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Stories for January 6, 2012

State Budget Reactions Roll In

Jan. 6
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Reactions to California Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal continue to pour in one day after its surprise release.

DREAM Act Referendum Falls Short

Jan. 6
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

An effort to overturn a new law that makes some undocumented immigrants eligible for college financial aid has failed. Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly announced Friday he could not gather enough signatures to force a voter referendum.

Train Service Disrupted For Repairs This Weekend

Jan. 6
City News Service

Amtrak and North County Transit District train service will be disrupted in San Diego County beginning tonight and through the weekend because of coastal rail repair projects.

Navy Ship Rescues Fishermen From Pirates In Northern Arabian Sea

Jan. 6
City News Service

The crew of a San Diego-based Navy ship rescued 13 Iranian fishermen and took 15 suspected pirates into custody in the Northern Arabian Sea, the U.S. Central Command and Fifth Fleet announced today.

Lawsuit Filed to Close Children's Pool During Seal Pupping Season

Jan. 6
James R. Riffel, CNS

An attorney for supporters of the harbor seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla is suing to force the closure of the beach during pupping season.

Antiques Roadshow: Tampa, Fla. - Hour Two

Jan. 6
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At the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers take a swing at some ace finds, including two outstanding pieces of Marblehead art pottery dating back to 1910; a collection of colorful pre-war German and Japanese character canes used as carnival prizes; and a set of Sioux artifacts - including a pair of breastplate decorations worn by the Sioux nation's most powerful chiefs in the 1870s; and an original copy of the first book ever printed in Wyoming, with an auction value of $100, 000 to $150,000.

California Economy Could Cash In On National Job Gains

Jan. 6
By Erik Anderson
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A San Diego State University economist said December's positive national jobs report could help smooth California's rough economic waters.

Antiques Roadshow: Tulsa, Okla. - Hour Two

Jan. 6
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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, once nicknamed the “Oil Capital of the World,” host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve to check out some vintage petroliana collectibles. Highlights include a 1960 first-edition "To Kill a Mockingbird" with an inscription by Harper Lee; a collection of bronzes that may or may not be Remingtons and Russells; and an extremely rare 1924 Gibson F-5 “Lloyd Loar” mandolin, stored in a farmhouse closet since the Great Depression, and valued at $175,000.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Taking Root: The Vision Of Wangari Maathai

Jan. 6
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“Taking Root” follows Nobel Peace prize laureate Wangari Maathai, who died in 2011, in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the disarmingly simple act of planting trees. This direct action has fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship. By Lisa Merton and Alan Dater.

A Setback For The Fat City Lofts Development

Jan. 6
By Katie Orr

A controversial condo development proposed for the northern edge of Little Italy suffered a major setback today .

Don McLean: American Troubadour

Jan. 6
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This program is a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's greatest singer-songwriters. This special summarizes Don Mclean's forty-year plus career and features live performances of his best-known hits including "American Pie," "Vincent," "Crying" and "I Love You So." The program is produced and directed by four-time Emmy award winning Jim Brown.

Roundtable: Mayor's Race, Pension Reform, Open Primaries, 52nd Congressional

Jan. 6
Midday Edition

Editors look ahead at some issues and candidates in this election year in San Diego, including the mayor's race, the Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative, open primaries and the newly drawn 52nd Congressional District.

Essential Pépin: Savory Staples

Jan. 6
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"ESSENTIAL PÉPIN" is the culmination of chef Jacques Pépin's 60 plus years of experience in the kitchen. In this new series, Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him. In the first episode, Jacques demonstrates a step-by-step recipe of Risotto with Vegetables that can make a perfect vegetarian meal. Other dishes include traditional Darphin Potatoes, sometimes known as Rosti Potatoes, and an all-American Skillet Sweet Potatoes recipe.

A Culture Lust Farewell...Or Is It?

Jan. 6
Alex Morales
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As an ode to arts and culture in the new year and a farewell to KPBS, Culture Lust intern Alex shares ten things that she's culturally excited about in 2012.

'Wings' of Freedom Are Actually Sails, But They're Abstract

Jan. 6
By Tom Fudge
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One of the designers of the controversial "Wings of Freedom" sculpture defends the idea to create what he believes may be an iconic structure on the bay.

Ocean Beach Pier Closed For Huge Waves [VIDEO]

Jan. 6
Evening Edition
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San Diego lifeguards closed the Ocean Beach pier early today due to dangerously high waves and riptides.

Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.55%, Hiring Surges

Jan. 6
Associated Press
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A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.

Algae Biofuels Inject Money Into The Southwest's Economy

Jan. 6
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego's fledgling Algae Biotechnology industry is employing nearly twice as many people as two years ago.

Interior Secretary To Finalize Uranium Ban Near Grand Canyon

Jan. 6
By Laurel Morales
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The Interior Secretary is expected to issue a "record of decision" document that will implement a 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

Profile: Legend 3D

Jan. 6
Evening Edition
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The Academy just announced the 10 films that remain in competition for the Visual Effects Oscar. Three of the films had 2D to 3D conversion done at Legend 3D. Listen to my profile of San Diego's Legend 3D and watch the video to see how 2D to 3D conversion is done.