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Stories for July 30, 2009

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Loretta LaRoche: Juicy Living, Juicy Aging

July 30, 2009

Loretta LaRoche, the irreverent humorist, speaker, author and health expert, tackles the question uppermost in the minds of many viewers: How can a person age with energy and vitality? Using the most recent scientific findings about linguistics, positive psychology and diet, she covers the full spectrum of “juicy content” — language, energy, diet, emotions and behavior.

S.D. Gets Stimulus Money for Road Work

July 30, 2009
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Several roads, bridges and sidewalks in San Diego are getting makeovers thanks to federal stimulus money.

Recession Slams Parents Who Owe Child Support

July 30, 2009
By Kenny Goldberg

The sputtering economy is having a big impact on parents who owe child support. San Diego County officials say there's been a large increase in the number of people requesting reductions in child support payments.

Non-Union Contractors Sue S.D. Unified Over Prop. S

July 30, 2009
By Ana Tintocalis

A non-union construction contractors group is suing the San Diego Unified School District over how money is spent on Proposition S school bond projects.

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TV Pilot "V" Premieres at Comic-Con

July 30, 2009
Aaron McFarland

The "V" panel did exactly what a first-season genre show should do at Con. They showed us the pilot episode months early. It was missing a few visual effects, the titles weren’t final and there may be a few more edits. But that makes it even better.

UCSD Nets $11 Million for Energy Project

July 30, 2009
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

UC San Diego is getting $11 million in incentives from California's Self-Generation Incentive Program for the installation of an innovative fuel cell energy generation and storage system on the La Jolla campus.

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop IOU's

July 30, 2009

A small business owner is suing the Controller and the Treasurer in an effort to stop California from continuing to issue IOU’s.

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New Unemployment Claims Rise More Than Expected

July 30, 2009
Associated Press

The number of newly laid-off workers filing first-time claims for jobless benefits rose last week, the government said, though the increase was mostly due to seasonal distortions.

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Teen Critic at Comic-Con

July 30, 2009
Michael Shymon, Teen Critic

I've been attending the Con for several years now (since 2003, to be exact). Here's are some highlights of what I got a glimpse of, as well as some thoughts on a few special advance screenings I managed to sneak myself into. So, here it goes, Comic-Con 2009!

Construction on Mexican Screening Progam Causing Traffic

July 30, 2009
By Amy Isackson

Mexico's plan to screen all cars headed south into Tijuana has not yet begun, but traffic is already backing up on San Diego freeways.

Council President Hueso Discusses Budget Cuts, Water Conservation, SDG&E

July 30, 2009
By Hank Crook, Maureen Cavanaugh

How will the City of San Diego be affected by the state budget cuts? Why did the City Council vote in favor of SDG&E's Emergency Power Shut-Off Plan? We speak to City Council President Ben Hueso about the budget cuts, SDG&E's controversial plan, and reducing local water consumption.

Cosmetic Surgery and Safety

July 30, 2009
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Sharon Heilbrunn

Recently, a Coronado plastic surgeon allowed physician assistants to perform liposuction, prompting this question: Is cosmetic surgery safe? We'll chat with a local doctor.

San Diego Prepares for Growth in Green Job Industy

July 30, 2009
By Josette Herdell, Maureen Cavanaugh

Environmentally-friendly jobs are taking center-stage as California reacts to global warming and continued growth. We speak with an expert about the green job industry and its outlook for San Diego.

Sanders Says Ethics Reform Needed

July 30, 2009
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego’s Mayor says the city may need to change the way appointments are made to its ethics commission. The city council has recently deadlocked on the latest nominations.