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Stories for August 25, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown Rolls Out Jobs Plan

Aug. 25
By California Capitol Network
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Gov. Brown is rolling out a new jobs plan that includes changes to corporate taxes and expanded tax breaks for business. But its chances for passage are slim.

Legoland Announces Plans For Themed Hotel

Aug. 25
City News Service
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Legoland California today announced plans to build a three-story, 250-room hotel near the entrance to its Carlsbad theme park.

Bills Could Bypass Public Debate On Gregory Canyon, Liberty Quarry

Aug. 25
By Alison St John
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After years of public hearings, the fate of two controversial projects in north San Diego County could be in the hands of the state legislature. A bill to block the Gregory Canyon landfill passed a key vote today.

State Auditor Identifies $8 Million in Lost Rent From Public Land Leases

Aug. 25
By Jill Replogle
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At a time when the state government is scrounging for money to stay afloat, its chief auditor has identified more than $8 million in lost revenue that the State Lands Commission failed to collect from lessees.

Dumanis Reverses Position On Pension Reform Measure

Aug. 25
By Katie Orr
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District Attorney and San Diego Mayoral Candidate Bonnie Dumanis has reversed her stance on a controversial pension reform measure.

Alzheimer's Drug Development At UC San Diego Gets Federal Boost

Aug. 25
By Kenny Goldberg
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It's expensive to take a promising idea in the lab and turn it into an effective therapy. U.C. San Diego researchers hope to do just that, thanks to a new federal grant.

Possible Shark Sighting Closes Mission Beach

Aug. 25
City News Service
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Lifeguards closed a two-mile stretch of water off Mission Beach today after spotting an 18-inch dorsal fin.

Bill To Ban Shark Finning In Calif. Moves To Full Senate

Aug. 25
By Ed Joyce
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A bill to ban the sale, possession and distribution of shark fins in California is headed to the full state Senate.

Vote Set For Today On New San Diego Council Districts

Aug. 25
Midday Edition
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You might find yourself in a new council district without even leaving the house. Today the city redistricting commission will finally vote on the new map. We'll have details on the changes and the politics.

Events: Soul Food, Lantern Festival, And Art vs. Science

Aug. 25
Midday Edition
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Soul food, Vietnamese food, art, music - we'll tell you where you can sample it all on this weekend preview.

Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2011

Aug. 25
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Led by guest conductor Valery Gergiev, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic presents an open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Selections include Franz Liszt's "Les Préludes"; Nicolo Paganini's "Violin Concerto, D major, 1st Movement"; Modest Mussorgsky' "Pictures at an Exhibition"; and Johann Strauss II's "Wiener Blut" (Encore).

California Seeking 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

Aug. 25
By Kyla Calvert
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California's superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, is seeking a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind regulations.

A Lucha Libre Gender-Bending Star

Aug. 25
Midday Edition
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We'll learn about a gender-bending lucha libre wrestler from Tijuana and get a primer on the traditions and genres within the world of Mexican wrestling.

Off-Duty San Diego Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Aug. 25
City News Service
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An off-duty San Diego police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash near Palm City, the San Diego Police Department said today.

NC Counties Tell Thousands To Leave As Irene Looms

Aug. 25
Associated Press
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Thousands were fleeing an exposed strip of coastal villages and beaches off North Carolina on Thursday as Irene approached, threatening to become the most powerful hurricane to hit the East Coast in seven years.

Air Resources Board Reapproves AB 32 Scoping Plan

Aug. 25
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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California's ambitious effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is taking a big step forward.

RealtyTrac Releases Q2 Numbers For California

Aug. 25
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network
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More foreclosure homes are selling in California.

New District Map To Be Finalized Today

Aug. 25
By Katie Orr
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The city of San Diego will soon be dealing with a new political landscape. A new district map will be finalized this afternoon.