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Stories for April 3, 2013

Incoming S.D. Schools Chief: 'I Can't Support a Teacher Having a Gun'

April 3
Ken Stone / La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch
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The incoming leader of the San Diego Unified School District says she's in favor of the "highest level of security and safety," but rejects calls for arming school staff.

Planned Parenthood Marks Its Golden Anniversary In San Diego

April 3
By Kenny Goldberg
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As it celebrates its 50th anniversary in San Diego, Planned Parenthood is trying to foster a new generation of advocates.

Edison Presents Its Restart Plan For San Onofre

April 3
By Alison St John
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Southern California Edison has presented its plan to restart the San Onofre nuclear power station to the NRC. But the regulatory agency may not be in a hurry to approve it.

San Diego's Pollution Progress Is in the Air (And On Your Phone)

April 3
By David Wagner
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San Diego has more cars and residents than ever before, yet the city's air has been clearing up. Air quality officials are showing residents that progress by putting local, hourly pollution updates in the palms of their hands.

Frye Leaves Open Government Director Post

April 3
By Hailey Persinger, Claire Trageser and City News Service
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced late Wednesday that Donna Frye has left her post as the city's director of open government.

Bill Responding to State Parks Scandal Passes Assembly Committee

April 3
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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A bill intended to prevent a repeat of last year's California State Parks scandal has passed an Assembly committee. It would require department heads at state agencies to sign financial reports under penalty of perjury.

Carlsbad Council Approves Quarry Creek Development

April 3
By Alison St John
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The controversial Quarry Creek development will add hundreds of new homes to Carlsbad to meet state mandated housing goals.

Avoiding Gridlock Up The San Diego Coastline

April 3
By Alison St John
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Tonight the public has a chance to comment on a $6 billion plan to relieve congestion in Coastal North County throughout the next 40 years.

Amid Threats, N. Korea's Neighbors Rethink Defense Policies

April 3
Tom Gjelten / NPR
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North Korea has been a big headache for the United States, with the new leader there saying almost daily that his country is ready to go to war.

With Eye On Budget, Hagel Seeks Pentagon Changes

April 3
Tom Bowman / NPR
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in his first major policy speech, laid out Wednesday how to deal with threats in an era of tight defense budgets.

Man Exonerated Of Rape Signs Contract With Atlanta Falcons

April 3
City News Service
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Brian Banks, whose rape conviction in Long Beach was thrown out with the help of law students and professors at the California Western School of Law in San Diego, signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, the team announced today.

San Diego County Reports All-Time Flu Death High

April 3
City News Service
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An all-time high of 60 people have died of the flu in the San Diego area during the latest flu season, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman

April 3
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Narrated on-camera by Jack Lemmon, this profile includes interviews with Lemmon’s son, the actor Chris Lemmon. Clips from some of Lemmon’s major films as well as archival footage add to this portrait of one of our most illustrious and productive stars.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Perfect Roast (New Season Premiere)

April 3
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A beautifully cooked roast makes a grand centerpiece for any dinner. Martha shares three recipes — a rib roast, crown roast of pork, and stuffed turkey breast — each a lesson in key roasting techniques. Learn how to achieve perfect roasts, including the best cuts for roasting, ways to ensure they stay juicy after cooking and serving suggestions for festive occasions.

The Ultimate Slow Emergency: Sea Level Rise

April 3
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In a new book, oceanographer John Englander calls sea level rise “the ultimate slow emergency.” “High Tide on Main Street” describes how rising seas will affect coastal communities around the globe. Some of his predictions were eerily realized when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.

Road Rage Incident At Camp Pendleton Grabs National Headlines (Video)

April 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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A road rage incident caught on video at Camp Pendleton is making national headlines - and raising some questions about the effectiveness of mental health care provided to troops returning from combat.

Arizona Town OKs Gay Civil Unions

April 3
By Michel Marizco
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The town of Bisbee, Ariz., voted Tuesday night to become the first city in the state to allow civil unions for gay couples.

Ammunition Bill Passes Committee Vote

April 3
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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A bill that would place tough new restrictions on ammunition purchases in California has passed its first committee vote in the state legislature.

San Diego Cooks: El Borrego

April 3
By Monica Medina
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When Rodnia Novarro and her mother Rosario Sotelo opened El Borrego, a restaurant in the heart of El Cajon Boulevard nearly eight years ago, it was with one purpose in mind: to bring to San Diego the traditional cuisine of Southern Mexico, from barbacoa to green pozole.

Stranded Sea Lion Climbs into Vehicle Near SeaWorld

April 3
City News Service
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A wayward baby sea lion climbed into someone's vehicle near SeaWorld San Diego early today.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Big, Bold Chicken Braises

April 3
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Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates the recipe for a Silver Palette classic, Chicken Marbella. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of whole roasted chickens. Next, Man on the Street John “Doc” Willoughby learns about authentic Filipino cooking at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn. And finally, Chris heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bryan Roof to make perfect Filipino Chicken Adobo.

Camp Pendleton Marines Train To Battle Pirates (Video)

April 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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Shiver me timbers! The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force, based at Camp Pendleton, practiced their anti-piracy moves this week aboard the SS Cape Inscription at the port of Long Beach.

Military Moms Step Up As Troops In Afghanistan Lose Hot Meals

April 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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As the withdrawal of U.S. forces continues in Afghanistan, hot meals are being replaced by MREs. In response, a group of military moms has started a Facebook site called "Breakfast for Bagram," to send breakfast foods to troops overseas.

Navajo Nation Lacks Funding To Complete Jails

April 3
By Laurel Morales
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The Navajo Nation has one of the highest crime rates of any Indian reservation in the country. One of the critical issues it faces right now is lack of funding for much-needed new jails.

Homeless Female Veterans Face Challenges In San Diego

April 3
Khushbu Shah
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Homeless female veterans are a growing population in San Diego, one of the largest military cities in the country.

Suspects In Libby Lake Shooting To Be Arraigned

April 3
By Alison St John
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Four suspects in the fatal shooting of two teenagers at Libby Lake Park in Oceanside are expected to be arraigned in Vista Superior Court today.

NRC Considers Edison's Request To Run At 70 Percent Power

April 3
By Alison St John
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The Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission meets today to consider a request for a license amendment from the operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which has been shut down for more than a year.

SPRINTER Funds Used For Buses — And Studies

April 3
By Brad Racino
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North County Transit District's Capital Improvement budgets show funding for the SPRINTER was set aside in 2012 -- and cut this year.

Outrage Alone Won't Advance Gun Control Measures

April 3
Scott Horsley / NPR
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President Obama is trying to regain some traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own.

In South Jersey, New Options For Primary Care Are Slow To Take Hold

April 3
Taunya English / NPR
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Camden, N.J., has serious health problems, with too many people going to local emergency rooms unnecessarily. But progress is being made, albeit slowly.