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Stories for February 22, 2012

Screening: 'Pina'

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando
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Acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders comes to San Diego to host a Q&A following the 7:00 p.m. screening of his Oscar-nominated documentary "Pina" Thursday February 23 at United Artists Horton Plaza Theaters.

GOP Lawmakers Introduce Brown's Pension Plan

Feb. 22
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Legislative Republicans are rolling out their latest proposal to overhaul California's public employee retirement system. They’re taking the exact language Governor Jerry Brown sent the legislature and introducing it word-for-word.

News: Comic-Con Pre-Registration Closes February 28

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando
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Comic-Con has been guarded about releasing information regarding its upcoming ticket sales. Last year their site crashed when they received 250 requests per second. Yesterday they made an announcement on Twitter.

San Diego Alumni Pay

Feb. 22
City News Service

UC San Diego announced today that it ranks eighth among state colleges in the United States with the highest wage potential for graduates.

San Diego Gas Prices Accelerate Upward

Feb. 22
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego gas prices continue their two week surge Wednesday with the average price up another three cents a gallon overnight.

Unexpected Cut Would Dig Deeper Into SD Community College Reserves

Feb. 22
By Kyla Calvert

Community colleges in San Diego and across California are facing another, unexpected, shortfall.

Calif. Senate GOP Ready to Block CSU Board Chair's Nomination

Feb. 22
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The chair of the California State University Board of Trustees is at risk of losing his seat in a Senate confirmation battle.

Study: Latinos Having More Kids Than Whites

Feb. 22
By Adrian Florido
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A look at U.S. Census figures finds the gap between Latino and White births has continued to widen. And Latinos are branching out from the traditional areas where they have lived and are transforming the American South.

City Attorney: State Agency Bringing Challenge Over Pension Reform Is 'Our Adversary'

Feb. 22
Evening Edition
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City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says legal challenges against the pension reform initiative are unprecedented, and that the state agency bringing the challenges could force the city of San Diego to violate the Constitution.

Ovarian Cancer Linked to Endometriosis

Feb. 22
By Peggy Pico
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Women who have endometriosis are significantly more at risk of getting certain types of ovarian cancer, according to large study published in Lancet Oncology.

Gas Prices Soar - San Diegans Feeling Pain At The Pump

Feb. 22
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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We're all feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices continue to climb. We look at what's behind the increase and what you can do to get the best mileage.

Riverside Man Begins Longest Chain Of Kidney Donations

Feb. 22
Midday Edition
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A Riverside man starts a chain of hope for people desperate for kidney transplants. There's increased interest in altruistic organ donation - living donors giving a gift of life. We'll hear why Rick Ruzzamenti wanted to donate his kidney to a stranger and more about organ donation.

Trouble At The Del Mar Fairgrounds

Feb. 22
Midday Edition
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The resignation of a prominent member of the fairgrounds board, an audit which found improper practices by management, and a recent agreement with the Coastal Commission which included a $5 million penalty are among the troubles faced by board members, some newly appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

7 Killed In Afghan Protests Over Quran Burning

Feb. 22
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The Afghan Interior Ministry says seven people have been killed in clashes between Afghan security forces and protesters demonstrating against the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base.

400 People Fined In San Diego County Last Week For Distracted Driving

Feb. 22
By Dwane Brown
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There were just as many people violating the law as were cited by Sheriff and CHP last week in San Diego

Gas Prices Rise, Yet Again

Feb. 22
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 21 of last year, increasing 2.6 cents to $4.113.