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Stories for December 6, 2011

Kaiser Permanente Joins Chargers To Collect Sport Donations

Dec. 6
By Nico Smedley

The football team joined with the hospital group to collect athletic balls to donate to local schools and youth organizations.

Hoteliers Disagree Over How To Fund Convention Center Expansion

Dec. 6
By Katie Orr

San Diego took preliminary steps Tuesday toward expanding the Convention Center - but a fight is brewing among the hotel owners expected to pay for the project.

Supercomputer “Gordon” Lives Up To Flashy Name

Dec. 6
By Peggy Pico
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San Diego’s new supercomputer “Gordon” is one of the fastest computers in the world.

Occupy Our Homes Protest Moves Into San Diego

Dec. 6
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego homeowners rallied against the lingering mortgage crisis in downtown San Diego Tuesday as part of a national day pf protest.

Union-Tribune Marks Changing Of The Guard

Dec. 6
City News Service

Developer Doug Manchester and radio executive John Lynch took ownership of The San Diego Union-Tribune today.

Bill Easing Employment-Based Visas Blocked

Dec. 6
By Jill Replogle
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After sailing through the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that proponents called a small, but significant step toward immigration reform has met a roadblock in the Senate.

Cold Snap Threatens Some Crops

Dec. 6
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network

A second night of freezing temperatures in the forecast has some Central Valley farmers on alert.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled

Dec. 6
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In this PBS special, taped in Escondido, Calif., best-selling author and beloved teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: five steps to living from your “highest self,” and thereby attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American “new thought” philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life.

Occupy San Diego Plans Protest March Tuesday Night

Dec. 6
By Ed Joyce
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Protesters plan to march at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Civic Center Plaza to downtown San Diego Police headquarters.

Teaser: 'El Vecino'

Dec. 6
By Beth Accomando
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Another what are they doing now... I like to keep tabs on filmmakers whose works I've showcased. Giancarlo Ruiz, whose short films I included in more than one Film School Confidential, has an ambitious project in the works right now.

Interview With Pearl Harbor Survivor Raymond Chavez

Dec. 6
Evening Edition

Dwane Brown interviews Raymond Chavez, who was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Trial & Heirs: Protect Your Family Fortune With Danielle And Andy Mayoras

Dec. 6
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Authors, legacy expert attorneys and husband and wife duo, Danielle and Andy Mayoras have compiled stories of highly publicized estate battles of celebrities and other wealthy individuals such as Sonny Bono, Marlon Brando, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and James Brown. While it's interesting to peek into the courtroom to see how the rich failed to adequately prepare their estates, the Mayoras' have a much nobler goal. Intertwined with the tabloid stories, they provide concrete information about estate planning.

Governor Wants To Take Raising Taxes Straight To Voters

Dec. 6
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Governor Brown is asking voters to approve an initiative to raise taxes.

U.S. Military Going Green

Dec. 6
Midday Edition
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The U.S. military is planning on reducing their "carbon bootprint" to save money, lives and reduce tactical vulnerability.

Why Americans Spend Too Much, Save Too Little

Dec. 6
Marilyn Geewax, NPR
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The 2008 financial crisis made it clear: Americans save too little, spend too much and borrow excessively, says Princeton professor Sheldon Garon.

SDMA And Writerz Blok Collaborate On Mural

Dec. 6
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Museum of Art and Writerz Blok have collaborated on a mural inside the museum. It was created specifically to complement the new exhibition Mexican Modern Painting from the Andres Blaisten Collection.

San Diego School Board To Discuss $30M In Budget Cuts

Dec. 6
City News Service
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With state funding reductions looming in the middle of the current fiscal year, the SDUSD Board of Education will meet today to consider ways to lower spending.

Calif. Governor Asks Voters For Tax Increases

Dec. 6
Evening Edition
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Gov. Jerry Brown filed a ballot initiative on Monday asking California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more money for schools and public safety.

Dozens Killed In Rare Attacks On Afghan Shiites

Dec. 6
AMIR SHAH and RAHIM FAIEZ, AP
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A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people in the deadliest of two attacks on a Shiite holy day - the first major sectarian assaults since the fall of the Taliban a decade ago.

Guest DVD Review: 'Cowboys & Aliens'

Dec. 6
Jeff Murray, Guest Blogger
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Guest blogger Jeff Murray gives his review of the Blu-Ray/DVD release of "Cowboys & Aliens" (out December 6th).

San Diego's First Cash Mob

Dec. 6
By Beth Accomando
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A cash mob is like a flash mob, only it exercises consumer power rather than dance moves.