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Stories for February 1, 2011

Advocates Rally For Brown To Spare Adult Health Care Program

Feb. 1
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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Adult health care advocates rallied at the State Capitol to ask that the program be spared from Gov. Brown's budget cuts.

San Diego Water Gets A Fluoride Boost

Feb. 1
City News Service

The city of San Diego increased the amount of fluoride in the water system Tuesday.

Prime Suspect: Season One, Episode Four

Feb. 1
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DCI Jane Tennison has transferred from Southhampton Row to the Soho Vice Squad. Her first priority in the new job is 'Operation Contract' -- a large scale clean up of 'rent boys' and prostitutes in the area. The scheme she inherits has already run into trouble because of a leak that appears to have come from in the force. But who is responsible and why?

Insight: Jerry Brown Embraces Democracy

Feb. 1
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

I just watched Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address on YouTube and I was struck by two things. The first was the amount of time he spent looking down at his notes. The second was the number of times he extolled the right of the people to decide.

Storm Affects Flights In San Diego

Feb. 1
By Sarah Kovash

The storm that's hit many parts of the U.S. with snow and ice, causing severe travel problems, is also affecting flights in San Diego.

San Diego Celebrates "Ronald Reagan Day"

Feb. 1
City News Service
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Sunday will be celebrated as "Ronald Reagan Day" in San Diego, a proclamation was passed by the Board of Supervisors to mark the 100th anniversary of the 40th president's birthday.

County Saves Money By Paying Less Into Pensions

Feb. 1
City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a contract extension with unions representing its lawyers and supervising probation officers and agreed to make more contributions to their retirements.

National City Teachers Could Call Strike Soon

Feb. 1
By Ana Tintocalis

National City labor leaders will decide at a meeting this afternoon whether public-school teachers there could go soon on strike.

Community Longs For The Old Days At Border Field State Park

Feb. 1
By Hernán Rozemberg

Border Field State Park is the southwestern-most point of the U.S. Some community members want to see the popular cross-border visiting spot reopened.

Antiques Roadshow: San Diego, Calif. - Hour Three

Feb. 1
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Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to San Diego's Allen Airways Flying Museum to look at some of the earliest-known posters of mechanical flight. Highlights include: “Captain America” and “Fantastic Four” co-creator Jack Kirby’s personal collection of comics from the 1930s to the 1970s; and an original Hortus Eystettensis, the groundbreaking collection of botanical illustrations published in 1613 and valued at $250,000 to $350,000.

Truck Full Of Marijuana Discovered While Trying To Pass Through The Border

Feb. 1
City News Service

Forty-one packages of marijuana worth an estimated $30,000 combined were discovered in the hydraulic arm of a tow truck attempting to pass through the San Ysidro Port of Entry over the past weekend, border officials announced today.

University President Replacement Committee Will Hold First Meeting Today

Feb. 1
City News Service
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A search committee formed to find a replacement for retiring San Diego State University President Stephen Weber will meet for the first time today, and it will be the only such meeting open to the public.

Legal Update: What Employers Can And Can't Do

Feb. 1
These Days

A lot of legal issues come up in the workplace, in fact that area of law it the specialty of our legal analyst Dan Eaton. On today's legal update, we'll focus on two recent cases that test the boundaries of what employers can and can't do when it comes to the livelihood and personal information of their workers. We'll also get an update on California's new gun ammunition sales restrictions, that were supposed to have gone into effect today.

Novel Traces Vietnamese Refugee Family Adapting To Life In San Diego

Feb. 1
These Days
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We'll speak to lê thi diem thúy, author of “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” the KPBS One Book selection for 2011.

Mammogram Controversy Continues

Feb. 1
These Days

We'll discuss the case for mammography screenings for women beginning at 40 and find out the latest on breast cancer treatment.

How Will Proposed Budget Cuts Impact The UC System?

Feb. 1
These Days

Last month, Governor Jerry Brown proposed a $500 million dollar cut to both the UC and CSU systems. This could mean that for the first time in UC history, the students will be contributing more to the university budget than the state. Will this proposal affect students in the form of tuition increases, which have already climbed by 40% in the last 2 years? Listen ahead as we speak with Patrick Lenz, UC's Vice President for Budget & Capital Resources, and Wafa Ben Hassine, Associated Students President at UC San Diego, about the impact on students and San Diego.

Local Analysis of Governor Brown's State Of the State Speech

Feb. 1
These Days

What were the key issues Governor Jerry Brown discussed in last night's State of the State address? U-T Government Editor Michael Smolens gives us a recap of the governor's speech.

Mubarak Says He Won't Run Again As President

Feb. 1
NPR Staff and Wires
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Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators flooded into Cairo's main square Tuesday for what organizers hoped would be a "march of a million people" to demand President Mubarak's removal from power.

Gov. Brown References Unrest In Egypt To Justify Tax Hike Vote

Feb. 1
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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In his State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the political turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia, read from the state constitution and urged lawmakers to let California voters decide the state’s future.

The Jade Buddha For Universal Peace Visits San Diego County

Feb. 1
By Alison St John
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The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is in Grape Day Park in Escondido this week as part of a world tour.

Report Reveals CA Health Insurers Denied 13 Million Claims In 2010

Feb. 1
By Kenny Goldberg

The California Nurses Association has issued a report revealing that California's largest health insurers denied on average of one out of four claims last year.

Escondido Residents Use Video To Document Police Efforts

Feb. 1
By Ruxandra Guidi
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The Escondido Police Department has had a difficult relationship with its immigrant population. Over the past year, many Latino residents have complained of racial profiling. In recent months, they've organized around the use of technology to try to make a legal case for themselves.