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Stories for August 12, 2010

Navy's Silver Strand Expansion Could Harm Vulnerable Species

Aug. 12
By Kyla Calvert

The Navy hopes to have a plan in place by the end of the year to expand its training activities on the Silver Strand. But, California’s Coastal Commission has some reservations about the expansion.

Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen: Bombay Blast

Aug. 12
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More than 5000 years ago, a potter in Central Asia made a tall, urn-shaped, incredibly efficient clay barbecue pit-the origin of the Indian tandoor. Today, tandoori, Indian barbecue, is enjoyed from New Delhi to New Caledonia to New York. This show features tandoori salmon. Next up, two traditional Indian charcoal-grilled breads made from the same dough: naan and flaky, puff pastry-like lachha paratha, followed by fragrant Persian-inspired saffron chicken tikka kebabs.

Great White Sightings On The Rise

Aug. 12
By Amy Isackson

A man out for a paddle at San Onofre State Beach filmed a great white shark, swimming just feet from him, not far off the coast earlier this week. A shark researcher says beachgoers don't need to be concerned.

Rick Steves' Europe: Germany's Black Forest And Cologne

Aug. 12
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Rick teams up with his wife and kids to enjoy the good life, dipping into a classy mineral spa, trying our luck at a fancy casino, devouring chocolate-cherry cake, and exploring Germany's most romantic forest.

SD's Same-Sex Couples Line Up For Marriage Appointments As Opponents Gear Up For Appeal

Aug. 12
By Susan Murphy
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The battle over same-sex marriage in California has been extended for another week. A federal district judge ruled Thursday that same sex-marriages can resume after 5 p.m. on August 18. Opponents in San Diego and around the country are gearing up to appeal.

Events: TNT, The Soft Pack, And Celebrate Tahiti

Aug. 12
These Days
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There's a lot of great music on tap this weekend in San Diego, including Wavves at MCASD's TNT event, The Soft Pack plays Del Mar, and B.B. King is still touring. We'll talk music and some family friendly events for your weekend.

Judge Walker Rules Same-Sex Marriages To Resume In CA On August 18

Aug. 12
city news service
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Same-sex couples across California will have to wait at least one more week before they can get married, a federal court judge ruled today.

San Diego Helps Relief Effort In Flooded Pakistan

Aug. 12
city news service

Helicopter crews from a San Diego-based ship and Marines from Camp Pendleton today joined a flood relief effort in monsoon-struck Pakistan.

Culture Lust Weekend: Ray At Night, TNT And Hot Club of Cowtown

Aug. 12
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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This Culture Lust weekend, enjoy street art and Wavves at TNT, local music at the North Park Music Thing, and make your way to Ray Street for the return of Ray at Night artwalk!

Ruling On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume Expected Today

Aug. 12
city news service

A decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California is expected today, but even if a federal judge gives his OK, an emergency appeal could again put the brakes on.

How Did The "Thruster" Change Surfing?

Aug. 12
These Days
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How did Simon Anderson's three-finned "Thruster" surfboard design change the sport of surfing? We speak to Anderson about what inspired him to shape the "Thruster." We also speak to Scott Bass and Jim Kempton about the impact Anderson's design has had on surfing.

Listening To 150 Bands Courtesy Of North Park Music Thing

Aug. 12
By Andy Trimlett
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Culture Lust contributor Andy Trimlett listened to all 150-plus bands playing in this weekend's local music fest, the North Park Music Thing. He survived, though he's still amped up and suffered slight hearing loss.

How The Internet Forgets Nothing

Aug. 12
These Days

A piece of information or a photograph posted on the web can hurt your chances to get a job, or get a date. And that negative information can stay on the Internet for years. We'll talk about new ideas to introduce some privacy to the web.

White House Update: Jobs, Iraq Troop Reduction, Oil Spill

Aug. 12
These Days

How are the dismal unemployment numbers affecting President Obama's approval ratings? Are the plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq by the end of August still on track? We speak to Scott Horsley, White House correspondent for NPR, about the top stories in Washington, D.C.

Proton Therapy Is Another Tool To Fight Cancer

Aug. 12
By Kenny Goldberg
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More and more people are surviving cancer in the United States. Health officials say earlier diagnosis and improved treatments are major factors. Scripps Health is building a new treatment center that will give cancer patients another tool to combat their disease.

Trailer and Review: 'La Horde'

Aug. 12
By Beth Accomando
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At the moment, the French are delivering the goods in terms of horror. Films such as “Haute Tension,” “Inside,” “Frontiers,” and “Martyrs” have upped the ante on contemporary horror. Now comes “La Horde” (available OnDemand from IFC starting August 11).

Review: 'Musica en Espera'

Aug. 12
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off the 11th season of its Cinema en tu Idioma film series. Opening this year’s event are a pair of romantic comedies, "Regresa" and "Musica en Espera" (opening August 13 at the Ultrastar Mission Valley Theaters at Hazard Center). The latter caught my eye because it's also about filmmaking. Listen to my review.