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Stories for February 21, 2012

Candidates Tout Experience During First 52nd Congressional Debate

Feb. 21
By Alison St John
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Incumbent Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray faced three challengers in the first debate for the 52nd Congressional District.

USD Focuses On Attracting More Latinos

Feb. 21
By Kyla Calvert

The president of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities visits the University of San Diego.

Prop 8's Next Stop Won't Be U.S. Supreme Court

Feb. 21
Julie Small, KPCC

Supporters of California's ban on same-sex marriage will ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to review its recent decision to strike down Proposition 8 - rather than go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Experts Tell City Leaders Housing Is City's Biggest Economic Concern

Feb. 21
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The high cost of housing and financial inequality are the biggest concerns for San Diego's economy, a panel of economic experts said at a City Hall roundtable discussion today.

Use Your Brain To Change Your Age With Dr. Daniel Amen

Feb. 21
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Do you want to feel more fit, energized, and mentally sharp? You can -- the fountain of youth is literally between your ears. A healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant and alive for a long time and an unhealthy brain will take your life early. In this program, award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen shares simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

House California Water Bill Draws Attention From State Capitol

Feb. 21
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California state lawmakers are keeping a close eye on the big water bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives.

What Questions Do You Have For San Diego's Mayoral Candidates?

Feb. 21
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The race for San Diego mayor is one of the hottest tickets on the ballot in the upcoming election. Current Mayor Jerry Sanders is terming out of office, and a wide field of candidates are vying for the city's top job. Who will earn your vote?

Restoring A Neglected Canyon And Creek, With Some Help From The Neighbors

Feb. 21
By Adrian Florido

The Chollas Creek watershed has been neglected and polluted for decades. A nonprofit is working to restore it into a natural park for the working class communities that surround it.

Live From The Artists Den: Adele

Feb. 21
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Just days after the release of her record-breaking sophomore album, “21,” British sensation Adele performed for a small group of lucky fans at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club in Santa Monica, Calif. Her powerful voice filled the elegant ballroom with hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” from “21,” and “Chasing Pavements” from her Grammy-winning debut album, “19,” as well as a cover of the soul classic “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

Sex Ed After Hours: CORE Brings Condoms And Hip Hop To Hoover

Feb. 21
Megan Burks, Speak City Heights
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A group of educators is changing the conversation about sex in City Heights schools with an after-school event called CORE. The event brings artists and service providers together to take sex ed beyond statistics and reproductive sciences.

San Onofre Still Offline Three Weeks Later

Feb. 21
Midday Edition
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The NRC is recommending a follow-up inspection at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station after a steam generator tube leak from a newly installed steam generator.

San Diego Law Enforcement Crack Down On Drivers Using Cell Phones

Feb. 21
Midday Edition
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Crackdown on cellphone use while driving - are you complying?

Marine Convicted In Iraq Killings Leaves Service

Feb. 21
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Marine Corps has discharged the lone Marine convicted in the 2005 killings of unarmed Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha.

Judge Won't Keep Pension Initiative Off Ballot

Feb. 21
By City News Service, Katie Orr
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A judge refused today to issue a temporary restraining order that could have resulted in the pension reform initiative being removed from the June ballot.

San Diego Gas Prices Rise 1.6 Cents Overnight

Feb. 21
City News Service

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today to its highest amount since May 23, increasing 1.6 cents to $4.087.

Mardi Gras Revelers To Celebrate In Downtown San Diego

Feb. 21
By Helen Hawes, City News Service
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About 40,000 people are expected to flock into downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter tonight to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Greece Secures Bailout To Avoid Debt Default

Feb. 21
Associated Press
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Greece won a second massive financial bailout early Tuesday morning when its partners in the 17-country eurozone finally stitched together a $170 billion rescue, meant to avoid a potentially disastrous default and secure the euro currency.

Review: 'The Secret World of Arrietty'

Feb. 21
By Beth Accomando
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If the Studio Ghibli production "The Secret World of Arrietty" (opened February 17 in select theaters) had come out last year it would have cleaned up on awards because it is leaps and bounds better than anything Hollywood produced last year.

'Three Voices' Harder Than One

Feb. 21
By Angela Carone
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Imagine singing for an hour straight with only a few seconds to take a breath. That’s what a soprano at UCSD is doing, as she attempts to perform one of the hardest vocal works in contemporary music. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone visited her at rehearsal.

Group Claims SDG&E Wants To Retroactively Charge Customers For 2007 Wildfire Liability

Feb. 21
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A consumer group claims that if If San Diego Gas & Electric gets its way, customers could be paying several hundred dollars more a year for electricity.

Putting The Care Back Into Health Care

Feb. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

Medical students at UC San Diego learn that being a good doctor means being compassionate and caring.

Rants and Raves: The Art of Being Bad

Feb. 21
By Beth Accomando
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Films like "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and more recently "The Room," reveal the appeal of bad movies. Neither one, though, was intended to be bad. A small Hollywood company, though, is gaining attention for making films designed to be bad. Listen to my NPR feature.