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Stories for February 14, 2012

A Spark of Mormon Dissent in Romney Country

Feb. 14
By Peter O'Dowd
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Mitt Romney is the man to beat in Arizona's upcoming primary. But some fellow Mormons say another candidate lines up better with their religious beliefs.

Fat City Lofts Permit Denied by CCDC

Feb. 14
CITY NEWS SERVICE

A permit needed by the developer of the Fat City Lofts to build his 232-unit apartment complex near Lindbergh Field was denied today by the Centre City Development Corp. chairman.

Port Strikes Back At U-T San Diego Proposal

Feb. 14
By Katie Orr

The Port of San Diego is not wasting any time in defending itself against San Diego’s largest newspaper. The Port is touting the benefits of its 10th Avenue Marine terminal after the paper questioned its usefulness.

Triple A Reports Price Jumps at California Gas Pumps

Feb. 14
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

If you’ve stopped at the gas pump lately, you know prices have jumped. Triple-A says the price for a gallon of regular, unleaded in California has gone up 15-cents since last month’s report.

San Diego Celebrities Read To Kids

Feb. 14
Helen Hawes
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Trevor Hoffman, known as “The Closer” when he pitched for the Padres, was “The Book Opener” this Valentine’s Day at Adams Elementary School.

S&P Boosts California's Credit Outlook (But Not Its Rating)

Feb. 14
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California is getting some love this Valentine’s Day from the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. The agency is upgrading the state’s credit outlook from “stable” to “positive.”

UCSD Research On Medication That May Help Save More Heart Attack Victims

Feb. 14
City News Service

UC San Diego Health Sciences will conduct a study aimed a determining whether two antiarrythmia drugs could be used by emergency medical personnel to help save more heart attack victims.

This Old House: Barrington Project, Part 1 Of 10

Feb. 14
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Everybody loves the idea of beachfront property, but proximity to the ocean can bring its share of construction challenges. Tune in as experts from the Emmy® Award-winning television series THIS OLD HOUSE head to the Ocean State to transform a weathered Cape into a weatherproof masterpiece in the series’ first-ever renovation on open water – The Barrington Project.

Tony Gwynn Undergoes Mouth Surgery

Feb. 14
City News Service

San Diego baseball icon Tony Gwynn was undergoing surgery today to remove a cancerous growth in his right cheek, ESPN reported.

US, Europe Look At Fast But Risky Penalty On Iran

Feb. 14
JULIE PACE and ANNE GEARAN, Associated Press
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The United States and Europe are considering unprecedented punishment against Iran that could immediately cripple the country's financial lifeline.

USS Bonhomme Richard Departs San Diego For Japan

Feb. 14
City News Service

The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard departed San Diego today for its new home base of Sasebo, Japan.

Small Claims Court Winner Continues Her Case Against Honda

Feb. 14
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Heather Peters made national headlines earlier this month when she won a $9,867 settlement against Honda America in a Los Angeles small claims court. Today, she asked a San Diego judge to request time to investigate before settling five additional class action lawsuits.

What The Financial Crisis In Europe Could Mean To San Diego

Feb. 14
Midday Edition
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The complexities of international finance mean Europe's financial troubles are bound to have an impact on America.

Cave People Of The Himalaya

Feb. 14
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Everest climber and thrill seeker Pete Athans returns to the Himalayas with Dr. Mark Aldenderfer in search of the caves and mummies of a lost civilization. There they risk their own safety to reveal astonishing evidence of a previously unknown 1,500-year-old death ritual high in the Himalayan caves.

Three Camp Pendleton Marines Killed, One Injured In Car Crash

Feb. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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Home Post Blog: Three Camp Pendleton Marines were killed early this morning when their speeding Dodge Stratus struck a tree in the Orange County city of Dana Point.

Tubes Shut Down At San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Feb. 14
Associated Press
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The San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California is shutting down some of the tubes in a reactor because of premature wear.

San Diego Law Library Reopens After Renovation

Feb. 14
By Dwane Brown
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A one-stop shop for legal information and documents reopens to the public this week in San Diego. The County Law Library has undergone a $4 million makeover in the past year.

Super PACs Readying For Battle In San Diego

Feb. 14
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San Diegans may soon witness the war of the super PACs up close, as some of these mega spenders zero in on contests right here at home.

Survey Reveals Californians Have A Tough Time Talking About End Of Life

Feb. 14
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey shows most Californians haven't talked with a loved one about what kind of end-of-life care they want.

Feminists Capitalize On Valentine's Day

Feb. 14
Helen Hawes

Valentine’s Day usually conjures up images of romantic love when people exchange gifts of flowers, candy and cards. But for some, Valentine’s Day means V-Day, a movement started by Eve Ensler, author of the popular play, “The Vagina Monologues.”