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Stories for December 12, 2011

Tease photo for Occupy San Diego Joins Effort To Disrupt West Coast Ports [VIDEO]

Occupy San Diego Joins Effort To Disrupt West Coast Ports [VIDEO]

Dec. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Occupy San Diego joined protests at ports up and down the West Coast today. Does this signal a gain in momentum for the occupy movement?

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Mexican Officials Working To Lure U.S. Tourists To Baja

Dec. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Baja California and Mexican governments have invested millions trying to get more American tourists to visit in the last two years. Is it working - or do safety fears keeping U.S. visitors away?

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San Diego Man Sues Over Military Jet Crash

Dec. 12
By Beth Ford Roth

The San Diego man who lost his entire family when an F-18 fighter jet crashed into his home is suing the federal government.

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Poet Alberto Blanco

Dec. 12
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

Award-winning Mexican poet Alberto Blanco will be reading from a new collection of his work, "Afterglow," at D. G. Wills' Bookstore on Saturday December 17.

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High Court To Look At State Immigration Laws

Dec. 12
Associated Press

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigrants.

Billing System Still Confounds Customers; San Diego Details Plans For Relief

Dec. 12
Kelly Thornton, Investigative Newsource

San Diego’s Public Utilities Department is hiring customer service representatives and adding a number of services to provide relief to water customers frustrated with the new billing system.

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Group Pushes Reusable Bags Over Plastic In San Diego

Dec. 12
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

San Diego County has proclaimed Thursday, December 15, as a "Day Without A Bag." San Diegans use billions of plastic bags that wind up in the oceans and pollute roadways.

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Merits Of New Carlsbad Power Plant To Be Debated

Dec. 12
By Alison St John

The California Energy Commission is holding a hearing on whether a company can build a new power plant on a scenic Carlsbad lagoon - and whether it should remove the old one.

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Caliente Sign On California Theater May Disappear

Dec. 12
By Angela Carone

A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.

Cold Storm Arrives To San Diego

Dec. 12
City News Service

A cold Pacific storm will bring rain and snow to San Diego County today and Tuesday, forecasters said.

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Feds Sue UC San Diego For Employment Discrimination

Dec. 12
By Jill Replogle

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the UC San Diego Health System accusing it of discriminating against non-U.S. citizens.