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Stories for September 10, 2009

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series II: Life Born Of Fire

Sept. 10
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A serial killer seems to be targeting a religious group, "The Garden, " which claims to give guidance to lost souls. As he learns more about the group and their true purpose, Lewis begins to question his trust of Hathaway after discovering that his young sergeant has dangerous personal connections to the organization.

Avec Eric: Big Flavor

Sept. 10
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Join super chef Eric Ripert as he takes us inside his world of big flavors. First, we get an inside look at, and introduction to, the legendary saucier at Le Bernardin, as he goes about developing the subtle flavors necessary for the myriad sauces used in the restaurant every day. Eric then travels to the beautiful Villa Bordoni in the Chianti region of Tuscany. But this is no luxury visit for our chef, as we join him on a wild boar hunt during a torrential thunder storm. All ends up deliciously safe and sated in the Villa's kitchen, then dining room, as we savor the delights of pappardelle with cinghiale ragu.

Grier Accepts Houston School District's Top Job

Sept. 10
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego Unified School Superintendent Terry Grier formally accepted Houston's top public school job today

La Jolla Playhouse's Social Media Campaign Goes To Stage

Sept. 10
By Angela Carone
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La Jolla Playhouse announces the winners of their social media contest "Your Life, Our Stage." The winning play idea, a meet-cute scenario gone bad, will be turned into a dramatic scene by playwright Doug Wright and performed this Saturday night.

San Diego Police Close 14 Marijuana Dispensaries

Sept. 10
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego District Attorney today says police raided and shut down 14 medical marijuana operations, suspected of criminal drug sales. The police undercover operation resulted in about 30 arrests of people operating businesses that claimed to be providing medical marijuana.

SDG&E Shut-Off Plan Rejected

Sept. 10
By Katie Orr

People living in the backcountry won’t have to worry about San Diego Gas and Electric turning off power on high fire risk days. State regulators said SDG&E cannot pull the plug on the power.

Illegal Immigrants Left Out of Health Overhaul

Sept. 10
Scott Hensley, NPR
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One of the most dramatic moments during President Obama's health speech to Congress came when Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, shouted, "You lie," after the president said none of the proposals would apply to illegal immigrants.

San Diego Music Awards Honors the Best in Local Music

Sept. 10
These Days
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The 19th Annual San Diego Music Awards take place tonight at Viejas Concerts in the Park. There will be live performances from bands like Get Back Loretta and The Silent Comedy, as well as a performance from the 2009 Lifetime Award Winners, The Zeroes. And, of course, awards will be given out for Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Song of the Year and more.

Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes at Vogue Magazine

Sept. 10
These Days
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"The September Issue" is a documentary and behind-the-scenes look at producing the fat, 2007 September issue of Vogue magazine, which weighed in at 4 pounds. The film also focuses on the magazine's legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. We talk with the film's director, filmmaker R.J. Cutler.

Hit Musical Spamalot on Stage in San Diego

Sept. 10
These Days
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The 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical comes to San Diego! "Spamalot" is a musical parody of the Monty Python classic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." KPBS film critic Beth Accomando is a Monty Python fan and we sent her to see "Spamalot" and report back. She also shares her interview with one of the actors in the San Diego production.

Local Muslim Community Discusses Life After 9/11

Sept. 10
These Days

San Diego's Muslim community continues to deal with stigma and misconceptions as a result of 9/11. We speak with a local imam and others within the Muslim community about what it means to be a Muslim in San Diego and how their community is affected by the long wars in the Middle East.

SDG&E in Settlement Talks with PUC Over 2007 Fires

Sept. 10
By Amita Sharma

The expected decision today by regulators on whether to approve SDG&E's shut-off plan for the backcountry during high fire danger deals with the future. But both sides are in talks on the role SDG&E's power lines played in fires of the past.

Local Schools Prepare for Swine Flu Season

Sept. 10
By Tom Fudge
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Most of San Diego County's school children this week began an academic year that will pose the challenge of dealing with swine flu.