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Stories for November 30, 2011

Cal Fire, SDG&E Prepare As High Winds Hit Southern California

Nov. 30
By Ed Joyce

The gusty winds in the weather forecast for San Diego County, and much of Southern California, are increasing the risk of wildfire.

Proving Innocence Takes Conviction for Local Law School

Nov. 30
Midday Edition
By Pat Finn
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Anyone who follows the news knows that people can serve time in prison — decades even — for crimes they didn't commit. But some law schools, including San Diego's California Western School of Law, are working to free people whom they believe are innocent.

Controversial Secure Communities Program Scrutinized

Nov. 30
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Amid growing criticism and confusion over the Secure Communities program, members of Congress question a top federal immigration official about it during a committee hearing.

San Diego Economic Indicators Slip In October

Nov. 30
By Erik Anderson
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The slight fall signals a continuing weakness in the local economy.

Christmas With The Celts

Nov. 30
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This uplifting, spirited holiday celebration, hosted by the international Irish music group The Celts, features special guests Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh from the world famous Donegal group Altan, Riverdance/Lord of the Dance piper Ivan Goff, The Gael String Orchestra, The Nashville Irish Step Dancers and Children’s Choir.

Occupy San Diego Protestors Clash With Police Over Voter Registration

Nov. 30
By Katie Orr

Occupy San Diego protestors clashed with police today as the protestors attempted to set up voter registration tables in the Civic Center Plaza.

Hospitalizations Due to HIV/AIDS Down in California

Nov. 30
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

The number of people living with HIV and AIDS in California has grown but the number of HIV related hospitalizations has gone down.

Young, Fletcher Say Community Tour Has Led To Plan For Improving School

Nov. 30
By Kyla Calvert

After seven months of community meetings, Tony Young and Nathan Fletcher say they're ready to move forward with a plan to improve education in San Diego.

A Christmas Concert From Norway 2011

Nov. 30
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This festive concert of glorious holiday and traditional classical music, from an historic church in the small town of Hamar, Norway, has become an international Christmas tradition. Again this year, the program is co-hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Martha Louise of Norway. Joining her this year is American film and theater actor John C. Reilly who has appeared in more than 50 motion pictures.

Christmas Carols With The Priests

Nov. 30
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The Priests showcase their seasonal classics in a one-hour Christmas special, "Christmas Carols With The Priests." Set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Fathers Eugene and Martin O'Hagan (brothers) and Father David Delargy bring the festive season alive with a collection of holiday favorites delivered with a "little priestly twist."

Christmas At St. Olaf: Rejoice, Give Thanks, And Sing

Nov. 30
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This production of one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed annual musical celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the annual Christmas Festival from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Featuring St. Olaf’s renowned choirs and orchestra, the program’s rich blending of compositions will highlight selections from previous Christmas Festivals, including excerpts from R.V. Williams Hodie.

Christmas At Belmont 2011

Nov. 30
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Taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, nearly 700 student musicians join host Laura Bell Bundy, the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir, to present this annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

Pit Bull Attack Raises Questions Over Pet Regulations

Nov. 30
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Two San Diego runners are badly injured after a pit bull attack; do we need more regulations on who can own the dog breed?

Cancer Series: Innovations In Treatments

Nov. 30
Midday Edition
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Cancer Series: Treatments ranging from robotic surgery to experimental therapies and chemotherapy.

Navy Lists Layoffs

Nov. 30
Midday Edition

Thousands of sailors are crossing their fingers this week, hoping they won't lose their jobs. The Navy began lay-offs last week and will let go a total of 3,000 sailors- many who are mid-career.

LA Police Arrest 200 Occupy Protesters

Nov. 30
Associated Press
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More than 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear, cleared the Occupy Los Angeles camp early Wednesday, driving protesters from a park around City Hall and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave.

Rosiest Projections Leave San Diego Schools With $72 Million Deficit

Nov. 30
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego school officials are hoping for the best as they draw up a draft budget for the next school year.

Port Will Chip In For Convention Center Expansion

Nov. 30
By Katie Orr
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The push is on to get the Convention Center expansion off the ground. The City of San Diego yesterday asked the Port of San Diego to kick in some money to make it happen.

'Our Greater San Diego Vision' Launches Interactive Website

Nov. 30
By Alison St John
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A multi-million-dollar effort to get San Diegans involved in planning for the region’s future is unveiling a new tool. The project hopes an interactive web site will attract more people than public meetings.

Hospitals Fight To Reduce Deadly Infections

Nov. 30
By Kenny Goldberg
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A statewide effort to fight hospital-associated infections is paying off.

Beyond Sprawl: Gambling On Downtown Las Vegas

Nov. 30
By Jude Joffe-Block
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As part of our ongoing series, we explore why one Las Vegas company is tired of its offices in the sprawling suburbs. The CEO wants to move downtown, and help transform the gritty neighborhood into a vibrant, urban hub.