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Stories for April 19, 2010

San Diego Council Votes To Authorize Lease For Downtown San Diego Library

April 19
City News Service
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The City Council today agreed to enter into a lease with the San Diego Unified School District to incorporate a charter school within a proposed new downtown central library.

U.S. Officials Suspend Water Testing In Tijuana Over Travel Warning Concerns

April 19
By Amy Isackson
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U.S. officials are so concerned about violence in Tijuana after last month’s U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, they have decided to risk violating U.S. law instead of sending employees to the border city.

Poway School Bus Drivers Fight To Keep Wheels On The Road

April 19
By Ana Tintocalis
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Bus drivers in the Poway Unified School District say they'll fight to keep their school buses on the road next school year. The Poway Unified School Board is considering eliminating or scaling back on bus transportation because of deep budget cuts.

Calif. Senator Wants To Move Up Cut-Off Date For Kindergarten

April 19
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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One state senator wants to move up the cut-off date for kids entering kindergarten. This isn’t the first time such a change has been proposed. In the past, opponents have argued that parents should have the flexibility to decide what’s best for their kids.

San Diego Authorities Arrest 282 In Gang Sweep

April 19
City News Service
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A multi-agency crackdown on San Diego-area gangs involved in cross-border crime resulted in 282 arrests over the weekend, authorities announced today.

Divya Kakaiya Ph.D., CEDS

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: 2010 Honoree

April 19
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One of San Diego County's first Indian psychologists, Dr. Divya Kakaiya has been treating eating disorders since 1985, specializing in cultural issues within eating disorders.

Lee Ann Kim

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: 2010 Honoree

April 19
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Lee Ann Kim is founder of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, which serves more than 100,000 audiences and over 1,000 individual artists through its annual film festival and year-round programs.

Calif. Schools Chief Launches Statewide Breakfast Initiative In San Diego

April 19
By Ana Tintocalis
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The state's Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell says school breakfasts make a big difference in student achievement. That's why he launched a statewide school breakfast initiative on Monday in San Diego.

San Diego Streets To Get $47 Million In Repairs

April 19
City News Service
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Work began today on a $47 million project to repave 134 miles of San Diego streets and slurry-seal another 147 miles, Mayor Jerry Sanders announced.

San Diego Arts Roundup: Ron English, Earth Day, and Coachella

April 19
By Angela Carone
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Culture Lust rounds up some of San Diego's best, most interesting, and most surprising art stories from the weekend so you've got plenty of material for this week's water cooler chatter.

An Update On San Diego County's South Bay

April 19
These Days
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It's politics as usual and unusual in the South Bay. Our conversation with the editor of The Star News covers the candidates for Mayor of Chula Vista, the return of Juan Vargas and a challenger to Bob Filner. Also, Chula Vista has come up with a novel approach to funding a convention and visitors bureau, never mind that the city has no convention center or large hotel.

Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny Talks About His Orchestrion

April 19
These Days
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World renown jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has a new project involving an orchestra. What's so unusual about that? The orchestra is robotic. Pat Metheny will join us to talk about the Orchestrion project.

What Will New Editor Bring To The San Diego Union-Tribune?

April 19
These Days
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What are the top priorities for the new editor of The San Diego Union-Tribune? We speak to Jeff Light about his background, and his goals for the paper.

City Council To Consider Downtown SD Library Project

April 19
By Katie Orr
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The San Diego City Council will consider a partnership Monday that's vital for a new central downtown library. The council will vote on whether to enter into a lease agreement with the San Diego Unified School district.

Sickest Calif. Inmates Cost Millions

April 19
By Joanne Faryon
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The head of Prison Health Care Services wants to find a way to release some of the sickest and most expensive inmates in state prisons. Twenty-one inmates cost taxpayers more then $40 million in medical bills last year.

Obama Directive On Hospital Visitation Rights Will Have Broad Effect

April 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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Members of the gay community are reacting positively to President Obama's decision to require hospitals to give visitation privileges to same-sex couples. California already has such a law.

Condoms In Jails: A Controversial Intervention

April 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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Health officials say the rate of HIV among people who are incarcerated is nearly seven times higher than the general population. Distributing condoms to inmates is one way to prevent the spread of disease, but the idea remains controversial.