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Stories for February 25, 2011

SD Schools Wants A Piece of the Redevelopment Pie

Feb. 25, 2011
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego City school officials want to fast-track a $64 million check from the city’s downtown redevelopment agency.

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Brown Wins First Business Support for Budget Proposal

Feb. 25, 2011
California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown has pulled in the first business endorsement for his budget plan.

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San Diego Gas Prices Surging

Feb. 25, 2011
By Erik Anderson

The price of fuel jumped dramatically in San Diego this week and the price is expected to continue going up.

Imperial County Clerk Files To Defend Prop. 8

Feb. 25, 2011
By Kyla Calvert

Another Imperial County official will try to join those defending the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. Other representatives of the county were denied standing to join the lawsuit in January.

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Orla Fallon's My Land

Feb. 25, 2011

Join beloved Irish singer and musician Orla Fallon on a heartfelt musical pilgrimage through her beloved Ireland. Orla Fallon's My Land celebrates the people and the landscapes of the Emerald Isle, and revels in the beautiful music they inspire. Songs include "Isle of Innisfree," Spanish Lady," "Mo Ghile Mear," "Ni Na La," "Morning Has Broken" and "Both Sides Now."

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IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: The Motown Sound

Feb. 25, 2011

President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in celebration of Black History Month and the legacy of Motown, the distinctive soul-infused pop music sound, style and presentation that was born in Detroit and embodied by the Motown Records label. The evening will include program host Jamie Foxx and performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, the group Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Smokey Robinson, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks.

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Guest Blogger: Sound Editing vs. Sound Mixing

Feb. 25, 2011
Martin Lopez, Guest Blogger

Martin Lopez is a former San Diego resident who now works as a sound editor and designer in LA. He clarifies what the difference is between the Oscar categories of Sound Mixing and Sound Editing... just in case you need some pointers for your office Oscar pool.

Flash Floods Possible For This Weekend

Feb. 25, 2011
City News Service

A cold storm system will drop the local snow level to unusually low altitudes and get the weekend off to a decidedly nippy start for San Diego County residents, forecasters said today.

Scripps Research Institute Gets First New President In 20 Years

Feb. 25, 2011
City News Service

Biochemist Michael A. Marletta was chosen Friday to head The Scripps Research Institute, effective Jan. 1, marking the first presidential transition at the nonprofit biomedical research organizations in more than two decades.

Trucker Arrested After Authorities Find Pot Stashed With Watermelons

Feb. 25, 2011
Associated Press

A trucker has been arrested in eastern San Diego County after Border Patrol agents found 700 pounds of pot stashed with his load of watermelons.

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Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines, Iowa - Hour Three

Feb. 25, 2011

Host Mark L. Walberg, in full beekeeper’s regalia, gets a lesson in honey farming near Des Moines, Iowa, while—at a safer distance—appraiser Stuart Whitehurst discusses examples of antiques with bee motifs. Highlights include: a circa 1856 Des Moines city plan, printed just before it officially became Iowa’s new capital; a circa 1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa 1925 round European cut diamond and platinum ring, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

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Let's Talk: Did Melissa Leo Ruin Her Oscar Chances?

Feb. 25, 2011
By Angela Carone

Did uber-talented character actress Melissa Leo ruin her chances at winning an Oscar by paying for her own "For Your Consideration" ads?

Local Leaders Rally To Keep Redevelopment Funds

Feb. 25, 2011
By Alison St John, Hank Crook

Mayor Jerry Sanders and other local officials released a $4 billion wish list this week for redevelopment projects for San Diego. City leaders are hoping to secure funding for the projects in case Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to eliminate local redevelopment agencies is approved. We discuss why local politicians are fighting to keep the redevelopment funds, and how the city could be impacted if the agencies are eliminated.

Push To Limit Labor Rights Taking Place In San Diego

Feb. 25, 2011
By Alison St John, Hank Crook

Could the push to limit the collective-bargaining rights of government workers in Wisconsin come to California? We talk about recent labor battles in San Diego County, and discuss how the nationwide campaign to reduce public employee benefits could affect the middle class.

What Changes Will Result From Current Uprisings In North Africa?

Feb. 25, 2011
By Alison St John, Hank Crook, Rachel Goetz

How might the uprisings in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain and Egypt affect global politics? And, what role should the United States play in shaping the future of the Middle East and North Africa? We discuss the latest news on the political unrest in Libya and its surrounding countries.

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Blueprints Revealed In Fight Over Redevelopment

Feb. 25, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

There has been a lot of talk about the possible elimination of redevelopment agencies, but not a lot of specifics. Now both sides have finally revealed their blueprints.

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Gadhafi: 'We Will Die Here On The Dear Soil Of Libya'

Feb. 25, 2011
NPR Staff and Wires

Libya's Moammar Gadhafi made a surprise appearance in the capital in which he told a crowd of supporters that together they would "defeat any foreign attempt" to overthrow his regime.

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Standing In For Jeff Bridges

Feb. 25, 2011
By Angela Carone

San Diego resident Loyd Catlett has spent 41 years standing in for actor Jeff Bridges on film sets. I spoke with him about what a stand-in does and about life in the movies.

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Aztec Fans Ready To Rock Viejas Arena For BYU Rematch

Feb. 25, 2011
By Erik Anderson

The SDSU Aztecs have one more day to get ready for the nationally-televised rematch with Brigham Young University. This time, the home team will have thousands of fans cheering for them.

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Review: 'Drive Angry'

Feb. 25, 2011
By Beth Accomando

"Drive Angry" (opening February 25 throughout San Diego and in 3D in select theaters) takes road rage to a whole new level. Check out a clip from the film.