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Stories for December 16, 2011

Video: Men's Roller Derby In San Diego

Dec. 16
By Angela Carone
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San Diego is now home to a men’s roller derby team. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the San Diego Aftershocks are part of a growing trend in roller derby. Check out the video story for KPBS' Evening Edition.

Consumer Groups Disappointed With Brown's Picks For Energy Regulators

Dec. 16
By Amita Sharma

Consumer groups had high hopes this year for regulators who oversee California's power companies.

AZ Latino Politicians React to Feds Report on Sheriff Arpaio's Office

Dec. 16
By Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez

Latino elected officials are reacting to report of civil rights abuse within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Critics say the Justice Department’s announcement vindicates what they’ve said about the sheriff’s office for years.

Solar Company Brightens San Diego Economy

Dec. 16
By Katie Orr and Associated Press

It was a cloudy morning in San Diego, but that didn’t stop state and local leaders from celebrating the dedication of a solar manufacturing plant in Rancho Bernardo.

Group Files 4th Lawsuit Over Permits For Fireworks Events In San Diego

Dec. 16
By Ed Joyce

The battle over fireworks events in the City of San Diego is heating up again.

Camp Pendleton Suffers 2nd Greatest Loss of Life in Iraq War

Dec. 16
By Beth Ford Roth

Camp Pendleton suffered the second greatest loss of troops in the Iraq War of any installation, according to numbers made available on iCasualties.org.

Threat Prompts Chula Vista School Lockdown

Dec. 16
10News.com

A Chula Vista school was locked down after school officials received a threat.

Virtual Stock Pays Real Money To High School Students

Dec. 16
By Peggy Pico
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Chula Vista High School students were paid $10,000 in real cash for virtual investment in the stock market.

Review: 'Young Adult'

Dec. 16
By Beth Accomando
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"Young Adult" (opening December 16 in select San Diego area theaters) reteams director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody after their successful collaboration on "Juno."

Roundtable: Education Cuts, Whistle-Blower's Troubles, Airport Concessions

Dec. 16
Midday Edition
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Public education is in trouble: More budget cuts in the works and Michelle Rhee was in town to ask for big changes. Also, a county whistle-blower challenges his firing, and The Regional Airport Board has some explaining to do on why they tossed out concessionaire evaluations.

New Iran Sanctions, And Fears They Could Backfire

Dec. 16
Tom Gjelten, NPR
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The U.S. Congress has approved legislation that targets the Central Bank of Iran and is intended to make it more difficult for that country to sell its oil abroad.

Shutdown Likely Averted As Tax Talks Go On

Dec. 16
ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press
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Congress appears on track to avert a government shutdown this weekend, even as President Barack Obama's push to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for another year is encountering snags.

San Diego Economic Forecast Predicts Muddled Year Ahead

Dec. 16
By Erik Anderson
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A new forecast finds San Diego's economic picture will brighten a bit next year, but the National University System report doesn't expect a full-blown recovery.

Ending Homelessness Among Military Vets Easier Said Than Done [VIDEO]

Dec. 16
By Dwane Brown

In 2010, the Obama Administration set a goal to end homelessness among military veterans within five years.

Review: 'The Way'

Dec. 16
By Beth Accomando
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Charlie Sheen has been getting most of the ink in the Sheen family but older brother Emilio Estevez is trying to keep all his press about his work. His latest effort, "The Way" (opening December 16 at Reading Gaslamp Stadium 15), returns him to the director's chair.

Events: MACSD Open House

Dec. 16
By Beth Accomando
Events: MACSD Open House Tease photo

On Saturday December 17, the Media Arts Center San Diego holds an open house to introduce people to its new digital gym.