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Stories for August 10, 2011

Brick Thrown Through Window Of Local Labor Leader's Home

Aug. 10, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego police are investigating a possible case of vandalism against a high-profile labor leader.

Advocates Fear More Cuts to In-Home Support Services

Aug. 10, 2011
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network

State revenues came in half a billion dollars below projections last month. If the trend continues, that could trigger new cuts that include a 20 percent reduction to in-home support hours for the low-income elderly and disabled.

Harry Reid Backs Calif. High-Speed Rail Project

Aug. 10, 2011
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says California should stick to its ambitious high-speed rail project – even though the price continues to jump

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Billy McLaughlin: Flip Side

Aug. 10, 2011

After performing thousands of concerts across the country, Billy McLaughlin was diagnosed with focal dystonia in his left hand. It is a neurological disorder that makes the muscles contract uncontrollably. And for most musicians, it is a career-ending diagnosis. But, Billy made the bold decision to have his guitars flipped over to the other side and he learned to play all over again - using his other hand. “Billy McLaughlin: Flip Side” is a combination of concert footage of McLaughlin performing and the story of how he overcame focal dystonia to learn to play the guitar again.

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Southern California Grocery Workers Plan Another Strike Vote

Aug. 10, 2011
By Erik Anderson

A new health care proposal from the region's three largest grocery chains wasn't received well by union negotiators this week. The new proposal comes as union leaders prepare to ask their members to authorize a strike, again.

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San Diego Above And Beyond

Aug. 10, 2011
By Jennifer Robinson

Shot entirely in high definition by expert aerial videographers, viewers are sure to get a glimpse of San Diego like never before. Soar above San Diego’s most treasured destinations like Cabrillo National Monument, the Hotel del Coronado, La Jolla, Balboa Park, Del Mar, Palomar Observatory, Julian, and Mt. Helix, to name a few.

Unchecked Asthma Linked To Premature Births

Aug. 10, 2011
By Kenny Goldberg

New research reveals a link between under-controlled asthma and pre-term births. Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting pregnant women.

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Catching Fish For The Hungry

Aug. 10, 2011
By Marissa Cabrera

San Diego charities teamed up to feed the hungry. Only this time, they jumped on a boat to do it.

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Dow Plunges 519 Points On Economy, Europe Worries

Aug. 10, 2011
Associated Press

Stocks plummeted at the close of trading as investors' attention returned to the weak economy and Europe's debt problems.

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San Diego County's Allotment of Free Flu Vaccine Cut In Half

Aug. 10, 2011
By Susan Murphy

Free flu vaccine for low-income adults in San Diego County was cut in half due to state budget cuts, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

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New San Diego Lifeguard Station Gets State Approval

Aug. 10, 2011
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

A state agency has approved plans for a new lifeguard tower and station at a popular San Diego beach.

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San Diego Breweries Toast To New Tasting Ordinance

Aug. 10, 2011
By Sasha Doppelt, Tom Fudge

California's governor just signed a bill that relaxes regulations on San Diego's brewery tasting rooms. Will this change the brew landscape in San Diego?

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From Solider To Civilian With Help From Local Business

Aug. 10, 2011
By Patty Lane, Tom Fudge

A San Diego business is offering a unique program helping active military soldiers transition to civilian life -- and earn a paycheck.

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Tragedy Strikes San Diego Police Department

Aug. 10, 2011
By Patty Lane, Tom Fudge

San Diego Police are dealing with recent deaths in their department -- we hear from an Assistant Chief on how they're coping.

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Debt Downgrade: A Spark For Political Compromise?

Aug. 10, 2011
Andrea Seabrook, NPR

With Congress on its August recess, party leaders are lying low while they gather their rank-and-file and make plans for what's next.

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San Diego Farmers' Market Tops Food Stamp Collection Rate

Aug. 10, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

Public health officials say fresh food availability will be key in reversing rising obesity and diabetes rates in the Southwest. In San Diego, one market is already showing the way.

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Tijuana Clinic Trains New Generation Of Border Doctors

Aug. 10, 2011
By Kenny Goldberg

UCSD medical students don't have far to go to get some real world experience in global health. A new free clinic is operating in Tijuana that's staffed by students from both sides of the border.