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Stories for March 17, 2010

City Stalemate Over How To Protect Seals In La Jolla

March 17
By Alison St John
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The dilemma of how to protect the seals at La Jolla Children’s Pool, while preserving public access continues to baffle San Diego officials. The city’s Natural Resources Committee met yesterday and could not reach agreement on what to do.

California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitations Releases Central File On John Gardner

March 17
By Wendy Fry
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A 282-page document released today by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation contains the history of John Albert Gardner III's incarceration in the California state prison system. The document contains graphic material.

Breast Cancer Trial Aims To Get New Drugs To Patients Quicker

March 17
By Kenny Goldberg

UCSD researchers will take part in a clinical trial designed to develop new drugs for women with fast-growing breast cancers. One of the goals is to speed up the drug development process.

San Diego Tourism Dollars Drop With Sour Economy

March 17
By Ed Joyce

Business generated from tourism has taken a hit in San Diego County because of the poor economy. But officials hope a new state visitors center in eastern San Diego County will encourage more travelers to spend money in the region.

Skelpin Performs Irish Music And Local Irish Tell Their Stories

March 17
These Days
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To celebrate St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish, we have a special hour of music, storytelling and performance for you. The San Diego band Skelpin will perform in our KPBS studios. Members of Write Out Loud will share their favorite Irish literature, and three local Irish will explain what it is about the Irish that Americans just don't understand.

Analysis: Runaway Prius Incident

March 17
These Days

Will we ever know exactly what happened to the Toyota Prius that allegedly sped out of control on a local freeway last week? And, if the findings do show that there was a malfunction in the car, what are the legal ramifications. We speak to experts on car electronics and the law.

Virtual U.S.-Mexico Border Fence At A Virtual End

March 17
Ted Robbins, NPR
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The Department of Homeland Security's plan to build a virtual fence across the U.S.-Mexico Border has come to a crashing halt just days before the release of a report expected to slam the system.

Political Analysis: The San Diego Ballot

March 17
These Days

Now that the candidate filing deadline has come and gone, we take a look at how this year's San Diego political races are shaping up. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner talks about a few of the most interesting match-ups.

City To Decide How To Manage La Jolla's Children's Pool

March 17
By Alison St John
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Activists for and against making the La Jolla Children’s Pool a seal sanctuary will be out in force this afternoon. A city council committee will consider how to manage humans and seals so they can coexist.