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Stories for December 13, 2011

Food Trucks Gather To Fundraise For Local Charity

Dec. 13
By Nico Smedley

Despite the wet weather, San Diego's Meals-on-Wheels program managed to get office workers out to sample some food truck fare at lunchtime today.

Take Two Worms And Call Me In The Morning

Dec. 13
By Peggy Pico
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Researchers at Coronado Biosciences suggest ingesting worms is a good way to treat autoimmune diseases.

Most Trigger Cuts Coming, But K-12 School Days Spared

Dec. 13
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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Governor Jerry Brown said the state of California must cut an additional billion dollars from this year’s budget because revenues are coming in far below projections.

Bellydance Superstars: Bombay Bellywood: Live From Los Angeles

Dec. 13
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In this special performance, live from Los Angeles, the internationally acclaimed troupe adds an array of exciting Indian dance styles, including Bollywood and bhangra, into their already varied mix of bellydance styles that range from Egyptian cabaret to American tribal styles; hence the show title "Bombay Bellywood." "Bombay Bellywood" represents the pinnacle of the art of bellydance today but will also inspire fans of Indian dance - indeed dance enthusiasts of all genres.

Antiques Roadshow: Forever Young

Dec. 13
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“Forever Young” is a celebration of objects for the young and the young at heart. As the show’s lovingly preserved appraisals prove, it’s not only toys and teddy bears that capture the spirit of youth. Highlights include original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox; a child’s shoe autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; and a colorful embroidered silk picture, sewn by the owner’s great-great-great-aunt in 1819, at the age of 15, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

Rain, Snow In San Diego County Expected To Out Clear By This Evening

Dec. 13
City News Service

The winter storm is causing the usual traffic problems, with 222 crashes reported between midnight and 10 p.m. Monday.

Sister Tricia Ready To Fill Father Joe's Shoes

Dec. 13
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A chat with Sister Tricia Cruise, the new CEO of Father Joe's Villages.

California's Gold: Holiday Classic: Poinsettias

Dec. 13
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Albert Ecke immigrated from Germany to Southern California in 1902 and opened a roadside stall selling fruits and vegetables. By the 1920s his son Paul started selling some of the wild poinsettia plants that grew in the hills above their stall. From these small beginnings, it is now estimated that over 90% of all flowering poinsettias get their start at the Paul Ecke Ranch.

San Diego Navy Man Reinstated After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Dec. 13
Midday Edition
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San Diegan Jase Daniels is believed to be the first gay military member to be reinstated since the repeal of DADT.

Latinos In Escondido Threaten Suit For Lack Of Representation On Council

Dec. 13
Midday Edition
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Activists say Escondido is violating the California voting rights act. We'll hear what that act says and how cities are complying.

State Takeover In Oakland A Cautionary Tale For San Diego School Board

Dec. 13
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego's Board of Education is considering dramatic budget plans to avoid the kind of state takeover that happened in Oakland in 2003.

Carlsbad Fights New Power Plant On Its Coast

Dec. 13
By Alison St John
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The City of Carlsbad squared off with state officials at an Energy Commission hearing in North County. The issue was whether the region needs a new power plant next to the old Encina plant, right on the coast.

Entertainment News: BFCA Announces Nominations

Dec. 13
By Beth Accomando
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The awards season shifts into high gear with the Broadcast Film Critics Association's announcement of its nominees.

San Diegans Search For Drugs, Track Smugglers At Citizens Academy

Dec. 13
By Jill Replogle
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A federal agency in charge of protecting the U.S.-Mexico border gives citizens a chance to track smugglers and more.