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Stories for February 7, 2008

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Feb. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

The Onion's A.V. Club is just knocking my socks off with good stuff.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 7
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 7
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Wiseguys Have The Best Nicknames

Feb. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Bobby the Jew. The Greaseball. Tommy Sneakers. Little Nicky. Jackie the Nose. One Eye. Johnny Red Rose. These are some of the wiseguy names listed in a

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 7
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Bipartisan Complaints For "Decline to State" Ballots on Super Tuesday

Feb. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Both Republicans and Democrats had problems with their "decline to state" ballots. The San Diego Registrar of Voters office has been dealing with complaints. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Local Officials Mark National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day

Feb. 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local officials marked national black HIV AIDS awareness day on Thursday by encouraging all San Diegans to know their status. Officials say African-Americans need to be more vigilant. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego Unified School Celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb. 7
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Unified's only Chinese-language school celebrated the Chinese New Year today. It's the first time the school is ringing in the holiday. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Customs Office Makes Palomar Airport a Viable Lindberg Alternative

Feb. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Palomar Airport in Carlsbad has taken a step towards becoming an alternative to Lindberg Field for people flying to and from North County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Weekend Preview: Now is the Time to Make Valentine’s Day Reservations

Feb. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Many couples, young and old, will be dining out next week for Valentine's Day. We talk about where to go in San Diego to meet your Valentine's Day needs, whether it's expensive or affordable, intimate, casual, or simple.

Changing Attitudes Toward Sex in America

Feb. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It is no secret: Americans are having sex. Brian Alexander and Mike McCall pull back the curtain to discuss sexual behaviors in the U.S. and how attitudes toward sex have changed over the decades.

UCSD Researchers Discover Link Between Wind and Fish Populations

Feb. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A landmark study has recently been released, which analyzes 50 years of ocean monitoring data. UCSD researchers explain how their findings can explain the rise and fall of fish populations.

California Coastal Commission Rejects Toll Road

Feb. 7
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Supporters of a controversial toll road project say they will appeal Wednesday’s decision by the California Coastal Commission to build the road through San Onofre State Beach Park. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Research Shows Wind Causes Fish Population Declines

Feb. 7
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers say wind is the force behind big swings in fish populations off California's coast. The study is the first to connect changes in climate to fish populations. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

San Diegans with Political Ambitions Gearing Up for June Election

Feb. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

With the Presidential primary behind us, San Diegans with local political aspirations are gearing up for the June primary election. Wednesday was the first day to take out papers to run for office at City Hall. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Bring It On

Feb. 7
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices

& ldquo;You're confusing everyone! & You're doing it all wrong!! This is really important what you're doing! Don't screw it up! & rdquo; she screamed at me while rifling through the stack of multi-colored, three-ring-binders filled with names, addresses, political affiliations, and just as many omissions. & ldquo;She's just old, & rdquo; I told myself, as I tried self righteously to defend my unintentional mistakes, and to reassure her I could not single-handedly ruin the primaries.

Age, The Voter, and the Candidate

Feb. 7
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

On election day, the first report I received outside of San Diego came from a friend. & It said: "our daughter Sally said the polling place in her neighborhood in L.A. was swarming with smiling young people voting for Obama." & Then I heard from a young cousin who wrote: & ldquo;Since I only had one dot to fill in, and I wanted my vote for Obama to count in the great closely contested state of Connecticut, I filled in that dot like there was no tomorrow; you couldn't find a drop of white with a microscope. & rdquo; That's enthusiasm! & Earlier, I heard a KPBS reporter phoning in from the South Bay where young Democrats were at the polls voting for Obama. & Their middle-aged mothers and aunts supported Clinton.

Legendary Writer Gay Talese on These Days Tomorrow!

Feb. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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I'm so excited - it will be one of those restless nights for me. & It happens when I get really excited about a guest. & I've been reading more of his writing and about his life for the last 24 hours. & You don't want to miss this interview. & We'll talk about the state of journalism, past and present. & We'll talk about

Citizen Voices

Feb. 7
By Alma Sove and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Feb. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 7
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political Fix

Feb. 7
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

I've been writing for KPBS Online in the