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Stories for March 8, 2012

All Four Major Candidates File Mayoral Papers

March 8
James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Rep. Bob Filner, D- San Diego, and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, filed their nomination papers today for the San Diego mayoral race today, joining a field of a dozen candidates.

Millionaires Tax Proponents: We're Not Going Away

March 8
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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Backers of a proposed income tax on California millionaires continue to resist pressure from Governor Jerry Brown to call their effort off.

Lawmaker Wants More Dental Care For California Seniors

March 8
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network
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If you’re over 65 years old and poor in California, you probably aren’t seeing a dentist…unless it’s an emergency. That’s something Democratic Assemblymember Dr. Richard Pan hopes will change.

Can Republicans Win Over Women In November?

March 8
Liz Halloran, NPR
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In 2008, Barack Obama corralled 56 percent of women's votes — 13 percentage points more than his GOP opponent. The question this year is whether the recent maelstrom over contraception, Congress, Catholics and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh will widen that gender gap even further.

San Diego Researchers Win Money To Integrate Solar Power Into State Grid

March 8
By Erik Anderson
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California regulators agreed Thursday to spend nearly $8 million to help integrate solar power into the state's electricity grid. A pair of San Diego researchers have won a share of the project.

Pro-Romney SuperPAC Spent Big On Super Tuesday

March 8
Peter Overby, NPR
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The superPAC spent nearly $6 million on largely negative ads last week, and still the candidate won Ohio's crucial primary by less than 1 percent. Experts can't measure the effectiveness of superPAC advertising. But some believe it is discouraging voters from going to the polls.

Car2Go Collects 6,000 Members In First 100 Days

March 8
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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The company that operates an electric vehicle rental pool in San Diego announced today that 6,000 members signed up in the first 100 days of the program, in part because of the recent spike in gas prices.

Democrats Putting the Brakes on Brown's Budget Proposals

March 8
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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Two months into the budget process, legislative Democrats haven’t approved any of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed cuts. In fact, they’ve rejected $1 billion of them. But they're promising a balanced budget in the end.

Diabetes Costs Medi-Cal Billions, Prevention Is Complicated

March 8
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network
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Treating lifestyle-related health conditions comes with a high price – and the state's Medi-Cal system is paying it. State health leaders share strategies for preventing type-two diabetes.

Under The Streetlamp

March 8
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Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook in this special recorded at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack, the quartet — recent leading cast members of the Tony® Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys" — deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment.

Coastal Commission Accepts Del Mar Fair Board's Environmental Concessions

March 8
By Alison St John
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The California Coastal Commission today accepted an agreement that ends more than a decade of environmental violations by the Del Mar Fair Board.

San Diego Zoo's Condor Egg Hatching Can Be Seen Live

March 8
By Claire Trageser
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The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy's Condor Cam is giving the public the first-ever opportunity to see a California condor hatch live today.

Review: 'Let the Bullets Fly'

March 8
By KPBS
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If you're a fan of Chow Yun-Fat, "Let the Bullets Fly" (opening March 9 at the Reading Gaslamp Stadium Theaters, Friday's 7:25pm show is co-sponsored by the San Diego Asian Film Foundation) might take a little getting used to as the Hong Kong action superstar does a comic turn.

Mama's Kitchen Set To Deliver 6 Millionth Meal

March 8
City News Service
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Mama's Kitchen, the organization that has for years taken food to HIV/AIDS and cancer patients, will deliver its 6 millionth meal tomorrow.

The 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 8
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Latino Film Festival turns 19 this year and is still growing and changing.

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre - Live From New York

March 8
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Internationally renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa delivers a stunning performance at the legendary Beacon Theatre in New York City in this special taped exclusively for public television. Bonamassa’s show at the Beacon Theatre is his follow-up performance for PBS, following the successful "Joe Bonamassa — Live At The Royal Albert Hall" that featured a special guest appearance by Eric Clapton.

Should Camp Pendleton Marine Be Disciplined for Anti-Obama Facebook Posts?

March 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Home Post Blog: A local Marine's Facebook comments regarding his political views results in an investigation by the Corps.

Invisible Children's Joseph Kony 2012 Video Goes Viral

March 8
Midday Edition
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A video about the atrocities carried out by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has gone viral, racking up millions more views seemingly by the hour. The marketing campaign is an effort by the San Diego advocacy group, Invisible Children.

Study: SEALs Moderate Emotions When They Anticipate Stress

March 8
City News Service
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Veterans Administration researchers studying the brains of San Diego-based Navy SEALs may have confirmed the validity of the frequent advice: Don't sweat the small stuff.

Sun Sends Solar Flares Speeding Toward Earth [VIDEO]

March 8
NPR Two-Way Blog
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In NASA's video of the mass ejections of solar matter, they look powerful, even angry — like massive solar blisters. As NASA says, "One of the most dramatic features is the way the entire surface of the sun seems to ripple with the force of the eruption."

How Far Apart On Iran Are GOP Candidates, Obama?

March 8
Tom Gjelten, NPR
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In some respects, the Republican presidential candidates' proposals aren't that far off from what the Obama administration is already doing. Still, there are some key differences.

SDG&E Cut Spending On Powerlines Before 2007 Wildfires, Say Lawyers For Homeowners

March 8
By Amita Sharma
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Lawyers suing SDG&E warn that if regulators allow the company to bill customers for the costs of those fires, incentives to maintain lines will disappear. The Utility denies accusation.