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Stories for July 19, 2006

Opening day for horse racing at Del Mar

July 19
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge speaks to Mike Ernst with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club about the opening day for horse racing at the Del Mar Racetrack.

How will a new 12-story complex impact the Hillcrest community?

July 19
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge speaks with people on both sides of a controversial plan to build a 12-story mixed-use residential development in the heart of Hillcrest.

1,100 National Guard ready for border duty

July 19
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The California National Guard held a media briefing at the San Diego Tijuana border Wednesday. Guard officials expect to have 1,100 troops stationed at the California border by the end of this month. But as KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson reports it is not clear how much this will help the Border Patrol.

ACLU suing Vista over day laborer ordinance

July 19
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego ACLU is suing the city of Vista over new rules that target day laborers. The ordinance requires employers to get permits before hiring the workers. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.

Gov. candidate Angelides visits SD to endorse Jessica's Law

July 19
By Willie Tate and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California Democratic nominee for governor Phil Angelides was in San Diego Tuesday to give his endorsement of Proposition 83. Proposition 83 is on the November ballot. Also known as Jessica's Law, it would increase penalties on convicted sex offenders.

Solana Beach takes aim at mansions near the beach

July 19
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Solana Beach City Council has voted to adopt a set of restrictions that will limit the size of homes west of Interstate 5. Tom Fudge speaks with people on both sides of the issue.

Comic Con returns to San Diego

July 19
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California's governor has been there. So have Frank Capra and Francis Coppola. And of course there are always plenty of Klingons and Stormtroopers. It's Comic-Con, an event that draws thousands of comic book, film, television and gaming professionals to San Diego's Convention Center. KPBS film critic Beth Accomando has this report.

Today, the BBC's The World Today broadcasts live from San Diego

July 19
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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George Arney of the BBC's