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Stories for June 30, 2010

New Study To Consider How SD Fire Department Should Go Forward

June 30
By Katie Orr
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The city of San Diego is commissioning its own fire deployment study. It will come from Citygate Associates, the same company that prepared a similar report for the county last spring.

Border Officials See Increase In Passport Fraud

June 30
By Amy Isackson
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Federal border officials seized more than 100 fake or fraudulently-obtained passports and travel visas during a week-long crackdown at California's U..S Mexico border crossings.

Judge Rejects Environmental Group's Request For Barrier To Protect Seals

June 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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A judge rejected a request today by an environmental group seeking to immediately get a rope barrier erected at the Children's Pool in La Jolla to protect the seals.

Opposable Chums: Guts & Glory At The World Series Of Birding

June 30
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Hundreds of birders convene for one day each spring to see which team can identify the most bird species in 24 hours. Equal parts scavenger hunt, science expedition, and endurance test, this award-winning documentary takes you along for the raucous ride, with all of its camaraderie, competitiveness, and caffeine. It may well be the very first nature documentary comedy.

New SD Superior Court Judge Named by Governor

June 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Margo L. Lewis to a judgeship in the San Diego Superior Court.

$293 Million SD City Hall Plan To Be On November Ballot

June 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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A City Council committee moved ahead today with plans to put a proposal for a new City Hall, with a $293.5 million pricetag, before voters in November.

SD To Consider Equal Benefits Ordinance

June 30
By Katie Orr
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Companies that contract with the city of San Diego may soon have to make a significant change to their benefits package.

SD Supervisors Approve Marijuana Regulations For Unincorporated Areas

June 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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A reluctant San Diego County Board of Supervisors gave final approval today to a package of regulations aimed at reining in medical marijuana outlets in unincorporated areas.

San Diego's Economic Index Rises For 14th Straight Month

June 30
City News Service
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The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose for the 14th consecutive month in May, led by a surge in building permits, it was announced today.

TV: Thoughts On New Season Of HBO's "True Blood"

June 30
By Angela Carone
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Season three of HBO's southern vampire drama "True Blood" is underway and we want to know what you think of it.

Judge Rejects Request To Stop La Jolla Fireworks Show

June 30
By Ed Joyce
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An environmental group lost an attempt Wednesday to stop a Fourth of July fireworks show in La Jolla. The group wanted to stop the Fourth of July show at the La Jolla Cove because it says discharging fireworks will harm sensitive coastal resources.

State Passes New Environmental Regulations For Dry Cleaners

June 30
CALIFORNIA CAPITOL NETWORK
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The California Air Resources Board has ordered dry cleaning businesses to start phasing out machines that use the solvent called perchloroethylene or “Perc” starting July 1st.

Growing Number of Calif. School Districts At Risk Of State Takeover

June 30
MARIANNE RUSS, CALIFORNIA CAPITAL NETWORK
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The number of California school districts spending more money than they have has jumped nearly 40 percent from earlier this year.

Single-Payer Health Care Plan Makes It Out Of Committee At State Capitol

June 30
JOHN SEPULVADO, CALIFORNIA CAPITOL NETWORK
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Hundreds of supporters of a single-payer health care system came to the state capitol on Tuesday. Their showing helped pass a single payer plan out of committee.

Mama's Kitchen Feeds San Diegans Living With AIDS Or Cancer

June 30
These Days
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In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, volunteers at a San Diego food pantry noticed that some of it's clients, sick with the AIDS virus became too sick to pick up their food. The idea for Mama's Kitchen was born in 1990, and since then the organization has served more than 5 million meals. We talk to Alberto Cortés about the history of the organization and its mission to address nutritional needs of people living with AIDS or cancer.

Judge Agrees To Grant Asylum To Ex-Israeli Spy

June 30
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
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The son of a Hamas founder who became a Christian and an Israeli spy will be granted U.S. asylum after he passes a routine background check, an immigration judge ruled Wednesday.

Supporters Confident They Can Raise Funds For New Central Library

June 30
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The San Diego City Council gave approval on Monday to a plan to build a new Central Library in the East Village. How will the new facility be an upgrade over the current Central Library? And, where will the additional $32.5 million come from to complete the project? We speak to Mayor Jerry Sanders, the director of the San Diego Public Library, and the vice chair of the San Diego Public Library Foundation.

Pregnancy & Obesity: A Dangerous Combo

June 30
These Days
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Pregnant women -- and their doctors as well -- are affected by the growing epidemic of obesity in this country. Doctors discuss how the birth process is made much more difficult and dangerous for both mother and child if the mother is obese.

Political Analysis: Building Downtown San Diego

June 30
These Days
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Downtown San Diego has a number of big construction projects coming down the pipeline. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner explores what political powers are fueling this need to build.

Group Asks Court To Stop La Jolla Cove Fireworks

June 30
By Ed Joyce
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An environmental group said a fireworks show in La Jolla will harm beaches and the ocean. It is going to court Wednesday to stop the event. But a fireworks foundation doesn't think it's doing anything wrong.

Maternal Obesity: A Risky Condition

June 30
By Kenny Goldberg
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Obesity is a problem at any age. Doctors say it can be especially dangerous during pregnancy. Excess weight raises the risk of premature birth, diabetes, and a host of other health problems for both mothers and their babies.