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Stories for March 10, 2010

Impact Of Fire Department Brownouts Hard To Measure

March 10
By Katie Orr

Officially the San Diego Fire Department’s plan to save money by limiting the use of some fire engines hasn’t impacted too many cases. But the plan’s impact is proving a difficult thing to measure.

Star-Crossed at the S.D. Opera: Behind the Scenes of 'Romeo and Juliet'

March 10
By Meredith Hattam
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This weekend, the San Diego Opera will present one of the most anticipated (and famed) productions of the season - "Romeo and Juliet." But for now, it's still dress rehearsal, and Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam got to peek inside.

Experts Say Shift To Neutral If Your Car Runs Away

March 10
By Tom Fudge
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We don't yet know why a Toyota Prius accelerated out of control in San Diego on Monday. But auto safety experts say they do know what drivers should do if it ever happens to them. Shift into neutral.

New Clinic For Developmentally Delayed Children Opens In Logan Heights

March 10
By Kenny Goldberg

A new community clinic designed to treat developmentally delayed children is open for business in Logan Heights. The clinic offers a wide array of services, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Environmental Report Card Given To Mayor And San Diego City Council

March 10
By Ed Joyce
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The San Diego City Council and Mayor Jerry Sanders were given mostly below-average grades in a report card this week based on environmental issues. It's the first time 11 San Diego environmental groups have worked together to evaluate the elected officials. And the groups are not happy with the politicians' grades.

San Diego's Plan To Outsource IT Support Services Jobs Moves Forward

March 10
Joe Britton, CNS

A plan to outsource San Diego's information technology support services to a private company based in Los Angeles County was advanced today by a committee to the full City Council.

Un Prophete

March 10
By Beth Accomando
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Oscar did not pick “A Prophete” (opened March 5 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas) as its Best Foreign Language Film, although out of all the nominees I saw it was the most deserving. You can listen to our discussion of the film on the Film Club of the Air.

Great Performances: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden

March 10
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Making his "Great Performances" debut in December 2005 with his first solo-TV special "Caught in the Act," the multi-Grammy winning phenomenon Michael Bublé returns to public television with "Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden," capturing the star in trademark, high-octane performance. Recorded at New York City's famed arena, concert highlights include a show-stopping collection of Bublé's hits as well as selections from his album, "Crazy Love."

Dr. Christiane Northrup: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

March 10
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"Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom" is for any woman, of any age, who wants to change her relationship with her body, inside and out. The content of the show is based on the updated and revised fourth edition of the book of the same title (release date by Random House: May, 2010) – the same book that shot to the top of the NY Times best-seller list back in 1994, and remains THE reference book for women's health which incorporates Northrup's original mind/body approach to the female body.

Oscar Recap, 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Red Riding' And 'A Prophet'

March 10
These Days
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Our critics will weigh in on the 2010 Oscar ceremony, Tim Burton's latest "Alice in Wonderland," the cinematic event that is the "Red Riding" trilogy, and one of the most critically celebrated films of 2009, "A Prophet."

Bringing Health Care Debate To San Diego

March 10
These Days

What's the latest news on the health care debate taking place in Washington, D.C.? And, what kind of hardships are local uninsured and underinsured people dealing right now? We discuss the national health care debate, and its impact on San Diego.

Hearing Set For La Jolla Children's Pool Rope Barrier

March 10
By Ed Joyce
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The California Coastal Commission Wednesday decides whether a temporary rope barrier at the La Jolla Children's Pool should be removed.

Legal Experts Say 1-Strike Law For Sex Offenders Already Exists

March 10
By Amita Sharma
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The deaths of 17-year-old Chelsea King and 14-year-old Amber Dubois have spawned a local movement to lobby for a law to lock up sexual predators for life. But legal experts say those laws are already on the books. The courts are not enforcing them.