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Stories for March 8, 2011

U.S. Census: More Minorities Than Whites In San Diego County

March 8
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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The 2010 Census shows the White population dropped during the decade, while several minority groups made significant gains.

Jobs Expo Attracts Hundreds of Job Seekers at Camp Pendelton

March 8
By Alison St John
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Thousands of Marines are expected to leave active duty this year. A "Jobs Expo" at Camp Pendleton brought out more than 700 job seekers.

Skyrocketing Gas Prices Turn Travelers To Transit

March 8
By Susan Murphy
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Skyrocketing gas prices are pushing more people to park their cars and take the trolley. Transportation officials say they're ready to welcome more riders.

Behind The Britcom: From Script To Screen

March 8
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Join hosts Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton (Judith and Alastair on "As Time Goes By") as they take you inside the hearts and minds of the writers, producers and actors, who have brought you many of your favorite British comedies.

Brown's Budget Proposal Gains Support

March 8
California Capitol Network

Budget talks inside the state Capitol have hit a snag, but external support for Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal is growing.

Insight: Airport Cities

March 8
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

Airport cities are the cities of the future. This we learn from a new book called Aerotropolis.

Exchange Student's Death Sparks Concerns About Study Abroad

March 8
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego State University students are grieving over the loss of Austin Bice. The 22-year-old exchange student was found in a Madrid river. This is not the first time an SDSU student has died overseas.

UCSD Wants To Pay For Lifeguards On Black's Beach

March 8
City News Service

The San Diego City Council today strongly supported a contract with UC San Diego for the city to resume full-time lifeguard services at Black's Beach, but formal approval won't happen until next week.

Support For Brown's Local Government Plan

March 8
California Capitol Network
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The California State Association of Counties said it supported, in concept, Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to shift more responsibility for programs to local governments.

Daily Report: Camp Pendleton Tragedy, Female GI Divorce Rate, NATO No-Fly Zone?

March 8
By Beth Ford Roth

Hey, Home Post readers. Some tragic news coming out of Camp Pendleton, where two sailors lost their lives in a training accident. Another story focuses on the high rate of divorce among women in the military.

State Senator Wants To Restructure CalTrans

March 8
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Republican State Senator Joel Anderson said CalTrans wastes far too much money – and he’s calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to shift responsibility for transportation projects to local governments.

SDG&E Misses 2010 Clean Energy Mandate

March 8
These Days

San Diego is one of the solar power, electric car capitals, but our utility company falls short in greenhouse-gas reduction. San Diego Gas and Electric has failed to meet the state-mandated goal of producing 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the end of 2010. We'll tell you what SDG&E says about missing the goal and why other utilities across the state got much closer to the target.

Filmmaker Abigail Disney Discusses Role Of Women In International Conflicts

March 8
These Days
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Women are often the ones who suffer the most during conflicts, while men are the ones who are celebrated for their accomplishments during times of war. A new series produced exclusively for the PBS audience is hoping to shine a light on the contribution women are making in conflicts happening around the world. We speak to filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney about the new series Women, War & Peace.

Libyan Warplanes Continue To Pound Rebel Positions

March 8
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Libyan warplanes launched at least five new airstrikes Tuesday near rebel positions in the oil port of Ras Lanuf, keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing.

Rants and Raves: James Bond in Drag

March 8
By Beth Accomando
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Check out M lecturing James Bond about the current inequalities and obstacles women face in their everyday lives. Plus a list of women directors worth checking out in honor of International Women's Day.

Missing SDSU Student Found Dead In Madrid River

March 8
DANIEL WOOLLS, Associated Press
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The body of a U.S. exchange student from California was pulled out of a Madrid river on Tuesday, 10 days after he went missing following a night on the town, a police official said.

2 Sailors Die During Training At Camp Pendleton

March 8
By Alison St John

The Navy confirmed that two sailors died in a rollover accident during training exercises at Camp Pendleton Monday.

"Manning Up" Unlikely For Twenty-Somethings

March 8
These Days
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The author of "Manning Up" says that today in the U.S., women in their 20s and 30s are out-performing, out-earning and out-maturing men of the same age, leading to "relationship mismatch, miscommunication, misery, and more business for sperm banks."

Gas Prices Climb Toward Four Dollars A Gallon

March 8
By Erik Anderson

San Diego gas prices are edging closer to a key psychological barrier.

Rants and Raves: Pound Dogs and Gentlemen's Paintings

March 8
By Beth Accomando
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I wanted to highlight once again some Kickstarter campaigns that reveal the diversity of funding artists are going after.

Liver, Not Brain, Likely Source Of Alzheimer's Plaque

March 8
By Peggy Pico
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An unexpected discovery points to the liver, not the brain, as the source of plaque associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

SDG&E Falls Far Short Of Green-Energy Goal

March 8
By Amita Sharma
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SDG&E is last among California's major utilities in efforts to produce energy from non-polluting sources.