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Stories for March 12, 2010

Update On Camp Pendleton-Based Marines In Afghanistan

March 12
San Diego Week
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We talk to Tony Perry, San Diego bureau chief for the "Los Angeles Times" about how the mission of Camp Pendleton-based U.S. Marines is going in Afghanistan.

2010 Census Forms To Arrive In Mailboxes Next Week

March 12
By Ana Tintocalis
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San Diego County residents should expect to see an official 2010 Census form in their mailbox sometime next week. Census organizers say they've been working all year for this moment.

Thousands Of Sunflowers Donated For Chelsea King's Memorial Service

March 12
By Erik Anderson
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Poway High School's football stadium will be awash in yellow and blue Saturday as the community gathers to remember Chelsea King.

Gov. Calls For Review Of Calif. Sex Offender Laws

March 12
By City News Service
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today directed the state Sex Offender Management Board to review the John Albert Gardner III case to determine whether systemic changes or improvements can be made to better protect the public.

S.D. County Getting Back $150 Million In Borrowed Tax Money

March 12
By Joanne Faryon
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San Diego County is getting back $150 million in borrowed tax money. The state took the money to close its budget gap.

UCSD Announces New Efforts To Attract Minority Students

March 12
By City News Service
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To increase minority enrollment at UC San Diego, where racial tensions have been on the rise, university officials today announced new efforts to get minorities who have been admitted to the school to enroll.

Chris Botti In Boston, Part II

March 12
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Continuing the amazing performance by trumpeter Chris Botti (and friends) at Boston's Symphony Hall, this version contains footage not seen in 2009's "Chris Botti Live in Boston." Artists appearing along with Chris include Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban and Yo-Yo-Ma, with Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops.

Tommy Emmanuel Center Stage

March 12
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Tommy Emmanuel is arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite. Australia's "Entertainer of the Year" and two-time Grammy nominee, Tommy Emmanuel delivers a dazzling performance with the flair unforgettable showmanship, flawless guitar skills and voluminous repertoire that never fails to amaze and engage his legions.

San Diego State Students Increase Fees To Pay For New Student Union

March 12
By Ed Joyce
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A majority of San Diego State University students voted this week to increase their fees to support the construction costs of a new Student Union building.

Ballots Set For Many S.D. County Races

March 12
By Katie Orr
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The ballots for some of San Diego's top elected positions are taking shape. Friday is the filing deadline for many county races.

Community Responds To Murdered Teens

March 12
San Diego Week
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We look at how the community is reacting to the tragic deaths of two local teenagers.

Random Gems From A Culture Lust Week: Valentino, Joanna Newsom, And Robert Irwin

March 12
By Angela Carone
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Through the course of any given week, I come across articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, and videos that I want to share. On this Friday, I give you random gems from the Culture Lust desk.

Antiques Roadshow: Fame And Fortune

March 12
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This special edition spotlights celebrities, big-shots, and headliners through objects connected to their lives. Highlights include: a collection of photos and memorabilia documenting Marilyn Monroe’s rise to screen siren; a collection of memorabilia from The Ramones punk band; James Dean’s 1948 high school junior yearbook, signed with his name and nickname, “Rack;” and one of the first masks ever worn by Clayton Moore in 1951, in television’s "The Lone Ranger," valued at $25,000.

The T.A.M.I. Show: Rock ’n’ Roll's First Concert Film

March 12
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One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hit-makers in their prime.

Emergency Call Leads Mexican Law Enforcement To Tunnel in Tijuana

March 12
By Amy Isackson
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Mexican law enforcement authorities unearthed a suspected smuggling tunnel in Tijuana Thursday afternoon inside a building near the Otay Mesa border crossing.

Many School Districts Facing Budget Shortfall

March 12
Editors Roundtable
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School districts throughout our county are dealing with difficult financial times. We'll discuss why so many school districts are struggling right now, and what some local districts are doing to cut their deficits.

Governor's Race Is Highlight Of State Primary

March 12
Editors Roundtable
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The race to become the next governor of California will be the highlight of the statewide ballot. What are the key issues that will effect the governor's race? And, what are the key political differences between the Republican candidates, Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman?

Local Primary Races Starting To Take Shape

March 12
Editors Roundtable
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What are the local races and ballot measures to watch in the June 2010 Primary Election? We discuss the city council races that are up for grabs, the strong mayor ballot measure, and the county races to look out for.

Borrowed Tax Money Returned To San Diego County

March 12
By Joanne Faryon
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San Diego County is getting millions of dollars back in borrowed tax revenue. The state took the money to help close a $24 billion budget shortfall.

Parents Rethink Safety In Their Own Backyard

March 12
By Ana Tintocalis
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The Poway community celebrates the life of Chelsea King in a special memorial on Saturday. San Diego County is still reeling from the tragic loss of King and Escondido teenager Amber Dubois. The two cases have caused parents to consider the safety of their own children regardless of where they live.