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Stories for March 30, 2012

Review: 'The Raid: Redemption'

March 30
By Beth Accomando
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I said this before and I'll say it again, "The Raid: Redemption" (opening March 30 at Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas) is crack cocaine for action junkies like myself. It delivers an intense euphoric high that just makes you want to immediately go out and experience it again.

Jazz Avenue In Germany

March 30
Evening Edition
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Not many teenagers get excused from school in order to play a gig in Germany. But 5 students from the School of Creative and Performing Art along with 1 alumnus did just that. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando stopped by SCPA for an after school jam session with Jazz Avenue.

Escondido Official Says City Should Reassess Contracts With DUI Checkpoint Tow Operators

March 30
By Adrian Florido

The ACLU says it is more concerned than ever that Escondido has been illegally profiting from the controversial checkpoints.

Highway Patrol On Lookout For Freeway Shooter

March 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Authorities sought today to determine who carried out an East County car-to-car freeway shooting in which a young Clairemont man and his passenger narrowly escaped injury or death.

Campaign Treasurer Kinde Durkee Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

March 30
Bob Moffitt, California Capitol Network
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The woman who handled the campaign finances for dozens of Democratic candidates in California has admitted to embezzling at least $7 million in campaign funds.

Roundtable: Health Care Reform, Mayor's Race, Padres Sale

March 30
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Today on the Roundtable, reporters discuss health care reform in the Supreme Court, the San Diego mayor's race and the troubled Padres sale.

Pentagon Wants Tougher Punishment for Troops Who Abandon Pets

March 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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Members of the military who abandon their pets could face tougher punishment if the Pentagon gets its way.

Possible Smuggling Boat Capsizes Off Coronado

March 30
City News Service

A possible smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Coronado early today, prompting authorities to search the waters for survivors.

Mega-Long Odds For Winning Record Jackpot

March 30
Associated Press
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A world-record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot has lottery players lining up for tickets early Friday and many wondering if there's any way to guarantee becoming an overnight multimillionaire.

High School In Carmel Valley Closed Due To Staph Infection

March 30
City News Service

A private Carmel Valley high school was closed today so the campus could be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after a student may have exposed others to a dangerous drug-resistant staph infection.

Health Insurance Premiums Going Up

March 30
By Kenny Goldberg
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Many California consumers and small business will see their health insurance premiums rise over the next few months.

Juvenile Detention Center Offers Horticulture Training

March 30
By Dwane Brown
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A juvenile detention center in Otay Mesa has started a gardening program to help some of its detainees earn certificates and training in various fields.

Panetta's Visit To San Diego Ship To Show Importance Of Amphibious Skills

March 30
By Alison St John
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is scheduled to visit Camp Pendleton this morning. His visit demonstrates the Pentagon’s commitment to the traditional “ship to shore” skills of the Marine Corps.

Otay Ranch Has A New Kind of Home

March 30
By Tom Fudge, Nicholas McVicker
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Builders of "Village 2" in Otay Ranch respond to a changing home market with smaller homes and innovative designs.

Story As Old As The West: Tombstone Files Suit For Water

March 30
By Devin Browne
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The fires and floods didn’t just damage Tombstone’s waterlines -- they also opened up for discussion a favorite debate in the American West about whose water this really is.