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Stories for August 3, 2011

Group Sues City Of San Diego Over Plaza De Panama Project

Aug. 3
By Andrés Barraza
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The Save Our Heritage Organization argues the City of San Diego is violating California environmental laws in a plan to ban cars in Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama.

Governor Signs Legislation To Provide More Money For Energy Upgrades

Aug. 3
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that’s intended to provide more money for energy upgrades.

Social Media Changing Doctor Patient Relationship

Aug. 3
By Marissa Cabrera
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The California Healthcare Institute will explore the impact of social media tools on the health care industry.

Baja Seeks Training And Investment From Israeli Police

Aug. 3
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Police in the Mexican state of Baja California may be getting security training from a law enforcement agency literally located across the globe in Israel.

Rants and Raves: 'Dead Hooker in a Trunk'

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando
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"Dead Hooker in a Trunk" had it's San Diego premiere last November at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. Since then the indie film has been released in Australia and England and now has been picked up by IFC Midnight for limited theatrical release and Video On Demand.

Insight: San Diego County Targets Sprawl With New General Plan

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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San Diego County took a major step toward limiting urban sprawl today when it approved a revision to its general land-use plan.

U.S. Attorney General Holder Invokes State Secrets Rule in Lawsuit by California Muslims

Aug. 3
By Amita Sharma
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Imam at Islamic Center of San Diego says surveillance is not moral.

Climate Change Health Risks In California Expected To Worsen

Aug. 3
By Ed Joyce
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California and other Western states are expected to see increased rates of extreme heat and drought due to climate change.

The Emotional And Physical Pain Of Psoriasis

Aug. 3
Midday Edition
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The emotional and physical pain of psoriasis.

Recycling Water- A Clear Solution For San Diego?

Aug. 3
Midday Edition
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Turning waste-water into crystal clear drinking water seems like something San Diego could only dream of. The City of San Diego is in the middle of a one-year, $11.8 million pilot project to prove that this water is safe to drink.

Will We Have Another Grocery Strike?

Aug. 3
Midday Edition
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Most San Diegans will remember the picket lines outside major grocery chains back in 2004. This time around, union workers have been without a contract since March, and they say time is running out for negotiations.

A Summer Of Musicals In San Diego

Aug. 3
By Angela Carone
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We’re in the dog days of summer here in San Diego, but an evening’s escape is only a stage away. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the local theater scene has a summer bounty of musicals, including some familiar and not so familiar productions.

Debt-Ceiling Deal Does Little For Global Economic Ills

Aug. 3
By Npr
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After the financial crisis, the global economy rebounded. But that growth has now stalled and some economists say the global economic situation is as bad now as it has been at any point since 2008.

County Supervisors Explore Creation Of Minority District

Aug. 3
By KPBS , City News Service
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Under threat of a legal challenge, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote to create a plan to redraw district boundaries to include a district made up of mostly minority residents.

Downtown Charter High School Gets New Library Space

Aug. 3
By Kyla Calvert
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A brand new charter school will call the downtown library home. The school was chosen over three other applicants.