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Stories for January 4, 2010

Sushi's 'Fresh Sound' Music Series Blends Big Brother And A Golden Voice

Jan. 4
By Meredith Hattam
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Sushi Art's Fresh Sound Music series, helmed by Bonnie Wright, is a dream for electro-addicts and tech junkies alike. Tonight, a whole new take on a literay sci-fi classic sidles up to an experimental evening at the opera.

New Law Makes It Harder To Scam Property Tax Reassessments

Jan. 4
By Alison St John

A new state law makes it illegal to put official-looking seals or emblems on letters offering to lower property tax assessments for a fee.

Fallbrook School Leader Ready To Move Past Censorship Case

Jan. 4
By Ana Tintocalis

The superintendent of the Fallbrook Union High School District says his North County district is ready to move past a two-year-long campus censorship case.

Tijuana Police Chief's Bodyguards Among Group Detained For Alleged Organized Crime Ties

Jan. 4

Seven more Tijuana policemen have been detained for their alleged ties to organized crime. Authorities say the arrests stem from the interrogation of an ex-policeman who was picked up last week.

NOVA: Killer Subs In Pearl Harbor

Jan. 4
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NOVA joins an exclusive dive beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace new clues to the historic sinking of the USS Arizona. 1,177 crew members perished in the dramatic 1941 sinking of the storied battleship-the greatest loss of life in United States naval history. For decades, it has been thought that the Arizona was brought down by fire from Japanese aircraft. But the discovery of a Japanese "midget sub" displaced from the scene of the battle raises new questions about the Arizona's final hours.

California Gets Bad Marks In Report Card On Children's Health

Jan. 4
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report card on the health and well being of children gives California low marks in almost every category. It's the 20th annual report from the non-profit advocacy group Children Now.

UC San Diego Ranked Among Top Colleges In Nation

Jan. 4
City News Service
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UC San Diego is ranked 11th among the nation's "100 best values in public colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance, it was announced today.

Fishermen Reeling Over Red Snapper Fishing Ban

Jan. 4
Greg Allen, NPR
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In Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, a new federal rule has fishermen angry. A ban on fishing for red snapper—one of the most popular saltwater fish — starts Jan. 4.

Film Club: Broken Embraces

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando
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"Broken Embraces" (opened December 25 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is the latest collaboration between Pedro Almodovar and the luscious Penelope Cruz. You can listen to our discussion on the KPBS Film Club of the Air.

Chargers Hope To Keep Winning Streak Alive in Playoffs

Jan. 4
These Days

The Chargers are on fire. The team won its 11th straight game with a 23-20 win over the Washington Redskins. We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the Chargers success this season, and the challenges they face in the playoffs.

Resolutions For 2010

Jan. 4
These Days

The New Year is a time for new beginnings and maybe even a clean mental slate for many Americans. Making resolutions can inspire us to aspire to become who we want to be. They are a personal commitment for the year, but how many people actually achieve these goals? Do you make New Year's resolutions?

Chargers End Regular Season With A Win

Jan. 4
By Dwane Brown, Pamela Davis

The San Diego Chargers didn't need much from their starters en route to a 23-20 win at the "Q" on Sunday. North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris gives a playoff forecast for the hottest team in the NFL.

Where The Jobs Will Be In The Next Decade

Jan. 4
John Ydstie, NPR
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This month we begin a new decade with a big economic question: Where are the jobs? The first decade of this century ended as a disaster for employment. Since the recession began two years ago, the U.S. has lost more than 7 million jobs.

New Law Takes The Lead Out Of Plumbing Fixtures

Jan. 4
By Ed Joyce
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One of several new laws in California this year mandates that certain plumbing fixtures be lead-free.

San Diego Political Parties Gear Up For Election Year

Jan. 4
By Alison St John

The year ahead promises renewed political activity, with several key races to be fought in the coming San Diego elections.

Environmental Groups Look Ahead To 2010

Jan. 4
By Ed Joyce
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KPBS News asked leaders of several San Diego and Orange County environmental groups what they think will be the most important environment stories in 2010.

National Study Highlights S.D. Unified's Breakfast Programs

Jan. 4
By Ana Tintocalis

A national report shows that now more kids are eating free breakfasts at San Diego public schools than ever before.