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Stories for December 23, 2011

Deputies Involved In Alpine Neighborhood Shooting

Dec. 23
By KPBS News

Sheriff's deputies from the Alpine station were involved in a shooting in an Alpine neighborhood, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Roundtable: Year's Top Stories In The Military, Economy, Healthcare

Dec. 23
Midday Edition
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At year's end, we assess the condition and outlook for the military in San Diego at the end of the War in Iraq; the economic climate and costs of and access to healthcare.

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Downton Abbey: Season Two

Dec. 23
By Jennifer Robinson
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It is 1916, and World War I has shaken Downton Abbey to its very foundations. As a way of life is forever blasted apart, both heroes and villains struggle to survive and forge ahead. Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, and Elizabeth McGovern return with a stellar ensemble cast in the voraciously-anticipated season two of "Downton Abbey" from Primetime Emmy Award® winning writer Julian Fellowes. KPBS will rebroadcast Season Two leading up to the premiere of Season Four of "Downton Abbey" which premieres January 5, 2014 on MASTERPIECE. The series originally aired in 2011.

Review: 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol'

Dec. 23
By Beth Accomando
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"Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (opened December 21 throughout San Diego) gets my vote for the most improved franchise.

California Condors To Be Released In Baja, California

Dec. 23
Helen Hawes

California condors may soon fly over Baja, California, as part of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's conservation efforts.

Labor Councils To Give Needy Families Food, Toys

Dec. 23
City News Service

About 500 needy San Diego families will receive holiday food and toys today from the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and the United Way of San Diego.

House Passes Payroll Tax Cut For Obama's Signature

Dec. 23
Andrew Taylor, AP
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The House has passed a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts for 160 million workers and unemployment benefits for millions of jobless.

Happy Holidays From Culture Lust

Dec. 23
By Angela Carone and Alex Morales
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From Angela and Alex at Culture Lust, have a healthy, joyful, and culturally rich holiday season. Here's some visual candy for your holidays.