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Stories for February 25, 2013

Outlook Indicates Low Water Supply For Farmers

Feb. 25, 2013
AP / Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California water officials say a combination of dry winter conditions and restrictions on pumping is leading to an outlook of a low water supply for some farmers in 2013.

San Diego Pension System Earnings Appear To Increase In 2012

Feb. 25, 2013
City News Service

Investments by the San Diego City Employees Retirement System earned a 13.9 percent return in the 2012 calendar year, a SDCERS official confirmed today.

Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequ...

Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequester

Feb. 25, 2013
Julie Rovner / NPR

When the nation's governors gathered in Washington, D.C., this weekend for their annual winter meeting, the meeting's official theme was about efforts to hire people with disabilities.

San Diego Tourism May Have Rough Landing If Sequester Goe...

San Diego Tourism May Have Rough Landing If Sequester Goes Through

Feb. 25, 2013
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego region's military will suffer the most from federal budget cuts looming at the end of the week, but other economic sectors will suffer as well, including tourism.

Too Soon To Blame Payroll Tax For Stagnant Retail Sales?

Feb. 25, 2013
Dan Bobkoff / NPR

For Darden Restaurants, the company behind Olive Garden and Red Lobster, its earnings projections out last week were not pretty. Sales will fall, it said, and company CEO Clarence Otis called higher payroll taxes a "headwind."

Horses Offer Border Patrol A Tactical Advantage

Horses Offer Border Patrol A Tactical Advantage

Feb. 25, 2013
Erin Siegal

For decades, the Border Patrol has relied on horses as an old-fashioned, low-tech solution to police U.S. borders.

Fear Of Traffic Pits Neighborhood Against Senior Housing

Fear Of Traffic Pits Neighborhood Against Senior Housing

Feb. 25, 2013
By Tom Fudge

San Diego could have 60 more affordable housing units for seniors if the City Council approves it, and some residents of Allied Gardens hope they won't.

Most People Can Skip Calcium Supplements, Prevention Pane...

Most People Can Skip Calcium Supplements, Prevention Panel Says

Feb. 25, 2013
Nancy Shute / NPR

Women have been told for years that if they don't take calcium supplements religiously, they're putting themselves at risk of crippling hip fractures in old age.

Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights C...

Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights Challenge

Feb. 25, 2013
Debbie Elliott / NPR

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The law's future is to be decided on a case from Alabama, the very place the statute was born.

An Oprah-less Chicago Tries To Keep Talk Show Spirit Alive

An Oprah-less Chicago Tries To Keep Talk Show Spirit Alive

Feb. 25, 2013
Cheryl Corley / NPR

It's been nearly two years since Oprah ended her daily show, and Chicago's been adjusting to the loss of the day-time talk queen. Although she left a huge void, there's no need to write an obituary for the TV talk genre in Chicago.

Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

Camp Pendleton Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, 34, was killed in Afghanistan on February 22.

How Would Sequestration Cuts Affect You?

How Would Sequestration Cuts Affect You?

Feb. 25, 2013
KPBS News

If Congress fails to make a deal on government spending before Friday, California will lose roughly $88 million in K-12 funding; $2.5 million to help the state respond to public health threats; $54 million for military bases; $5.4 million for programs like Meals On Wheels; and $400 million in civilian Defense Department cuts, resulting in 64,000 employees being furloughed.

Texas State Troopers No Longer Shooting From Helicopters

Feb. 25, 2013
By David Martin Davies

Texas state troopers are no longer permitted to shoot from helicopters at fleeing suspects, the result of a high-speed chase that happening in the Rio Grande Valley four months ago.

Interview: 'Bless Me, Ultima'

Interview: 'Bless Me, Ultima'

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

“Bless Me, Ultima” has been cited as the best-selling Chicano novel of all time but it took more than 4 decades for it to reach the screen. The film version of "Bless Me, Ultima" opened in select San Diego Theaters on February 22. Watch my video interview with two of the actors.

Would-Be Federal Judges Caught In Washington Waiting Game

Would-Be Federal Judges Caught In Washington Waiting Game

Feb. 25, 2013
Carrie Johnson / NPR

To understand what's happening with federal judge vacancies, consider this: The Senate votes Monday night on the nomination of Robert Bacharach to sit on the federal appeals court based in Denver.

Judge Refuses To Lower Bail For Man Who Did Voice of Char...

Judge Refuses To Lower Bail For Man Who Did Voice of Charlie Brown

Feb. 25, 2013
City News Service

A judge today refused to lower the $550,000 bail for Oceanside resident Peter Robbins -- the voice of Charlie Brown in several Peanuts films and television specials -- who is charged with threatening his girlfriend and the doctor who performed her breast enhancement surgery.

Justin Bieber And His Faith In God Discussed At Point Lom...

Justin Bieber And His Faith In God Discussed At Point Loma Nazarene

Feb. 25, 2013
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.

Tiniest Infant Ever Born At Naval Medical Center San Dieg...

Tiniest Infant Ever Born At Naval Medical Center San Diego Goes Home (Video)

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

Jayce Odin Boelk came into this world weighing only 13 ounces, making him the smallest newborn in Naval Medical Center San Diego's history.

No More 'Negro' For Census Bureau Forms And Surveys

No More 'Negro' For Census Bureau Forms And Surveys

Feb. 25, 2013
Tanya Ballard Brown / NPR

The Census Bureau announced Monday that it would drop the word "Negro" from its forms, after some described it as offensive. According to the Associated Press, the term will be replaced next year by black or African-American. From the AP:

Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future ...

Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

Feb. 25, 2013
Elise Hu / NPR

In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry's past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home. According to an internal memo leaked to tech site All Things D, employees who previously enjoyed teleworking will have to start showing up at an office by June.

Coast Guard Ends Search For Missing Navy SEAL

Coast Guard Ends Search For Missing Navy SEAL

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

The Coast Guard has called off its search for a 34-year-old Navy SEAL who went missing February 19 near Oahu.

Another Marine Homecoming Today At MCAS Miramar

Another Marine Homecoming Today At MCAS Miramar

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

More than 200 Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing returned home this morning to MCAS Miramar after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

Rants And Raves: Reflecting On The 85th Oscars

Rants And Raves: Reflecting On The 85th Oscars

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Accomando

Last night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its 85th annual Oscars and San Diego had a winner.

Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders

Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

TheNAT's new bug exhibit serves up an old-fashioned circus sideshow called Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders where fun and education are served up in equal parts.

Camp Pendleton Marine Arrested For Killing Navy Veteran

Camp Pendleton Marine Arrested For Killing Navy Veteran

Feb. 25, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

A Camp Pendleton Marine named Kevin Albert Richard Coset has been arrested in connection with the murder of Navy veteran Alvin Bulaoro.

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin's Mother Hopes For Justice A...

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin's Mother Hopes For Justice And Change

Feb. 25, 2013
Mark Memmott / NPR

One year ago Tuesday, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., -- a death that would reignite the national debate about race relations and raise questions about the "stand your ground" laws on the books in Florida and 29 other states.

City Officials, Park Supporters Celebrate Repairs To Lily...

City Officials, Park Supporters Celebrate Repairs To Lily Pond

Feb. 25, 2013
James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE

The restoration of Balboa Park's iconic lily pond is a great example of "making lemonade out of lemons,'' City Council President Todd Gloria said today.

Cutting Edge Calif. Tunnels Poised To Open

Cutting Edge Calif. Tunnels Poised To Open

Feb. 25, 2013
Associated Press

Two slick new mile-long tunnels are undergoing final safety tests this month, poised to divert motorists away from an ocean cliff-hanging roadway dubbed Devil's Slide south of San Francisco to a smooth, Alpine-like passageway unlike any in the U.S. today.

Today's Three Stories To Read About 'The Sequester'

Today's Three Stories To Read About 'The Sequester'

Feb. 25, 2013
Scott Neuman / NPR

Barring a last-minute deal that at the moment seems unlikely, months of brinkmanship are set to culminate on Friday.

San Diego Housing Services Bracing For Impact Of Sequestr...

San Diego Housing Services Bracing For Impact Of Sequestration

Feb. 25, 2013
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

It’s well known that across-the-board federal budget cuts would have a huge impact on the defense industry. But social service programs would be affected as well.

City Council Shows Strong Support For Tourism Marketing D...

City Council Shows Strong Support For Tourism Marketing District

Feb. 25, 2013
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio and James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE

San Diego City Council members today expressed strong support for the city's Tourism Marketing District and declined to offer amendments to an operating agreement that is being held up by Mayor Bob Filner.

Trial Set To Start On BP's Responsibility For Gulf Oil Spill

Feb. 25, 2013
Mark Memmott / NPR

There is speculation about a last minute settlement. But if that doesn't happen, a federal judge in New Orleans will today begin hearing arguments about BP's liability for the 2010 oil rig explosion and spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 men and led to one of the biggest environmental disasters in the nation's history.

Oakland To Issue IDs That Double As Debit Cards

Oakland To Issue IDs That Double As Debit Cards

Feb. 25, 2013
Richard Gonzales / NPR

The city of Oakland is taking a major step toward helping bring many of its residents, especially illegal immigrants, out of the shadows.

What Will Happen To All The Letters People Sent to Newtown?

What Will Happen To All The Letters People Sent to Newtown?

Feb. 25, 2013
Diane Orson / NPR

Two months after the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut, letters, cards and gifts continue to arrive in Newtown each day, but the town is not sure what to do with it all.