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San Diego IndieFest 9 Is Back, Moves To City Heights

March 26
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San Diego IndieFest is the first exclusively independent music festival in the country. It will take place on March 28 and feature 50 musical acts including New York indie-rock band Bear Hands as a headliner.

San Diego City Council Approves Plan for New Homeless Shelter

March 24
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Evening Edition
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The new shelter will be located in an existing building and offer 100 beds beginning April 1. An additional 250 beds will become available over the next couple of months, for a total of 350 by July 1.

New Film At Reuben H. Fleet Takes Visitors On Journey Through Space

March 25
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"Journey to Space" will debut at the Balboa Park museum on Friday. The film showcases a new era of exploration.

San Diego Mayor Update: From Chargers Stadium To Homeless Shelters

March 24
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined KPBS on Tuesday for his monthly update on the business of the city.

California's First Latino Supreme Court Justice To Address 'Role Of Latinos In A Changing America'

March 24
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Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso is in San Diego Tuesday for a lecture at UC San Diego in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

San Marcos Teen Convicted Of Starting Cocos Fire

March 24
Midday Edition
By City News Service
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After a two-week non-jury trial, Judge Howard Shore ruled that the girl, now 14, intentionally set a fire in her backyard last May 13 then set another blaze the next day in her neighbor's backyard that sent an ember nearly a half- mile to spark the Cocos fire.

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

March 24
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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.