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Stories for February 17, 2010

Search For Bonsall Family Crosses Border

Feb. 17
By Amy Isackson

The Baja California Attorney General's office is assisting the San Diego County Sheriff in the effort to locate a missing Bonsall couple and their two young children.

San Diego Is 15th Healthiest Among California Counties

Feb. 17
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County ranks 15th among California's 58 counties in terms of the overall health of its residents.

San Diego Unified: A 'Community-Friendly' District?

Feb. 17
By Ana Tintocalis
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San Diego Unified's interim school superintendent says the district will need to rely more heavily on community groups, businesses and volunteers to stay solvent.

UCLA Report Finds Governor's Cuts Would Hurt Disabled Seniors

Feb. 17
By Kenny Goldberg

A new analysis finds the governor's budget would cause most disabled seniors to lose the services that allow them to live independently. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research says about a half million seniors would be affected statewide.

Fossils Found In The East Village May Yield Clues To Climate Change

Feb. 17
By Ed Joyce
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Scientists have spent the last year deciphering clues from mammoth and gray whale fossils found a year ago in downtown San Diego.

Stimulus Money Going To New Child Development Center For Military Families

Feb. 17
By Alison St John

The Navy breaks ground today on the first of several new child development centers for the families of active duty military personnel.

SDG&E Doesn't Expect Lawsuit To Derail Sunrise Powerlink Project

Feb. 17
By Ed Joyce
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San Diego Gas and Electric does not expect a lawsuit challenging the construction of the Sunrise Powerlink to prevent the project from going forward.

Are Scientists Geeks Or Heroes?

Feb. 17
These Days

The author of a new book about the process of explaining science to the public says the notion that scientists are unattractive and geeky is a corrosive myth.

Incredibly Clever Save-the-Date Idea

Feb. 17
By Angela Carone

Jeff Wong and Erin Martin have surely created the next web video craze with a save-the-date wedding announcement that would make any pop culture fan proud.

How To Bridge Science And Society

Feb. 17
These Days

How do you bridge science and society? That's the theme of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science which is taking place in San Diego this week.

Refugee Soccer Team Inspires

Feb. 17
These Days

Warren St. John, author of "Outcasts United," joins us to talk about his experience in a small town in Georgia with a soccer team made up of refugees from around the world. It's not just a story about soccer.

Are Car Electronics Too Complex?

Feb. 17
These Days

Is a "ghost in the machine" creating an intermittent failure of Toyota's complex electronics? How difficult is it to find and repair such a glitch? How will the next generation of electronics improve on the systems in use today?

The Must-Cliques of Fashion Week

Feb. 17
By Meredith Hattam
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Not sitting front row with Anna and Co.? Catch up with the rest of the blogosphere in this round-up of Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010.

Saint John of Las Vegas

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando
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Steve Buscemi has a weaselly appeal as a reformed gambler tempted to risk everything in "Saint John of Las Vegas" (opened February 12 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters). The engagement ends February 18.

School Districts Push For Teacher Pay Cuts During Contract Talks

Feb. 17
By Ana Tintocalis
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The San Diego and Vista unified school districts are trying to negotiate new labor contracts with their teachers unions while they push for teacher pay cuts.