STATUS OF THE LA JOLLA POST
OFFICE. A PUBLIC TRIBUTE HELD TUESDAY FOR KPBS GORIA
PENNER WHO DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH. BEING HELD AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART OF SAN
DIEGO IN LA JOLLA. 4:00ÊP.M. ON TUESDAY.
THE GROUP COMMON CAUSE HAS RALLIED SOME LAWYERS AND VOLUNTEERS TO FIGHT WHAT THEY SEE AS THE
PROBLEM OF VOTER INTIMIDATION IN SAN DIEGO. TOM FUDGE IS HERE TO EXPLAIN.
WHAT IS COMMON CAUSE DOING, TOM? >> >>TOM: WELL, DWANE, THEY'RE SETTING UP
WHAT THEY CALL A COMMAND CENTER AND AN ELECTION DAY HOT LINE FOR PEOPLE TO CALL IN NOVEMBER
IF THEY SEE OR SUSPECT VOTER INTIMIDATION AT THE POLLS.
>> >>DWANE: IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH THIS IN SAN DIEGO?
>> >>TOM: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION, AND IT KIND OF DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK.
COMMON CAUSE SAYS THERE ARE ORGANIZED GROUPS GOING INTO POLLING PLACES QUESTIONING PEOPLE
ABOUT THE WAY THEY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES. THEY'RE CHALLENGING DECISIONS BY POLL WORKERS
WHEN IT IT COMES TO VERY OBSCURE ELECTION LAWS.
COMMON CAUSE BELIEVES THE NET RESULT IS THEY'RE INTIMIDATING YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED VOTERS.
NOW, THE GROUPS ACCUSED OF THIS, ONE IS CALLED THE ELECTION INTEGRITY PROJECT, TO SAY THIS
IS NONSENSE. THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT INTIMIDATING PEOPLE THEY'RE
SIMPLY OBSERVING IN CASE VOTER FRAUD OCCURS. >> >>DWANE: SO WHO'S RIGHT?
>> >>TOM: WELL, AN OFFICIAL IN THE SAN DIEGO REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE TOLD ME THE JUNE
ELECTIONÊ IN THE JUNE ELECTION, SOME POLL WORKERS DID COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ELECTION INTEGRITY
PROJECT SAYING THEIR VOLUNTEERS WERE OVERLY AGGRESSIVE.
BUT NO ACTUAL VOTERS EVER COMPLAINED ABOUT BEING INTIMIDATED.
BY THE WAY, DWANE, THIS DOES BECOME A PARTISAN ISSUE.
DEMOCRATS TEND TO FEAR VOTER INTIMIDATION WHILE REPUBLICANS ARE MOSTLY CONCERNED ABOUT
VOTER FRAUD. >> >>DWANE: KPBS REPORTER, TOM FUDGE.
IT ALTHOUGH SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL IS NON PARTISAN IT'S EVENLY SPLIT BETWEEN REPUBLICANS
AND DEMOCRATS. WHOEVER WINS THE DISTRICT ONE SEAT WILL TIP
THE PARTY BALANCE. PEGGY PICO TALKS WITH THE CANDIDATES.
>> >>PEGGY: THE RACE FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 IN SAN DIEGO'S NORTHERN AREA HAS TAKEN ON
CITYWIDE IMPORTANCE. WHOEVER WINS WILL TIP THE BALANCE ON THE NON
PARTISAN COUNCIL TOWARDS THE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT.
JOINING ME ARE DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES INCUMBENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER SHERRI LIGHTNER, AND REPUBLICAN
CHALLENGER BUSINESSMAN RAY ELLIS. WELCOME TO EVENING EDITION.
BEFORE WE BEGIN, I'D LIKE TO GO OVER THE GROUND RULES ONCE AGAIN WITH YOU.
YOU EACH WILL HAVE ONE MIN TOOT RESPOND TO THE SAME QUESTION.
AND IF YOU FEEL IT'S NECESSARY A 30 SECOND REBUTTAL.
RAY ELLIS, YOU ARE GOING TO START. THE FIRST QUESTION FOR YOU IS SAN DIEGO POLICE
CHIEF WILLIAM LANSDOWN HAS ASKED FOR A DEPARTMENT INCREASE OF 11 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS
EVERY YEAR FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. HE SAYS THERE'S RECENT CRIME STATISTICS THAT
WARRANT THIS INCREASE. DO YOU SUPPORT HIS REQUEST?
>> >>: FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE THIS EVENING.
I THINK THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB IN USING TECHNOLOGY AND USING INNOVATION
TO BETTER POLICE OUR COMMUNITY. I THINK WE'VE GOTTEN TO A POINT WHERE WE DO
NEED TO START ADDING BACK. OVER A FIVE YEAR PERIOD SEEMS REASONABLE.
THAT'S ONLY GOING TO GET US BACK TO STAFFING WE WERE AT IN 2009.
WE HAVE GOT TO GET OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER. THAT'S WHY I'VE BEEN A BIG SUPPORTERS OF PENSION
REFORM, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH SO WE CAN FUND THIS.
SO YES, I WOULD SUPPORT IT, BUT WE'VE GOT TO HAVE THE MONEY FOR IT.
>> >>PEGGY: OKAY, AND I'LL COME BACK TO THAT. SHERRY, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO ASK
QU DOO YOU SUPPORT THE BUDGET INCREASE. >> >>SHERRI LIGHTNER: MOST LIKELY, YES.
I KNOW WE WILL BE HEARING THIS AT COUNCIL. THE REASON I SAY MOST LIKELY YES, PUBLIC SAFETY
IS NUMBER ONE. IF THE MONEY IS IN THE BUDGET, IT WILL GO
TO PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST AND FOREMOST T.IS CRITICAL TO PROTECT OUR CITIZENRY, AND POLICE, FIRE
FIGHTERS, LIFE GUARDS. VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.
I HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THEM, IT'S WHY WHERE I SUPPORTED ENDING THE BROWN OUTS EARLY.
WE DID QUITE WELL WITH THAT. AND SINCE WE'VE BEEN ADDING FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE ACADEMIES,
I SUSPECT WE'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS UP QUITE READILY.
>> >>PEGGY: I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU, WHERE DO YOU THINK WE CAN GET THE MONEY TO DO AN
11 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET INCREASE? >> >>SHERRI LIGHTNER: WE ARE IMPLEMENTING
PENSION REFORM, AS YOU KNOW. WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT FOR SEVERAL YEARS
NOW AND WITH THAT CONTINUING AS WELL AS OUR FIVE YEAR OUT LOOK LOOKS REASONABLY GOOD.
>> >>PEGGY: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, HOW WOULD YOU FIND THE MONEY TO FUND THAT?
>> >>: FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE NEED TO PROPERLY IMPLEMENT PENSION REFORM.
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON PENSION REFORM SINCE 2008 ON THE PENSION BOARD SAVING TAX PAYERS
MILLIONS THROUGH SOME STRATEGIES WE PUT INTO PLACE ALONG THE LINE THERE, REDUCING THE INTEREST
RATES ON THE INFAMOUS DROP ACCOUNTS, CHANGING OUR INVESTMENT STRATEGY FROM ACTIVE TO PASSIVE,
SAVING MILLION OF DOLLARS IN INVESTMENT FEES. I REAL IZIZED I COULD DO MORE ON CITY COUNCIL.
THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I DECIDED TO RUN. PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSITION B Y THINK
WE CAN ENTER SOME OTHER THING NZ TO THE DISCUSSION. THEN WE NEED TO GET MORE AGGRESSIVE ABOUT
IMPLEMENTING MANAGED COMPETITION THROUGHOUT ALL THE DEPARTMENTS IN THE CITY.
>> >>PEGGY: I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT. WE'LL KEEP GOING ON THAT.
LET ME START, SHERRI, WITH YOU, TRAFFIC CONGESTION IS A MAJOR CONCERN THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
DO YOU SUPPORT THE IDEA TO LINK INTERSTATE 5 AND 56 AND WHAT OTHER PLANS TO DOO YOU HAVE
TO ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION? >> >>SHERRI LIGHTNER: THERE'S A PROPOSE TOOL
CONNECT 5 AND 56. ORIGINALLY IT WAS FOR DIRECT CONNECTORS WAS
SOMETHING LIMITING GROWTH IN CARMEL VALLEY. SO WE WANT TO SEE THOSE CONNECTORS BUT NO
PRIVATE PROPERTY, NO PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TO BE TAKEN FOR THAT.
WITH REGARD TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION, THE MID COAST TROLLEY, GOING FORWARD TO THE GOLDEN
TRIANGLE AREA, A LOT THE AGGRESSIVE PLANS IN THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN 2015,
WE ADVOCATED ON COUNCIL FOR A TRANSIT FIRST SOLUTION, IT IS WHAT I STRONGLY SUPPORT.
AND THE NUMBER OF THINGS WE HAVE ACTUALLY ALREADY DONE IN DISTRICT 1 AS I MENTIONED
IN OUR EARLIER INTERVIEW, THEY AREÊ THEY WILL COME TO FRUITION HERE PRETTY SOON.
IT IS, UM, SOMETHING WE NEED TO WORK ON. >> >>PEGGY: HOW ABOUT YOU, DO YOU SUPPORT
THAT LINK AND WHAT PLAN DOOZ YOU HAVE TOÊ >> >>: I THINK WE ABSOLUTELY NEED TO DEAL
WITH THE LINK THERE. THERE ARE SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE OUT THERE.
I WOULD BE WORKING WITH SANDAG, WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS TO COME UP WITH THE BEST SOLUTION Y.BELIEVE
MS.ÊLIGHTNER'S RESPONSE WAS NO BUILD. WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT SAN DIEGO, OUR REGION
AND THEREFORE OUR CITY IS GOING TO GROW BY OVER 40% IN THE NEXT 40 YEARS.
IT'S UP TO US FOO TO PUT LEADERS IN PLACE LIKE MYSELF WHO ARE WILLING TO GET OUT IN
FRONT OF THAT. LET'S MANAGE THAT.
LET'S RR DON'T BE REACTIVITY IT. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF GROWTH IN DISTRICT
1 IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE DISTRICT WHICH WILL BE USING THE 56 WEST BOUND ON A DAILY
BASIS Y.LIVE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD SO I KNOW IT WELL.
I THINK WE NEED TO COME UP WITH A COMBINATIONÊ I AGREE WE SHOULD NOT BE TAKING PRIVATE LANDS.
WE HAVE SOME OTHER SOLUTIONS AND WE NEET NEED TO NAVIGATE THAT AND COME TO A SOLUTION FOR
OUR COMMUNITY. >> >>PEGGY: YOU'D LIKE TO REBUTTAL?
>> >>SHERRI LIGHTNER: ABSOLUTELY, THE PROPOSALS THAT WERE BROUGHT FORTH BY CAL TRANS ALL ELIMINATED
THE CARMEL CREEK OFF RAMP FROM HIGHWAY 56. IT WAS SOMETHING VOICED REPEATEDLY OVER BY
THE COMMUNITY THEY WANTED TO RETAIN THAT CONNECTION SO THERE WOULD NOT BE DRIVE BY TRAFFIC THROW
THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD. WE HAVE DONEÊ WE HAVE OTHER INSTANCES HERE
IN THE CITY WHERE WE NEED IMPROVEMENTS MUCH LIKE THE HIGHWAY 5 EAGHT INTERCHANGE, AND
EVEN INTO LA JOLLA, WE NEED BETTER CONNECTIVITY HERE.
THE 5, 56 WITH THE 56 A DOMINANT MODE OF TRANSPORTATION AS WESTÊ
>> >>PEGGY: I HAVE TO CUT YOU OFF, YOUR TIME SUP FOR THAT REBUTTAL.
I WANT TO ON TO TALKING ABOUT CHANGES. THIS HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS QUITE A BIT.
UT SAN DIEGO OWNER AND DEVELOPER MANCHESTER SAYS HE'S TALKED ABOUT CITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE AND I'LL START WITH YOU, RAY, TO DISCUSS CITY PROJECTS WITH A
MAJOR DEVELOPER, AND HAVE YOU TALKED WITH MANCHESTER ABOUT CITY PROJECTS?
>> >>: FIRST AND FOREMOST Y HAVE NOT TALKED TO MR.ÊMANCHESTER ABOUT ANY PROJECTS WHATSOEVER.
I DO THINKÊ I WOULD HAVE TO DEFER TO THE CITY ATTORNEY JAN GOLDSMITH ON NAVIGATING
THAT. I THINK THERE IS A FINE LINE Y.WILL SAY THIS,
THOUGH, I THINK ANY TIME WE CAN GET STAKE HOED HOLDERS TIN COMMUNITY TOGETHER, WHETHER
IT'S COMMUNITY GROUPS, PEOPLE THAT ARE DEVELOPING PROPERTY, GNAT WE CAN GET THEM TOGETHER AND
HAVE A CONVERSATION EARLY ON AND GET THE ISSUES OUT ON THE TABLE, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO END
UP WITH A BERT OUTCOME FOR THE COMMUNITIES AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS.
SO I'M A FULL BELIEVER IN COLLABORATION AND WORKING TOGETHER.
BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE TO BE COGNIZANT OF ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND LAWS
THAT IMPACT THAT. >> >>PEGGY: SHERRY HAVE YOU MET WITH MR.ÊMANCHESTER
AND WHEN DO YOU THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR DEVELOPERS TO BRING THEIR INTEREST TO CITY
COUNCIL. >> >>SHERRI LIGHTNER: I HAVE NOT MET MR.ÊMANCHESTER
Y.HAVE NOT HAD THAT OPPORTUNITY. I DO KNOW I'VE MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY,
AND DEVELOPERS. I HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR IN ORDER TO HAVE ACCESS TO MY OFFICE.
IN F DEVELOPERS HAVE CONCERNS, THEY'RE WELCOME. I ALWAYS MAKE CLEAR TO THEM THAT THEY NEED
TO GET THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMUNITY GOING FORWARD, THEY NEED TO ACTIVELY WORK WITH THE
COMMUNITY TO GAIN MY SUPPORT FOR A PROJECT AND I'VE WORK WAD NUMBER OF DEVELOPERS IN
THAT WAY. I WOULD LIKE TO COMPLIMENT ESPECIALLY THE
FLOWER HILL MALL AND THE IRVINE COMPANY FOR WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE COMMUNITY TO
ACHIEVE APPROVAL FOR THEIR PROJECT. >> >>PEGGY: WE HAVE TWO MINUTES LEFT.
ONE MINUTE FOR EACH OF YOU. MY FINAL QUESTION, WE'LL START WITH SHERRY,
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CITYWIDE ISSUE YOU THINK WE'RE GOING TO FACE IN THE COUNCIL
NEXT YEAR AND HOW WOULD YOU TACKLE THAT. >> >>SHERRI LIGHTNER: WE HAVE SEVERAL CHOICES,
DEFINITELY PENSION REFORM, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT CONTINUES AND THAT HOPEFULLY WE
WON'T HAVE TOO MANY WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT ROAD BLOCKS THAT POP UP BUT THE COUNCIL IS
COMMITTED ALONG WITH I WOULD ASSUME THE NEW MAYOR TO MAKING SURE THAT HAPPENS.
IT IS THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AND THAT SHOULD HELP GREATLY WITH OUR BUDGETARY ISSUES GOING
FORWARD. WE DO HAVE TO CONTINUE ON WITH MANAGE COMP.
THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT AND WE HAVE A NUMBER IN THE PIPE LINE, BUT WE HAVE FOUR OR FIERVE
MORE THAT COULD BE INITIATED COME THE FIRST OF THE YEAR SO LOOK FORWARD TO THAT, AND GETTING
PUBLIC SAFETY, NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, REC CENTERS EVERYTHING BACK ON PAR.
>> >>PEGGY: AFTER THAT. AND YOU, MR.ÊELLIS, YOU HAVE ONE MIN TOOT
RESPOND AND TO THAT QUESTION. WHAT YOU THINK THE BIGGEST ISSUE.
>> >>: I THINK WE STILL NEED TO AGGRESSIVELY ATTACK THE FINANCIAL ISSUES FACING THE CITY.
I VIEW THE ROLE OF A COUNCIL MEMBER IS TO CREATE THE BEST VALUE FOR TAX PAYERS AND OUR
CITIZENS. BY DOING THAT, WE NEED TO AGGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENT
MANAGEÊ THE PENSION REFORM INITIATIVE, LET'S GET THAT DONE, LET'S GO AFTER MANAGE COMPETITION,
MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVELY. WE PASSED THAT OVER SIX YEARS AGO AND HAVE
ONLY DONE FIVE EXERCISES. WE NEED TO HAVE MORE OF A SENSE OF URGENCY
ON THAT TO MOVE THAT INITIATIVE FOR FORWARD. THE OTHER PART, I'VE CREATED JOBS IN MY OWN
BUSINESSES AND I WANT TO HAVE A BETTER FOCUS ON ECONOMIC GROWTH, LET'S WORK WITH OUR BUSINESS
COMMUNITY, LET'S TREAT THEM AS A PARTNER, SO WE CAN GROW OUR ECONOMY.
THAT WILL INCREASE REVENUES TO THE CITY AS WELL.
I THINK WE'VE GOT GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AND I HOPE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE
THEM. >> >>PEGGY: ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU BOTH. WE
ARE OUT OF TIME. CITY COUNCIL MEMBER SHERRI LIGHTNER AND COUNCIL
CANDIDATE RAY ELLIS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING WITH US.
>> RAY ELLIS: ON THE NEXT NEWS HOUR A SEATTLE MEDICAL CENTER TAKES PLES NS FROM AUTO MANUFACTURING
TO CUT COST. WEDNESDAY ON THE PBS NEWS HOUR.
>> >>DWANE: WHEN DEVELOPER DOUG MANCHESTER BOUGHT THE UT SAN DIEGO, SOME ASSUMED HE WAS
WAS REAL AFTER PRIME REAL ESTATE. WHATEVER THE MOTIVE SHES IT'S CLEAR MANCHESTER
WANTS TO REPRIZE THE DAYS WHEN MEDIA OWNERS HAD REAL CLOUT IN SHAPING EVENTS.
KPBS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER AMITA SHARMA EXPLAINS IN IT THE SECOND PART.
>> >>AMITA: THE UT SAN DIEGO HAS HAD A LOUSY FIVE YEARS WITH SHRINKING REVENUE, FALLING
CIRCULATION, AND BUDGET CUTS. BUT CEO JOHN LYNCH BELIEVES HE CAN REVERSE
THE DECLINE. >> >>: A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK WE'RE CRAZY BECAUSE
WE'RE PROBABLY THE ONLY. >> >>AMITA: HE THINKS THE PAPER CAN ONCE AGAIN
BE A PLAYER. >> >>: THIS NEWSPAPER WAS REALLY VERY ACTIVE
IN CHANGING HISTORY HERE IN SAN DIEGO. JACK MURPHY IN BRINGING THE PADRES TO SAN
DIEGO, AND BRINGING THE CHARGERS TO SAN DIEGO, AND BUILDING QUALCOMM STADIUM WITH NEIL MORGAN
COLLABORATING WITH PETE WILSON AND ERNIE HAWN TO BUILD THE ENTIRE GAS LAMP CENTER.
FOR THE LAST MANY YEARS, THE NEWSPAPER HAS BEEN AWOL IN TERMS OF LEADERSHIP.
>> >>AMITA: THE LEADERSHIP LYNCH SPEAKS OF INCLUDES KING MAKING, AS ALMOST AS SOON AS
DOUG MANCHESTER BOUGHT THE NEWSPAPER, HE AND LYNCH MET WITH SAN DIEGO MAYORAL CANDIDATE
CARL DEMAIO AT MANCHESTER'S HOTEL THE GRAND DEL MAR.
SIX MONTHS LATER, DEMAIO, SCOTT SHERMAN, AND RAY ELLIS MET WITH MANCHESTER.
LYNCH AND MANCHESTER ALSO GAVE DEMAIO A BOOST INTO FRONT PAGE EDITORIALS.
>> >>: WE FELT VERY STRONGLY WE NEEDED A MAYOR WHO WOULD LEAVE.
>> >>AMITA: MANCHESTER'S ENDORSEMENT OF DEMAIO RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HE MIGHT EXPECT
IN RETURN IF THE MAN HE WANTS AS MAYOR IS ELECTED.
AN INEWS SOURCE KPBS INVESTIGATION SHOWED LAST MONTH THE FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL TIES
BETWEEN THE TWO MEN GO BACK A DECADE. MANCHESTER'S PLANS FOR SAN DIEGO'S WATER FRONT
GO BACK EVEN FARTHER. SOON AFTER HE BUILT HIS FIRST MANCHESTER GRAND
HAYETT TOWER 20 YEARS AGO, LYNCH SAYS MANCHESTER EYED THE TENTH AVENUE MARINE TERMINAL AS THE
NEXT COASTAL LAND TO DEVELOP. RIGHT AFTER HE BOUGHT THE UT, THE PAPER TOUTED
ITS VISION ON THE FRONT PAGE TO BUILD A SPORTS COMPLEX AND HOTELS.
MANCHESTER SAYS THAT VISION IS NOT CONNECTED TO HIS SUPPORTER FOR DEMAIO, NOR DOES IT MEAN
HE PERSONALLY WANTS TO BUILD ON THAT LAND. >> >>TOM: WHATEVER IT IS, I CAN PUT IT ON
RECORD WITH YOU NOR DO I WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT WITH REGARDS TO DEVELOPMENT.
IF HE THINKS FILNER OR ANYBODY ELSE THINKS I'M BACKING DEMAIO FOR DEVELOPING THAT I HAVE
NO INTEREST IN THAT NOR WOULD I HAVE ANY INTEREST IN EVER DOING ANYTHING EVER AGAIN WITH THE
PORT OF SAN DIEGO. >> >>AMITA: THE INEWS SOURCE KPBS INVESTIGATION
FOUND THAT MANCHESTER RETAINED STOCK IN HOST HOTELS AND RESORTS WHEN HE SOLD HIS WATER
FRONT HOTELS IN 2008. WITH MANCHESTER USING THE PAPER FOR FINANCIAL
GAIN ON THE WATER FRONTÊ I HAVE SUCH A LITTLE AMOUNT THERE COULD BE
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO INCREASE YOU KNOW HAVE THE SHARES INCREASED Y.HAVE SO LITTLE
SHARES THAT COMPAREDÊ IT'S NOT A FACTOR. IT'S IMMATERIAL.
>> >>AMITA: EVEN SO THE PAPER HAS STRONGLY BACKED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERMINAL.
LYNCH SENT SCOTT PETERS AN E MAIL ASKING HOW HE PLANNED TO VOTE ON A MULTIYEAR LEASE WITH
DOLE FOOD COMPANY. LYNCH ALSO WROTE THE CONTRACT SHOULD CONTAIN
A PROVISION THAT ALLOWSÊ THE E MAIL SAYS OTHERWISE THE UT WILL BE FORCED TO LEAD A
CAMPAIGN TO DISBAND THE PORT. PETERS SAYS HE VIEWED THAT LAST LINE AS A
THREAT. >> >>: THE COMMENT SEEMÊ WHAT.
>> >>DWANE5: WHAT IT WAS WAS A CALL TO ACTION FOR EVERY POLITICIAN, EVERYONE SERVING THIS
COMMUNITY TO REALIZE THIS WAS A GIVE AWAY OF PUBLIC PROPERTY.
>> >>AMITA: USC JOURNALISM PROFESSOR GABE CON SAYS THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF MEDIA
OWNERS WITH VAST BUSINESS HOLDINGS AND POLITICAL INTEREST STRUTTING THEIR POWER.
TO SETTLE SCORES AND PROMOTE AGENDAS. BUT HE SAYS THAT COULD BACK FIRE.
I DON'T KNOW WHY IT HELPS THE BRAND OVERALL, AND I DON'T THINK IN THE LONG RUN IS GOING
TO HELP THE BUSINESS, THE BUSINESS MODEL OF THE NEWS PAPER.
>> >>AMITA: LYNCH SAYS HE T HASN'T HEARD IT YET.
HE CLAIMS CIRCULATION NUMBERS ARE UP. >> >>DWANE: AMITA SHARMA REPORTING.
TOMORROW AMITA SPEAKS ONE ON ONE WITH UTC OWNER JOHN LYNCH ABOUT HIS VISION FOR SAN
DIEGO. GUSTY WINDS AND WARMER TEMPERATURES AHEAD
AND A RED FLAG WARNING FOR HIGH DANGER. HERE'S A LOOK AT THE FORECAST.
GAME ONE OF THE WORLD SIRISIS UNDERWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO TONIGHT.
FORMER PADRES MANAGER BRUCE BOCHY NOW LEADING THE NATIONAL LEAD GIANTS AGAINST THE DETROIT
TIGERS. THEY'RE IN THE FIFTH INNING, THE SCORE 5 NOTHING
GIANTS. WE'VE GOT SOMETHING SCARY FOR YOU AS HALLOWEEN
APPROACHES. STACEY ALLEN'S THEATER ALIVE COMPANY IS PUTTING
ON EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL. KPBS ARTS REPORTER BETH ACCOMANDO TAKES US
BACKSTAGE TO SEE WHAT GOES INTO THIS MUSICAL COMEDY BASED ON A CULT FILM TRILOGY.
>> >>DWANE: I'M LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS.
>> >>:GROOVY. >> >>DWANE: I'M BILLY BLARE AND I I'M GOING
TO BE PLAYING ASH WHO WAS PLAYED BY THE LEGENDARY BRUCE CAMPBELL.
WHAT'S NOT GOING TO BE FUN ABOUT PLAYING ASH. >> >>DWANE: THE NAME'S ASH,.
>> >>BETH: ASH IS A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO SPENT SPRING BREAK HAVING TO FIGHT OFFÊ
>> >>DWANE: THIS IS A COMBINATION BETWEEN EVIL DEAD ONE AND TWO WITH A LOT OF LINES
FROM ARMY OF DARKNESS THROWN IN. THE ROOM WE'RE DOING IT IN IS A SMALL ROOM,
IT ONLY SEATS 50 PEOPLE. I THOUGHT YOU KNOW WHAT, WHAT IF I STAGE THIS
AND MADE THE AUDIENCE FEEL LIKE THEY'RE IN THE CABIN.
>> >>DWANE: WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, FIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS BREAKING INIT A CABIN
NOBODY KNOWS WHERE WE ALL. WE DECIDED TO SHOW THERE'S A LOT OF BLOOD
SPATTER AND WE SHOULD PUT A SUPER SOAKER IN INTO IT SO IT COULD SHOOT BLOOD OUT INTO IT.
WE GOT THE FIRST TWO ROWS RESERVED FOR SPLATTER ZONE.
YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A SQUIRT GUN BUILT INTO THE INSIDE OF IT.
IF YOUR AR FAN OF THE MOVIE YOU'RE GOING TO BE A FAN OF THIS SHOW BECAUSE WE'RE DOING
EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP IT LIKE THE FILM. SHOP SMART, SHOP S MART.
YOU GOT THAT? >> >>DWANE: KPBS ARTS REPORTER BETH ACCOMANDO.
EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL RUNS THROUGH HALLOWEEN AT THE TENTH AVENUE THEATER.
TONIGHT'S STORIES ON OUR WEBSITE, KPBS.ORG/EVENING EDITION.
THANKS FOR JOINING US. YOU HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.