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Stories for February 10, 2010

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State Agency Denies Challenge To Carlsbad Desalination Project

Feb. 10, 2010
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

The California Coastal Commission voted 8-to-4 Wednesday to dismiss a challenge to the construction permit for a proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad.

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Lindbergh Field Cancels Flights To The East Coast

Feb. 10, 2010
City News Service

Several flights between San Diego and the blizzard-battered East Coast were canceled or delayed today. "We are seeing cancellations from the East Coast and elsewhere," said Airport Authority spokeswoman Katie Jones.

Baja's Attorney General Says "El Teo's" Drug Gang Not Dead, Yet

Feb. 10, 2010
By Amy Isackson

Baja Calfiornia's Attorney General Rommel Moreno says the arrests of two drug gang leaders who operated in Tijuana are not a death blow for the brutal drug trafficking group. Meanwhile, Mexican authorities have linked one of the alleged leaders to yet more heinous crimes.

Most HIV/TB Co-Infections Are In Latinos

Feb. 10, 2010
By Kenny Goldberg

New research shows Latinos make up the vast majority of new cases of co-infection of tuberculosis and HIV. The situation has changed over the last 20 years.

A Better Way of Dying

Feb. 10, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

"A Better Way Of Dying" looks at legal and medical issues surrounding end-of-life care, The authors discuss a patient's right to die, a "compassion protocol" for dealing with terminal illness and how to achieve "comfort care" only instead of treatment for every reversible condition.

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St. Vincent Plays The Belly Up Tavern Tonight

Feb. 10, 2010
By John P. Gamboa

Culture Lust contributor John Gamboa is thrilled to see songstress Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, gracing a San Diego stage. The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach plays host tonight at 8 p.m.

Exploring 'Off And Running'

Feb. 10, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Rachel Ferguson

Filmmaker Nicole Opper's documentary "Off and Running" is a story about an African-American teenage girl's search for her birth mom as she is being raised by her Jewish, lesbian adoptive parents.

San Diego Helps U.S. Team Bring Home The Gold

Feb. 10, 2010
By Dwane Brown, Pamela Davis

The Winter Olympic Games get underway on Friday... and plenty of American athletes prepared for competition in San Diego County. Joining us on Morning Edition is the director of the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Tracy Lamb. He tells us how the center is helping the U-S bring home the gold.

Holes In S.D. County Safety Net?

Feb. 10, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

We talk to reporters Kelly Bennett and Dagny Salas about their reporting series, "Out Of Reach" and discuss San Diego County's safety net for the poor.

Political Analysis: County Address

Feb. 10, 2010
By Gloria Penner, Maureen Cavanaugh

This evening San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Pam Slater-Price delivers the State of the County address. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner tells us what she thinks should be in the speech.

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White House Plays Defense On National Security

Feb. 10, 2010
Scott Horsley

The Obama administration has launched an aggressive PR campaign to challenge the notion that it's soft on terrorism. In TV interviews and op-ed columns, administration officials are fighting back against a familiar line of Republican attack that's taken on new strength in recent weeks.

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Coastal Commission To Vote On First Phase Of Embarcadero Plan

Feb. 10, 2010
By Alison St John

Everyone seems to agree that San Diego’s world class waterfront has not been developed to its full potential. A North Embarcadero Visionary Plan has been in the works for decades. The San Diego Port District wants to break ground on the first phase this year. But the California Coastal Commission staff recommends denying the permit. The Commission will make its decision tomorrow.

Calif. Counties Challenge State Controller On IHSS Overpayments

Feb. 10, 2010
By Amita Sharma

California counties say State Controller John Chiang's report on over-payments to dead people in an in-home care program is way off base. San Diego County officials said last week the controller's review of alleged overpayments here was faulty.