Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 - Evening Edition


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>> COMING UP NEXT, PRESIDENT
OBAMA SAYS U.S. TROOPS WILL BE
OUT OF IRAQ BY THE END OF THE
YEAR.
WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
FOR THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
MILITARY PERSONNEL AND FAMILIES
HERE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
>>> WE'LL ALSO LOOK AT WHAT THE
NEWS MEANS FOR BUSINESSES IN
OCEANSIDE.
KPBS "EVENING EDITION" STARTS
NOW.
>> TODAY I CAN SAY THAT OUR
TROOPS WILL BE HOME FOR THE
HOLIDAYS.
I'M DWANE BROWN.
>> AND I'M JOANNE FARYON.
FOR FAMILIES HERE IN SAN DIEGO,
THE END OF THE WAR MEANS THE
BEGINNING OF A LONG HEALING
PROCESS.
>> IT MAY ALSO MEAN THE START OF
AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOR A LOT
OF COMMUNITIES.
THIS IS WELCOME NEWS FOR THOSE
WE SPOKE TO NEAR CAMP PENDLETON
IN OCEANSIDE.
ONE BUSINESS OWNER SAYS IT WOULD
CERTAINLY HELP THE LOCAL
ECONOMY.
>> SO TODAY, I CAN CAN REPORT
THAT, AS PROMISED, THE REST OF
THE TROOPS WILL BE HOME.
AMERICA'S WAR IN IRAQ WILL BE
OVER.
>> Reporter: THIS AREA CATERS
FOR THE MARINE CORPS AND HAS
SEEN BUSINESS DROP DRAMATICALLY
BECAUSE OF THEIR ABSENCE.
MANY HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN
THE WARS IN IRAQ AND
AFGHANISTAN.
WE GOT REACTION ABOUT THE
PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT.
THIS MAN SAYS WE SHOULD HAVE
BEEN OUT OF IRAQ FIVE OR SIX
YEARS AGO.
>> I SUPPORT THE TROOPS AND WANT
EVERYTHING GOOD, PEOPLE DO THEIR
JOB, AND THEY DON'T EXPECT TOO
MUCH IN RETURN EXCEPT FOR THE
GRATITUDE OF AMERICA, AND I
DON'T THINK IT'S SOMETHING
THAT'S EVER GOING TO END.
>> I'M SKEPTICAL OF ANYTHING
ANYBODY SAYS OUT OF D.C.
IF WE SAY THEY'LL BE OUT OF
THERE BY DECEMBER 31ST, THERE'S
ALWAYS SOMETHING WE DIDN'T READ
INTO IT.
THERE IS ALWAYS SMALL PRINT.
I HOPE IT'S TRUE.
>> Reporter: AND THIS
RESTAURANT OWNER WAS TAKEN
ABACK.
>> I'VE GOT TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE
IT.
I'VE HEARD IT BEFORE, AND
NOTHING'S HAPPENED, SO HOPEFULLY
THIS TIME WE GET OUR BOYS BACK
BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
>> Reporter: THAT RESTAURANT
OWNER SAYS BRINGING THE TROOPS
HOME WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE
COMMUNITY THAT RELIES HEAVILY ON
SERVICING THEM.
>>> THE FAMILY OF A MURDERED
GIRL, STEPHANIE CROW,E HAVE GONE
REACHED COMPENSATION.
THE BROTHER WAS ACCUSED.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS FAMILY?
>> YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT THE
WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO A
FAMILY IS WAKE UP AND FIND YOUR
DAUGHTER MURDERED ON HER BEDROOM
FLOOR.
BUT WHAT HAPPENED FOR THE CROWE
FAMILY OF ESCONDIDO, HER BROTHER
WAS FALSELY ACCUSED, ALONG WITH
TWO FRIENDS, AND SPENT SEVEN
MONTHS IN JAIL, AND THE
PUBLICITY WAS TREMENDOUS.
>> WHAT WAS THE SETTLEMENT
REACHED TODAY?
>> 13 YEARS AFTER THE KILLING,
$7.25 MILLION, THE CROWE FAMILY
GOT ON TOP OF AN EARLIER
SETTLEMENT WITH THE HOWSER
FAMILY, ONE OF THE OTHER BOYS,
WHO GOT $4 MILLION, MAYBE SOME
MEASURE OF JUSTICE IS SERVED
HERE TODAY.
>> MARK, THE DETAILS OF THIS
SETTLEMENT WERE NOT SEALED.
THAT SEEMS UNUSUAL.
>> WELL, MILT SILVERMAN, THE
ATTORNEY FOR THE CROWE FAMILY,
INSISTED THAT THE DETAILS BE
PUCK LICK: AT THE TIME --
PUBLIC.
THERE WAS TREMENDOUS PUBLICITY
ABOUT THE BOYS, THEIR JAILING,
AND ACCUSATIONS.
IT'S TIME TO WRAP THIS UP AND
MAKE IT ALL PUBLIC.
>> AND ALSO PUBLIC MONEY.
>> THAT'S RIGHT.
THE CITY OF ESCONDIDO AND
OCEANSIDE WILL BE PAYING WITH
PUBLIC MONEY.
>> KPBS SENIOR NEWS EDITOR MARK
SAUER.
>>> MARCO GONZALES SUBMITTED A
BILL IN SUPERIOR COURT CLAIMING
HE SPENT HUNDREDS OF HOURS ON A
CASE AND GOT HATE MAIL.
HE CLAIMS THE FIREWORKS SHOWS IN
LA JOLLA DUMP CHEMICALS INTO THE
WATER.
GONZALES SAYS HIS WORK WAS A
SUBSTANTIAL PUBLIC BENEFIT.
>>> UNEMPLOYMENT DROPPED HALF A
PERCENTAGE POINT HERE IN SAN
DIEGO COUNTY LAST MONTH.
IT WAS 9.7% IN SEPTEMBER.
THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
IS 11.9%, THE SECOND HIGHEST IN
THE NATION AFTER NEVADA.
>>> YOU MAY NOTICE SOMETHING
ELSE DROPPING EVER SO SLIGHTLY:
GAS PRICES.
THE AUTO CLUB SAYS THE COST FELL
.6 CENTS TODAY.
THE AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON OF
REGULAR IN THE FAMILY IS NOW
$3.88 A GOVERNOR.
>>> JUST WEEKS AFTER JERRY BROWN
SIGNED THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT,
THERE IS AN EFFORT TO GET IT
REPEALED.
IT WOULD ALLOW IMMIGRANTS TO
RECEIVE COLLEGE FINANCING.
THERE IS A REPEAL INITIATIVE.
THEY CALL THE EFFORT A SLAP IN
THE FACE TO EVERY CALIFORNIAN
WHO WORKS HARD AND FOLLOWS THE
RULES.
>>> SAN DIEGO CITY SCHOOL
OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN TALKING
ABOUT PLANS TO CLOSE OR
CONSOLIDATE SCHOOLS NEXT FALL TO
SAVE ABOUT $5 MILLION A YEAR.
THE DISTRICT HAS RELEASED THE
COMPLETE LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT
COULD BE AFFECTED.
KPBS EDUCATION REPORTER JOINS
US.
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT THIS,
KYLA?
>> Reporter: WELL, BUSINESSES
HAVE BEEN MEETING TO IDENTIFY
SCHOOLS THAT COULD BE CLOSED
NEXT FALL.
THE DISTRICT IS EXPECTEDING TO
HAVE TO CUT SCHOOLS.
THEY SAY THEY WOULD HAVE TO
CLOSE ABOUT FEN SCHOOLS TO REACH
THE FIVE MILLION DOLLAR SAVINGS
GOAL, AND THE LIST THAT THEY
MADE AVAILABLE LAST NIGHT DOES
INCLUDE TEN SCHOOL CLOSURES
ACROSS THE DISTRICT.
IT ALSO INCLUDES CONSOLIDATING
SCHOOLS ON THREE CAMPUSES THAT
CURRENTLY OPERATE AT THOSE SITES
SEPARATELY.
I SPOKE WITH THE DISTRICT'S
BUSINESS MANAGER EARLIER TO DAY,
AND HE EXPLAINED HOW THEY CAME
UP WITH THESE PROPOSALS.
>> WE LOOKED AT ENROLLMENT AND
CAPACITY, HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE
ATTENDING THE SCHOOL FROM THE
NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARY, HOW MANY
ARE CHOOSING TO GO SOMEWHERE
ELSE, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO
EDUCATE A CHILD IN THAT SCHOOL,
WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
OF THE SCHOOL, AND THAT HAS THAT
PERFORMANCE GROWN OVER TIME.
WHEN THE SCHOOL MEETS A NUMBER
OF THOSE, THAT SCHOOL BECOMES A
GOOD CANDIDATE FOR CLOSURE.
>> KYLA, ARE THESE THE
DISTRICT'S FINAL
RECOMMENDATIONS?
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
>> Reporter: THE DISTRICT WILL
BE GATHERING FEEDBACK FROM
PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
FOR ABOUT ANOTHER MONTH, AND
THEN THE FINAL LIST OF SCHOOLS,
WHICH COULD CHANGE, WILL BE
PRESENTED TO THE BOARD NOVEMBER
29TH, AND THE BOARD WILL VOTE ON
EACH RECOMMENDATION IN DECEMBER.
>> KPBS EDUCATION REPORTER KYLA
CALVERT.
>>> RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND RARE
CREATURES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
OCEAN.
THEY SAY THEY FOUND GIANT
AMOEBAS IN MARIANAS TRENCH, FOUR
INCHES ACROSS.
YOU NEED A MICROSCOPE TO SEE
MOST A{MEAB}AS.
IT {ZBIFZ} THEM A WHOLE NEW
HABITAT TO STUDY.
>>> A RESEARCHER WAS HONORED
TODAY FROM PRESIDENT BARAK
OBAMA.
HE WAS HONORED FOR HIS WORK IN
BIOENGINEERING.
>>> JUST BEFORE HONORING
DR. CHIN AND SIX OTHER
SCIENTISTS, THE PRESIDENT
ANNOUNCED THE PLANNED WITHDRAWAL
OF U.S. TROOPS FROM IRAQ.
WHAT WILL THAT MEAN FOR LOCAL
MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR
FAMILIES?
FOR SOME ANALYSIS, WE GO TO
JOANNE AND HER GUESTS AT THE
KPBS ROUND TABLE.
>> THE WAR IN IRAQ IS OVER.
ALL AMERICAN TROOPS WILL RETURN
HOME BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
IT'S A BITTERSWEET ENDED TO A
CONFLICT THAT HAS IMPACTED SAN
DIEGO COUNTY IN SO MANY WAYS, A
PLACE WHERE MILITARY REACHES AS
CLOSE AS A NEIGHBOR.
112,000 ACTIVE MILITARY
PERSONNEL, MORE THAN 200,000
WHEN YOU INCLUDE FAMILIES, MAKE
SAN DIEGO THEIR HOME, A PLACE
WHERE WAR'S CASUALTIES HIT HOME.
CAMP PENDLETON'S DEATH TOLL, 345
IN IRAQ, SECOND ONLY TO FORT
HOOD.
AND WHERE THE WOUNDED RETURN TO
REBUILD AND VETERANS COME TO
RETIRE -- 265,000 IN THE COUNTY.
JOINING ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT
TODAY'S HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT IS
RETIRED MILITARY COLONEL JAY
ANDERSON OF THE MARINE CORPS AND
THE PRESIDENT OF "OPERATION
HOMEFRONT"
>> THANK YOU.
>> THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME
COMING.
YOU JUST HEARD SOME OF THE
NUMBERS.
TELL US HOW WAR HAS IMPACTED OUR
COUNTY.
>> WELL, BESIDES THE DEATHS AND
THE WOUNDED IN ACTION, THE
IMPACT ON THE FAMILIES AND
SERVICE MEMBERS, BECAUSE WHEN WE
THINK OF A HUNDRED PLUS
THOUSANDS THAT ARE STATIONED
HERE NOW, THINK ABOUT THE ONES
OVER THE YEARS OF THIS WAR AND
THE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND
THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN
WHO HAVE CYCLED THROUGH IN AND
OUT ON THEIR WAY TO WAR, AND
THEIR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
FAMILIES.
AND THIS WASN'T LIKE SOME OF OUR
OTHER WARS WHERE IT WAS A SHORT
TIME; IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.
AND WE'VE HAD BACK TO BACK TO
BACK TO BACK TO BACK
DEPLOYMENTS, WHERE THEY'RE GOING
OUT, OUT AND BACK, OUT AND BACK,
AND THE TOLL ON THE MILITARY
FAMILIES AND THE SERVICEMEN AND
-WOMEN IS BEING RECOGNIZED IN
THE BROUGHTER SOCIETY TODAY.
WE SEE THINGS LIKE A MAJOR
UNIVERSITY IN ITS MASTERS OF
SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM HAS A
SPECIALTY DEALING WITH MILITARY
FAMILIES.
WE SEE SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS
BEING ASSIGNED BY THE MILITARY
FAMILIES TO WORK WITH THESE
FAMILIES BECAUSE THE WAR HAS
SUCH A DRAMATIC AND ONGOING
IMPACT ON EVERYONE.
THE COMMUNITY AND THE SERVICE
MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILY
MEMBERS.
>> TO SAY -- I OPENED UP SAYING
THE WAR IS OVER, BUT IT JUST
SEEMS LIKE SUCH A SMALL
STATEMENT TO MAKE, IN TERMS OF
THE IMPACT OF WAR.
I MEAN, IT CAN'T POSSIBLY BE
OVER NOW FOR DECADES.
HOW DO YOU EVEN GO ABOUT NOT
JUST MEASURING IMPACT BUT, GOING
FORWARD, HOW YOU DEAL WITH THE
HEALING THAT HAS TO HAPPEN?
.
>> OUTSTANDING QUESTION, JOANNE.
WE HAVE THE WOUNDED, SOME ARE
VISIBLY WOUNDED.
IF WE GO DOWN TO BALBOA NAVAL
HOSPITAL, WE'LL SEE SOLDIERS,
SAILORS THAT ARE MISSING LIMBS.
THERE ARE ALSO THE PTSD, THE
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES THAT
IMPAIR COG -- COGNITIVE
FEATURES, AND I DON'T WANT TO
SAY THE INJURY BUT THE IMPACT ON
THE FAMILIES, BECAUSE THEY NOW
HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH
THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THEIR
SERVICE MEMBERS' SERVICE IN IRAQ
OVER THESE MANY YEARS, AND THAT
WILL GO ON FOREVER, AS A FRIEND
OF MINE WHO IS A WOUNDED WARRIOR
STATES, HE'S NOT GOING TO WAKE
UP TOMORROW AND BE UNWOUNDED,
HIS LEG WON'T GROW BACK.
THE IMPACT WILL CONTINUE IN HIS
LIFE AND HIS FAMILY'S LIFE
FOREVER, AND THAT'S
UNFORTUNATELY PART AND PARCEL OF
MILITARY LIFE, IT IS THE
CASUALTIES REMAIN CASUALTIES,
AND HOPEFULLY OUR MEDICAL
SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE
WONDEROUS THINGS THAT THEY ARE
DOING.
THE SURVIVABILITY RATES ON
TODAY'S BATTLEFIELD ARE SOME OF
THE HIGHEST WE'VE EVER SEEN.
I WAS TALKING WITH MEDICAL FOLKS
AT AN EVENT LAST NIGHT.
MEDICINE HAS IMPROVED IN CARE OF
TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH, AND
THAT'S AN OUTGROWTH, AN
UNFORTUNATE OR FORTUNATE
BY-PRODUCT OF THE FIGHTING, SO
IT IS OUR FAMILIES AND SERVICE
MEMBERS CONTINUE ON, LET'S HOPE
THAT THOSE IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE
TO FOLLOW WITH, AND THAT THE
MEDICAL FOCUS CONTINUES AND
IMPROVES AS THEY ENTER INTO
THEIR V.A. SERVICE AND SUPPORT,
AND THAT THE FAMILIES CONTINUE
TO GET THE SUPPORT THEY NEED.
>> HOW DO YOU THINK PEOPLE IN
OCEANSIDE, CORONADO, THROUGHOUT
SAN DIEGO, HOW DO YOU THINK
THEY'LL BE REACTING TONIGHT?
>> GOOD YES -- GOOD QUESTION.
THEY'RE ALL GOOD QUESTIONS.
I THINK THERE WILL BE RELIEF,
PARTICULARLY FOR FAMILIES THAT
HAVE SOMEBODY IN IRAQ RIGHT NOW,
THAT THEY KNOW THAT THEIR
SERVICE MEMBER IS GOING TO BE
COMING HOME SOON.
I THINK AS LONG AS WE HAVE THE
WAR CONTINUING IN AFGHANISTAN
THAT THERE WILL BE MAYBE A
BITTERSWEET ASPECT TO IT, THAT
ONE WAR IS WON, AND ONE IS STILL
BEING FOUGHT.
THERE IS ANOTHER CADRE OF IS
SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN OUT THERE
HAD WHO ARE DEPLOYED AROUND THE
WORLD, NOT IN IRAQ OR
AFGHANISTAN, BUT THEY'RE AWAY
FROM THEIR FAMILIES, TOO.
AND WE KNOW THINGS CAN CHANGE IN
A HEARTBEAT.
I ALWAYS KEEP THOSE PEOPLE IN
THE BACK OF MY MIND, TOO.
>> COLONEL ANDERSON, THANK YOU
FOR BEING HERE.
>> THANK YOU.
>>> A LOOK AT THE FIGHT OVER
MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS COMING UP
IN THE EDITOR'S ROUNDTABLE IN
JUST A MOMENT.
>>> AND THE NEXT TIME YOU TAKE
OUT THE TRASH, THERE MIGHT BE A
WORK OF ART IN THERE.
WE'LL SHOW YOU AN EXHIBIT OF
TRASH MASTERPIECES COMING UP.
THIS
IS KPBS'S "EVENING
EDITION".
JOE ANNE JOE ANN JOANNE JOANN
JOE JOANNE JOANNE DWYANE.
>> IN
THE
PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS,
BOTH SAN DIEGO'S CITY ATTORNEY
AND U.S. FEDERAL ATTORNEYS IN
CALIFORNIA HAVE LED A MAJOR
CRACKDOWN ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA
DISPENSEARIES.
THEY WERE ORDERED TO SHUT DOWN.
JOINING ME AT THE ROUNDTABLE ARE
J.W. AUGUST, MANAGING EDITOR FOR
10 NEWS, AND MARK SAUER, KPBS
GENERAL EDITOR.
MARK, TAKES US BACK TO 1996.
WHAT HAPPENED THEN IN TERMS OF
THIS LAW?
>> 1996, THE CALIFORNIA VOTERS
PASSED PROPOSITION 21515, THEY
PASSED IT WITH THEIR HEART AND
MAYBE NOT THEIR HEADS, 215.
AS SO MANY PREPARATIONS --
PROPOSITIONS, IT WASN'T THOUGHT
THROUGH, HOW ARE YOU ACTUALLY
GOING TO THIS, QUOTE, MEDICINE
TO THE FOLKS WHO NEED IT -- THE
AIDS PATIENTS, PEOPLE DEALING
WITH CANCER AND CHEMOTHERAPY,
MS, THE VARIETY OF THINGS PEOPLE
HAVE FOUND MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO
BE HELPFUL FOR UNDER THEIR
DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION, AND
IT'S BEEN A PROBLEM EVER SINCE.
THEY'VE REFINED THE RULES
RECENTLY, SAN DIEGO HAS HAD TO
DEAL WITH THESE, THEY CAME UP
WITH GUIDELINES, THEY WERE GOING
TO HAVE LAND-USE RULES AND
GUIDELINES, AND THEY GOT
OVERTURNED.
>> J.W., GET US UP TO SPEED.
WHY NOW 15 YEARS LATER IS THE
FEDERAL ATTORNEYS OFFICE
STEPPING IN.
>> THEY SENSE THIS COULD BE THE
TIME.
PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS GOING TO
LEAVE CALIFORNIA ALONE, UNLESS
IT'S A MAJOR ISSUE, LEAVE THEM
ALONE, AND LAURA DUFFY, OUR U.S.
ATTORNEY HERE AND THREE OTHER
U.S. ATTORNEYS DECIDED, WITH OR
WITHOUT D.C.'S OKAY TO WARN THE
LANDLORDS AND THE SHOP OWNERS
THAT YOU COULD BE IN VIOLATION
OF FEDERAL LAWS, WE'RE LOOKING
AT YOU, WE'RE COMING AT YOU, AND
THAT DAY THEY ALSO UNSEALED AN
INDICTMENT ABOUT A GUY THAT
OWNED A POT SHOP IN SAN MARCOS
WHO SOUNDS LIKE THE POSTER BOY
FOR WHY THEY OPPOSE MARIJUANA.
>> WHICH IS WHAT?
TELL US ABOUT HIM?
>> HE HAD -- THEY SAID IN --
HOWEVER LONG THEY WERE WATCHING
HIM, HE HAD 750 CLIENTS UNDER 21
YEARS OLD THAT BOUGHT POT AT
THIS PARTICULAR PLACE IN
SAN MARCOS, SO THEY'RE AFTER
HIM.
>> THEY MAKE A CASE THIS IS NOT
REALLY ABOUT MEDICAL NEEDS.
>> THEY'RE SAYING THAT SOME OF
THESE FOLKS -- THERE'S ALL SORTS
OF VOIDS AND VACUUMS IN 215 IN
THIS ISSUE IN CALIFORNIA, AND
INTO THIS DISPENSERY VACUUM ARE
FOLKS WHO ARE SELLING POT WHO
ARE SIMPLY SELLING POT FOR
RECREATIONAL USE.
ARE THERE MANY PATIENTS WHO ARE
USING IT FOR MEDICAL NEEDS?
ABSOLUTELY.
ARE THERE SOME WHO ARE TAKING
ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION, OF
PROFITING FROM IT AND SELLING IT
OUT THE BACK DOOR TO PEOPLE WHO
SHOULDN'T BE GETTING IT?
CERTAINLY.
THERE'S TRUTH OF ALL OF THIS.
>> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SAN
DIEGO CITY ATTORNEY WHO ALSO HAS
HIS OWN REASONS FOR SHUTTING
THESE DISPENSERIES DOWN.
>> HE'S CLAIMING THAT JUDGE
PRAGER HAD RULED IN HIS FAVOR, A
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE HERE IN
TOWN, THAT INDEED HE HAD EVERY
RIGHT UNDER THE CITY'S ZONING
LAWS TO CLOSE THE PLACES DOWN
AND TELL THEM YOU'RE NOT ZONED,
YOU'RE NOT LEGAL, YOU CAN'T BE
THERE.
>> BECAUSE THERE IS NO ZONING
LAW.
>> AND THE CITY ATTORNEY STEPPED
BACK, LET THE PROCESS GO, THE
COUNCIL HAD THEIR MEDICAL
MARIJUANA COMMITTEE, THEY CAME
UP WITH A SET OF GUIDELINES, AND
THEY WERE DEEMED TOO RESTRICTIVE
BY ADVOCATES OF MEDICAL
MARIJUANA WHO GOT THIS
OVERTURNED, AND WE WENT BACK TO
THE DRAWING BOARD.
THEN THE CITY ATTORNEY STEPPED
INTO ANOTHER VOID AND SAID NO
MORE DRAWING BOARD, WE'RE GOING
TO CHILL OUT THESE LANDLORDS, IF
YOU'RE GOING TO RENT TO THESE
DISPENSERIES, WE MAY TAKE YOUR
PLACE.
>> WE HAVE BEEN HEARING: WHERE
DO YOU GET YOUR MEDICAL
MARIJUANA IF THESE PLACES SHUT
DOWN?
>> THE BACK ALLEYS, CARTELS.
SOMETHING LIKE 70% OF THE MONEY
CARTELS MAKE IS STILL FROM
MARIJUANA.
>> YOU'VE GOT THIS BLOODY WAR
SOUTH OF THE BORDER, 42,000 DEAD
IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH THE
CRACKDOWN ON MEXICO, AND WE'RE
BACK TO A BLACK MARKET
SITUATION, MUCH LIKE THE
PROHIBITION OF ALCOHOL IN THE
20s.
YOU CAN LAY THESE OVER ONE
ANOTHER, AND IT'S BEEN GOING ON
IN THIS DRUG WAR FOR 70 YEARS.
>> MARK SAUER KPBS NEWS, J.W.
AUGUST, 10NEWS, THANK YOU FOR
BEING HERE.
>> THANK YOU.
.
>> IF YOU WERE TO LOOK IN YOUR
GARBAGE CAN RIGHT NOW, WOULD YOU
BE ABLE TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL
SCULPTURE OUT OF YOUR CRASH?
OUR ARTS REPORTER TAKES US TO AN
EXHIBIT AT THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
WHERE ARTISTS HAVE TURNED
GARBAGE INTO ART.
.
>> Reporter: FOR MOST OF US,
THIS IS JUST TRASH.
BUT FOR ARTISTS, THIS CAN BE
BOTH INSPIRATION AND MATERIAL.
CAVES CAN BE MADE OUT OF
CARDBOARD.
PLASTIC BAGS TURN INTO JELLY
FISH.
AND GARBAGE BAGS CAN COME INTO
LIFE.
>> WE'RE MAKING A JOURNEY OF
WHAT HAPPENS FROM THE TIME YOU
PUT TRASH INTO YOUR RECYCLING
BAG AT HOME, AND HOW IT ENDS UP
AT THE MIRAMAR LANDFILL.
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THAT
TRANSFORMATION THAT EVERY KID
CONNECTS TO.
>> Reporter: TRASH IS THE
LATEST EXHIBIT AT THE CHILDREN'S
MUSEUM IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO.
>> AND OUR AUDIENCE IS NOT A
SOPHISTICATED ART AUDIENCE.
THEY'RE 2, 3, 7 YEARS OLD, AND
WE KNOW THAT FOR THEM
TRANSFORMATION GETS THEIR
ATTENTION, THAT ACTIVE MAGIC.
>> Reporter: WE VISITED SOME OF
THE ARTISTS AS THEY WERE
INSTALLING THEIR PIECES FOR
TRASH.
JASON MAKES LARGE
SPACESHIP-LOOKING SCULPTURES OUT
OF THE SKY ROW FOAM INSERTS USED
TO PACKAGE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.
>> FOR ME THE SIMPLE
MANIPULATION OF THE MATERIAL
INTO SOMETHING COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT, EVEN OTHER WORLDLY,
IS ONE OF THE JOYS AND
FASCINATIONS THAT I HAVE WITH
WORKING WITH THE MATERIAL.
>> Reporter: INSPIRED BY THE
FOAM WAVES CREATE WHEN THEY
CRASH TO SHORE, JESSICA CREATED
A PIECE OUT OF WHITE PLASTIC
BAGS.
>> WHITE PLASTIC BAGS SEEMED
LIKE THE PERFECT SOLUTION.
THEY ALLOW LIGHT TO PASS
THROUGH, THEY CAN BE DENSE WHEN
THEY'RE BUILT UP, THEY CAN HAVE
THIS KIND OF TRANSLUCEANCE, THEY
CAN HAVE THIS VERY LIGHT {OOPS}
MEDITATIVE MOMENT WITH THAT, AND
THEN THE REALITY OF WHAT THAT IS
AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THAT
BAG LANDS.
>> Reporter: SHE HOPES KIDS
WILL LIE DOWN UNDER HER PIECE
AND UNWIND.
OF COURSE WITH YOUNG ONES,
UNWINDING CAN BE A CHALLENGE.
THE CURATOR HOPES TRASH HELPS
EDUCATE KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
>> WE KNOW THAT IN THE AREA OF
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY,
KIDS ARE ALREADY THE LEADERS IN
THEIR HOME, TEACHING THEIR
PARENTS ABOUT WHY PLASTIC
GROCERY BAGS CAN HURT SEA LIFE.
WE KNOW KIDS ARE WAY AHEAD OF US
ADULTS ON THE ISSUES OF
RECYCLING.
I HOPE WE CAN EMPOWER KIDS TO
HELP CHANGE THE BEHAVIORS AT
HOME.
.
>> THAT'S OUR ARTS REPORTER.
TRASH IS CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
THROUGH 2013 AT THE CHILDREN'S
ART MUSEUM.
.
>>> WELCOME BACK TO THE PUBLIC
SQUARE ON KPBS "EVENING
EDITION".
TONIGHT WE WANT TO REACH OUT TO
OUR MILITARY FAMILIES.
WE WANT TO KNOW WHOSE RETURN ARE
YOU WAITING FOR, YOUR HUSBAND,
WIFE, SON OR DAUGHTER, MAYBE A
BROTHER?
SEND US A PHOTO OR TELL US YOUR
STORY.
WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR
ANTICIPATION, OR WHATEVER
FEELINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT
THIS LONG-AWAITED HOMECOMING.
YOU CAN SEND ME AN EMAIL OR
THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO REACH US
HERE AT KPBS "EVENING EDITION".
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER, LIKE US ON
FACEBOOK.
AND GO TO OUR WEBSITE.
>>> NOW A RECAP OF TONIGHT'S TOP
STORY.
>> PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS U.S.
TROOPS WILL BE OUT OF IRAQ BY
THE END OF THIS YEAR.
HE SAYS THEY'LL LEAVE WITH THEIR
HEADS HELD HIGH AND PROUD OF
THEIR SUCCESS.
150 TO 200 TROOPS WILL REMAIN AS
PART OF EMBASSY SECURITY.
>>> ESCONDIDO AND OCEANSIDE HAVE
REACHED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR
SETTLEMENT WITH A MURDERED GIRL.
THE BROTHER OF STEPHANIE CROWE
WAS ARRESTED, BUT LATER A
TRANSIENT WAS ARRESTED AND
CONVICTED.
NEITHER POLICE DEPARTMENT
ADMITTED ANY WRONGDOING.
>>> AND TODAY THE SAN DIEGO
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT RELEASED
A LIST OF 10 SCHOOLS IT WANTS TO
CLOSE NEXT YEAR TO HANDLE A
BUDGET GAP.
IT ALSO PLANS TO CONSOLIDATE
THREE HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES.
YOU CAN SEE A MAP OF THE
AFFECTED SCHOOLS ON OUR WEBSITE.
ALSO WATCH AND COMMENT ON ANY OF
THE STORIES YOU SAW TONIGHT ON
THE "EVENING EDITION" PAGE.
>>> THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING
US.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
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