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Stories for May 16, 2012

Audit Finds Thousands Of Dollars In Misused Funds At San Diego High

May 16
By Kyla Calvert

Audits released today of payroll and purchasing at San Diego High Complex schools show thousands of dollars paid in unauthorized or undocumented overtime and ongoing misappropriations of funds.

UC Board Of Regents Approves UC San Diego's New Chancellor

May 16
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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The hiring of UC San Diego's incoming chancellor and his contract terms were approved today by the University of California Board of Regents, but criticism of a 4.8 percent salary increase was swift.

Brown Targets Mortage Settlement Funds For State Budget Gap

May 16
By Tom Fudge

Housing advocates want the governor to stay away from settlement money that's meant to keep people in their homes.

Seau's The Restaurant Is Shut Down For Good, Trustees Say

May 16
CHANNEL 10 NEWS

Seau's The Restaurant in Mission Valley has closed its doors for good, according to trustees of Junior Seau's estate.

Algae Based Malaria Vaccine Advances In Testing

May 16
By Peggy Pico
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A cheap oral malaria vaccine made from algae, will advance to the next stage of testing at UC San Diego.

Fletcher Releases Plan For Port Of San Diego

May 16
By Katie Orr
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Proposals for San Diego’s Port have played a central role in this year’s mayoral campaign. Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is the latest to release his plan for the Port.

Medal Of Honor Awarded To Soldier Killed In Vietnam War (Video)

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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It's been 42 years and six days since Army Spc. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. performed the heroic actions that earned him the Medal of Honor. And today President Barack Obama was finally able to present the award to Sabo’s widow, Rose Mary Sabo-Brown, at a White House ceremony.

First Responders Stage Massive Disaster Drill In San Diego

May 16
By Kenny Goldberg
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Emergency responders throughout San Diego County were put to the test today as part of a statewide disaster exercise. At Qualcomm Stadium, crews practiced treating people exposed to a chemical spill.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Precious Knowledge

May 16
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When a highly successful Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back. This modern civil rights struggle is born at the epicenter of the immigration debate in the age of identity politics.

Protest Disrupts UC Regents Meeting In Sacramento

May 16
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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About 20 protestors disrupted a University of California Regents meeting where officials were discussing a potential 6-percent tuition increase for undergraduates.

San Diego-Bound USS Essex, USNS Yukon Collide At Sea

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-bound USS Essex collided with the USNS Yukon this morning, according to the Navy. No one was injured in the collision, although both ship reported sustaining damage. The Navy reports no fuel was spilled in the mishap.

Ethics Commission Proposes $12,000 Per Election Contribution Limit For San Diego Offices

May 16
James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE

New limits on financial contributions by political parties to candidates for San Diego's ostensibly nonpartisan municipal offices were proposed today to the City Council's Rules Committee.

The "Iron Gator" Returning To San Diego After 12 Years

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The USS Essex, known as the "Iron Gator," is returning to San Diego tomorrow, after a dozen years in Sasebo, Japan.

Sandra Day O'Connor: Teaching Civics Imperative To Country's Future

May 16
Evening Edition
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Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told KPBS Television's "Evening Edition" she can teach students how the U.S. government works in an hour a week using a video game.

Undocumented Track Star Allowed To Stay, But In Legal Limbo

May 16
By Jill Replogle
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A San Diego track star is one of several thousand undocumented immigrants to benefit from a new government policy that let’s them avoid deportation. But the reprieve leaves them in a kind of legal no man's land.

District 3 San Diego County Supervisor Race Heats Up

May 16
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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For the first time in 16 years, there is an open seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. We hear from the top three candidates vying for the District 3 seat.

Tribe Seeks Injunction To Stop Desert Wind Energy Project

May 16
By Jill Replogle
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The Quechan Indian Tribe is seeking an injunction to stop a large wind project adjacent to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The tribe says the federal government has ignored its concerns about potential damage to cultural and archeological sites.

California Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, of Lucerne Valley, California was killed on May 13 in Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

USS Carl Vinson Back In The USA

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The USS Carl Vinson arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Tuesday. The aircraft carrier and its 5,500 member crew is en route to their homeport of San Diego after a six-month deployment.

'Cruisin' Califas' Brings Lowrider Art To Oceanside Museum

May 16
Midday Edition
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A new exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of lowriding.

DA Says Marine Wife Brittany Killgore Lured To Her Death By Third Suspect

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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More details about the murder of Camp Pendleton Marine wife Brittany Killgore emerged at yesterday's arraignment of the third person accused in the crime. Prosecutors say Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino, charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, helped lure Killgore to her death.

Latino Voters: Seen, But Will They Be Heard, In 2012?

May 16
Corey Dade, NPR
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Now the fastest growing voting group, Latinos have never been so heavily courted in a presidential race. They could play a key role in battleground states in the 2012 elections.

New Scrutiny For San Onofre Nuclear Plant As Restart Looms

May 16
MIchael Blood, Associated Press
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The idled San Onofre nuclear power plant is facing new scrutiny from Congress as the utility that operates it moves closer to proposing a fix to get the twin reactors back in service.

Ex-Mexican Official Pleads Guilty To Aiding Cartel

May 16
Julie Watson, Associated Press

A former Mexican law enforcement official who worked closely with U.S. authorities in the drug war pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in San Diego to aiding members of a violent Tijuana-based cartel, including helping traffickers get away with a double homicide in 2010.

San Diego School Officials Discuss Future Financial Uncertainties

May 16
City News Service
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San Diego Unified School District officials presented a report to the Board of Education Tuesday night stating the district can meet its financial obligations for the 2012-13 academic year due to potential budget cuts that could mean layoffs for about 1,155 employees, but financial uncertainties could make a balanced budget difficult for the 2013-14 academic year.

San Diego Nursing Program Will Expand After $7 Million Gift

May 16
By Peggy Pico
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An elite-nursing program at the University of San Diego plans to double in size, thanks to a gift of $7 million from a local family.