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In 'Stung,' Researcher Connects Jellyfish Blooms To Doomed Oceans

May 20, 2013
By Alison St John, Amita Sharma, Megan Burke

In her new book, "Stung," researcher Lisa-ann Gershwin Ph.D., compares jellyfish to an angel of death whose presence in the ocean is causing destruction, death and disruption. And she says humans are contributing to the problem.

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Clearing The Air About Marijuana Use Among San Diego Teens

May 16, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A forum tonight will address the impacts of chronic marijuana use among San Diego County youth. We take a look at how many teens are using marijuana, at what age and what effects it can have on academics.

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Former Freddie Mac Chief Economist Says Housing Finance Model Can Be Found Outside The U.S.

May 15, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

What to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: that's the focus of housing finance reform. Dr. Michael Lea, director of SDSU's Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, was Freddie Mac's chief economist in the 1980s. Next month, he heads to Washington where he'll testify on housing finance reform and, more specifically, what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Hotly-Contested District 4 Election Less Than A Week Away

May 14, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Next week voters in San Diego's southeastern neighborhoods will pick a new city council member and there's a lot at stake.

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Has The Job Market Rebounded For San Diego's 2013 College Grads?

May 14, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

As the 2013 college grads get ready to grab their diplomas, many will also be hitting the streets in search of that perfect job. What does the job market hold for new grads in light of the economic downturn of the past few years? We take a look.

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Gonzalez, Castaneda Ramp Up Campaigns

May 10, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

One week before the May 21 special election, candidates for California's 80th Assembly District race to connect with voters.

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San Diego Sues State Regulators Over Kinder Morgan's Water Discharges Into Murphy Canyon Creek

May 9, 2013
By Amita Sharma

The city the California Regional Water Quality Control Board of abusing its discretion. The board says it's confident in how it has regulated the cleanup.

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How Will Gov. Jerry Brown's Plan To Overhaul Education Funding Impact San Diego?

May 7, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Governor Jerry Brown wants to give more money to school districts that serve large numbers of poor and non-native English speakers. But critics say there may be some unintended consequences.

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Junior Seau's Death Keeps Spotlight On Brain Injuries

May 1, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The death of Junior Seau, a year ago, put a spotlight on brain injury and added momentum to a lawsuit against the NFL.

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U-T San Diego Circulation Increases 9 Percent

April 30, 2013
By Amita Sharma

The paper's rise in readership follows its purchase of the North County Times last fall.