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Stories for December 28, 2011

San Diego Law Enforcement Plan DUI, License Checkpoints

Dec. 28
City News Service

Deputies and officers throughout San Diego County will be out in force this New Year's holiday weekend to catch suspected drunken drivers, sheriff's officials announced today.

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Latinos Disapprove Of Obama's Handling Of Deportations

Dec. 28
By Ruxandra Guidi

Latinos' views on immigration policy and the upcoming presidential election will have a big impact on President Obama's chances next year, according to the latest survey from the Pew Hispanic Center.

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Shot In Neck May Combat PTSD Symptoms

Dec. 28
By Peggy Pico

A shot in the neck could improve symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Venomous Lizard Discovered In Rancho Bernardo Transferred To SD Zoo

Dec. 28
City News Service

The state Department of Fish and Game today approved the move of a venomous lizard discovered in Rancho Bernardo to the San Diego Zoo, a county animal official said.

New Year To Bring New Laws To San Diego

Dec. 28
By Evening Edition

The California state legislature passed more than 700 new laws last year - most of them take affect January 1st. The laws range from banning people from openly carrying hand guns - to preventing minors from using tanning beds. There are also a number of new laws protecting the rights of gays and lesbians.

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Do You Want a Parade to Celebrate the End of War in Iraq?

Dec. 28
By Beth Ford Roth

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry slammed President Obama today while on the campaign trail – for not having organized a parade to honor the troops who fought in the Iraq War.

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Family Awarded $17.8M From Military Jet Crash

Dec. 28
By Jose Luis Jiménez

Family members of four people killed when a Marine fighter jet crashed into their University City home three years ago will get $17.8 million in damages for their deaths.

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Entertainment News: National Film Registry Makes Annual Additions

Dec. 28
By Beth Accomando

The National Film Registry announces the latest additions to its library and it's a diverse mix ranging from the obscure silent " A Cure for Pokeritis" to the early Disney Classic "Bambi" to the overrated "Forrest Gump."

Court To Issue Ruling On Redevelopment Agencies

Dec. 28
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

The California Supreme Court said it will issue a decision tomorrow on a wide reaching redevelopment case. The decision could have big implications for San Diego.

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2011: Fronteras Desk Top Stories

Dec. 28
By Midday Edition
By Evening Edition

On Midday Edition, the top stories of 2011, from the Fronteras Desk, from immigration reform to economic changes affecting immigrants already here. We hear from those covering the issues from our Fronteras Desk.

SUHSD Alleged Corruption; San Diego Housing Prices Drop

Dec. 28
By Midday Edition

We look at corruption allegations in Sweetwater Union High School District and also the drop in housing prices in San Diego.

Atheists, Marines Debate Camp Pendleton Crosses

Dec. 28
Associated Press

A Marine Corps ruling on the future of a pair of crosses at the top of a steep Camp Pendleton hill isn't expected until next year.

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Large Crowds Expected At Balloon Parade, Holiday Bowl

Dec. 28
City News Service

The 34th annual Holiday Bowl will be played today, preceded by the annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade and a variety of other downtown events.

Artwork Destroyed In Old Town Fire

Dec. 28
By Neiko Willand Helen Hawes

The fire at Old Town Community Church destroyed more than the sanctuary. Local artists who created the artwork at Old Town Community Church in the 1940s have passed away, making the work irreplaceable.

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North Korea's Power Transfer Moving Smoothly

Dec. 28
Anthony Kuhn, NPR

Capping more than a week of public mourning, North Korea staged a dramatic state funeral for its late leader Kim Jong Il. Leading the ceremonies was Kim's third son and apparent successor Kim Jong Un.

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California's English Language Learner Programs Criticized

Dec. 28
By Ruxandra Guidi

As the English Language Learner population continues to grow in the state, many are calling for an overhaul of the school system.

Record Number Of Bird Species Found In San Diego County

Dec. 28
By Nate John

Participants in the annual Christmas bird count found new species to the San Diego area along with record breaking populations.

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Review: Holiday Roundup

Dec. 28
By Beth Accomando

You're done with the baking and the wrapping, and finally have time to relax. Your mission, if you choose to accept it is to find the best entertainment value for your hard earned dollars.