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Stories for July 6, 2010

Live From The Artists Den: Ringo Starr With Ben Harper And Relentless 7

July 6
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In the Egyptian wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Artists Den hosted a once-in-a-lifetime concert pairing music legend Ringo Starr with modern folk-funk master Ben Harper and Relentless7. As an added surprise, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne sang backing vocals on selected songs, including “With a Little Help From My Friends.”

Baseball: The National Pastime

July 6
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The sixth “inning” of Ken Burns’s landmark 1994 film "Baseball" leads off with the baseball season of 1941. Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak in history. Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant in 20 years. Then the war intervenes and baseball’s best players become soldiers. On their return, the game — and the entire country — are changed forever. Branch Rickey integrates baseball on April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball finally becomes what it had always claimed to be: America’s national pastime.

David Suchet On The Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special

July 6
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"David Suchet On The Orient Express" takes us across the Europe of today and reaches into bygone eras. With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography and fascinating characters, Suchet leads us on an epic journey on an iconic train through a series of romantic cities and stunning scenery.

OB To Hold Public Meeting About Panhandling Problem

July 6
By Tom Fudge

Churches in Ocean Beach are holding a public meeting tonight to discuss solutions to the problem of panhandling by the homeless.

Local Republican Party To Oppose Possible Sales Tax Increase

July 6
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The local Republican Party vowed today to mount an "unprecedented campaign'' in opposition to a possible November ballot measure that would ask San Diego voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase.

Trailer: 'Let Me In'

July 6
By Beth Accomando
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Hollywood keeps remaking foreign films and no matter how much fans complain it continues to happen. The latest is "Let Me In" (opening October 1), a remake of the adolescent vampire tale from Sweden, "Let the Right One In." Based on this new trailer, dare I allow myself to hope it could be good?

Solana Beach Power Outage

July 6
CITY NEWS SERVICE

A work crew accidentally ruptured an underground electrical line while digging in a North County neighborhood this afternoon, knocking out power to about 2,200 homes and businesses.

3.5 Earthquake Strikes Inland North County

July 6
CITY NEWS SERVICE

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck inland North County today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

California Political Analysis: Effects Of A Budget-less Fiscal Year

July 6
By Dwane Brown

California's new fiscal year started almost a week ago and there's still no budget in-place. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Suspected Illegal Immigrants Arrested In Encinitas

July 6
CITY NEWS SERVICE

Fifteen suspected illegal immigrants were arrested after coming ashore in Encinitas early today.

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Could Benefit CA Biotech Companies

July 6
JOHN SEPULVADO, CALIFORNIA CAPITAL NETWORK

California biotech companies could benefit greatly from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on patent law. Some patent experts believe the ruling could allow companies to eventually own genetic materials.

California Scientists Develop HIV Resistant Cells

July 6
JOHN SEPULVADO, CALIFORNIA CAPITAL NETWORK

A team of California scientists has developed HIV resistant cells. The University of Southern California researchers hope their findings could one day be applied to people.

New "Together We End Homelessness" Sticker Created For OB

July 6
These Days

A new image has been created in response to the "Please Don't Feed Our Bums" stickers currently being sold at The Black in Ocean Beach. We'll talk to the organization that created the "Together We End Homelessness" sticker, and discuss the latest on the debate taking place in OB.

What Should You Do To Prep For Fire Season?

July 6
These Days

The risk for wildfires will be higher over the next few months as the temperatures rise, and the local vegetation continues to dry out. What should San Diego County residents do to prepare? We speak to two fire chiefs about wildfire preparedness, and the current status of our local fire resources.

Texas Tar Balls Mean Oil Now Fouls All Gulf States

July 6
Associated Press
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More than two months after oil gushing from a blown-out well on the ocean floor first reached Louisiana, the relentless spread of crude has now washed up on every Gulf state after a bucket's worth of tar balls hit a Texas beach.

Public Invited To Give Feedback On Coronado Bridge Lighting Project

July 6
By Alison St John
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The San Diego Port District wants feedback on its plan to light up the Coronado Bridge at night.

Two San Diego Cities Swear In New Council Members Today

July 6
By Alison St John

The cities of Oceanside and Poway each hold swearing in ceremonies today to inaugurate new council members elected in June.

Warmer Weather Coming To San Diego

July 6
By Tom Fudge

Weather forecasters say temperatures are on the rise in San Diego, so it should feel more like summer by the end of the week.

UCSD Scientists Keeping An Ear On Gulf Oil Spill

July 6
By Ed Joyce
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UC San Diego researchers are using underwater acoustic equipment to listen in to the sounds of whales and other endangered marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal is to study the oil spill's effects on the animals.