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Stories by Pauline Lucas

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Sister Tricia Ready To Fill Father Joe's Shoes

Dec. 13, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

A chat with Sister Tricia Cruise, the new CEO of Father Joe's Villages.

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U.S. Military Going Green

Dec. 6, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

The U.S. military is planning on reducing their "carbon bootprint" to save money, lives and reduce tactical vulnerability.

Navy Lists Layoffs

Nov. 30, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

Thousands of sailors are crossing their fingers this week, hoping they won't lose their jobs. The Navy began lay-offs last week and will let go a total of 3,000 sailors- many who are mid-career.

Bank Transfer Day And Credit Unions

Nov. 7, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Pauline Lucas

Occupy San Diego protestors promoted Bank Transfer Day on Saturday in response to their dissatisfaction with increasing bank fees. Did you switch to a credit union this weekend? We find out if the effort still has momentum.

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Jerry Schad's Last Hiking Book For San Diego

Nov. 2, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Pauline Lucas

Jerry Schad's widow talks about his last book on hiking in San Diego, "50 Best Short Hikes - San Diego".

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Down Syndrome Series: Support & Resources

Oct. 19, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Pauline Lucas

Down Syndrome Series: Support & Resources. Today we look at resources in our community available for families and how early intervention can help with cognitive function.

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Bar Owners Fight Proposed PB Booze Regulations

Sept. 26, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

Pacific Beach has become a hotspot for the college drinking crowd. For most PB residents, the party is out of control. Pacific Beach has 18 times the amount of crime compared to the city average, according to a report conducted by the Pacific Beach Planning Group. Pacific Beach community members are calling for regulations on bars but the requests are not being welcomed by business owners.

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Recycling Water- A Clear Solution For San Diego?

Aug. 3, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

Turning waste-water into crystal clear drinking water seems like something San Diego could only dream of. The City of San Diego is in the middle of a one-year, $11.8 million pilot project to prove that this water is safe to drink.

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Is A Bullet The Answer To Controlling Coyote Attacks?

Aug. 2, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

After a number of coyote attacks, the city of Laguna Woods changed its gun law to allow pest control professionals to shoot these animals. We will discuss how San Diego is affected and how the community can get involved in preventing these attacks.

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How Does Comic-Con Affect San Diego's Economy?

July 21, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

With tickets selling out in less than seven hours this year, Comic Con is an event that many San Diegans are looking forward to. Comic-Con is expected to attract over 125,000 visitors a day and contribute millions into the the City of San Diego. How is this affecting San Diego's economy?

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Violent Video Games: A First Amendment Right For Minors?

July 11, 2011
By Alison St John, Pauline Lucas

On June 9th, the Supreme Court struck down a California law banning minors from buying violent or sexualized video games. Now, children can buy video games that have content with extreme violence without parental consent.

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New Technology Helps Children With Autism

June 27, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

For the sixth year in a row, the University of San Diego is hosting the Annual Autism Conference.  We'll hear how educators are using iPad apps to help children with learning disabilities communicate in the classroom.

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Surfing Madonna Artist Makes Waves in Encinitas

June 13, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

The mystery of who constructed the Surfing Madonna mosaic has been solved. Surfer and art lover, Mark Patterson considered his artwork of Lady Guadalupe as a gift to Encinitas, giving the message to "save the ocean." Many citizens in Encinitas think the surfing Madonna is a positive addition to the community, while others think it should be removed.

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Local Group Provides Microloans To Impoverished Women

June 6, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

Local San Diego women are providing little loans that add up to big change in impoverished countries.  WomensTrust and Women’s Empowerment International have provided microloans ranging from $55 to $5000 to help women in poorer countries start their own businesses.

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Why Do Women Make Less Than Men?

May 9, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

California working women make on average $8,300 less per year than men. This costs California women about $37 billion annually. The Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1963 to prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers. In passing the bill, Congress denounced sexual discrimination in the workplace. It has been 48 years since the law was enacted. Many women are supporting a new equal pay act called the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed in the U.S. House but fell short in the Senate. This would close loopholes in the old act to ensure that women aren't underpaid. We are going to discuss the current equal pay rules as well as the struggle women are facing, and the ways that women are trying to gain equality.

Pay Gap For California Women Is $37 Billion Annually

April 13, 2011
By Pauline Lucas

A recent study shows that on average California working women make $8,300 less per year than men. This gaps totals about $37 billion annually.

Positive Communication Yields Positive Results For Cancer Patients

April 11, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

According to the American Cancer Society, each week there are about 200-300 San Diegans diagnosed with cancer. Studies show that patient-centered care yields an increase in patient satisfaction as well as recovery rates. We will discuss the importance of positive communication between cancer patients and doctors.

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Legislation To Ban Sale, Possession of Shark Fins In California

Feb. 22, 2011
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas

Legislation introduced in Sacramento would ensure that California ceases to be both a major supplier and consumer of shark fins through a ban on the possession, sale, trade, and distribution of fins. Hawaii has passed a similar ban. Oregon and Washington are also considering bans. Every year people kill up to 73 million sharks for shark fin soup, a practice considered wasteful and unsustainable. Some scientists say many shark populations have collapsed worldwide due to overfishing. We discuss the new legislation, the traditional Chinese shark fin soup and the status and importance of shark populations in the oceans.