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Stories for August 23, 2011

GrooveLily Wakes Sleeping Beauty

Aug. 23
Kathi Diamant
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"Sleeping Beauty Wakes" is a hit at the La Jolla Playhouse, thanks to the dreamy music by husband and wife musicians from the band GrooveLily.

Protestors Call For Ban of Strawberry Pesticide

Aug. 23
Joe Rubin, California Capital Network
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About a hundred farm workers and activists held a demonstration at the state capitol Tuesday to protest a strawberry pesticide they say is dangerous.

Crime Victims Group Pressures State On Paroled Inmates

Aug. 23
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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Crime victims' advocates are furious with California corrections officials for not sending more than two dozen paroled criminals back to prison.

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things

Aug. 23
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Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis teamed with his cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox). In this episode, a reunion at Oxford’s remaining all-female college ends with the murder of a prominent student, which may be connected to a similar, decade-old case. Lewis and Hathaway must delve into the mystery of the college and its secrets to find the culprit. Juliet Stevenson (“Place of Execution”) co-stars.

Dog Won’t Leave Fallen Navy SEAL’s Side

Aug. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson had a very close friend in his life – his dog, Hawkeye.

Calif. Bill Seeks Statewide Rules On Circumcision

Aug. 23
ADAM WEINTRAUB, AP
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California lawmakers will consider whether local jurisdictions have the right to ban male circumcision or whether the practice should be covered by statewide rules.

Libyan In San Diego Hopeful For His Homeland's Future

Aug. 23
By Marissa Cabrera
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A Libyan man who lives in San Diego says he's watching the news coming out of his homeland like a suspense film. He says there's no telling what will happen next, but he believes one thing is certain: This is the end of Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule.

Kimchi Chronicles: The Kimchi Chronicles Begin

Aug. 23
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Part travelogue, part food fantasy and part documentary of self-discovery, "Kimchi Chronicles" follows acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his Korean-born wife Marja as they explore and celebrate Korea's cuisine and culture in the company of chefs, home cooks and their good friend, actress Heather Graham. The premiere episode introduces the basics of Korean cooking, beginning with, of course, kimchi. Jean-Georges and Marja are joined in the kitchen by their real-life neighbors, actors Hugh and Deb Jackman. Together, they prepare two iconic Korean dishes — bibimbap, beef bulgogi and barbeque that can rival Texas. Then, preview the remaining 12 episodes.

Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: Roast Beef Dinner

Aug. 23
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In season four, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Erin McMurrer deconstruct each recipe to reveal secrets for foolproof cooking at home. In this episode, Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable roast beef and whipped potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen’s tips and techniques for cooking with salt. And finally, Adam reveals his picks for multi-timers.

History Detectives: Drug Smuggling Doll; Florida Map; Marion Carpenter Camera

Aug. 23
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America's top gumshoes are back to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Did the first woman photographer assigned to the White House use this camera to shoot President Truman? Then, did families of the Confederate South use a child’s doll to smuggle medicine past the Northern blockade? And, what does this 15th century map, with a mix of French, English and Spanish labels, tell us about how Europe colonized Florida?

Will 'Prosecutorial Discretion' Change Deportation Trend?

Aug. 23
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Last week, the Obama Administration announced important changes to its current enforcement of immigration law. The changes will impact the lives of 300,000 people, many of them from the Southwest.

Understanding Changes To U.S. Deportation Policy

Aug. 23
Midday Edition
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Only those illegal immigrants with criminal records, or deemed security threats, will be deported now under a new Obama Administration policy. We examine what this means for millions in the U.S. illegally.

Californians Unprepared For Costs Of Growing Old

Aug. 23
Midday Edition
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New research out of the University of California, Los Angeles shows that the majority of Californians are unprepared to support themselves after retirement, especially when it comes to the cost of healthcare.

FilmOut's 13th Season Is Underway- What's New?

Aug. 23
Midday Edition
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FilmOut kicked off its 13th season over the weekend and there have been some changes.

5.8 Earthquake Rattles East Coast

Aug. 23
KPBS News and Associated Press
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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.

Saving The Bay: Bay In The Balance (1906 - Present)

Aug. 23
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In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save The Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape.

Saving The Bay: Miracle Workers (1906 - 1959)

Aug. 23
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The third hour of the series begins with The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which accelerated the dispersion of people and industry to the East Bay region. Advances in engineering gave rise to the first of California’s massive water re-distribution projects, paralleling the era of great bridge building. World War II saw the Bay transformed into the greatest shipbuilding center the world had ever known.

Higher Temperatures Expected In The County

Aug. 23
By City News Service
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A warming trend will begin in San Diego County today, sending temperatures in parts of the region soaring to 100 and above.

Thieves Target San Diego's Historic Plaques

Aug. 23
By Marissa Cabrera
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More than a dozen bronze plagues have gone missing, according to San Diego Police.

Hurricane Irene Marks 1st Big US Threat In Years

Aug. 23
CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press
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Emergency officials from Florida to the Carolinas were closely watching Irene Tuesday as the first hurricane to seriously threaten the U.S. in three years churned over energizing tropical waters.

Gadhafi's Compound Falls To Rebel Forces In Tripoli

Aug. 23
NPR STAFF AND WIRES
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Fresh fighting erupted in Tripoli on Tuesday hours after Moammar Gadhafi's son turned up free to thwart Libyan rebel claims he had been captured.

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Rise In California

Aug. 23
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Hate crimes against Latinos in California have grown by almost 50 percent between 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, the number of attacks against other groups continues to go down.

Carlsbad Debates Agreement Over Poseidon's Desalination Plant

Aug. 23
By Alison St John
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The City of Carlsbad debates in closed session tonight whether to agree to a new way to finance a desalination plant on its shoreline. The plant’s operator cannot guarantee the desalinated water will be cheaper than imported water.