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Stories for December 9, 2010

'Bomb House' Owner Unlikely To Get Compensation

Dec. 9
By Kyla Calvert
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The Escondido house where George Jakubec allegedly stockpiled explosives is now a pile of ashes. Jakubec was renting the home, and the home’s owner is unlikely to be compensated.

Jazz Great James Moody Dies At Age 85

Dec. 9
By Angela Carone
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Jazz great, saxophonist James Moody, has died after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 85. Moody lived in San Diego for the 21 years.

Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole & David McCullough

Dec. 9
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Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole and Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season's most beloved songs.

California's Population Increases Slightly

Dec. 9
California Capitol Network
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California’s population increased a tiny bit compared to last year according to a new report from the Department of Finance.

Former Publisher Of Gay Magazine Commits Suicide

Dec. 9
By Susan Murphy
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The former publisher of the San Diego Gay & Lesbian Times committed suicide Wednesday night, according to an investigator with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A Christmas Concert From Norway 2010

Dec. 9
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"A Christmas Concert From Norway" is a one-hour program of popular classical and traditional holiday music. The concert, to be recorded at the historic Vang Church in Hamar, Norway, features world-renowned musicians in glorious performance. They include the Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman, who delighted millions of international television viewers when she sang at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Olympics.

Christmas At Concordia: Journey To Bethlehem

Dec. 9
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Celebrate the holiday season with "Christmas At Concordia: Journey To Bethlehem," a new special which combines the pageantry of opera, the grandeur of choral orchestral masterworks, and the intimacy of delicate solos and duets.

Steve Martin On Colbert Assessing "Art" (w/guests!)

Dec. 9
By Angela Carone
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Steve Martin was on The Colbert Report and was asked to assess a work of art, with input from contemporary artists Frank Stella, Shepard Fairey, and Andres Serrano.

Protests, Cheers At Sunrise Powerlink Groundbreaking

Dec. 9
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Construction of the Sunrise Powerlink Project began in September. Three months since, its groundbreaking attracts protesters and local residents opposing it.

No Blackout For Chargers Game This Sunday

Dec. 9
City News Service
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It isn't a sellout yet, but the Chargers football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday will be televised locally.

L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010

Dec. 9
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This program is a music and dance special highlighting the top performances from the 50th Annual L.A. County holiday celebration on December 24, 2009, at the Music Center of Los Angeles. The program reflects the cultural mosaic of Los Angeles and the broader "melting pot" of the United States as performers of African, Asian, European and Latino backgrounds join to express the joy of the season.

Federal Stimulus Money To Be Used For High-Speed Rail In CA And Other States

Dec. 9
Joan Lowy and Kevin Freking, Associated Press
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The Obama administration is taking $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money away from Ohio and Wisconsin and awarding it to 12 other states, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday.

Culture Lust Weekend: The Black Keys, Human ACTion Festival & Holiday Theater

Dec. 9
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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In between shopping, tree trimming, and baking, why not enjoy a little local art and culture? We've got a list of suggestions that should do the trick.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2010

Dec. 9
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Celebrating its 87th year, the lighting of the national Christmas tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. Taped at President's Park in Washington, D.C., the 60-minute special is hosted by hip-hop artist Common and will include appearances and performances by blues legend B.B. King, Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, new singing sensation Jackie Evancho, Jim James of the alt-rock band My Morning Jacket and others.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Battle For The Bible

Dec. 9
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"Battle for the Bible" explores the dramatic, violent and world-shaking story of the most famous and widely-read book in history -- the Bible in English. It's the tale of how, in the 15th and 16th centuries, a group of men set out on a new crusade: to bring the Scriptures to people in their own language for the very first time. In so doing, they would help launch a religious revolution that would ultimately change the course of history in England, America and beyond.

City Planning Commission Voted Against Rope Barrier At Children's Pool

Dec. 9
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The San Diego Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday against a city plan to maintain a year-round rope barrier to protect harbor seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla.

Nimitz Not Returning To San Diego

Dec. 9
City News Service
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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which departed San Diego earlier this week, won't be returning, the Navy announced today.

Pendleton Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Dec. 9
City News Service
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The Pentagon released the name today of a 31-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was fatally wounded in combat in Afghanistan.

Officials Confirm Alleged 14-Year-Old Gang Killer Is U.S. Citizen

Dec. 9
By Amy Isackson and Associated Press
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U.S. officials have confirmed an alleged 14-year-old drug gang killer in Mexico is a U.S. citizen.

Housing Commission Creates New Affordable Housing

Dec. 9
City News Service
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The San Diego Housing Commission announced Thursday it has created 720 affordable housing units by leveraging the equity on its real estate holdings.

Brown Hosts Budget Discussion With Lawmakers

Dec. 9
California Capitol Network
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As he prepares his own plan to balance the state’s budget, Governor-elect Jerry Brown is getting feedback from Capitol community. He hosted an unusual discussion with more than 200 lawmakers, staffers and local government leaders Wednesday in Sacramento.

NOVA: Arctic Dinosaurs

Dec. 9
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How is it that dinosaurs managed to survive and even thrive in the gloom of the dark and frigid polar regions? This is one of today's most intriguing, little-known enigmas in paleontology. Now, a unique field expedition, covered exclusively by NOVA, will set out for Alaska's North Slope to defrost a jackpot of new fossil clues.

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Calling

Dec. 9
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A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans — Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim — preparing to become the nation’s next generation of religious leaders, “The Calling” follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. This four-hour two-part special event explores the forces that are drawing a new generation of young people to serve their communities and their faith.

Governor Schwarzenegger Recognized By SDMAC

Dec. 9
By Alison St John
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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger accepted an award in San Diego for his work to support veterans returning from active deployment.

Construction Begins On Controversial Sunrise Powerlink

Dec. 9
City News Service
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Construction officially began today on a 117-mile transmission line that will carry electricity from the Imperial Valley to San Diego, while environmentalists vowed to continue their efforts to stop the project.

Marine General Said Observation Training Best Way To Defend Against IEDs.

Dec. 9
By Alison St John
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The new Commandant of the Marine Corp, General James Amos, says the most effective tool so far discovered to protect Marines from improvised explosive devices was training initiated at Camp Pendleton in San Diego’s North County.

Student Fees Settlement Allows Families To Recoup Money

Dec. 9
By Ana Tintocalis
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The California Secretary of Education says public schools must stop requiring its students to pay for materials and programs at their campuses. A legal settlement now requires schools to refund the money if the practice continues.

House Democrats Balk At Tax-Cut Package

Dec. 9
Scott Neuman, NPR
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House Democrats defied President Obama on Thursday, shooting down a deal between the White House and Republicans lawmakers to renew the Bush-era tax cuts in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits.

Antiques Roadshow: Naughty Or Nice

Dec. 9
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Highlights in this episode include: an 1863 Temperance lithograph illustrating the evils of imbibing spirits; a letter from Gerald Ford, written when he was House minority leader, to his kindergarten teacher in Michigan who called him “naughty little Gerry Ford”; and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film "Some Like It Hot" that was so tight she had to be sewn into it, valued at $150, 000 to $250,000.

Threats To Funding For San Diego Arts Organizations

Dec. 9
These Days
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Carl DeMaio has proposed to cut the city's funding to arts groups by 25% in his plan to balance the budget in 2011. We look at how small and medium arts organizations operate, how they use the city's grants, what would happen if they were cut 25% and what the city as a whole would lose.

Events: Tweed Rides, Holiday Classes, And Ice Skating

Dec. 9
These Days
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It's a very festive weekend preview we have for you - holiday gift making, shopping, cooking, and general merry making.

City Legal Costs Are Increasing Despite Decrease In Lawsuits

Dec. 9
These Days
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If the volume of lawsuits filed against the City of San Diego has decreased, why has the cost of fighting them increased substantially over the last seven years? We speak to reporters from the Watchdog Institute about their investigation into the city's increasing legal costs.

Claims, Lawsuits Lead To High Outside Counsel Costs For San Diego

Dec. 9
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The cost of handling claims and lawsuits against the city of San Diego has more than tripled in recent years, and the tab is still running in a few of the most expensive legal battles, including those against developer Roque de la Fuente and the city’s own police officers.

Bomb-House Burning Goes Well

Dec. 9
By Ed Joyce
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Authorities on Thursday set fire to a suburban San Diego home they said was so packed with homemade explosives that they had no choice but to burn it to the ground.

Escondido 'Bomb House' Burning Details

Dec. 9
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Learn more about plans to burn down the home of a 54-year-old Escondido man accused of having a bomb factory in his house.

Family & Friends Of Slain SD College Student March For Answers

Dec. 9
By Amita Sharma
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Diana Gonzalez's parents say the DA's office refuses to answer questions they have about the investigation and why charges weren't filed earlier against the estranged husband now accused of murdering their daughter.

Veteran Suicides Increasing Over Time

Dec. 9
By Alison St John
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A new analysis of veteran suicides in California shows older veterans continue to be more at risk than civilians, even decades after combat.

Unemployed Look To Plan B As Benefits Expire

Dec. 9
By Kyla Calvert
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A deal between the Obama Administration and Republicans to extend unemployment benefits and Bush-era tax cuts is still being debated. But, unemployment checks have already stopped for some San Diegans.

Imperial Valley Water Shortage: The "Micro-Dam"

Dec. 9
Krissy Clark, The California Report
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This year, Hoover Dam celebrated its 75th anniversary. The giant dam near Las Vegas stores Colorado River water for much of the Southwestern U.S.