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Stories for July 29, 2010

Sanders Vetoes San Diego City Hall Project

July 29
Joe Britton, City News Service
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Mayor Jerry Sanders today vetoed the City Council's vote to place a measure on the November ballot asking San Diego voters to approve a new City Hall.

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Changes To Farm Workers' Overtime

July 29
By Kyla Calvert

California farm workers receive overtime pay after working 10 hours in a single day. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation to change that to match the eight-hour rule for other hourly workers. The San Diego Farm Bureau said his veto benefits local farmers and their employees.

County Health Officials Say Infant Died Of Whooping Cough

July 29
By Joanne Faryon

A month-old baby boy, who had been diagnosed with whooping cough, died at a San Diego hospital, county health officials announced today. The baby died Tuesday at Rady Children's Hospital, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

Negotiations Continue Over SD Sales Tax Increase

July 29
By Katie Orr

Negotiations are continuing at San Diego City Hall over how to get a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. Special City Council meetings are scheduled for Friday and Monday.

Governor Criticizes Democrats For Not Passing State Budget

July 29
city news service
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At a meeting with business leaders in San Diego today, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized Democrats for failing to pass a state budget to close a $19 billion deficit.

San Diego Community Colleges Adding Courses

July 29
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego’s Community College students will have about 1,100 more classes to choose from for the fall semester. Community College District officials are adding the classes even though they don’t expect any significant funding increase this year.

Comic-Con Recap: Hall H Celebrities

July 29
By Beth Accomando
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Although Hall H offers only a fraction of the Comic-Con programming, it probably garners the most buzz. So here's a photo gallery of some of the celebrities who passed through Hall H at Comic-Con 2010.

Culture Lust Weekend: Paula Poundstone, Children's Film Festival, and Ché Underground

July 29
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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Between biking through "Tijuego," going to Ché Underground's punk-revival weekend, and meeting this strange little guy to the left, you have a lot to do this Culture Lust weekend.

Teen Review: 'Salt'

July 29
Michael Shymon, Teen Critic
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“Salt” (opened July 23 throughout San Diego) tells the story of Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), a dutiful C.I.A. agent who’s looking to hang up the spy gear and get a desk job so she can enjoy her life with the man she loves.

Events: Paula Poundstone And Biking Through Tijuana

July 29
These Days
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A bike ride through Tijuana, Paula Poundstone and a celebration of the written word, are part of the eclectic mix of things to do this weekend in San Diego.

Is Your Shared Bed A War Zone?

July 29
These Days
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Is your bed a war zone? Does your husband snore or your wife steal the covers? Do you suffer from sleepless nights because you share a bed with your romantic partner? One in four couples sleep in separate beds according to a 2005 study. We'll talk about the challenges and benefits of sharing a bed.

How Would Legalizing Pot Affect Calif. Budget, Communities?

July 29
These Days

Hear about the growing debate over the proposition to legalize marijuana in California.

Donna Frye Discusses Sales Tax/Reform Proposal

July 29
These Days

Why did Donna Frye vote against putting a sales tax increase proposal on the November ballot? We speak to Councilmember Frye about the reform measures that she would like to package with the tax increase.

Checking The Facts In Ads For California Governor's Race

July 29
By Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel

The goal of FactCheck.org is to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It monitors the accuracy of what's said by major political players in television ads, debates and interviews. KPBS's Dwane Brown spoke with Viveca Novak, Deputy Director of FactCheck.org. He asks her about campaign accuracy in California's gubernatorial race.

Report Shows Water Quality Poor At Some Beaches In San Diego

July 29
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council says beach water quality in Southern California leaves a lot to be desired. The report reveals the state's most polluted beaches are in Los Angeles County.

Another Noose Found On UCSD Campus

July 29
city news service

University police today were investigating a report that a noose was placed on the campus of UCSD for the second time this year.

Arizona Girds For Long Legal Fight Over Immigration

July 29
Ted Robbins, NPR

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says her state will ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to let all of its controversial immigration law take effect, a day after a federal judge in Phoenix blocked key parts of the measure.

Monitor Could Make Life With Diabetes Easier

July 29
By Tom Fudge

Researchers at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering have designed a device that they hope will provide a foolproof way to keep track of a person's diabetes.

Review: 'Winnebago Man'

July 29
By Beth Accomando
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You may not know Jack Rebney’s name but there’s a good chance you or someone you know has seen him on YouTube. The new documentary “Winnebago Man" (opening July 30 at Landmark' Hillcrest Cinemas) focuses on a viral video superstar.