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Stories for March 7, 2011

Year-Round Lifeguards To Return To Blacks Beach

March 7
By Susan Murphy

A popular surf spot could be getting its year-round lifeguards back. The patrols were stripped away last year.

Broccoli: It's What For Lunch In San Diego Schools

March 7
By Ana Tintocalis
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Roughly 9,000 pounds of locally grown broccoli will be chopped-up and served to San Diego school kids over the next few days. It is part of the San Diego Unified School District’s farm-to-school movement.

Toxic Drycleaning Chemical Banned In Calif.

March 7
By Ed Joyce

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved California's efforts to ban a hazardous chemical used in dry cleaning.

McCoy Tyner Plays Anthology

March 7
Dave Walters
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Culture Lust contributor Dave Walters thinks you should not miss this opportunity to see one of the surviving giants of post-bop jazz, pianist McCoy Tyner.

Johnny Reid Live: Heart And Soul

March 7
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Filmed at Halifax’s Metro Centre in late November 2010, on the final day of his sold-out Canadian tour, this dynamic concert captures Johnny Reid’s striking, soulful voice and magnetism as he performs some of the most beautiful, heartfelt songs around. Backed by a rocking 13-piece band, Johnny covers his hits including “Today I’m Gonna Try And Change The World” and “Let’s Go Higher.”

Great Performances: Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends

March 7
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Maestro to the stars David Foster, who has collaborated with some of the greatest superstars in music, returns with several of his favorite artists for a magnificent night of music. Filmed in October 2010 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, “Hitman Returns,” the follow-up concert to the hugely popular 2008 “Hitman: David Foster & Friends,” is an all-star celebration featuring even more chart-topping stars and music from the 15-time Grammy Award winner’s extensive career catalog.

Review: 'Re-Animator: The Musical'

March 7
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego may have a lot of good theater but it doesn't have "Re-Animator: The Musical." That's why a carload of San Diego horror buffs -- including myself -- headed up to LA's Steve Allen Theater this past weekend.

Obama Steps Up Rhetoric on Military Response to Libya

March 7
By Beth Ford Roth

President Obama today kicked up a notch the warnings against Gadhafi, cautioning the Libyan leader that the United States and its allies are willing and able to use military force if necessarily.

Candlelight Vigil Planned For Missing SDSU Student

March 7
City News Service
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A candlelight vigil was scheduled to be held at San Diego State University today for an exchange student who went missing while studying in Madrid, Spain more than a week ago.

Suze Orman's Money Class

March 7
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In this special, Suze Orman unveils her own new and powerful advice, updating and sometimes revising her long-held beliefs, to help viewers navigate today’s unsettling economic waters. She provides audiences with powerful, timely and often surprising advice for moving forward on the most important financial fundamentals: saving and investing, building a career, planning for retirement and more.

Photo Gallery: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

March 7
By Angela Carone
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With artists Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison's appearance on These Days, I thought I'd share their amazing photography with Culture Lust readers.

Barbara Bry

Women's History Month: 2011 Honoree

March 7

Barbara Bry is responsible for the foundation of San Diego Athena, the leading organization for local women in the technology and life sciences fields. She also supports her community by contributing to organizations such as Voice of San Diego, CONNECT, Run Women Run, Planned Parenthood, San Diego’s Jewish Women’s and Community foundations, Rotary Club 33 and Women Give San Diego.

Kathi Anderson

Women's History Month: 2011 Honoree

March 7

Combining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international relations and counseling, Kathi Anderson serves as the executive director and co-founder of Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS). Ms. Anderson also contributes to the San Diego community as a board member of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the San Diego Young Artists Symphony and the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.

Plight Of The Everyman: The Photography Of Robert And Shana ParkeHarrison

March 7
These Days
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The damage man has caused to the environment is one of the recurring themes in the work of husband and wife photographers Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison. But instead of documenting environmental destruction, they combine performance, sculpture, and painting into surreal photographs featuring Robert as an Everyman character.

Assessing America's Longest War

March 7
These Days
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We'll hear a front-line assessment of America’s entanglement in Afghanistan from journalist and author, Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

NTC's Arts Vision Threatened

March 7
These Days

The Naval Training Center arts district was supposed to be the second Balboa Park. But unforeseen property taxes have led to increased rents for many of the struggling arts organizations housed there.

Libyan Rebels Try To Regroup After Setback

March 7
NPR Staff and Wires
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Libyan rebels said Monday they will regroup and bring in heavy weapons after forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pounded opposition fighters with helicopter gunships, artillery and rockets to stop the rebels' rapid advance toward the capital.

Local Scientists Creating Hope For People Diagnosed With Rare Diseases

March 7
These Days

What are San Diego scientists doing to find cures for some of the world's rarest diseases? We speak to KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge about the local efforts taking place at the Sanford Burnham Institute to find treatments and cures for "orphan" diseases.

For San Diego's Homeless, One Man Offers Hope

March 7
Pam Fessler, NPR
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For years, David Ross, better known as Waterman Dave, has handed out hundreds of bottles of water each day. Ross, 75, is a retiree who's made it his mission to help the homeless.

Helix Project Would Increase San Diego Water Supply

March 7
By Ed Joyce
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One water district in San Diego County wants to increase the local water supply by using recycled water.

Insight: Orphan Diseases Look For Parents With A Cure

March 7
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Pharmaceutical companies won't have a lot of customers if they create drugs for rare diseases. But medical science has found some answers to that dilemma.

Adult Day Health Care Centers Try To Survive On Reduced Funding

March 7
By Kenny Goldberg

The future is unclear for California programs that provide day treatment for frail and disabled seniors. Adult day health care centers are looking for some clarity about recent decisions on the state budget.