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Stories for December 7, 2011

Evening Edition: The Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7
Evening Edition
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Interviews with survivors, and a look at the winter homeless shelter on tonight's show.

County Supervisors Postpone Decision On Community Planning Groups

Dec. 7
By Nico Smedley

Public officials rely on planning groups for input from community residents on development projects, but San Diego County Supervisors are considering limiting the groups' influence after complaints from developers.

Downtown Homeless Shelter In Need Of Blankets

Dec. 7
By Dwane Brown

The shelter, in a large tent at the intersection of 16th Street and Newton Avenue downtown, is just blocks away from PETCO Park downtown.

Payroll Deduction Measure Qualifies for Ballot

Dec. 7
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

A measure that would ban payroll deductions for political contributions has qualified for the California ballot next November.

Santana - Live At Montreux 2011

Dec. 7
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The legendary Carlos Santana brings together his unique blend of styles and sounds to deliver a blistering performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival fresh for 2011. Taped live in high-definition, this special features Santana and his band performing a selection of his greatest hits including "Smooth," "Black Magic Woman," "Oye Como Va," "Maria Maria," "Jingo" and "Soul Sacrifice."

Buddy Holly: Listen To Me

Dec. 7
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Taped before a live audience on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday, this extraordinary concert features a once-in-a-lifetime line-up of three generations of top recording artists performing the music of Buddy Holly, one of rock’s most enduring legends and versatile singer-songwriter-performers of the rock ‘n’ roll era. This historic celebration includes original performances from Paul Anka, Michelle Branch, Cobra Starship (Victoria Asher and Gabe Saporta), Shawn Colvin, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Raul Malo, Graham Nash, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs, Patrick Stump, Phil Everly and more.

San Diego Remembers Pearl Harbor 70 Years Later

Dec. 7
Midday Edition
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A ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego today marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Groups Say Closing Calif. State Parks Is Bad Economics

Dec. 7
By Ed Joyce
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A group of California Parks supporters Wednesday urged California Gov. Jerry Brown to reinstate the funding needed to keep 70 state parks open.

Border Arrests At Lowest Level In 40 Years

Dec. 7
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Government figures show border arrests are down. KPBS Midday Edition looks at the reason behind the numbers.

DC Comics' Jim Lee

Dec. 7
Midday Edition
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Comic books and characters are probably more popular now in our culture than ever before and part of that is because of Jim Lee.

San Diego Students Outscore Urban Average on National Exams

Dec. 7
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego fourth and eighth graders outscored the average for students in 21 large urban school districts on national math and reading exams taken earlier this year.

70 Years Later, Pearl Harbor Survivors Return To Ships

Dec. 7
NPR And Associated Press
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Seventy years ago today more than 2,300 Americans died in the attack that would propel the nation into World War II. Though their numbers are dwindling, survivors are still telling their stories of that day.

Freezing Temperatures Recorded In Parts Of San Diego County

Dec. 7
City News Service

Temperatures fell into the upper 20s and low 30s this morning in wind sheltered areas, according to the National Weather Service.

Sweeping Layoffs Loom For San Diego Schools

Dec. 7
By Kyla Calvert
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Under a worst-case budget scenario, San Diego Unified could be forced to make hundreds of layoffs again next year.

Is Immigration Enforcement A Local Issue?

Dec. 7
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Ever since Arizona's controversial SB 1070 became law, other states and cities have tried to copy it. But few have defied both state and federal laws like Escondido in enforcing immigration laws.

San Diego Cash Mob's Inaugural Event

Dec. 7
By Beth Accomando
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Last night San Diego Cash Mobs held its first event in South Park.