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Stories for August 2, 2011

New Inmates Costly For San Diego

Aug. 2
By Joanne Faryon, Nicholas McVicker
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San Diego County jails will see an influx of 2,000 additional convicted criminals over the next several months. Public safety officials say unless the state coughs up more cash, those inmates could end up on the street and not rehabilitated.

A To-Do List For Art-Loving Parents

Aug. 2
Nina Garin
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Culture Lust contributor Nina Garin creates the perfect "to-do" list for parents who want more art in their kids' lives, not to mention their own. Bonus: this post contains references to finger painting, maracas, and pink cupcakes. Sweet!

Insight: Trees Come To My House

Aug. 2
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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My research into the state of the San Diego urban forest inspired me to get some trees planted in front of my house. And it didn't cost me a dime.

Debt Ceiling Debate Splits Congressional Delegation

Aug. 2
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's congressional delegation split on the Debt Ceiling votes Monday, but the split did not run along party lines.

Insight: CALTRANS Changes Plan Following Traffic Hell On Coronado Bridge

Aug. 2
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Overnight roadwork on the Coronado Bridge will begin a little later, since the original start time on Sunday caused a nightmarish traffic jam.

Salmonella Death Found In California

Aug. 2
Associated Press

State health officials say a California resident is the lone known death in a spate of salmonella poisonings across the country that appear to be linked to eating ground turkey meat.

Spreading The Word About Synthetic Drugs

Aug. 2
By Marissa Cabrera

San Diego County law enforcement agencies are calling on store owners to pull products that mimic marijuana and cocaine from their shelves.

Rants and Raves: 'Attack the Block'

Aug. 2
By Beth Accomando
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I missed the press screening of "Attack the Block" and then missed the Comic-Con panel. Please don't let me miss the film. Here's how you can help.

Ferrets: The Pursuit Of Excellence

Aug. 2
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Ohio's annual Ferret Buckeye Bash is the largest and most popular ferret show in the country. Hundreds of top breeders, seasoned experts and ferret enthusiasts pamper and parade their pets in a quest for prizes and prestige. Though these mischievous and often quirky creatures are unlikely show animals, the competition is intense. Tension is high as judges cast critical eyes over the bone structure, muscle mass and temperament of each furry critter.

Entertainment News: Update on 3-D, D-Box, and More

Aug. 2
By Beth Accomando
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The opening of the new Cinepolis Luxury CInemas got me thinking about the choices movie goers currently face.

Is A Bullet The Answer To Controlling Coyote Attacks?

Aug. 2
Midday Edition
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After a number of coyote attacks, the city of Laguna Woods changed its gun law to allow pest control professionals to shoot these animals. We will discuss how San Diego is affected and how the community can get involved in preventing these attacks.

How Much Did Politics Play Into The Debt Deal?

Aug. 2
Midday Edition
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How much did politics play into the debt deal, and what does raising the debt ceiling mean to San Diego?

The Internet Is A Powerful Tool, But Can It Transform Lives?

Aug. 2
Midday Edition
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Organizers of "We Are Now Connected" say access to the internet is the path to job creation and economic recovery. We'll find out about efforts to give free internet access to 600 low-income residents in San Diego County.

Debt Ceiling Deal Contains Risk For San Diego Economy

Aug. 2
By Erik Anderson
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A federal financial default no longer threatens San Diego's fragile economic recover, but spending cuts do.

San Diego County Supervisors Set To Vote On Redistricting

Aug. 2
By KPBS
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The board is currently made up of five all white Republicans. Census figures show minorities are now the majority in San Diego County.

Chief: Support Given To Officer Who Took His Life

Aug. 2
By City News Service
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San Diego's police chief said David Christopher Hall met with the department's newly formed wellness unit on Sunday. Over the past 30 years, 11 San Diego police personnel have committed suicide.

Debt Impasse Over, GOP Hopefuls Turn To Spending

Aug. 2
NPR
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For the Republicans vying to replace President Obama, the debate on the campaign trail has taken a back seat to the debate in Washington. Among the GOP presidential hopefuls, the dominant position on the deal is thumbs-down, though some reluctantly supported the agreement.

Rants and Raves: Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas

Aug. 2
By Beth Accomando
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Last month, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas opened its doors in Del Mar Highlands. Can a luxury theater with $22 ticket prices survive in our current economy? Listen to my radio feature or read the extended article.