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Stories for November 15, 2011

As Occupy Camps Close, What's Next For Movement?

Nov. 15
Scott Neuman, NPR
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One option is that it will move more fully onto college campuses. Another, potentially more intriguing possibility: The protest will move freely between "real" and "virtual" worlds, appearing en masse both online and in physical locations.

California Continues To Reward Electric Vehicle Buyers

Nov. 15
By Nico Smedley
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New electric vehicle owners and leasers will be reimbursed up to $2500 by the state's Air Resources Board.

Quicker Airport Security Screening for Military?

Nov. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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American servicemembers may soon be able to move through airport screening more quickly.

Lawmakers Grill High-Speed Rail Officials on New Business Plan

Nov. 15
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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California lawmakers held their first hearing on the High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan Tuesday, and it featured some tense exchanges between a Republican Assemblyman and high-speed rail officials.

What Holiday Shopping Means For Local Jobs And The State Economy

Nov. 15
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Holiday forecasts for hiring at retail stores in San Diego are slightly up, but polls say shoppers expect to spend less. Lower revenues could have a big impact on the state budget.

UCSD's Stuart Collection Features House Hoisted 7 Stories High

Nov. 15
By Susan Murphy
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The latest addition to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection of site-specific sculptures, “Fallen Star” was raised 100 feet into the air on Tuesday morning, and attached to the seventh-floor roof of an existing building.

San Diego Is Tough On Bad Air

Nov. 15
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Earlier this month, National Public Radio reported on an Environmental Protection Agency "watch list" of hundreds of industrial plants potentially emitting toxic pollutants. We'll hear how San Diego County fits into that watch list

Chef Nancy Silverton At Chino Farm

Nov. 15
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Bookstores are disappearing, leaving book lovers with fewer chances to meet the authors they love. Milane Christiansen, seasoned San Diego bookseller, has joined with Chino Farms to provide onsite book signings. This Sunday, Chino's will host Los Angeles restauranteur and cookbook author Nancy Silverton, co-owner of Pizzeria Mozza.

San Diego Home Prices Fall

Nov. 15
City News Service
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Home sales in San Diego County increased by 0.3 percent in October, compared to the same month a year ago, while prices dipped by 5.8 percent, a real estate information service announced today.

San Diego School Board Member Outlines Teacher Paycut Proposal

Nov. 15
By Kyla Calvert
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A school trustee wants to slash employee pay under a plan to save the district from insolvency.

Court Order Allows New York Protesters Back

Nov. 15
COLLEEN LONG and VERENA DOBNIK, AP
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The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court order that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park.

Spreading The Word About Hospice Care

Nov. 15
Evening Edition
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Hospice care offers an alternative to dying in a hospital hooked up to machines. But most people don't know about it.

Point Loma Lighthouse's Birthday Celebrated With Special Tours

Nov. 15
City News Service
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The 156th birthday of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse will be celebrated today with tours of the tower, lantern and gallery -- areas normally closed to the public.

UC San Diego Researchers Map Calif. Solar Hotspots

Nov. 15
By Ed Joyce
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UC San Diego researchers have analyzed data gathered by space shuttle missions to create a tool for developers of solar power.

Taxi Drivers To Be Heard On Safety Demands

Nov. 15
By Ruxandra Guidi
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For the first time, taxi drivers will get representation on a committee that advises the Metropolitan Transit System on taxi regulations. It is seen as a first step to addressing drivers' long-time demands about safety and high fees.