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Stories for April 5, 2012

Leftover Redevelopment Money: Affordable Housing Or Budget?

April 5
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

A pot of money left over from the elimination of California redevelopment agencies is up for grabs. Some lawmakers want to use it for affordable housing projects. Others say it should help balance the state budget.

Tips From Calif. Franchise Tax Board

April 5
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

It's that time of year again -- tax time. But this year, your federal and California income tax returns aren't due until April 17th.

Study: California At Head Of Pack On Combating Climate Change

April 5
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

A new report from a major environmental group says California is one of the leading states in preparing for the effects of climate change.

Invisible Children Releases Kony Sequel

April 5
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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San Diego-based Invisible Children released a follow up to its viral "Kony 2012'' video today, providing a closer look at the private army of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and acknowledging criticism of the original.

Prosecutors Say Pendleton Marine Sold 'Nobama' Stickers

April 5
JULIE WATSON, Associated Press
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Military prosecutors say a Marine facing dismissal for his Facebook postings shared images with President Barack Obama's face superimposed on a jackass and sold "Nobama" bumper stickers online.

Screening: Super Sci-Fi Saturday

April 5
By Beth Accomando
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FilmOut delivers another marathon of genre fun with its Super Sci-Fi Saturday on April 7 from Noon to Midnight at the Birch Theater in North Park. Hurry, before that red crystal in your hand lights up.

Live From The Artists Den: Kid Rock

April 5
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From breakthrough hits like “Cowboy” and “Bawitdaba” to his recent anthems “Born Free” and “Rock n Roll Jesus” (tossing in a bit of Elvis’s “Burning Love” for good measure), the Detroit rocker gave the invitation-only audience of 300 a definitive look at a remarkable career -- from inside the walls of rock-and-roll’s greatest landmark. Recorded November 28, 2011, Elvis Presley’s Automobile Museum at Graceland, Memphis, Tenn.

Can We Be Civil, Please? Restoring Civility To Public Dialogue

April 5
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From squabbling, name calling and attack ads in the presidential race to condescension and mockery at San Diego mayoral debates, it seems clear that politics is becoming less and less civil.

Occupy San Diego Marks Six Month Anniversary

April 5
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It's now six months since people started camping out on New York's Wall Street, generating a movement that spread clear across the country to San Diego.

Weekend Preview: From Padres To Sex Kittens In Space

April 5
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There's a lot to choose from between now and Sunday, starting with the Padres' Block Party this morning and continuing through the weekend with a 12-hour marathon of science fiction films.

Iraqi Woman's Death May Not Be A Hate Crime

April 5
City News Service
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Newly released search warrant records show an Iraqi- American woman viciously beaten to death in her El Cajon home was apparently planning to divorce her husband and move to Texas, casting doubt on whether the slaying was a hate crime, as first suggested.

Military Kids with Autism in Spotlight This Weekend

April 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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A benefit for military children who have autism will take place Saturday at Mission Bay Park in San Diego. The event, sponsored by Autism Care and Treatment Today! (ACT Today!), includes a 5k/10k Run and the ONEHOPE Family Festival.

2 Teens Dead, 3 Critically Injured From Rollover Crash On Route 52

April 5
City News Service

Three high school students were hospitalized early today following a rollover crash on state Route 52 that left two teens dead, authorities said.

Obama's Signing Of JOBS Act Likely Won't Dim GOP Charge He's Anti-Jobs

April 5
Frank James, NPR
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President Obama's signing of the JOBS Act gives him one more talking point with which to try and blunt the GOP's election-year charges that he's been bad for jobs. And those charges are unlikely to be diminished by his signing legislation for which Republicans claim credit.

South Carolina Gov. Haley: Ann Romney Is Mitt's 'Golden Ticket'

April 5
NPR

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has some unsolicited advice for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on appealing to women voters.

Ken Salazar Visits San Diego Zoo In Push To Promote American Tourism

April 5
By Tom Fudge
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The Obama Administration's desire to create jobs though promoting tourism came to San Diego, as the interior secretary visited the zoo.

Program Helps Turn Veterans Into Working Engineers

April 5
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Transitioning from the strict regimen of military life to a civilian education or career track is a daunting challenge for many veterans. San Diego State University is building on its reputation as a veteran-friendly campus with a program that tries to smooth the road from the military to civilian work.

Regulators Breaking Own Rules If SDG&E Bills Customers For `07 Fire Costs

April 5
By Amita Sharma
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More than 400 people attended a public hearing to tell regulators what they think about San Diego Gas & Electric's pitch to bill ratepayers for uninsured costs from the 2007 fires started by the company's power lines.