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Stories for May 17, 2010

Task Force Continues To Investigate John Gardner

May 17
By Alison St John
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A multi-agency law enforcement task force will continue to investigate whether the man sentenced for the murders of Amber Dubois and Chelsea King is guilty of other crimes.

Japanese Americans Given Honorary Degrees Six Decades Later

May 17
By Ana Tintocalis
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Japanese Americans who were denied a college education at San Diego State more than 60 years ago received honorary degrees Monday. It's part of a statewide initiative to make amends to these former students.

SD County Grand Jury Report Supports Year-Round Homeless Shelter

May 17
City News Service

The county grand jury, calling homelessness a "blight on our humanity," today supported a proposed year-round homeless shelter in San Diego and recommended that a regional agency oversee it and other assistance programs.

San Diego ACLU Wants To Make Sure SB1070 Stays In Arizona

May 17
By Amy Isackson
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The head of the American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego says he and his staff helped craft the lawsuit against Arizona's controversial new immigration law. The ACLU and other civil rights groups sued all Arizona counties and sheriffs on Monday arguing the law is unconstitutional.

SD Officials Provide In-Depth Timeline Of Dubois, King Murders

May 17
City News Service

After being ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for the rape-murders of two North County teens, John Albert Gardner III possibly implicated himself in several unsolved assaults but confessing to no other slayings, officials said today

Students Suffer When Deportation Tears Families Apart

May 17
By Ana Tintocalis
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Research shows there are approximately five million U.S. children with at least one undocumented parent. Many of those children live in California and go to local public schools and colleges. Teachers say these students usually keep their family's identity a secret until a loved one is deported.

Troubles in Baja California

May 17
These Days

We look in on Baja California for an update on the drug wars, border crossings and the rising toll of earthquake damage in the Mexicali area

The Job Market For Recent College Grads

May 17
These Days

In today's economy there are many challenges that recent college grads will face while searching for jobs. We'll take a look at what opportunities are out there for recent college grads and what they should be doing to prepare themselves for the workforce.

How The Global Economy Contributes To Illegal Immigration

May 17
These Days
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Arizona's new immigration law has reinvigorated the nation debate over illegal immigration. We'll look at how the global economy is driving immigration.

Nitrates in Our Drinking Water, Part 2 - Charting a Cleaner Future

May 17
Sasha Khokha, The California Report
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The most widespread pollutants in California drinking water are nitrates -- colorless, odorless contaminants that can be especially dangerous to pregnant women and infants. One of the main sources of nitrates in California is fertilizer from farms.

UCSD Proposes Another La Jolla Hospital

May 17
These Days

Change is in the air for medical care in San Diego -- at least north of I-8. Irwin and Joan Jacobs have donated $75 million toward a new $664 million Jacobs Medical Center, which will house a new 245-bed medical tower as well as a cancer-care hospital, advanced surgery unit and maternity and infant care. Federal healthcare reform will also change the landscape. We discuss the impact of both on medical care here.

San Diego Arts Round-Up: Bencotto, Diversionary Theatre, And Too Much Jazz?

May 17
By Angela Carone
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Culture Lust rounds up some of San Diego's best, most interesting, and most surprising art stories from the weekend so you've got plenty of material for this week's water cooler chatter.

San Diego Officials To Answer Questions About Gardner Investigation

May 17
Associated Press

Authorities are set to speak publicly about the sex offender who raped and murdered two teenage girls and the investigation that led to his capture and conviction.

Scientists Question Safety Of New Airport Scanners

May 17
Richard Knox, NPR
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After the "underwear bomber" incident on Christmas Day, President Obama accelerated the deployment of new airport scanners that look beneath travelers' clothes to spot any weapons or explosives.

Shared Use Policy Considered For Children's Pool

May 17
By Katie Orr
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San Diego’s seal saga may be nearing a resolution. The city council will hold a special meeting tonight to consider whether a shared use policy for Children’s Pool in La Jolla is the way to go.

Visual Arts: Tattoos On View At Oceanside Museum Of Art

May 17
By Angela Carone
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The Oceanside Museum of Art became a sea of tattoos on Saturday night as museum patrons mingled with tattooed bodies at the Masters of Body Art exhibit. I stopped by to snap some photos for Culture Lust readers.

Wrestling At Tijuana's Book Fair

May 17
By Amy Isackson

Tijuana's 28th annual book fair kicked off over the weekend. More than four dozen titles will make their debut at the 10 day long event. Authors will read and sign their work.

San Diego Hospitals Prepare For Disaster

May 17
By Tom Fudge

San Diego hospitals tomorrow will take part in a statewide disaster exercise called operation Golden Guardian. The disaster drill takes place every year, and this year the scenario is a terrorist attack with a highly radioactive bomb, called a dirty bomb.