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Stories for November 30, 2009

Judge: Calif. Not Following Order To Stop Home Care Cuts

Nov. 30, 2009
By Amita Sharma

The State of California has still not followed a federal judge's order to stop cuts to an in-home care program for the elderly and disabled. Judge Claudia Wilken cited the state two weeks ago for contempt.

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The League of S.T.E.A.M Hunt Vampires At "New Moon" Screenings

Nov. 30, 2009
By Angela Carone

LA-based steampunk ghostbusters known as The League of S.T.E.A.M went to midnight screenings of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" to hunt some vampires. Watch the video.

Test Shows Many S.D. County Students Out Of Shape

Nov. 30, 2009
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego County public school students posted slight gains on a state physical fitness test compared to last year, but the majority are still considered out-of-shape.

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San Diego Gets Extension On Firefighting Chopper

Nov. 30, 2009
City News Service

Due to the continuing wildfire threat, San Diego-area emergency crews will have access to a large water-dropping aircraft until mid- December, a fire department spokesman said today.

UC San Diego Scientists Heading To Copenhagen

Nov. 30, 2009
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography plan to present their latest research at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit.

Officials: Progress Made On Virtual Fence Project

Nov. 30, 2009
JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

Government officials overseeing the construction of a "virtual fence" along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border hope to turn over the first segment to the Border Patrol in January, while beginning construction on a second stretch in coming weeks.

Chargers Win Sixth Game In A Row

Nov. 30, 2009
By Dwane Brown

The San Diego Chargers are one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

White House Update: Afghanistan, Unemployment, Health Care

Nov. 30, 2009
By Hank Crook, Maureen Cavanaugh

President Obama is expected to outline his plan for the war in Afghanistan Tuesday night. We speak to NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley on the president's options for the war, the health care debate and a jobs.

After Foster Teens Leave The System

Nov. 30, 2009
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Sharon Heilbrunn

What happens to a foster teen when he or she turns 18 and is let out of the system? We speak to members of a local foster care organization.

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Recall Could Change Political Landscape In Oceanside

Nov. 30, 2009
By Alison St John

Two significant events next month could change the political landscape of the city of Oceanside. Currently, fiscal conservatives have a 3-to-2 majority on the city council, but that could change.

Foreign-Born Workers Support The San Diego Economy

Nov. 30, 2009
By Tom Fudge

A study of large urban areas in the U.S. shows immigrants make up 28 percent of the San Diego workforce.

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Scientists Weigh In On The Politics Of Climate Change

Nov. 30, 2009
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

When climate scientists talked recently about their latest research on global warming, they also responded to questions about the politics surrounding climate change.