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Stories for April 27, 2010

San Diego City Debates Political Party Campaign Contribution Limits

April 27
By Alison St John

San Diego is the first city in the nation forced to review its campaign contribution limits after a landmark Supreme Court ruling. A Republican Party suit prompted the city council to double the money political parties can spend on city candidates.

San Diego Leaders Team Up To Educate Community About Sex Trafficking

April 27
By Susan Murphy

San Diego is an international gateway for child sex trafficking and one of the top cities in the nation for child prostitution, according to law enforcement officials. Community leaders are holding a sex trafficking forum Tuesday night in Imperial Beach to educate the community about the growing problem.

Gardner Sentencing Moved Up To May 14

April 27

The sentencing hearing for the admitted killer of teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois was moved up two weeks to May 14, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office announced today.

S.D. County Grand Jury Recommends County Ethics Commission

April 27
By Alison St John

The San Diego County Grand Jury says the city’s Ethics Commission should be more independent. In a report released today, the grand jury also recommends the County form an Ethics Commission.

San Diego Supervisors Wield Eminent Domain Laws

April 27
By Alison St John

San Diego County Supervisors used eminent domain laws today to take two pieces of property they say are needed to complete county projects.

Baja California Governor Changes Course On FEMA Trailers

April 27
By Vicente Calderon, Amy Isackson

Baja Calfiorna's Governor says he's changed his mind. He will not use potentially toxic FEMA trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina to house people who lost their homes in the Mexicali earthquake.

Video: New Video From Greg Laswell

April 27
By Angela Carone
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Former San Diego singer-songwriter Greg Laswell has a new album out on May 4th called "Take A Bow." A music video for the song "Take Everything" is out today.

Video: Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop"

April 27
By Angela Carone
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The most anticipated movie of 2010 (Iron Man who?) opens in San Diego on Friday. The documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is the work (maybe!) of anonymous British street artist, Banksy. Check out this trailer for the film.

Music: The New Soul Of Old Tiger

April 27
By Megan Burke
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Culture Lust contributor Megan Burke lets us in on San Diego's best-kept musical secret.

Local Event: Highlights from the 5th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival

April 27
By Beth Accomando
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This past Saturday, the San Diego Shakespeare Society held it's 5th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival in Balboa Park. Hundreds of students performed selections from the Bard. Here are some highlights.

Violence Of Baja Quake Seen In Desert Fish Video

April 27
Associated Press

The violence of this month's big Baja California earthquake was captured in scientists' video of tiny fish that live in a deep Mojave Desert cavern.

Goldman Says It Didn't Try To Mislead Investors

April 27
Deborah Tedford, NPR
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The executive at the center of the government's fraud suit against Goldman Sachs told lawmakers Tuesday that the complex financial product at the center of the suit was not purposely designed to fail.

Colman McCarthy Is Teaching Peace In America's Schools

April 27
These Days
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Long-time peace educator Colman McCarthy joins us to talk about bullying and violence in schools and why teaching children about peace is vital.

Diabetes: Global Health Epidemic Of The 21st Century

April 27
These Days

Diabetes has become a global epidemic, with more than 200 million people estimated to be suffering from the disease around the world. We discuss the factors have led to the growth of diabetes, and what can be done to prevent the disease from spreading.

Sacramento Update: Abel Maldonado Confirmed, Race For Governor

April 27
These Days

Second time is the charm for Republican state Senator Abel Maldonado. After months of delays, the state Senate finally confirmed Maldonado to fill the vacant post of lieutenant governor for the remainder of the year. We speak to John Myers about the politics behind Maldonado's nomination, and about the latest news on the governor's race.

San Diego Unified To Vote On Weighted Grades For AP Classes

April 27
By Ana Tintocalis

The San Diego Unified School board will decide today whether high school students who take an Advance Placement class should get an automatic boost in their grade.

Senators To Press Goldman Officials About Practices

April 27
Associated Press
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The CEO of Goldman Sachs and other executives from the Wall Street powerhouse are coming before Congress 10 days after the government accused the firm of fraud.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes El Centro Region

April 27
City News Service

A magnitude-4.7 earthquake was recorded about 18 miles west southwest of El Centro early today.