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Stories for December 22, 2010

What's Causing Increase In Gas Prices?

Dec. 22
These Days
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Gas prices in San Diego County hit a two-year high. What's behind the increase? We speak to a representatives from UCAN, and the Western States Petroleum Association.

Hidden Holiday Music Gems

Dec. 22
These Days
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Even if you think you've heard all the holiday music out there, we think we can surprise you. Folk music expert Jim Blum joins us with some rarely heard, holiday music gems.

Photo Gallery: Celebrating Tom Waits

Dec. 22
By Angela Carone
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It was announced last week that former San Diegan Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Waits is a an extraordinary voice in American music and portraits of him often capture his distinctive personality. I've gathered some of my favorite photographs of Waits in honor of the announcement.

SANDAG Board Endorses 14 Lanes For 1-5

Dec. 22
These Days
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The proposal to widen a 27-mile stretch of Interstate 5 from La Jolla to Camp Pendleton has received a big push forward from the San Diego Association of Governments. Last Friday, SanDag members overwhelmingly approved the Regional Transportation Plan which includes the proposal to widen I-5 by 6 lanes from Del Mar to Carlsbad.

Local Pediatrician Shares Tips For Parents Of Young Athletes

Dec. 22
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What should parents take into consideration before signing their kid up for Little League, or another youth sport? A local pediatrician specializing in sports medicine shares tips for parents and coaches who want to keep their children healthy, happy and fit. What kind of problems can be created by putting too much pressure on a kid to succeed at a sport? And, how do you know when your kid is working too hard at an athletic activity?

Only Critical Camp Pendleton Workers Required To Work Due To Flooding

Dec. 22
City News Service
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Only critical personnel were required to report to work today at Camp Pendleton due to flooding brought on by the torrential rains in San Diego County, base officials said.

Coaster, Amtrak Service Canceled From Storm

Dec. 22
City News Service
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Coaster and Amtrak train service between Oceanside and San Diego was canceled today due to the storm pattern that has hammered San Diego County for almost a week.

Obama Signs 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

Dec. 22
PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press
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The service chiefs must complete implementation plans before lifting the old policy - and they must certify to lawmakers that it won't damage combat readiness, as critics charge.

Coping With Holidays Not Easy For Some

Dec. 22
By Ed Joyce
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The holiday season can be one of great joy. But for people experiencing recent life-changing events, such as divorce or the loss of a loved one, it can be a time of pain and loneliness.

Emergency Back Up Plan For Human Immune System

Dec. 22
By Peggy Pico
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A UCSD researcher and his team have discovered the human immune system has an emergency backup plan.

Local Event: Ho-Ho Horrible Imaginings Christmas Splatterganza

Dec. 22
By Beth Accomando
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If you are tired of all those good tidings and good cheer, here's the perfect antidote: Ho-Ho Horrible Imaginings Christmas Splatterganza on December 22 at 7pm at the Tenth Avenue Theater.

Film Club: 'True Grit'

Dec. 22
By Beth Accomando
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The Coen Brothers remake the 1969 John Wayne Oscar-winner "True Grit" (opening December 22 throughout San Diego) with Jeff Bridges taking over the Duke's role of Rooster Cogburn. Listen to our KPBS Film Club of the Air discussion.