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Stories for July 23, 2010

Comic-Con 2010, Friday: Stormtroopers And Society for Creative Anachronism

July 23
By Angela Carone
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The second day of this year's Comic-Con International included stormtroopers, sword fights, and really, really long lines. Check out the photo gallery!

Cross-Border Law Enforcement Collaboration Will Continue

July 23
By Amy Isackson

San Diego law enforcement officials say the arrest of a Mexican police official will not derail their work with Mexican authorities. The Baja California official worked closely with California authorities and allegedly passed classified information to drug traffickers in Tijuana.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Discusses Latest City Developments

July 23
San Diego Week
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San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith joins us this week to talk about privatizing trash collection, the push to build a new city hall, and the discussion around raising the city sales tax.

Will Voters Approve New City Hall Proposal?

July 23
San Diego Week
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What kind of risk is the council taking by putting a proposal to build a new city hall on the November ballot? What are the chances local voters might approve a half-cent sales tax increase in the city? We speak to editors Ricky Young and Andrew Donohue about those issues.

Costs Of State's Illegal Immigrant Population

July 23
San Diego Week
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What are the true costs of illegal immigration in California? KPBS Reporter Joanne Faryon brings us a report on the financial implications of the state's large illegal immigrant population.

Misleading Stats On OxyContin Usage

July 23
San Diego Week
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Are county officials misleading the public about OxyContin usage among San Diego's young people? We speak to a North County Times reporter who investigated the county's claims.

County Water Authority May Buy Water From Carlsbad Desalination Plant

July 23
By Ed Joyce

The San Diego County Water Authority Board has agreed to negotiate an agreement to buy water from the developers of a desalination plant in Carlsbad. The terms of the deal are not yet final.

Charges Filed Against 43 People Allegedly Tied To Mexican Drug Cartel

July 23
By Amy Isackson and Kelly Wheeler, CNS

Forty-three people allegedly tied to a Mexican drug cartel were charged with federal conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including murder, kidnapping, drug smuggling and money laundering, authorities said today.

SANDAG Endorses Trolley Extension From Old Town To UTC

July 23
By Alison St John and city news service
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The San Diego Association of Governments today endorsed a route for the proposed $1.2 billion Mid-Coast extension of the San Diego Trolley from Old Town to University City.

Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind

July 23
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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul herself, returns to public television in an all new "My Music" festival of original artist Soul Hits of the 1960s plus some special '70s love ballads. An abundance of long lost archival material has been recovered from England, Germany and France, along with a treasure trove of long buried live performance footage from local television stations throughout the U.S.

The Venetian Blinds Look Wobbly

July 23
Therese Dougherty, KPBS Radio Reading Service Volunteer
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I volunteer at the Radio Reading Service because I know first hand how important the service is to the visually impaired in our community. More than 20 years ago, Mom realized something was wrong with her vision. First, the Venetian blinds looked all wobbly. Then, depending on which eye she used, the camera was broken or not. Once, Mom threw out a brand new box of pens because they “didn’t write.” Mom is virtually blind as a result of Macular Degeneration.

Michel Legrand And Friends: 50 Years Of Movies And Music

July 23
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Jon Voight and Jennifer O’Neil host a concert in honor of composer Michel Legrand and his legendary work. The event, filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, pays musical tribute to some of Legrand’s Academy Award-winning MGM movies, including "Yentl," "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "Summer of '42." Performers include Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Sting, George Benson, Patti Page, Steve Lawrence and Melissa Manchester.

'[title of show]' At Diversionary Theatre

July 23
By Jen Paton
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Culture Lust contributor Jen Paton went to Diversionary Theatre to check out the meta, meta-hit "[title of show]." She shares her thoughts with CL readers.

Local Unemployment Continues To Rise

July 23
Editors Roundtable

Last month's unemployment figures came out this week and the job picture in San Diego County is not encouraging. We discuss the impact joblessness has had on our community and how the current situation is different from other times of high unemployment.

What Will Voters Decide On New City Hall?

July 23
Editors Roundtable

How will the economy impact voter reaction to the proposed bond to build a new city hall?

Oxycontin Abuse Rates Questioned

July 23
Editors Roundtable

What group in San Diego County seems to be abusing the drug the most? We discuss whether there's a need for a task force to address oxycontin abuse.

'Star Wars' Day At Comic-Con International

July 23
city news service

It's "Star Wars" day at the Comic-Con International convention in downtown San Diego, where a celebrity-studded party and major comic industry awards ceremony will also be held today.

Costs And Benefits Of Illegal Immigration Are Unequally Distributed

July 23
By Alison St John
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The immigration issue sparks strong views. That’s because powerful interest groups have much at stake in either changing things or keeping things as they are. As part of our Envision series "Crossing the Line - Border Stories," we look at the winners and losers under the current system.

Rural Medicine Carves Out A Foothold In East San Diego County

July 23
By Kenny Goldberg
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There are plenty of primary care doctors, specialists, and hospitals in the City of San Diego, but in some of rural parts of the county, access to care can be tough.