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Stories for March 1, 2011

Drug Gang Crackdown Leads To 45 Arrests In SD

March 1
City News Service
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A nationwide crackdown on drug gangs led to 45 arrests in San Diego County, federal authorities said today.

New Bill To Help Veterans Avoid Foreclosures

March 1
City News Service
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Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, today introduced a bill to allow veterans in California and four other states to avoid foreclosure by refinancing their adjustable and interest-only mortgages.

San Diego Council Approves Money For Downtown Homeless Shelter

March 1
By Katie Orr
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It’s been an unusually cold, wet winter on the streets of San Diego. That makes recent progress on a permanent homeless shelter in downtown welcome news.

Weak Housing Market Hurts Job Picture

March 1
By Erik Anderson
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California's job market is among the worst in the country in a new Gallup Poll.

Snow Pack Analysis Leaves Hydrologists Optimistic About CA's Water

March 1
California Capitol Network
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The California water outlook remains positive this summer. Department of Water Resources hydrologists measured the water content of the snow pack Tuesday.

Issa Press Secretary Fired For Sharing E-Mails

March 1
City News Service
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Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, fired his press secretary for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, because he shared e-mail correspondence with reporters with a journalist working on a book, the congressman confirmed today.

Libyans In San Diego Fearful For Relatives Back Home

March 1
By Amita Sharma
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Family members in Libya say they're outgunned by government forces who are killing indiscriminately.

Decision Due On Adult Day Health Care Centers

March 1
By Kenny Goldberg
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State lawmakers are expected to decide this week whether to restore funding to adult day health care centers. More than 300 programs statewide provide skilled day treatment to disabled and frail seniors.

$1.1 Million Awarded To Help Prepare Youth For Construction Jobs

March 1
City News Service
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The Black Contractors Association of San Diego was awarded nearly $1.1 million to operate a program that prepares youth for construction jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.

Suspected Drug Traffickers Land On Del Mar Beach In Pot-Filled Fishing Boat

March 1
City News Service
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Federal agents nabbed two suspected drug traffickers today as the pair landed on a Del Mar beach in an open fishing boat laden with nearly 400 pounds of pot.

Attorney General Asks Federal Court To Allow Gay Marriages While Ban Is Considered

March 1
Associated Press
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California's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex unions.

Rants and Raves: Jane Russell

March 1
By Beth Accomando
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We have lost another Hollywood legend. Jane Russell, 89, passed away yesterday. Check out these clips.

Great Performances: Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert On Broadway

March 1
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Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stage with a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style featuring Connick’s big band, and a 12-piece string section with Connick on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.

Assemblyman Wants Insurers To Cover Fertility Preservation Costs

March 1
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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One state lawmaker said people who get cancer at a young age shouldn't have to choose between treatment and future fertility.

Board Of Supervisors Raise Taxi Insurance Requirements

March 1
City News Service
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors agreed today to consider raising the insurance requirement for taxis in unincorporated areas from $350,000 to $1 million.

Brown Realigning State And Local Responsibilities

March 1
California Capitol Network
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California Governor Jerry Brown is scaling back some parts of his proposal to realign certain state and local government responsibilities.

The Amen Solution: Thinner, Smarter And Happier

March 1
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Based on his brain-imaging work with tens of thousands of patients over the last 20 years Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered two of the major secrets why most diets don’t work. And contrary to what you might think, they have nothing to do with your lack of desire to lose weight or your willpower. In fact, he shows you that for some people the harder they try to lose weight the worse it gets. If you want a better body the first place to always start is by having a better brain.

Students Protest Higher Education Cuts With Flash Mob

March 1
California Capitol Network
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University of California students rallied at the Capitol Monday protesting Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed $500 million cut to the UC system.

Police Shootout Leaves Man Dead In Alpine

March 1
City News Service
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Authorities Tuesday were looking into a shooting in Alpine in which a suspect in a San Diego murder investigation was shot dead while he was allegedly advancing toward deputies with a shovel.

Al Jazeera Looking To Expand In U.S.

March 1
These Days
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As the Arab World explodes, most Americans cannot access news and information from Al Jazeera, the international broadcast service based in that area. The network has a roster of veteran, international reporters in the region, while American networks have slashed their overseas bureaus. But Al Jazeera also has a big credibility problem with many Americans and a very hard time getting permission to broadcast on US Cable systems.

Should The Federal Government Support Public Broadcasting?

March 1
These Days
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As part of a $61 billion package of cuts, House Republicans passed a proposal to eliminate $430 million in funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray joins us to talk about why he voted in favor of eliminating funding for the CPB. And, KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo talks about why he thinks federal funds should continue be used to help pay for public broadcasting.

Rebel-Held City Near Tripoli Celebrates Battle Win

March 1
Associated Press
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital passed out sweets and cold drinks to fighters Tuesday and celebrated with a victory march after they managed to repel an overnight attack by pro-Gadhafi forces.

Aguirre Still Sparring From The Sidelines

March 1
By Alison St John
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Former San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre says he’s not running for public office again, even though the California Bar Association has dropped its investigations against him. But that doesn’t mean Aguirre is ready to leave the public spotlight.

Robert Wilson's Portraits At The Timken

March 1
These Days
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Artist Robert Wilson's portraits of celebrity performers are strangely familiar. They are videos that look like still images, and they reference paintings by the old masters. Even more surprising? These contemporary works are on view at the Timken Museum of Art. We'll talk to the museum director and a producer who works with Wilson on his portraits.

Gas Prices Spike Consumer Confidence

March 1
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego residents are dealing with another big jump in fuel prices. The average price of a gallon of regular rose more than 10 cents over the weekend.