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Stories by Peggy Pico

Fabiani Says Chargers Not Optimistic About Mission Valley

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A San Diego Chargers spokesman said the team doesn't think a task force’s site selection for a new stadium will be successful and is prepared to pursue a Los Angeles-area stadium plan on its own.

Napolitano Says UC Tuition Hikes Won't Affect Neediest Californians

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In an interview with KPBS, University of California President Janet Napolitano talked about enrollment caps, UC funding and her National Peacemaker Award.

Initiative To Open San Diego To Global Investment Unveiled

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San Diego has the 17th largest economy in the country but ranks 61st when it comes to export intensity and 49th in the percentage of jobs at foreign-owned firms.

Longtime Editor Leaves San Diego CityBeat

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David Rolland, who helped start San Diego CityBeat more than 10 years ago, is leaving the publication to work for Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.

New Book Offers Advice On How To Refire Your Retirement

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San Diego-based author Ken Blanchard and aging expert Morton Shaevitz teamed up to offer retirees a new approach to retirement.

Lessons From The Fukushima Disaster For California

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It's been four years since the devastating Fukushima nuclear meltdown. Like Japan, California's coast has many earthquake faults and seaside nuclear reactor sites. How vulnerable is California's coastline to a similar disaster?

One ALS Patient's Fight For The 'Right To Try'

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David Huntley is a former San Diego State University professor and triathlete who was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. He wants the right to take a drug called GM604, which is aimed at fighting the progression of the disease.

California Small Farm Conference Opens In San Diego

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The annual conference is hosting small farmers and ranchers at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. The ongoing drought is high on the list of topics the conference aims to tackle this year.

New Studies Shed Light On Children And Allergies

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Two new allergy studies confirm what doctors and many parents have thought for years: We may be a little too clean and controlled for our own good.

Zahi Hawass Talks 'Discovering Tutankhamun'

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The man responsible for the discovery of tombs of the Giza pyramid builders and the Valley of the Golden Mummies will be in San Diego on Tuesday.

San Diego School Incorporates CrossFit Kids Into Curriculum

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A San Diego school is making sure students take health and physical activity seriously.

International Rescue Committee San Diego Director Retires After 38 Years

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Bob Montgomery has been with the International Rescue Committee during the resettlement of Iraqis, Somalis, Eritreans and refugees from more than 20 other countries.

A Conversation With Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza

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Alicia Garza, a UC San Diego graduate, is in San Diego to discuss the history and future of the Black Lives Matter movement and the role of campus activism.

The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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A San Diego author, war correspondent and former Marine gives a comprehensive and personal look at post-traumatic stress disorder in his new book.

San Diego To Consider Rules For Airbnb Hosts

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The city of San Diego recently sent 252 letters to Airbnb and other hosts telling them they owe taxes on the rooms they rent.

Report: San Diego Classrooms Lack Technology To Prepare Students For Future

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How are San Diego County schools addressing the technology needs of students? A University of San Diego report finds they are falling short.

9th Annual Border Film Week Focuses On Human Side Of Immigration Debate

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Border Film Week at the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute kicks off Tuesday. The focus will be the human stories of immigration.

Should All Bike Riders Be Required To Wear Helmets?

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A new bill in the California legislature would require adults to wear helmets. Anyone riding without a helmet could be cited and fined up to $25.

Exhibit Unites Humanity Through 45 Questions

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San Diego's Museum of Photographic arts is celebrating the centennial in Balboa Park with a video exhibition of people and voices from around the world. It's called "7 billion Others."

Mayor Faulconer On Stadium Task Force, Assessing Roads

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Thursday said his stadium task force is the kind of group that's needed to make headway on finding a home for the Chargers.

Obama's Immigration Policy On Hold — What's Next?

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President Barack Obama's plan for expanded deportation relief for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is on hold after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction.

Lunar New Year Tet Festival Celebrates Vietnamese Heritage

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San Diego's 10th Annual Tet Festival takes place in Mira Mesa this weekend.

Report: San Diegans Used More Water Despite Drought

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As California deals with one of the most severe droughts in state history, a new report finds San Diegans used more water last year than they did in each of the preceding four years.

California Committee Explores Road Usage Charge In Place Of Gas Tax

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The state has mandated cars have high-fuel efficiencies, and encouraged drivers to buy hybrid and electric vehicles, all in an effort to reduce gas consumption. And it's been working - so well, that we now have to find a new way to finance road maintenance.

How Should Drug Trials Be Conducted In The Middle Of An Ebola Outbreak?

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The anti-Ebola drug ZMapp, developed in San Diego, is about to start clinical trials in Liberia. Doctors will explain the ethical challenges posed by drug testing during an outbreak.

Death Cafe Movement Grows In San Diego

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Talking with a group of strangers about death. It's the premise behind the death cafes popping up in San Diego. And participants say it can be a life-changing experience.

Voice Of San Diego On Sempra's Fight With A Mexican Millionaire

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Voice of San Diego has done a three-part series on Mexican businessman José Susumo Azano Matsura, Sempra Energy and San Diego politics.

Personal Belief Exemptions For Vaccines Under Fire

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A "personal belief exemption" can be used by a parent to opt-out of vaccinating their school-aged child. But with a recent outbreak of measles in California, legislators are calling for their elimination.

San Diego Officers Prepare To Vote On New Contract

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The tentative agreement increases benefits, such as uniform and equipment allowance, over the next three years and raises pay by 6.6 percent over the last two.

KPBS's Ken Kramer Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

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Ken Kramer will be inducted into the KPBS 2014 Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. KPBS talks to Kramer about his early days in radio and what's next.

Imperial Valley Aims To Shed 100,000 Pounds

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A new campaign called the "Valley Challenge" aims to rally the community to lose weight to fight the problem of obesity. Nearly 80 percent of Imperial County adults are obese or overweight.

The Arguments For and Against Net Neutrality

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Supporters of net neutrality say it's about keeping the Internet open, but opponents predict slower download speeds. We take a look at what it is and why you should care.

Documentary Recounts A Wisconsin Town's Reaction To A Deadly Hate Crime

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A documentary about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple screens in San Diego, and opens up a conversation about how to stop the hate.

What The Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill Would Mean For San Diego

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President Barack Obama has said he would sign the "Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act" into law. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday.

Drunkorexia: Swapping Meals For Drinks

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Binge drinking on college campuses is nothing new, but some experts say more students are now trading food calories for alcoholic calories to stay thin and get drunk faster. It's called "drunkorexia."

Military Roundup: Defense Budget And Proposed Changes To Retirement Benefits

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What President Barack Obama's new defense budget means for San Diego, plus recommendations from a presidential commission to revamp military retirement and health care.

Study: Federal Government Not Enforcing Child Welfare Laws

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National child welfare laws are on the books, but a San Diego study finds a lack of enforcement.

Members Of San Diego Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group Talk About Their Mission

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Two members of the stadium panel — former NFL executive Jim Steeg and chamber of commerce executive Aimee Faucett — talk about the group's mission.

Super Bowl XLIX Commercials: The Hits And Fumbles

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It's food, fun and football this weekend with the Super Bowl, but for many, it's all about those commercials. We take a look at what to expect on game day.

Judge To Rule On Law That Classifies Marijuana As One Of The Most Dangerous Drugs

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A 1970 federal law labeled marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug but a U.S. judge in California is expected to rule this year on the constitutionality of that law.

Faulconer To Announce Chargers Task Force Members This Week

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Mayor Faulconer said that the task force, or what he calls an "action group," will research the options available in creating a new stadium for the Chargers.

How Sleep Deprivation Can Affect Your Health

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So much technology but so little time — especially when it comes to getting an adequate amount of sleep. Sleep deprivation is a problem affecting adolescents, parents, couples and it can also affect your health.

Why Does Philosophy Matter In The 21st Century?

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Acclaimed philosopher and author Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is in San Diego Tuesday for a discussion about her book "Plato at the Googleplex."

Lawsuit Raises Questions About Race Relations In The San Diego Police Department

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We take a look at race relations within the San Diego Police Department following a lawsuit filed in connection with a racist cartoon shown during a training session.

How Your Smartphone Is Changing Modern Medicine

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Eric Topol is out with a book outlining the cutting-edge technology of digital medicine. The book is called "The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands."

Bachelor's Degrees Coming To MiraCosta, Mesa Colleges

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The two San Diego County community colleges were among 15 chosen in California to offer bachelor's degrees under a pilot program.

San Diegans Weigh In On State Right-To-Die Bill

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Three California lawmakers are promoting right-to-die legislation with the family of a terminally ill woman who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. San Diegans weigh in on both sides of the issue.

New Series Examines How Humans Interact With Earth

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"Earth A New Wild" is a five-part series from PBS that promises to show viewers a different side of nature.

The Value Of The Colorado River In Dollars And Cents

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The Colorado River generates $1.4 trillion in economic activity — making the shrinking water levels an economic issue for California.

San Diego Natural History Museum Hosts 'Coast to Cactus' Exhibit

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Coast to Cactus is a new permanent exhibition focusing on the region's biodiversity. It's a part of the 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Celebration