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Stories for February 23, 2010

Judge Dismisses Immigration Case Against 3 Teens

Feb. 23
By Amy Isackson
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A federal immigration judge in San Diego has dismissed a case that sought to deport three San Diego teenagers for being in the country illegally.

San Diego County Begins Behavioral Health Court

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge
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San Diego Superior Court today held its first session of Behavioral Health Court, which is a new way to deal with criminals who are mentally ill.

County Board Oppose Construction Project Labor Agreements

Feb. 23
By Alison St John
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San Diego County Supervisors have taken a position against union supported Project Labor Agreements. However they decided not to put the controversial issue on the ballot.

Downtown S.D. Hotel To Be Preserved For Senior Housing

Feb. 23
By City News Service
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The City Council today unanimously authorized the San Diego Housing Commission to acquire a 130-room downtown hotel to be preserved as affordable housing for low-income seniors.

Ratepayer Advocates Oppose SDG&E Increase

Feb. 23
By Amita Sharma
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Advocates for customers are urging California regulators to reject a proposed $29 million rate increase to cover San Diego Gas & Electric's increased fire insurance costs.

S.D. Police Testing High Tech Gear

Feb. 23
By City News Service
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As part of a pilot program, nine San Diego police officers today began wearing camera-equipped headsets that will record the sights and sounds of their interactions with the public.

Mexican Army Seizes 35,000 Pounds of Marijuana

Feb. 23
By Amy Isackson
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The Mexican Army has made one of the largest ever marijuana seizures in Baja California. Soldiers at a highway checkpoint near San Felipe, Mexico found more than 35,000 pounds of the drug packed inside a tractor trailer.

S.D. County Sets Curfew For Kids

Feb. 23
By City News Service
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today altered the juvenile curfew law for unincorporated areas, requiring that youngsters be home by 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Compton Cookout And Pop Culture

Feb. 23
By Angela Carone
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Culture Lust host Angela Carone has been thinking about the "Compton Cookout" scandal at UCSD and wondering what, if anything, pop culture has to do with it.

Toyota Executive Says Electronics Aren't At Fault

Feb. 23
Deborah Tedford, NPR
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The head of Toyota's U.S. operations told a House panel Tuesday that electronic controls were not an issue in the sudden acceleration of vehicles that led to a massive recall, despite criticism from lawmakers and emotional testimony from a Tennessee woman about a harrowing six-mile ride in a runaway Lexus.

Treating Mental Illness With Psychotherapy

Feb. 23
These Days
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We'll look at the changing nature of psychotherapy and the balancing act between medication and talk therapy to treating mental health issues.

Ballot Measure To Improve Traffic Flow In Coronado

Feb. 23
By Dwane Brown, Pamela Davis, Nick Stoffel
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People in Coronado will vote this June on a ballot measure to improve traffic flow on the island. The idea of a tunnel has been under review for years, but not everyone wants it. We spoke with Jim Benson, interim city manager for the city of Coronado, about the tunnel.

State Lawmakers Continue Work On Emergency Budget Fix

Feb. 23
By Dwane Brown, Pamela Davis, Nick Stoffel
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State lawmakers are ready to continue work on an emergency budget fix Tuesday. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

The Impact of California's Biggest Tax Revolt

Feb. 23
These Days
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As part of Envision San Diego, we take a look at the fall out of the biggest tax revolt in California history - the passage of Prop 13 in 1978.

Local Iraqi Americans Prepare for Parliamentary Elections

Feb. 23
These Days
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Pres. Obama's deadline of August, 2010, to remove combat troops from Iraq is fast approaching. We'll talk about U.S. Iraqi policy and the impact on local Iraqi-American communities.

Why People Give

Feb. 23
These Days
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There is a growing body of research connecting happiness to volunteerism and contributing to something that is bigger than yourself. In many cases, that means giving to charitable organizations. We discuss why people give and what draws us to give to one group over another.

Proposition 13: A Look Back

Feb. 23
By Joanne Faryon, Andy Trimlett
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In 1978 disco was king, Jerry Brown was Governor, and the people ruled. They voted 2-to-1 in favor of Proposition 13, rolling back property taxes.

Navy Holds Hearings On Expanding Training On Silver Strand

Feb. 23
By Alison St John
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The Navy will hold the first of two public meetings tonight, on plans to expand training activities along the Silver Strand.