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Stories for May 25, 2010

Two Offshore Earthquakes Rattle San Diego, Baja California

May 25
KPBS News
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Two moderate, offshore earthquakes rattled San Diego and Baja California Tuesday night. The first, a magnitude 3.6, struck four miles west of Coronado at 8:52 p.m. The second earthquake struck 34 miles offshore from Rosarito Beach, Baja California five minutes later and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3.

Baja California Restaurants Cross Border To San Diego

May 25
By Amy Isackson

Baja California restaurateurs hope stimulating San Diegans' taste buds will stimulate tourism in Baja California. Dozens of Baja restaurants will offer a free tasting in San Diego this Saturday.

Visual Arts: The Photography Of David Fokos

May 25
By Angela Carone
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Photographer David Fokos has mastered a lost art in today's society: focusing. And I don't mean in the technical sense. His spare, black-and-white landscapes are the product of meticulous craft and a conscious erasure of all distractions. You can see his work now at the Ordover Gallery in Solana Beach in an exhibit titled "Haiku: Photographic Meditations."

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Iran, Yesterday And Today

May 25
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As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick Steves takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture.

Mayor Considering Outsourcing Operations At Miramar Landfill

May 25
Joe Britton, City News Service
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The mayor's office is looking at outsourcing operations at the city-owned Miramar Landfill as one option to overcome the city's ongoing budget shortfall, it was revealed today.

Small High Schools In SD Faltering

May 25
By Ana Tintocalis

Ten small high schools in San Diego are not producing the academic results that district officials anticipated. Now the school board wants to know why.

Mexico - One Plate At A Time With Rick Bayless: Chiles Rellenos: The Stuff Of Passion

May 25
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If you're passionate about chiles rellenos, this relleno roller coaster ride will leave you feeling thrilled, surprised - and stuffed. Rick explains that chiles rellenos don't have to mean hours of prep time. And to prove it, he shares his recipe for Shrimp Chile Rellenos Grilled in Corn Husks.

Father Of Amber Dubois Pushes For Better Monitoring Of Sex Offenders

May 25
City News Service
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The father of slain Escondido teenager Amber Dubois visited Long Beach today as part of National Missing Children's Abduction Day to drum up support for legislation aimed at helping law enforcement agencies respond more quickly to child abductions.

North County Cities Coordinate Anti-Gang Activities

May 25
By Alison St John

Leaders of the four San Diego cities along Highway 78 in North County plan a more coordinated approach their gang problems.

National Memorial Day Concert 2010

May 25
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On Memorial Day weekend, PBS will unite the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. The multi award-winning "National Memorial Day Concert," featuring an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for this country. Offering viewers a time to remember, to heal and bring the country together, the event has become the nation's memorial service.

New VA Clinic Opens In North County

May 25
By Alison St John
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The Veterans Administration has opened a new, multi-million dollar medical clinic in San Diego’s North County.

Pedicabs Get Parking Zones

May 25
City News Service
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The City Council voted unanimously today to create a series of parking zones for pedicabs in downtown San Diego where passengers can load and unload safely and operators can temporarily park the three-wheeled, pedal-driven vehicles.

Home Prices Rise Again

May 25
City News Service
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San Diego has logged 11 consecutive months of increasing home prices, while much of the nation's housing market continues to decline, a national tracking firm reported today.

Poll Workers Needed In SD County

May 25
City News Service

Standby poll workers are still needed in some neighborhoods for the June 8 primary election, especially those who speak Spanish, Filipino and Vietnamese, San Diego County's registrar of voters said.

Lawmaker: Obama To Send 1,200 Troops To Border

May 25
JACQUES BILLEAUD, AP
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The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said.

BP, Coast Guard Not Using Donated Hair To Clean Up Oil Spill

May 25
Associated Press
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Like countless beauticians across the country, Ana La Bella has had the hair swept from the floor of her salon, wrapped in plastic bags and shipped off to help contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

SDSU Researchers Track Oil Spill With Smart Phone App

May 25
By Susan Murphy
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A new smart phone application is helping SDSU researchers track the scope and damage of the Gulf Coast oil spill. The same technology could be useful in San Diego during future wildfires.

Why Should Seniors Exercise Regularly?

May 25
These Days
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Why is it important that people exercise in their senior years? We discuss what kinds of exercises seniors should do, and the long-term health benefits that can be gained from staying physically fit as we age.

Study Examines Opportunities For Improving Region's Fire Service

May 25
These Days
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How prepared do you think San Diego is for the next wildfire? Would you pay more in taxes for better fire protection? Or is there another way to pay for increased fire protection? We discuss the challenges faced by San Diego's regional fire services and some of the recommendations for improvement.

Legal Update: San Diego's Campaign Contribution Limbo

May 25
These Days

Legal technicalities have left the city of San Diego temporarily without campaign finance limits. Also on this Legal Update, we'll talk about a new lawsuit aimed at changing the way California funds education.

California Senators Counter Governor's Proposed Budget Cuts With Tax Increases

May 25
By Dwane Brown, Pamela Davis, Nick Stoffel

Democrats in the state Senate are countering the governor's proposed budget cuts with a plan to raise taxes by nearly$5 billion. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Community College Unveils Largest Development Project Despite Accreditation Problems

May 25
Sarah Gonzalez

The only community college in San Diego's South Bay has unveiled plans for the largest development project since the college was built 50-years ago. Construction is underway despite the college's recent accreditation problems.

Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges

May 25
Alan Greenblatt, NPR
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If you're born in the U.S.A., you're an American citizen. Some lawmakers, however, plan to challenge that basic assumption. Legislation has been introduced in Congress and a pair of states to deny birth certificates to babies born of illegal-immigrant parents.

Researchers Searching For New Ways To Protect Women Against HIV

May 25
By Kenny Goldberg

The number of women infected with HIV has risen worldwide. In the hardest hit region, Sub-Saharan Africa, six out of ten adults living with the virus are women. Researchers are gathering in Pittsburgh this week to discuss novel methods of preventing women from becoming infected. The products are called microbicides.