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Stories for April 20, 2009

San Diego Weekend: Earth Day, Captain Hammer, and SDSU Baseball

April 20
By Angela Carone
Tease photo

Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was in Oceanside this weekend while Balboa Park hosted Earth Day, 2009. Here are some goodies from cameras far and wide...including an excellent sports shot.

Cancer Tops Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death in SD

April 20

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death among San Diego County residents, it was announced today.

Coronado Officials Consider $10 Round-Trip Bridge Toll

April 20

Coronado officials looking to raise money for a proposed tunnel and other projects aimed at easing traffic congestion are considering charging a toll that could take the cost of a round trip across the San Diego-Coronado Bridge to $10.

San Diegans Return to Victory Gardens

April 20
These Days

As Americans celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this week, more and more San Diegans are turning their green thumbs to the garden. We'll talk about easy and sustainable ways to get an edible garden started and the benefits to you, your family and the earth from growing your own food.

Scientist Talks about the Once and Future Ocean

April 20
These Days

What role do the oceans play in sustaining life on Earth? How have humans altered the oceans and will they, and us, survive? We'll talk with ocean expert Paul Falkowski about the once and future oceans.

Former Prosecutor Talks about Crossing the Political Line

April 20
These Days

Is justice blind? Not according to Former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, David Iglesias. He'll talk about why he and seven other prosecutors were fired by the Bush administration.

New Bike Trail Opens Along San Diego Bay

April 20
By Katie Orr

Bike riders, runners and skaters turned out this weekend to celebrate the opening of a new bike trail in Imperial Beach.

New Bill Would Ease Restrictions on Concealed Firearms

April 20
By Steve Shadley

A bill to make it easier to get concealed weapons permits in California is stirring up controversy at the state capitol.

California Broils in Record Heat to 100 Degrees

April 20

California is sweltering under summer-like temperatures. Record heat is forecast statewide again Monday.