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Stories for February 27, 2014

Tease photo for San Diego Cities Along 78 Corridor Pursue Regional Marketing Strategy To Attract Jobs

San Diego Cities Along 78 Corridor Pursue Regional Marketing Strategy To Attract Jobs

Feb. 27
Promise Yee

Five North County cities are moving ahead with plans to market themselves as a region to attract new business and jobs

Tease photo for Pentagon Names Point Person To Bring Home POW Bowe Bergdahl

Pentagon Names Point Person To Bring Home POW Bowe Bergdahl

Feb. 27
By Beth Ford Roth

Defense Department Secretary Chuck Hagel has tapped acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michael Lumpkin to lead the effort to bring home prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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Review: 'Almost Human'

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando

Ever since the success of the movie “Scream,” horror films have had a hard time taking themselves seriously. "Almost Human" (screening Friday and Saturday at the Digital Gym Cinema) is different. Actor Graham Skipper will field questions at the Friday screening.

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Migrants Kill 2 Bandits After Being Attacked While Trying To Cross Border Near El Centro

Feb. 27
By Jill Replogle

At least two gunmen were killed and a migrant was shot in the face after attacks on groups of undocumented immigrants attempting to cross into the U.S. in a remote area west of El Centro.

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'Fast For Families' Comes To Vista

Feb. 27
Evening Edition

A national bus tour for comprehensive immigration reform made a stop in the North County Wednesday night.

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New SDPD Police Chief Zimmerman Can Only Serve 4 Years

Feb. 27
By City News Service

San Diego's new police chief can only serve four years because she enrolled in a deferred-retirement plan last year and must retire in March 2018.

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California Lawmakers Approve $687M Water Relief Package

Feb. 27
By California Capitol Network

The $687-million package will immediately provide emergency drinking water and food assistance for parts of California, but still needs Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.

Tease photo for Chris Cate Is First Official Candidate For San Diego City Council District 6 Seat

Chris Cate Is First Official Candidate For San Diego City Council District 6 Seat

Feb. 27
By City News Service

Besides becoming the first San Diego City Council candidate to turn in nominating papers, Chris Cate probably also got the first endorsement of the June election season.

California Court Rules Drivers Can Read Cellphone Maps

California Court Rules Drivers Can Read Cellphone Maps

Feb. 27
Associated Press

A California appeals court says it's legal for drivers to read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel.

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'Calvin & Hobbes' Creator Pens His First Public Comic In 18 Years

Feb. 27
Nicole Cohen / NPR

Almost two decades after publishing his last Calvin & Hobbes comic strip, elusive cartoonist Bill Watterson is back — with a film poster.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Will Seek Re-Election

Feb. 27
Associated Press

The 75-year-old Democrat said on his campaign website Thursday he's excited to tackle the challenges facing the nation's most populous state.

Cleveland National Forest Roads Closed Due To San Diego Rainstorm

Feb. 27
By Tarryn Mento

As San Diego County both braces and rejoices for much-needed rain, the threat of flash flooding prompts the Cleveland National Forest to close some forest roads until next week.

Tease photo for Driving Commissaries' Costs Up Would Lead To Closures, Says Nonprofit

Driving Commissaries' Costs Up Would Lead To Closures, Says Nonprofit

Feb. 27
By Beth Ford Roth

The senior enlisted advisers of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force expressed their unified dismay at a plan that would raise grocery prices in military commissaries. This, after a nonprofit trade group said raising prices would eventually lead to commissaries closing their doors.

U.S. Senate Blocks Dems' Bill Boosting Military Veteran Benefits

Feb. 27
Associated Press

With each party coveting the allegiance of the country's 22 million veterans and their families, Republicans and Democrats blamed each other for turning the effort into a chess match aimed at forcing politically embarrassing votes.

Tease photo for Report: Nearly 500,000 Working San Diegans Have No Paid Sick-Leave

Report: Nearly 500,000 Working San Diegans Have No Paid Sick-Leave

Feb. 27
Midday Edition
Evening Edition

It's still flu-season in San Diego, and many businesses tell employees to stay home if their feeling sick, to keep the workplace healthy. But what if you're not paid when you take a sick day off? Would you decide to stay home and get better, or drag yourself in to work, no matter what?

California Lawmakers To Vote On Emergency Drought Relief Package

Feb. 27
By California Capitol Network

It appears California lawmakers are set to vote on emergency legislation that would allocate hundreds of millions of dollars for drought relief.

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New Effort to Streamline Teacher Dismissal In California

Feb. 27
By California Capitol Network

There have been several attempts over the years to reform California’s teacher dismissal process. All have been unsuccessful. But that’s not stopping one lawmaker from trying again.

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Oscars 2014: Pick Your Winners, San Diego

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando, Tarryn Mento

The 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday and if the winners tend to leave you scratching your head and yelling at the TV then here’s your chance to cast your own vote and choose your own winners.

2 Wounded After Officer-Involved Shooting In Encanto

Feb. 27
By City News Service

A detective fired into an Encanto-area home Thursday, wounding two drug suspects, when she believed she saw one of them reach for a gun, authorities reported.

Tease photo for San Diego Rainstorms Bring Threat Of Flash Floods

San Diego Rainstorms Bring Threat Of Flash Floods

Feb. 27
By City News Service

The National Weather Service issued several advisories for the region, saying recent rains have presented a strong threat of flash flooding and other road hazards through much of the weekend.

Tease photo for Los Angeles Suburb Holds Off On Sriracha Hot Sauce Decision

Los Angeles Suburb Holds Off On Sriracha Hot Sauce Decision

Feb. 27
Associated Press

The waft of a popular hot sauce will remain in a Southern California city for now as council members on Wednesday night delayed a decision on whether its spicy emissions are a public nuisance.

Tease photo for First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

Feb. 27
Evening Edition

The Obama administration Thursday released its proposed tweaks to the iconic black and white panel that we're all accustomed to seeing on food packages.

Tease photo for San Diego County Gasoline Price Rises To Highest Amount Since Oct. 3

San Diego County Gasoline Price Rises To Highest Amount Since Oct. 3

Feb. 27
By City News Service

The average price has risen 23 of the past 24 days and is 7.4 cents more than one week ago and 28.5 cents higher than one month ago but 40.3 cents less than one year ago,.

Tease photo for Federal Judge Voids Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Federal Judge Voids Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Feb. 27
Bill Chappell / NPR

Saying that a Texas law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and demeans the dignity of homosexuals, a federal judge struck down the law Wednesday.

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San Diego's Superbowl Of Ornithology In Its 18th Year

Feb. 27
By Deb Welsh

The annual San Diego Bird Festival, now in its 18th year, is called the "Superbowl of Ornithology."

Tease photo for Review: 'Non-Stop'

Review: 'Non-Stop'

Feb. 27
By Greg Magnus

Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore fasten their seat belts for a whodunnit-thriller at 40,000 feet in "Non-Stop," opening Friday.

Tease photo for Gluten: The Marketing Versus The Science

Gluten: The Marketing Versus The Science

Feb. 27
By David Wagner

Gluten-free foods have been claiming more and more space on grocery store shelves lately. But the commercial take on gluten doesn't always square with science.