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Stories for July 22, 2011

The Fight For The 2012 Latino Vote Begins On Spanish TV

July 22
By Jude Joffe-Block
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The Democratic National Committee's debut political commercial for the 2012 campaign season is in Spanish. It is a response to a Spanish ad put out earlier this week by a Republican leaning group.

Insight: Less Freeway Pays For More Transit

July 22
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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SANDAG today voted to use $800 million it will save on the I-5 freeway expansion and spend it on commuter rail, walking and biking.

Obama Ends Gays In Military Ban

July 22
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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For President Obama, the move makes good on a promise from his 2008 campaign to dismantle the Clinton-era policy.

Baja California Positioning Itself As Aerospace Manufacturing Hub

July 22
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Aerospace manufacturing is one of largest industries in Baja California. And as the cluster of companies working south of the border grows, Tijuana is positioning itself for more international investment.

Roundtable: ACLU Vs. Escondido

July 22
Midday Edition
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Why, for God's sake, is the City of Escondido being threatened with legal action by the ACLU? The problem is the moment of "reflection" that has been instituted at the beginning of council meetings.

Roundtable: New Districts For SD City Council

July 22
Midday Edition
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One of these days, if proposed political maps hold up, some San Diegans will hear the alarm go off and wake up in a different City Council District, perhaps one that has never existed before.

Roundtable: Affordable Housing In The Twilight Zone

July 22
Midday Edition

in San Diego, affordable housing units are about twice as expensive to build as homes that go for market rates, due to a complex mix of political and business agendas that conspire to drive up expenses and cost taxpayers millions.

Eagle Fire: Largest 2011 Wildfire in San Diego County

July 22
By KPBS

There are no immediate reports of injuries or damages. The cause is under investigation.

San Diego Balmy As East Coast Broils

July 22
TOM McELROY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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A wide swath of the U.S. braced for temperatures near or in the triple digits. San Diego County is looking at 70s along the coast.

Rebates Shrinking For Electric Vehicles

July 22
By Erik Anderson
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California's $5,000 rebate for new owners of electric cars is no longer available. That's pushing up the cost of buying an all-electric vehicle.

Minorities Have Mixed Reaction To Proposed S.D. District Map

July 22
By Katie Orr
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San Diego’s Hispanic population came out ahead while the Asian community fell short in the race to win a new council district.

Camp Helps Kids With Burn Injuries

July 22
By Kenny Goldberg

An estimated 10,000 children suffer burn injuries in the U.S. each year. Recovering from such trauma is tough. But a summer camp in San Diego County's Cuyamaca Mountains gives young burn survivors a boost.