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Stories for November 26, 2010

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8 Arrested, 20 Tons Of Pot Found In New Tunnel

Nov. 26
By Ruxandra Guidi

U.S. authorities discovered another sophisticated cross border drug tunnel, less than a month since another large tunnel was found nearby. The half-mile underground passage runs from a residence in Tijuana to a warehouse in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego.

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Permits Delay Opening Of Winter Shelter

Nov. 26
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

About 200 homeless people who might have spent Thanksgiving in San Diego’s Winter Homeless Shelter instead spent the holiday out in the cold. The situation likely won’t change for another week.

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Growing Confusion About "Secure Communities"

Nov. 26
By Ruxandra Guidi

"Secure Communities" is an immigration enforcement program which runs fingerprints obtained by local police through a national database. But across the country, questions about it remain.

A Tip For Christmas Shoppers

Nov. 26
By Alison St John

If you’re out shopping this weekend, be sure to check your receipt, preferably BEFORE you leave the cashier. County inspections show errors are more common than you might think, and they are not usually in you favor!

San Diego Week Special Edition

Nov. 26
By Megan Burke, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Gloria Penner, Natalie Walsh

On this special edition of San Diego Week we bring you some of our most memorable stories from earlier this year. First, the true costs and benefits of illegal immigration, then you'll hear about a gang problem in San Diego's North County, we'll tell you why California's prisons are so crowded and so costly, and why honey bees are disappearing. You'll also hear about one family's journey from an Iraqi refugee camp to a home in El Cajon.

Why Are Local Home Sales, Prices Declining?

Nov. 26
By Hank Crook, Tom Fudge

Will San Diego experience a double-dip housing slump in the new year? What impact will the banks' backlog of distressed properties, and the expiration of a federal tax credit have on the market over time? We discuss the latest trends in the local housing market.

Ongoing State Budget Deficit Putting Squeeze On California Cities

Nov. 26
By Hank Crook, Tom Fudge

What challenges will Governor-elect Jerry Brown face? What can be done to eliminate California's projected $25 billion deficit for next year? We discuss options the new governor should consider, and whether the state legislature is willing to make meaningful changes needed to end the state's financial problems.

How Are Local Governments Affected By Down Economy?

Nov. 26
By Hank Crook, Tom Fudge

How are local cities responding to the decline in sales and property taxes due to the down economy? We discuss strategies being used to counteract the recession. Which strategies are best to improve the long-term economic health of local communities?

Explosives Experts Say It's Too Dangerous To Enter Escondido Home 'Bomb Factory'

Nov. 26
Associated Press

Explosives experts have pulled out of a northern San Diego County home with a large quantity of bomb-making materials because it's too dangerous.

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North Korea Warns Region Is On The Brink Of War

Nov. 26
Associated Press

North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war.

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Gimmicks, Long Hours Greet 'Black Friday' Shoppers

Nov. 26

Retailers are ushering in the traditional kickoff of the U.S. holiday shopping season on Friday with expanded hours, deep discounts and online deals to draw bargain-hungry shoppers.

EPA Wants States To Track Ocean Acidification

Nov. 26
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that states begin identifying coastal waters impaired by ocean acidification. The idea is to find how pollution is affecting marine life.

Top 10 Foods Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Nov. 26
By Kenny Goldberg

A non-profit health information line at UCSD advises pregnant women to be especially careful about what they eat during the holidays.