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Stories for April 21, 2010

Calif. Delays Plan To Expand Black Bear Hunting

April 21
Samantha Young, AP

California wildlife officials on Wednesday delayed taking action on a proposal to expand the hunting of black bears in the state, saying public concerns haven't been fully addressed.

City's Financial Outlook Improves Slightly

April 21
By Katie Orr

San Diego is still facing multi-million dollar deficits in the coming years, but the picture is improving slightly. The city's revised five-year budget projection was released today.

New Analysis Of Military's Economic Impact On San Diego

April 21
By Alison St John
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A new analysis of the economic impact of the military in San Diego shows defense spending generates an estimated 340,000 jobs in the region.

New Senior Wellness Center Opens In Downtown San Diego

April 21
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new center for seniors celebrated its grand opening today in downtown San Diego. The Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center has a lot of unique features.

Survival: Lives In The Balance: The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)

April 21
Survival: Lives In The Balance: The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)  Tease photo

Millions of people in the developing world, mostly children, die each year from treatable and preventable diseases. Slowly, that is beginning to change as economic growth lifts hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty and the circumstances known to perpetuate disease. "Survival: Lives In The Balance" is a landmark documentary series about global health.

Review: 'Blade Runner: The Final Cut'

April 21
By Beth Accomando
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"Blade Runner: The Final Cut" screens on April 22 as part of the Museum of Photographic Arts' POP Thursdays. Here's my review from when Ridley's "The Final Cut" ran theatrically.

California Offers Cash Rebates For Old Appliances

April 21
By Ed Joyce

San Diego Gas & Electric and the California Energy Commission are offering San Diego County residents rebates for trading in old appliances for new energy-efficient models.

48-Day March Against More Calif. Budget Cuts Ends

April 21
Judy Lin, AP

Activists calling for greater investment in public services ranging from schools to in-home health care are ending a 48-day, 365-mile march with a rally in front of the state Capitol.

Video: Short Film "Spider" At Landmark's Ken Theater

April 21
By Angela Carone
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One of my favorite short films EVER will screen at Landmark's Ken Cinema starting Friday, along with a full-length feature by the same director. See "Spider" here then head to the theaters!

Rady Children's Hospital To Open Pediatric Care Clinic In Oceanside

April 21
City News Service

The Sanford Children's World Clinic will be located in a 28,500-square-foot building at the Ocean Terrace Professional Center, 3605 Vista Way, a portion of which was purchased through a $2.5 million philanthropic donation from Pamela and Martin Wygod and the Rose Foundation.

San Diego Hit By Wet, Windy Weather

April 21
City News Service

Wet and windy weather came to San Diego County today, bringing snow at the higher elevations. By 7 a.m., snow had fallen on both sides of Interstate 8 at Sunrise Highway, and across the entire length of Sunrise Highway.

When Do Nightmares Become A Sleep Disorder?

April 21
These Days

One in 20 adults in the US complain of disturbing dreams, and more than twice that many children and adolescents also experience frequent nightmares, yet few chronic nightmare sufferers imagine that it is a treatable problem. We'll talk about nightmares with leading sleep disorder specialist Dr. Barry Krakow.

A Weekend at Coachella

April 21
By Meredith Hattam
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Beyonce! Natural disasters! No showers! The 11th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was full of surprises this past weekend, and Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam decamped for its crowded fields. Plus: a look at Coachella fashion.

How Will Algae Impact Agriculture And The Gas Pump?

April 21
These Days
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What impact could algae have on modern agriculture in the United States? Scientists around the country exploring the potential of algae as a biofuel. We talk to UCSD professor Stephen Mayfield about algae as a fuel source.

What Is A Gray Whale Doing In San Diego Bay?

April 21
These Days
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Gray whale sightings are common in the waters along our coast around this time of year. For the second year in a row, a gray whale has been observed hanging out in San Diego Bay, which is relatively uncommon. The executive director for the Birch Aquarium joins us today to discuss what the whale might be doing in the bay.

Election: San Diego County Sheriff's Race

April 21
These Days

People elected to the post of San Diego County Sheriff often remain in office a very long time. So, this countywide election takes on a special importance. We'll discuss candidates Bill Gore, Jim Duffy and Jay LeSuer.

Agency: Several Qualcomm Stadium Boxes Unsafe

April 21
Associated Press

A state safety agency investigating the fatal fall of a San Diego Chargers employee says more than a dozen viewing boxes at Qualcomm Stadium are unsafe and need protective barriers.

Regulators To Decide SDG&E Settlement For 2007 Fires

April 21
By Amita Sharma
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California regulators will decide tomorrow whether to approve a $14 million settlement with San Diego Gas & Electric after state investigators claimed poorly maintained power lines started the 2007 wildfires. The money would be paid into the state's general fund.

San Diego Citizen Survey Reveals Spending Priorities

April 21
By Katie Orr

People living in San Diego would be willing to pay more to maintain city streets, but they don't support spending money to increase neighborhood parking.

San Diego Voters To Choose New County Sheriff

April 21
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County has a sheriff named Bill Gore, but sheriff is an elected office. The county sheriff is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in San Diego, and the sheriff's primary election is coming up in June.

Review: 'The Square'

April 21
By Beth Accomando
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Australian filmmaking brothers Joel and Nash Edgerton serve up a neo-noir tale with “The Square" (opening April 23 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). Listen to my review.