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Stories for August 2, 2010

San Diego Economy Earns More Through Earned Income Tax Credits Than From Comic-Con

Aug. 2
By Alison St John

Helping low income families to apply for federal tax credits could bring an extra $78 million a year into the region, according to a new study by National University’s Institute for Policy Research.

San Diego Gets Another Wastewater Waiver

Aug. 2
By Tom Fudge

The Environmental Protection Agency will allow San Diego to continue treating its sewage at a lower, primary level. This exception to federal law will save the city more than $1 billion.

Wolfgang's Vault Presents Day On The Green 1977

Aug. 2
Wolfgang's Vault Presents Day On The Green 1977  Tease photo

Recorded July 2, 1977 and locked away in the archives of legendary promoter Bill Graham ever since, Wolfgang’s Vault Presents Day on the Green 1977 features performances by Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Produced by Bill Graham and directed by Eric Christensen, the historic concert was one of several Day on the Green summer festivals presented by Graham at Oakland Coliseum Stadium in Oakland, California from 1973 to 1991.

San Diego City Council Fine Tunes 'Reform Before Revenue' Initiative

Aug. 2
By Alison St John

The San Diego City Council met briefly this morning to sort out final details of a ballot measure that would allow the city to raise the sales tax half a cent, but only after certain conditions had been met.

SD County's Low Income Workers Get $314 Million In Tax Refunds Annually

Aug. 2
CITY NEWS SERVICE

Low-income workers in San Diego County get $314.8 million annually in refunds through the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, according to a report released today.

Grossmont College Added To Scholarship America's Dreamkeeper Program

Aug. 2
CITY NEWS SERVICE

Grossmont College in El Cajon is one of about a dozen open-enrollment colleges newly added to Scholarship America's Dreamkeepers program, it was announced today.

Fatal Small Plane Crash On Admiral Baker Golf Course

Aug. 2
CITY NEWS SERVICE

One person died and four others, including three children, were critically injured today when the light plane they were aboard crashed on Admiral Baker Golf Course in Tierrasanta, authorities reported.

Review: 'Countdown to Zero'

Aug. 2
By Beth Accomando
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The Cold War is over and fears of the U.S. and Russia annihilating each other with nuclear weapons have pretty much become faded memories. But all that has been replaced with a whole new set of fears and anxieties, which Lucy Walker lays out in her documentary “Countdown to Zero” (opened July 30 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema).

This Space is Our Space: Swoon Comes to San Diego

Aug. 2
By Jen Paton
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Artist Callie Curry - known as Swoon - was in San Diego to install a large, rambling sculpture for MCASD's Viva La Revolución exhibit. She talks art, angry Cuban ladies, and the relevance of gender with Culture Lust contributor Jen Paton.

Navy Destroyer Collides With Civilian Dive Vessel Off Southern California Coast

Aug. 2
CITY NEWS SERVICE

A Navy commander says a U.S. destroyer on a training exercise collided into a civilian dive vessel off Southern California's Pacific coast.

SD City Council Postpones Hearing On Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

Aug. 2
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The City Council today postponed a hearing on whether place a measure on the November ballot asking San Diego voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase that would be levied only if a set of financial reform milestones are met.

Chargers Put On Their Pads For First Time This Pre-Season

Aug. 2
By Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel

San Diego Chargers had their first practice on Sunday. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Home Is Where The Art Is At New East Village Commune

Aug. 2
By Meredith Hattam
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Noticed the East Village's newest artsy addition yet? It's a professional home to 40 artists, who live, work and play in its 18,000-square-foot space. The kicker: they helped build it from scratch. Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam takes a peek at Space 4 Art.

Sports Update: Padres, Chargers Camp, Aztecs Preview

Aug. 2
These Days

Will two recent acquisitions provide some needed pop to the Padres lineup? How will the holdouts of Shawne Merriman, Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill impact Chargers' training camp? We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the latest with the Padres, Chargers, and SDSU Aztecs' football team.

Whooping Cough, Experts Say Vaccinate

Aug. 2
These Days

Last week, a one-month-old baby died in a San Diego hospital of complications from whooping cough. Find out why whooping cough is now an epidemic in California, who is most at risk and how to protect yourself and your family.

Padres in Escondido, Bad Checks In Vista, Cancer in Carlsbad

Aug. 2
These Days

Will Escondido get the Padres' Triple-A ballpark? Will Vista City Councilman Frank Lopez be charged with check fraud? Has the question of soil testing at Carlsbad's Kelly Elementary been answered? And what new outrage will be perpetrated on the Cardiff Kook? Inquiring North County minds want to know.

Officials Say Seizures, Detentions Along SD Coast Up Over Past 9 Months

Aug. 2
By Amy Isackson
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U.S. officials say they've seized a record amount of marijuana along the San Diego County coast during the last nine months. Detentions of people smuggled by sea are also up.

Registrar To Put San Diego County Campaign Contributions Online

Aug. 2
By Alison St John

San Diegans who want to find out who are supporting candidates running for public office in the county will find it much easier in the coming election season. The County Registrar of Voters plans to have campaign contributions posted on line.

ADHD Linked To High School Dropouts

Aug. 2
By Tom Fudge

A study out of the University of California, Davis shows that students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are at high risk of dropping out of high school.