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Stories for November 16, 2010

Drunk Driver Responsible For Toddler Coma Pleads Guilty

Nov. 16
City News Service
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A 17-year-old driver who ran off the road in Oceanside and struck a man and his toddler grandson, leaving the 18-month-old boy in a coma, pleaded guilty today to felony drunken driving.

North County Bank Robbed

Nov. 16
City News Service
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A man armed with a pistol robbed a North County bank this afternoon.

Sentencing Postponed For Man Who Stabbed Wife

Nov. 16
City News Service
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Sentencing was postponed today until late January for a man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife during a brawl in their Oceanside home.

Shooting Near City Heights School

Nov. 16
City News Service
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A possibly gang-related shooting in a City Heights neighborhood left one person wounded this afternoon and prompted a brief lockdown at a nearby primary school.

New Addition To Pendleton Training Facility

Nov. 16
By Sarah Kovash
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A training facility at Camp Pendleton, called the Infantry Immersion Trainer, was recently expanded and unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.

Local Man Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder

Nov. 16
City News Service
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A Mexican national who fatally stabbed a transient he was feuding with in San Marcos was convicted today of second-degree murder.

Brain Waves Move Paralyzed People

Nov. 16
By Peggy Pico
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People who are paralyzed may soon be able to move a computer cursor, operate robotic arms or walk again, just by thinking about it.

New on DVD: 3D in 2D and Old Classics

Nov. 16
By Beth Accomando
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I am still basking in the glow of the "Scott Pilgrim" DVD/Blu-ray release last week because all the new releases this week are crap. Thank goodness some old classics are getting reissues.

SD Bakery Accused of Hiring and Harboring Illegal Immigrants

Nov. 16
City News Service
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A wholesale bakery owner and four employees accused in a scheme to hire and harbor illegal immigrants at his Otay Mesa business agreed to skip being indicted amid negotiations today aimed at the men pleading guilty in about two weeks.

Local Charter School Conquering Algebra

Nov. 16
These Days
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The Einstein Academy charter school in South Park was shocked to discover that its elementary and middle school students, who were sailing along in math, couldn't handle algebra. So the school found a new approach, which so far has proved successful.

State Building Sale Moving Forward

Nov. 16
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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California is preparing to sell 11 state buildings in order to make some much-needed money. Monday, the state public works board voted to allow the sale to move forward for the final few buildings. But critics say the move will cost the state more in the long run.

Gangs Contributing To Rise In Prostitution

Nov. 16
These Days
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County supervisors are calling for tougher penalties for human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation as new details emerge about the impact street gangs are having on teenage prostitution in San Diego. We speak to Ana Tintocalis about her reports on the connection between gangs and prostitution. We also discuss what local law enforcement officials are doing to crack down on gangs who prey on teenage girls.

Local Man Explains What He Learned During "Journey of Gratitude"

Nov. 16
These Days
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When was the last time you thanked someone and told them how important they have been to your life? We speak to the author of the new book "This is the Moment" about his year-long journey to thank 44 people who influenced his life. We also talk to family therapist David Peters about what can be gained from expressing gratitude to the people who have helped us along the way.

Pulitzer-Winning "Ruined" Comes To The La Jolla Playhouse

Nov. 16
These Days
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The La Jolla Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RUINED. The play, set in Africa, tells the stories of men and women whose lives have been scarred by the degradation of civil war. We'll speak with the director of the Playhouse production, Liesl Tommy.

CCDC: Lifting Cap Doesn't Mean There's More Money

Nov. 16
By Katie Orr
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Some San Diego leaders looking for extra cash to close the budget deficit have their eyes on the downtown redevelopment organization. That’s putting the agency on the defensive.

Group Says Conditions For Navy Sonar Use Not Enough

Nov. 16
By Ed Joyce
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A federal agency requires the Navy to protect marine mammals during sonar and explosives training off the West Coast. But an environmental group thinks more protections are needed.