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Stories for March 4, 2010

Recent San Diego Gun Smuggling Arrest Illustrates Well-Worn Route

March 4
By Amy Isackson
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Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms officials say they see a pattern of gun smuggling from Nevada, through California and south across San Diego's border to Mexico.

More Funny Ladies Of British Comedy

March 4
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"More Funny Ladies Of British Comedy" is hosted by beloved British comedy actress Penelope Keith and features some of the funniest moments from BritCom favorites like Dawn French, Judi Dench, the late Mollie Sugden, Patricia Routledge, and more.

Appeals Court Rules State's Medi-Cal Cuts To Doctors Are Illegal

March 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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A federal appeals court decision could make it tougher for state lawmakers to make cuts to the Medi-Cal program. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the state can't make cuts in federally-required programs just to save money.

Initiative Would Delay Calif. Greenhouse Gas Law

March 4
By Ed Joyce
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Opponents of California's greenhouse gas emissions law are trying to qualify an initiative for the November ballot that would delay implementation of the law.

'Day Of Action' For Education Unites California

March 4
By Ana Tintocalis
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Hundreds of demonstrations and marches are taking place in California and in San Diego County today. Students and teachers are protesting against further state education budget cuts in what’s called “A Day of Action.”

Taxpayers Association Approves Oceanside Charter City Ballot Measure

March 4
City News Service
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A June ballot measure that would convert Oceanside into a charter city was endorsed today by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, which said it would allow the city to bypass union-friendly laws.

Culture Lust Weekend: Women on Waves, The Museum of Making Music, and Cheese Academy

March 4
By Angela Carone, Meredith Hattam
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With the atmospheric conditions as schizophrenic as ever, it's probably best to have something lined up this Culture Lust Weekend. In case of rain, check out our picks: surfettes at the CA Surf Museum's Women on Waves, the 10th anniversary of Museum of Making Music, and fromage savvy at Venissimo.

Calif. Shut Out Of Federal Education Funding Competition

March 4
Juliet Williams, AP
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California has been shut out for the first round of a $4.3 billion school-funding competition promoted by the Obama administration.

Against Proposition 13: Bill And Nancy Bamberger

March 4
By Stephen Crutchfield, Joanne Faryon
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Homeowners Bill and Nancy Bamberger explain why they voted against Proposition 13 in 1978. They have owned their home since the proposition passed.

For Proposition 13: Jerzy And Jolanta Lewak

March 4
By Stephen Crutchfield, Joanne Faryon
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Del Mar homeowners Jerzy and Jolanta Lewak voted for Proposition 13 in 1978. They are among the 8 percent of current homeowners who have owned their homes since the proposition passed.

Inspiration For Brutal Beauty

March 4
These Days
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Tijuana-born artist Hugo Crosthwaite gives visitors a look at the fragility and beauty of humanity in his solo exhibition, Brutal Beauty: Drawings by Hugo Crosthwaite at The San Diego Museum of Art. He discusses what influences him as an artist on These Days.

Blind Boys Of Alabama, Manchester Orchestra, And Cheese 101

March 4
These Days
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A class on cheese, an exhibit for women surfers and the Blind Boys of Alabama are all on the docket for this weekend. We'll talk with two San Diego insiders to get their picks for what to do this weekend.

More Farmers Markets To Possibly Accept Food Stamps

March 4
These Days
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New legislation is being pushed that would require more farmers markets to accept food stamps.

San Diego's Women's Resource Fair

March 4
These Days
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The 21-st annual Women's Resource Fair is aimed at giving low-income, abused, homeless or recovering women the information they need to move ahead in life. Free services and resources are being offered by more than 70 organizations all day Saturday at San Diego's Golden Hall.

Fish Tank

March 4
By Beth Accomando
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Male coming of age movies are plentiful but ones focusing on girls are few and far between. The new British film “Fish Tank” (opening March 5 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) focuses on a teenage girl living in England’s impoverished Essex.

Fire Station Cutbacks Could Hurt Response Times

March 4
By Katie Orr
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San Diego’s fire department has been operating under a money saving strategy for about a month. Under the plan, up to eight fire engines can be idled each day and their crews reassigned to cover for sick or absent firefighters.