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Stories for September 2, 2010

Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen: Spanish Smoke

Sept. 2
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Long before Spanish culinary mad scientist Ferran Adria stunned the world with his foams, infusions, and molecular cuisine, grill masters from the Iberian peninsula were setting the world of barbecue, well, on fire. Like Basque grill master, Victor Arguinzoniz, whose grilled shrimp calls for olive oil and txakoli wine misted from spray bottles. Or Matias Gorrochatequi, whose salt-grilled steaks are a masterpiece of fiery simplicity.

Self-Service Checkout Counters: Too Easy For Kids To Buy Booze?

Sept. 2
By Kenny Goldberg
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Public officials and faith leaders in San Diego are urging the governor to sign a measure that would ban alcohol sales at self-service checkout counters. A recent test of local retailers shows the current system isn't foolproof.

Culture Lust Weekend: Art San Diego, Dance And Cuban Salsa

Sept. 2
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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Lots of culture lusting to be done at the Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair and the always innovative Patricia Rincon Dance Collective will offer a weekend festival of dance from both sides of the border.

Cowboy Fire Burns 700 Acres Near Campo

Sept. 2
City News Service

Firefighters battled a large brush fire in the Campo area for the second consecutive day this morning. The blaze -- dubbed the Cowboy Fire -- began near the Pacific Crest Trail in the back country around 1 p.m. Thursday, according to Cal Fire.

Many San Diegans Can't Make Ends Meet

Sept. 2
By Katie Orr

A new study released Thursday shows that three in ten San Diego County households with working-age people don’t make enough money to get by.

County Produces New Guide For Disaster Victims

Sept. 2
By Kyla Calvert
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Emergency responders in San Diego County have a tool to help disaster victims rebuild their lives. The county’s fire chiefs have teamed up with the Office of Emergency Services and the Red Cross to help people get back on their feet.

A Vision For San Diego's Waterfront?

Sept. 2
These Days
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We'll discuss the Port District's plans for San Diego's north embarcadero, a site that could become become a world class waterfront.

Events: Art San Diego, 'Becky's New Car,' Plastic Fantastic

Sept. 2
These Days
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The high-profile art fair Art San Diego takes place this weekend, but there's also gems to be found on San Diego stages. We'll get some weekend recommendations from our guests.

Art In The City Conference In San Diego

Sept. 2
These Days
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This weekend, a conference will gather visionaries, developers, gallery owners, and creatives to discuss the role art can have in key urban areas. We'll talk with the conference organizers and speakers about developing arts districts in San Diego and look at what other cities have done successfully.

Inspiring Children To Experience Nature

Sept. 2
These Days

What can we do to encourage more children to put down the video game controller, and go play outside? We speak to a pair of famous wildlife artists about their efforts to encourage more kids to experience nature, and to Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.

Boxer, Fiorina Face Off In US Senate Debate

Sept. 2
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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The only scheduled debate in California’s U.S. Senate race saw Democrat Barbara Boxer and Republican Carly Fiorina spend as much time attacking each other as talking about their own accomplishments.

Unauthorized Immigration To U.S. Slows

Sept. 2
By Amy Isackson

A new study says the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in 20 years. The study also says fewer people are crossing the border illegally.

San Diego Still Lagging In Fire Spending

Sept. 2
By Katie Orr
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San Diego County continues to spend less on fire protection than its northern neighbors. A new study shows the region is still struggling to close the gap.

County Hopes To Kill Moths With Confusion

Sept. 2
By Kyla Calvert
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Agricultural officials met with San Diegans Wednesday night to discuss the effects of a state quarantine to prevent the spread of light brown apple moths. The quarantined area includes North Park, South Park, Golden Hill and City Heights.

Review: 'Machete'

Sept. 2
By Beth Accomando
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Most films get a trailer AFTER they have been completed but "Machete" (opening September 3 throughout San Diego) began as a faux trailer at the beginning of "Grindhouse." You can listen to my radio feature.

Retirement Redefined: By The Numbers & Useful Links

Sept. 2
By Michel Marizco, Laurel Morales

As part of the multimedia series Retirement Redefined: Recession & The Golden Years, reporters of the Fronteras: Changing America Desk have compiled some fascinating facts about retirement and links to some helpful resources.