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Stories for December 29, 2011

Local School Districts May Benefit From Redevelopment Ruling

Dec. 29
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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A San Diego Unified School Board member believes the ruling means taxes set aside for redevelopment will now enter the state's general fund. The legislature is mandated to spend 40 percent of the fund on K-12 schools.

Rants and Raves: North County Wants More Foreign and Indie FIlms

Dec. 29
By Beth Accomando
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The North County Film Club's mission is to bring foreign and independent films to their region. Now they've started a petition to get studios onboard with their ambitions.

Two San Diego Sears Stores Closing

Dec. 29
City News Service
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Sears Essentials stores in Carmel Mountain Ranch and Clairemont will be among those closed as part of a major restructuring effort, the retailer announced today.

US Warns Iran Against Closing Hormuz Oil Route ‎

Dec. 29
ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press
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The U.S. warned Iran Wednesday that it will not tolerate any disruption of naval traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran's navy chief said the Islamic Republic is capable of closing the vital oil route if the West imposes new sanctions targeting Tehran's oil exports.

2011: Arts And Culture

Dec. 29
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On Midday Edition we look at the top arts and culture stories of 2011 with KPBS arts reporters Angela Carone and Beth Accomando.

SD Brothers Win Award For iPhone Game

Dec. 29
Helen Hawes
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Ian and David Marsh love nothing more than to develop digital games in their Solana Beach studio.

California Soldier and Father of Two Killed in Afghanistan

Dec. 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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Sgt. Noah M. Korte of Lake Elsinore, California was killed on December 27th in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Korte died when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

Sewage Spill Closes North County Beaches

Dec. 29
City News Service
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A 1,500-gallon sewage spill has forced health officials to close San Diego County beaches near the San Elijo Lagoon.

Calif. High Court Rules State Can Abolish Redevelopment Agencies

Dec. 29
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The California Supreme Court today upheld a new law that will abolish community redevelopment agencies, dealing a blow to San Diego city officials.

Odd Notes, Mad-Dash Trips Mark Iowa Closing Sprint

Dec. 29
Associated Press
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Iowa's GOP presidential contest remains deeply unsettled, if not downright strange, five days before the Jan. 3 caucus.