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Stories for December 13, 2010

SDG&E To Open Green Technology Center

Dec. 13
By Tom Fudge
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SDG&E has announced plans to open an education center for green technology this coming spring. Spokeswoman April Sharp said the center will showcase new energy-efficient technology that's being developed in San Diego.

Review: 'Tiny Furniture'

Dec. 13
By Beth Accomando
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Most of the mumble core films have a strong male perspective even when female characters are present. "Tiny Furniture" (opened December 10 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) has a distinctly female point of view.

Fed Regulators Meet With San Onofre Nuclear Plant Operators

Dec. 13
By Ed Joyce
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The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is undergoing some improvements for safety and to increase power output. The upgrades come as federal regulators meet with plant operators Tuesday in Dana Point.

Insight: SD Cityscape Diary

Dec. 13
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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It’s been three months since I moved from one part of San Diego to another. The move has been a lesson in how a city of mesas and canyons creates neighborhoods that are very different, even when they are almost side by side.

San Diego Heat Wave Moving Out, Cool Temperatures On The Way

Dec. 13
By Susan Murphy
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While much of the nation was battling snow storms and freezing temperatures, San Diego was basking in the hot sun. A combination of high pressure, low humidity and offshore winds pushed temperatures up to 20 degrees above normal over the past three days.

Nominees For Best In San Diego Theater Announced

Dec. 13
By Angela Carone
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The Craig Noel Awards celebrate the best in San Diego theater. Voted by local theater critics, the nominees for this year's awards were just announced.

Tiger Cubs Born In SD Could Help Save The Species

Dec. 13
These Days
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There are only about 3,200 tigers left in the world living in the wild, but two tiger cubs born in San Diego are doing their part to save the species from extinction. Randy Rieches, mammals curator, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and KPBS Science and Technology Reporter Peggy Pico give us more on the story.

Water Shortage Threatens Livelihood For Many In The Imperial Valley

Dec. 13
These Days
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When we think of the Imperial Valley we think dry, hot, desert conditions but the valley is home to an enormous agricultural industry. Farmers in Imperial Valley have a long history, we'll hear what's happening now to jeopardize the future of the industry.

Hearing For Military Training Center In Ocotillo

Dec. 13
City News Service
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The Imperial County Board of Supervisors had scheduled a public hearing Monday on a proposed military training center in rural Ocotillo.

New Tiger Cubs At The San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

Dec. 13
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The San Diego Wild Animal Park has recently re-christened itself the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. To go along with the new name are two adorable new residents of the park: Sumatran tiger cubs. But those baby tigers are actually part of a very serious effort to save the species from extinction. It's an effort Zoo curators are working to continue and expand.

S.D. Unified Officials Discuss Budget Cuts, Community-Based School Reform

Dec. 13
These Days
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The San Diego Unified School District board is facing some difficult choices as it discusses how to cut potentially $141 million from the budget for next school year. Superintendent Bill Kowba, Board President Richard Barrera and new Trustee Scott Barnett join us to discuss the district's financial challenges.

Entertainment News: Broadcast Film Critics Award Nominations Announced

Dec. 13
By KPBS
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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced its nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011. This year’s event will again take place at the Hollywood Palladium and VH1 will broadcast the event live.

California Gets Lousy Marks For Women's Health

Dec. 13
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new report card on women's health shows California has plenty of room for improvement. The state received failing grades in a number of categories.

'Day Without A Bag' Goes Regional in San Diego

Dec. 13
By Alison St John
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A campaign to cut down on plastic grocery bags will focus on changing consumer habits, not banning the offending bags. This Thursday, for the first time, the campaign is going regional in San Diego.

Sophia and Jacob Top San Diego Baby Names In 2010

Dec. 13
By Kenny Goldberg
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The most popular baby names in San Diego this year: Jacob for boys, and Sophia for girls. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women has released its top ten list.

Investigating An Epidemic

Dec. 13
By Joanne Faryon
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A KPBS and Watchdog Institute investigation into the whooping cough epidemic leads reporters to UCLA, Sacramento and The Netherlands. Find out what officials in California and the U.S. aren't saying about the epidemic.

San Diego And Social Security: Is It Time To Opt Back In?

Dec. 13
By Katie Orr
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Social Security is supposed to be a safety net for workers. Now that there’s talk of replacing city pensions with 401(k) plans, is it time for San Diego to rejoin Social Security?