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Stories for April 12, 2012

Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony At 100

April 12
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The San Francisco Symphony is celebrating its centennial season. This centennial gala concert program, by acclaimed writer and San Francisco native Amy Tan, features San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas with guest artists Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang performing works by Copland, Mendelssohn and Britten. Concert footage is interwoven with short video stories highlighting unique moments in the symphony’s history, as well as interviews with the performers and luminaries in the audience.

YWCA Luncheon Features Local And International Success Stories

April 12
By Helen Hawes
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Actress Ashley Judd spoke to a packed house about the abuse and neglect in her childhood at The YWCA's 14th Annual "In the Company of Women" luncheon.

Fletcher Surging In New San Diego Mayoral Poll

April 12
By Katie Orr
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A new poll out today indicates San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s big gamble may be paying off.

San Onofre's Problems Deepen

April 12
By Alison St John
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Hopes that problems at San Onofre’s Unit 2 reactor might be less serious than those at Unit 3 are now fading. California’s energy agencies are gearing up efforts to get substitute power from decommissioned power plants.

Calif. High Court Ruling Brings Clarity for Employers, Employees

April 12
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

A unanimous California Supreme Court ruling in a closely-watched case involving employee rest periods and meal breaks has both sides pleased with the outcome.

$600,000 Already Raised For Permanent Kiss Statue

April 12
By Angela Carone, Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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Officials from the USS Midway Museum have raised over half the funds necessary to build a permanent version of "Unconditional Surrender," aka the "kiss statue," in the same spot along the Embarcadero where the current version stands.

Travelscope: South Africa - On Safari!

April 12
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Joseph Rosendo gets an elephant-sized helping of the African wild on safari at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent to South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park. Using the elegant Lion Sands accommodations as his home base he heads out in search of the Big Five and encounters lions, African elephants, Cape Buffalos and Black Rhinoceros. He rounds out his wildlife tour at Camp Jabulani when he literally rubs shoulders with two Cheetahs at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

Essential Pépin: Cattle Call

April 12
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There are times when Jacques craves a good steak, so he shows his colleague, chef David Shalleck, how to perfectly cook and mark, Grilled Steak with Lemon-Thyme Butter. For large get-togethers or celebrations, Jacques’ Spicy Rib Roast packs a tangy rub and makes an impressive centerpiece. Veal Chops with Caper Sauce uses the under utilized fresh sage for an herbal note, while Braised Beef in Red Wine becomes a delicious meal from an often overlooked cut.

Teen Driver Arrested In Fatal Racing Crash

April 12
City News Service

A 16-year old boy who allegedly was racing another driver when he got into a crash that killed two teenagers on State Route 52 in Kearny Mesa last week has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of participating in a speed contest resulting in injury.

San Diego Rates Likely To Rise Amidst Water War

April 12
Midday Edition
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The headline this week was that water rates are probably going up again in San Diego. The LA-based Metropolitan Water District voted to raise water rates by 5 percent in 2013 and another 5 percent in 2014. The story behind the headline is that this vote is another chapter in the ongoing water war between Metropolitan and the San Diego County Water Authority.

Poll: Nathan Fletcher Surges To Second Place In Mayor's Race

April 12
City News Service
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Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who recently left the Republican Party to become an independent, has surged to second place in a poll for the San Diego mayor's race released today by 10News.

Mistrial Declared In Case Against Man Accused of Shooting at Cars on Freeway

April 12
City News Service
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A deadlocked jury caused a judge to declare a mistrial today in the case of a transient accused of shooting at cars on a San Diego freeway during the morning commute, wounding a 21-year-old college student and damaging the car of another motorist.

Weekend Preview: Taste Of Julian, Taj Mahal And 'Ripples From Walden Pond'

April 12
Midday Edition
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Theatergoers, foodies and music lovers can all rejoice this weekend, and enjoy a variety of events and activities.

What Santorum's Exit Means For Romney

April 12
Frank James, NPR
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With Santorum out of the race, Romney is free to set his sights on Obama and the general election. Gingrich still hangs on as "true conservative."

Search Resumes For Man Missing In Anza-Borrego Desert

April 12
City News Service

The search for a San Diego man who disappeared last weekend while exploring unforgiving terrain in East County's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with family and friends resumed this morning, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

Turning The Tables, Romney Hits Obama For A 'War On Women'

April 12
Padmananda Rama, NPR

The Mitt Romney campaign claims that 92.3 percent of those who have lost jobs during the Obama administration are women. It's a claim the campaign has made in speeches, on Twitter and on the Romney website. But is it accurate? And is it fair?

New Padres Owner May Be A Group

April 12
By Erik Anderson
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A University of Southern California researcher says the next owner of the San Diego Padres probably won't be just one person. Current owner John Moores is shopping the team again, after Jeff Moraad's bid to take over the team fell through.

Filner: Missing The Boat On The Port

April 12
Evening Edition
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KPBS media partner Investigative Newsource examines Congressman Bob Filner's claims about the Port of San Diego in his bid for mayor. Despite making the Port a centerpiece of his campaign, Filner's knowledge of it is fraught with inaccuracies.

Doctors Partner With Chula Vista School To Combat Obesity

April 12
By Kyla Calvert
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One Chula Vista school is hoping a targeted approach will lead to students and families making healthier choices.