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Stories for July 5, 2010

It's All About The Food At The San Diego County Fair

July 5
By Kenny Goldberg
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It's the final day of the San Diego County Fair. Fair goers can throw their diets out the window.

Perris Planning Director Killed In Motorcycle Wreck

July 5
City News Service

The planning director for the city of Perris was killed in northern San Diego County when he lost control of his vintage motorcycle and hit a pickup truck head-on, a coroner said today.

4.4 Earthquake Recorded In Imperial Valley, Eastern San Diego County

July 5
City News Service

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck the Imperial Valley and eastern San Diego County today, according to seismologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

San Diego Native Claims Victory As New Tijuana Mayor

July 5
By Amy Isackson

While Fourth of July fireworks exploded in San Diego's night sky, political fireworks went off in Tijuana. There was a surprise win in Tijuana's mayoral election.

Music: The Shortest Art History Class Ever

July 5
By Jen Paton
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Music video for Hold Your Horses' "70 Million" offers a history of Western art in 3 minutes 18 seconds flat

Retail Sales: Anybody Buying?

July 5
These Days

San Diego retailers are pushing big Fourth of July sales, especially in big ticket items like cars and furniture. But is anybody buying? We'll check in on retail sales and consumer confidence with retail expert George Whalin.

Pupping Season Means More Great White Sharks

July 5
These Days
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April through August is pupping season for great white sharks. Marine biologist Dr. Michael Domeier has been studying white sharks in waters off the coast of California and Baja California. We find out about the migratory patterns of great white sharks, where they live, feed and breed.

Bustamante Is New Tijuana Mayor

July 5
These Days

Tijuana held its mayoral election on Sunday. We talk about the victory of Carlos Bustamante of the PRI and the defeat of the ruling PAN and what the results mean for the residents of the border city and for the city of San Diego. Also, more border violence erupts in Tijuana.

No Calif. Budget Means No Money For Community Colleges

July 5
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

California entered a new fiscal year with no budget, and that means the state can’t pay some of its bills. One of the unlucky groups on that list is community colleges.

Calif. Lawmakers' Summer Recess Frustrating For Some

July 5
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

State lawmakers aren’t officially out on summer recess, but most of them aren’t at the Capitol, either. That’s despite the fact that there’s no state budget deal in sight. The situation is frustrating some legislators.

San Diego's Free Summer Lunch Program Keeps Growing

July 5
By Kyla Calvert
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The number of California children getting free summer lunches through a federal program from the Department of Agriculture has dropped in recent years. San Diego, however, is bucking that trend.

Measure Would Require Health Plans To Fully Reimburse Doctors For Vaccinations

July 5
By Kenny Goldberg

A bill that would require insurers to reimburse doctors for the actual cost of providing vaccines is making its way through the State Senate. Physicians say the current system is unfair.