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Stories for December 1, 2010

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Guest Review: 'Race to Nowhere'

Dec. 1
Erika Hughes, Guest Reviewer

"Race to Nowhere" is an independently produced documentary about America's educational system. It is being screened at schools across the country and has upcoming screenings in San Diego.

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Del Mar Approves Resolution To Purchase Fairgrounds

Dec. 1
By Alison St John

Del Mar City Council has officially resolved to pursue plans to buy the site of the Del Mar Fairgrounds from the State of California.

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Let's Talk: Why Do We Hate Modern Classical Music?

Dec. 1
By Angela Carone

Alex Ross recently wrote a story in The Guardian exploring why modern classical music is not embraced in the same way as modern art, architecture, and even literature. Do Culture Lust readers have any theories on why modern compositions and atonal works are less popular than classical works?

NFL Could Charge Heafty Fee for LA Relocation

Dec. 1
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego is buzzing again about the possibility of the Chargers relocating to Los Angeles. The speculation was spurred by a report, which the Chargers deny, that an LA entrepreneur Phil Anschutz was set to buy 35 percent of the team.

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'The Gangster We Are All Looking For': Chapter Five "nu' o ' c"

Dec. 1
By One Book One San Diego, Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez

The last chapter finalizes the transition and feelings of the young narrator.

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'The Gangster We Are All Looking For': Chapter One "suh-top"

Dec. 1
By One Book One San Diego, Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez

The first chapter introduces us to our anonymous narrator and the beginning of her migration.

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'The Gangster We Are All Looking For': Chapter Two "palm"

Dec. 1
By One Book One San Diego, Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez

Chapter two describes a family reuniting and the realizations of immigration.

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Chapter Three "the gangster we are all looking for"

Dec. 1
By One Book One San Diego, Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez

The third chapter delves into symbolic representations during a turbulent time for the family.

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Scientists Buy Recycled Lab Equipment At Deep Discounts

Dec. 1
By Peggy Pico

Scientists can now bargain shop for expensive lab equipment in San Diego.

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UCSD Marks World AIDS Day With HIV Testing And Condom Roses

Dec. 1
By Kenny Goldberg

UCSD commemorated World Aids Day with a number of events, including free HIV testing. Student volunteers were out in force trying to spread the word about the disease.

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"The Gangster We Are All Looking For": Connections & Resources

Dec. 1
By One Book One San Diego, Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez

From food to film, "The Gangster We Are All Looking For" offers many connections to be made and resources to be discovered within the San Diego area.

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SD Compassion Project Helps Grieving Families

Dec. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Ana Tintocalis

Residents living in San Diego's inner city say the grief and anger over gang-related homicides never completely goes away. In fact, the families who've lost loved ones say they often suffer from ongoing post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression. The San Diego Compassion Project is helping families in the grieving process.

San Diego Schools Restrict Military Recruiters

Dec. 1
Associated Press

San Diego schools have voted to rein in aggressive military and college recruiters. The school board voted Tuesday night for a policy that allows recruiters to visit high school campuses twice each school year.

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Themes

Dec. 1
By Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez

Many themes can be discovered and discussed in "The Gangster We Are Looking For".

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Setting

Dec. 1
By KPBS

"The Gangster We Are All Looking For" is written in a historical context which includes the Vietnam War, refugees seeking asylum, and more.

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Genre: True-life Novel

Dec. 1
By Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez

This true life novel spans many genre's, making it a relatable read for many people, especially San Diegans.

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About The Author

Dec. 1
By KPBS

Read about the author of "The Gangster We Are All Looking For". This is le thi diem thúy's first novel, which has received rave reviews across the nation.

Chargers Deny Rumors Of Share Sale To LA Investor

Dec. 1
City News Service

The San Diego Chargers today were denying an Internet rumor that Los Angeles entrepreneur Phil Anschutz "has or will purchase" a 35 percent stake in the team.

Escondido 'Bomb Factory' House To Be Burned Down

Dec. 1
Associated Press

A San Diego County house where a man was operating a virtual bomb factory is so full of dangerous explosive material that it must be burned down, authorities said at a town hall meeting Tuesday night.

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New Book Strikes A Chord Making Fun Of White People

Dec. 1
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

We'll talk to blogger and author Christian Lander about his new book "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews."

Political Analysis: The Proposed Sale Of The Del Mar Fairgrounds

Dec. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Gloria Penner

Next week supporters of a deal to sell the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to the city of Del Mar will try again to close the deal in the state legislature. A special session of the legislature has been called to address California's budget deficit and it's an opportunity to re-introduce legislation about the sale. Joining us to examine the issues and complexities involved in a potential sale of the fairgrounds is KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner.

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Millions To Lose Unemployment Benefits

Dec. 1
David Welna, NPR

Things just got worse for the millions of Americans who have been unemployed for up to 99 weeks. At the stroke of midnight Tuesday, a short-term extension of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed expired.

CleanTECH San Diego Goes Global

Dec. 1
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

San Diego's clean technology trade group is now part of a worldwide organization that seeks to expand opportunities for the growing sector. An event Tuesday night at the University of San Diego marked the new partnership.

San Diego Marks World AIDS Day

Dec. 1
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego is marking World AIDS Day with art exhibits, special ceremonies, and free HIV testing at a number of locations. More than 7,000 San Diegans have died from AIDS since the epidemic began.

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Insight: Little Airports Will Carry A Bigger Weight

Dec. 1
By Tom Fudge

It's been four years since San Diegans defeated Proposition A and said "no" to moving their commercial airport from Lindbergh Field to Miramar Air Station. But talk of expanding airport capacity hasn't died out.

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Homeless Endure Bitter Cold On San Diego Streets

Dec. 1
By Susan Murphy

San Diego will feel a gradual warm-up today, following several days of record low temperatures in the 20s and 30s, according to forecasters. The weather change won’t come soon enough for thousands of homeless people who have endured bitter cold conditions on the streets.