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Stories for December 28, 2010

Helping The Homeless, One Sleeping Bag At A Time

Dec. 28
By Katie Orr
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With cold, drenching storms sweeping through San Diego, the misery index is soaring for the city’s homeless population. Now a local veterans group is doing what it can to make the cold, damp nights more bearable.

California Makes Gains In Keeping People Out Of Hospitals

Dec. 28
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report shows California is doing a better job at keeping people out of the hospital. The study reveals how individual counties performed compared to statewide averages over a ten-year period.

San Diego's 'Perfect' Sewer and Other 1894 Attributes

Dec. 28
Randy Dotinga
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Culture Lust contributor Randy Dotinga explores the San Diego of 1894 through an old guidebook. He discovers there were more newspapers and a "perfect" sewer system.

Flu Season Begins; Plenty Of Vaccine Available

Dec. 28
By Kenny Goldberg

This year's strain is considered more "normal" than the deadly H1N1 virus that hit last flu season.

Consumers Open Wallets But Remain Wary

Dec. 28
NPR
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American consumers sent out decidedly contradictory signals Tuesday, spending more in December while telling researchers they were less confident about the economy.

What Were Top Border-Related Stories Of 2010?

Dec. 28
These Days

What are the top border-related stories of 2010? We speak to KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson about the discovery of two large drug tunnels along the border, and the story of alleged teenage assassin "El Ponchis." We'll also speak to Reporter Ruxandra Guidi and Social Media Editor Jose Luis Jimenez about the Fronteras project that KPBS is working on with several other public radio stations across the Southwest.

Mexican Teens In Different Worlds Share Tragic Fate

Dec. 28
By Npr, Mónica Ortiz Uribe
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At a community center high in the rough western hills of Juarez, Lupe sits on a worn love seat inside a small counseling room. Outside, a harsh wind splats desert sand against the window pane. Out of safety concerns, she doesn't want to be identified by her last name. Lupe agreed to meet at the center; she doesn't feel safe talking in her neighborhood, where her son was killed last summer.

Cold, Wet Winter Weather Returning To San Diego

Dec. 28
City News Service
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San Diego area-residents today were expected to soak up one more day of mostly sunny skies before another blast of cold, wet winter weather returns.

Chemical Confusion: How Dangerous Is Dioxin?

Dec. 28
Jon Hamilton, NPR
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In December of 1982, the people of Times Beach, Mo., were forced to abandon their town forever because the Environmental Protection Agency found high levels of a chemical called dioxin.