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'A Growing Passion' Begins Third Season With Focus On Balboa Park

March 24
Midday Edition
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The third season of the KPBS series begins Thursday. The first episode examines the variety of plants, flowers and trees in the gardens of Balboa Park.

Some San Diego Farmers Shut Off Water In Prolonged Drought

March 20
Midday Edition
By Susan Murphy
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San Diego’s 4,000 farms have been hit hard from drought — not because they have run out of water, but because water is squeezing their budgets.

San Diego County's Unemployment Rate Drops

March 20
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The unemployment rate last month in San Diego County was 5.3 percent, down from 5.8 percent in January and well below the 7.1 percent recorded in February of last year.

Roundtable Reviews the SDPD, Baja Press Problems, Salton Sea Crisis

March 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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The results of the federal audit of the SDPD are in. Government leaders in Baja are accusing a newspaper chain of extortion. And the Salton Sea is still in deep trouble and the consequences more apparent.

Gov. Brown Announces Emergency Drought-Relief Legislation

March 19
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Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in drought-relief bond spending for California as it copes with a fourth dry year.

San Diego Nonprofits Help Tijuana Sex Workers Start New Businesses

March 19
Midday Edition
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More than 100 women who work in the sex industry in Tijuana were selected to receive microloans to start new businesses.

San Diego Dance Theater Presents 'Happy Hour' Dance Show

March 19
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Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes, a UC San Diego alumni, and her partner Anna Bass will preview a new show at Liberty Station.

Panda Watch At San Diego Zoo After Bai Yun Is Artificially Inseminated

March 18
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San Diego zookeepers are keeping busy these days. The zoo is hoping for a giant panda pregnancy while they also try to save the northern white rhinos.

For More Civil Politics — Start With School Kids

March 18
Midday Edition
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The fourth annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue gets underway Friday. This year the conference will focus on the classrooms.

Judge Dismisses Charges Against San Diego Rapper Tiny Doo

March 16
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Brandon Duncan, also known as Tiny Doo, was accused under a conspiracy law that allows for the prosecution of gang members if they benefit from or promote crimes committed by fellow gangsters.