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Stories for May 27, 2010

CSU Says Tijuana Off Limits Until State Department Changes Warning

May 27
By Amy Isackson

Baja California officials have failed to convince the chancellor of the California State University system to allow students and faculty to study in Tijuana. A Cal State spokeswoman said the U.S. State Department would have to change its warning.

County Grand Jury Says Government Agencies Need Better Internal Fraud Controls

May 27
By Alison St John

The San Diego County Grand Jury wants 70 government agencies around the county to do more to prevent fraud and abuse within their organizations

Coronado Beach Included In Top 10 Beaches In United States

May 27
Associated Press

Coopers Beach, in the Hamptons, ranked first, but San Diego's own Coronado Beach scored third in the national list compiled at Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research.

Senate Panel Votes End To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

May 27
JIM ABRAMS, AP

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to repeal the 1993 law known as "don't ask, don't tell" and allow gays to serve openly in the military.

Local Retired Army Colonel Wants Repeal Of DADT

May 27
By Katie Orr

Many people in San Diego's gay community are waiting to see whether Congress will repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. A retired army colonel in San Diego says it's time to do away with the policy.

Local Drug Treatment Providers Slam Governor's Budget Cuts

May 27
By Kenny Goldberg

Local drug treatment providers are speaking out against Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget. Providers say his plan to save money by eliminating drug treatment would be catastrophic.

Fence Isn't A Cure-All For America's Porous Border

May 27
JACQUES BILLEAUD, AP
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The start-and-stop span - 646 miles long - has become a fierce polemic, a bumper sticker, a popular backdrop for campaign commercials during an election year with another sulfurous immigration debate.

Oldest WWII Medal Of Honor Recipient Dies At 100

May 27
Associated Press
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Retired Navy Lt. John Finn, the oldest Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, has died at his Southern California home. Navy Lt. Aaron Kakiel says Finn died early Thursday on his ranch near Live Oak Springs, where he lived for more than 50 years.

Latest San Diego Restaurants And Theater

May 27
These Days
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We'll talk about the latest in dining and theater here in San Diego. From a new restaurant by the folks from The Linkery, to a new play about surfing by a Del Mar playwright, our restaurant and theater experts can help you plan for your summer nights out.

Click It Or Ticket Seatbelt Safety Campaign Begins Memorial Day

May 27
City News Service

San Diego law enforcement will participate in the statewide crackdown on seatbelt scofflaws called Click It or Ticket starting Monday, which is Memorial Day.

Culture Lust Weekend: Tennessee Williams, Mose Allison, And SDMA Salons

May 27
By Angela Carone
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The spirit of summer starts to take hold every Memorial Day weekend and Culture Lust has plenty of ideas for how you can celebrate, arts and culture style.

How Are City Leaders Addressing Need For Permanent Homeless Shelter?

May 27
These Days

Will San Diego ever get a permanent shelter for the homeless? We'll look steps the city is taking to make the shelter a reality.

Facebook Faces Privacy Issues

May 27
These Days
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Facebook, the world's most popular social networking site, is in trouble with some members of Congress for sharing users' personal information. Data mining is big business. Is it too late to stop it?

System-wide Approach Needed To Combat Obesity Epidemic

May 27
These Days

What can our state government do to help improve community health, and fight against childhood obesity? We speak to Dr. Loel Solomon about his work with state and national lawmakers to address the childhood obesity epidemic.

Review: 'Sex and the City' and 'Survival of the Dead'

May 27
By Beth Accomando
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This weekend you can choose between two kinds of horror films: "Sex and the City" (opening May 27 throughout San Diego) and "Survival of the Dead" (opening May 28 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). But only one really scares me.

In Carlsbad, Parents Of Cancer Patients Plead For Answers

May 27
By Amita Sharma
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Some people who live in Carlsbad suspect that toxins in the ground, water and air are causing cancer and other illnesses. Desperate for answers, they’re calling for environmental tests.