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Stories for March 1, 2012

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Device Offers Peace Of Mind For Parents Of Teen Drivers

March 1
By Erik Anderson

AAA is hoping more San Diego drivers will start using a new device that helps track teen drivers. It might be intrusive to teens, but backers say it offers peace of mind for parents.

Local Colleges Organize Rallies To Protest Tuition Hikes

March 1
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo

Students, professors and faculty across the nation participated in the National Day of Action for Education, protesting budget cuts and tuition hikes.

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SD Unified Makes Case For Negotiations In Letter To Union

March 1
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego Unified sends a written invitation to the negotiating table, but the teachers union has rebuked calls to negotiate.

County Votes To Eliminate Red Tape, But No Vote On Planning Groups

March 1
By Alison St John

San Diego County supervisors are calling for major changes to make it easier for developers to get permits. But the board postponed a controversial vote on the role of local planning groups.

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Yanni: Live At El Morro

March 1

On December 16 and 17, 2011, Yanni, music’s true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, fulfilled a 20-year-old dream to perform at the beautiful and historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Backed by his renowned orchestra, Yanni performed an awe-inspiring two-hour set of career favorites, including “Santorini,” “Felitsa,” “Voyage,” “The End of August,” “The Rain Must Fall,” “Nightingale,” “Acroyali,” “Marching Season” and more, as well as two encores featuring “Standing in Motion,” “Nostalgia,” “The Storm” and “One Man’s Dream.”

Pet Advocates Submit Signatures Protesting Governor's Proposal

March 1
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

Pet advocates say they won’t stop fighting a proposal by Governor Jerry Brown that would end some reimbursements to local animal shelters.

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Wal-Mart Announces First San Diego Location

March 1
CITY NEWS SERVICE

San Diego's first Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will be located on Imperial Avenue just east of downtown, the company announced today.

Death Penalty Opponents Submit Signatures For Ballot Measure

March 1
By Kaitlin Brooksand Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

There’s a good chance California voters will be asked to decide the future of the death penalty this November. A group hoping to replace execution with life in prison said it has enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot.

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My Music: Big Band Vocalists

March 1

Taken from long-unseen film footage dating from the 1940s and 1950s, this nostalgic look back offers romantic favorites from an all-star roster of legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers and many more. Among the classic World War II-era bands backing up the vocalists are groups led by Benny Goodman, Harry James, Bob Crosby, Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Ray Noble and others.

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A Rap Song About Downton Abbey

March 1
By Angela Carone

A rap song about sipping tea, property law, and all things Downton Abbey by my hero for the day, Adam WarRock.

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Book Review: 'Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl In Hollywood'

March 1
Miguel Rodriguez, Guest Blogger

Guest blogger Miguel Rodriguez reviews the new biography of actress Myrna Loy, "Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood."

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SDSU Gets Grant To Study Climate Change, Infectious Disease Links

March 1
By Jill Replogle

San Diego State University recently received a grant to study the links between climate change and infectious disease. They’re focusing their research on the Tijuana River Estuary, a major source of pollution in the border region.

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Calif. Homeowners Bill Of Rights Aimed At Easing Foreclosures

March 1
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Claire Trageser

State Attorney General Kamala Harris released a package of bills Wednesday called the “Homeowner Bill of Rights.” These bills are designed to protect homeowners caught up in the mortgage and foreclosure crisis.

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Report Card On Health Of San Diego Children And Families

March 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Patty Lane, Claire Trageser

A new report card on the welfare of children and families across the county showed teen pregnancy, obesity and crime among juveniles has dropped, but poverty and the number of children not properly immunized has gone up.

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Weekend Preview: Music and Theater

March 1
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

Just in time for the weekend, what's happening in theater and music around San Diego.

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Asylum Cases From Mexico Doubled Last Year

March 1
By Adrian Florido

The number of Mexicans seeking political asylum in the United States has soared. But the number of people who succeed in receiving asylum is very low.

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SD Futurist Looks To The Past To Size Up Today's Presidential Race

March 1
By Tom Fudge

San Diego futurist and science fiction novelist David Brin sees the 2012 election as a debate over how to preserve the American middle class.

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Discovered Gene For Rare Disorder May Save Boy's Life

March 1
By Peggy Pico

About 7,000 people in the United States have a rare genetic linked disease. Half of those cases affect children. Here is the story of one of them.