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Stories for May 12, 2010

Chefs A' Field: Oregon Organics

May 12
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Tim Gilmer is a paraplegic farmer who has little patience for sympathy, but a great fondness for earth-friendly produce. He grows impeccable ingredients, all without chemicals. Chef Philippe Boulot and his daughter visit Gilmer's farm in Walnut Hill, Oregon. In the kitchen, the chef shows off the culinary skills that earned him a James Beard Foundation Award.

Simon Schama's Power Of Art: Bernini

May 12
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - first boy wonder, then adult prodigy - was a man who defined the term "virtuoso." He was a sculptor, architect and composer, and known to be a dashing cavalier who was socially graceful, personally charming, and the personal friend of Pope Urban VIII, the patron of the arts. Bernini's sculptures had the quick breath of life flowing through them.

Five San Diego Schools Become Makeshift Food Stamp Centers

May 12
By Ana Tintocalis
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Public schools in San Diego's poorest neighborhoods are now doubling as food stamp enrollment centers for low-income families.

Child Abuse Getting More Severe In San Diego County And Nation

May 12
By Amita Sharma
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The injuries among child abuse victims are becoming more severe in San Diego County. Officials say people need to be educated on how to identify abuse and report it.

Election: Propositions On San Diego's June Primary Ballot

May 12
These Days
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There are a number of countywide and local propositions on San Diego's June Primary ballot. We'll examine some of them with KPBS Political correspondent Gloria Penner.

Proposition 16 Would Place Limits On The Way Electricity Can Be Delivered

May 12
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Proposition 16 on the June ballot would place limits on the way electricity can be delivered to our homes and by whom. The issue is shaping up to be an epic showdown between small non-profit energy providers and the San Francisco-based utility giant PG&E. For the California Report, here's Amy Standen.

Helping Children With Attachment Disorder Succeed

May 12
These Days
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We'll hear about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for attachment disorder and how parents can help children with special needs succeed.

The Death Penalty In California

May 12
These Days
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The use of the death penalty has a long history in California. We look at whether it is an anachronism in this state due to the many obstacles preventing its use as punishment, and we look at current trends in death penalty cases in San Diego.

Poizner To Hold 'Town Hall' Meeting In Poway

May 12
City News Service
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner is scheduled to field questions from the public in Poway tonight in his second visit to San Diego County in three days.

San Diego Unified Restricts District-Related Travel To Arizona

May 12
By Ana Tintocalis
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The San Diego Unified School District is the first large urban school district in California to publicly boycott the state of Arizona. The five-member school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to “restrict” travel to that state.

Group Wants South Bay Power Plant Closed Now

May 12
By Ed Joyce
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Environmental groups and some Chula Vista officials want the South Bay Power Plant shut down immediately rather than later this year. The first step in that process could happen at a meeting in San Diego Wednesday.

Prop B: Do San Diego Supervisors Need Term Limits?

May 12
By Alison St John
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San Diego voters will decide next month whether it’s time to impose term limits on the top elected officials at the County. San Diego’s five county supervisors earn more than state legislators. Unlike state legislators, they are not limited to two or three terms in office.

District Map: San Diego County Board of Supervisors

May 12
By Joanne Faryon
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We begin our coverage of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors with an interactive map illustrating the five county districts along with some basic information about the corresponding supervisors.