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Stories for February 28, 2012

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Mitt Romney Wins Arizona, Michigan Primaries

Feb. 28, 2012
DAVID ESPO and KASIE HUNT, Associated Press

Mitt Romney coasted to victory in the Arizona primary Tuesday night and vied with rival Rick Santorum for supremacy in Michigan in a Republican presidential race as unsettled as the day it began.

IHSS Patients, Caregivers Rally Against More Budget Cuts

Feb. 28, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Advocates for California seniors and people with disabilities are calling for an end to budget cuts to the in-home supportive services program.

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Live From The Artists Den: The Fray

Feb. 28, 2012

On an early Autumn night, the Angel Orensanz Center, a magnificent landmark in the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side, hosted a stunning performance by multi-platinum rockers The Fray. The Denver-based band played 15 songs, a mix of such fan favorites as the Top 10 hits “How to Save a Life,” “Over My Head” and “You Found Me,” alongside new material from the forthcoming album “Scars and Stories,” including the current hit single, “Heartbeat.”

Slim Snowpack in California

Feb. 28, 2012
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

State surveyors say California’s snowpack is just thirty-percent of normal for this date.

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Rag Traders Relish Recycled Clothing

Feb. 28, 2012
By Helen Hawes

Former throwaways find far-flung new life in recycling era.

Man Who Assaulted Officer Sentenced to Probation, Program for Mentally Ill Repeat Offenders

Feb. 28, 2012
Kelly Wheeler, City News Service

A 45-year-old man who kicked and punched an El Cajon police officer trying to detain him in an East County parking lot was allowed today to enter a program for mentally ill repeat offenders.

Point Loma Man Accused Of Having Weapons Cache Waives Right To Preliminary Hearing

Feb. 28, 2012
City News Service

A man accused of having a cache of weapons at his Point Loma apartment - including an AK-47 assault rifle and 5,000 rounds of ammunition - waived his right to a preliminary hearing today and will go directly to trial in Superior Court.

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Paddling For Wildlife In The San Diego River

Feb. 28, 2012
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio, Nicholas McVicker

Once a year a group of volunteers are given permission to clean up a unique stretch of the San Diego River. You can't tell from the shoreline, but the area is packed with an amazing amount of garbage.

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The Cat In The Hat-A-Thon

Feb. 28, 2012

KPBS and PBS KIDS celebrate Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday with a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! on Friday, March 2, 2012. THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON will feature two brand new episodes, “Seasons – Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter,” which takes the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey through the four seasons, and “When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently,” in which Nick and Sally explore what it means to grow up and learn that trying a different approach can sometimes be the best way to solve a problem. The marathon will also include encore presentations of “Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice” and “Chasing Rainbows/Follow the Prints.”

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Pension Costs Decreasing For Some Cities In San Diego County

Feb. 28, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

As San Diegans prepare to vote on a comprehensive pension reform plan, analysis reveals 10 of 17 cities in San Diego County will see a reduction in pension cost.

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Acclaimed Journalist Chris Hedges Talks Occupy, Reporting From War Zones

Feb. 28, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The annual Writers Symposium by The Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University is underway. We'll hear from Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author Chris Hedges.

Can You Balance California's Budget?

Feb. 28, 2012
By Erik Anderson

California is facing another budget with a multi-billion-dollar deficit and a nonprofit group wants to help put the issue into focus. Next 10 wants ordinary citizens to take a crack at balancing the books.

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Explaining California's Open Primary

Feb. 28, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

This June, Californians can vote for anyone regardless of political party for most contested partisan races, such as statewide offices, state legislative offices and congressional races. What will this mean to voters and political parties?

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Santorum Could Lose Michigan Vote But Still Gain Delegates

Feb. 28, 2012
S.V. Dáte, NPR

Tuesday's Michigan vote probably won't matter when it comes to collecting delegates.

Gingrich Targeting 'Super Tuesday' States

Feb. 28, 2012
Associated Press

Plotting a comeback, Newt Gingrich is looking beyond Tuesday's Republican primaries in Michigan and Arizona and counting on Southern voters to rejuvenate his struggling presidential campaign.

As Michigan Heads To Polls, Romney Buoyed By Santorum Stumbles

Feb. 28, 2012
Liz Halloran, NPR

Mitt Romney's inability to capitalize on the advantages of a state where his father served as governor and headed an auto company marks the latest turning point in his tumultuous quest to secure the GOP nomination.

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Michigan Primary A Test Of Romney's Family Legacy

Feb. 28, 2012
Don Gonyea, NPR

Michigan and Arizona hold presidential primaries Tuesday, and in Michigan, where Mitt Romney was born, the race has been as hard-fought as anywhere in the country.

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U.S., Iran Eye Each Other Warily In Persian Gulf

Feb. 28, 2012
Alan Greenblatt, NPR

History never repeats itself exactly. But the current escalation in tension and rhetoric between the United States and Iran has revived memories of the Persian Gulf tanker war of the 1980s.

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San Diego Food Trucks May Be Required To Display Health Inspections

Feb. 28, 2012
By Dwane Brown

The popularity of mobile food trucks continues to grow in San Diego County with about 1,100 making the rounds. Now more than half of them could possibly face new food safety requirements.

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Rants and Raves: Reflecting On The Oscars

Feb. 28, 2012
By Beth Accomando

I've now had time to let this year's Oscar result settle in and the ceremony actually tells us a lot about what's wrong with Hollywood right now.