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Stories for July 26, 2011

Low-Income Households Get Free Internet Access

July 26
Chris Milholland

Those living in affordable housing in San Diego and across California get access to the Internet and training thanks to a new program.

Brown Makes Supreme Court Nomination

July 26
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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Governor Jerry Brown has nominated a UC Berkeley Law Professor to the state’s high court.

Mayor Sanders Launches Energy Conservation Program

July 26
By Sasha Doppelt
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The "Reduce Then Produce" program offers discounted home energy upgrades and solar panel systems to help San Diego homeowners lower their energy usage.

S.D. Council Bound By Pot Decision

July 26
By Katie Orr
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San Diego rescinded its own rules on Monday regulating the distribution of medical marijuana. Not much is likely to change in the next year.

Police Called To Shacknai, Ex-Wife Homes 13 Times Since 2008

July 26
KGTV-10 News
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Police logs obtained by 10News on Monday show that Coronado officers responded to Jonah Shacknai's home - the Spreckels mansion - and the nearby home of his ex-wife more than a dozen times in the last three years.

Economic Indicators Fall For First Time In 27 Months

July 26
By Erik Anderson

The University of San Diego Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell for the first time in 27 months in June. The index lost .2 of a percent of its value.

Sailor Missing From San Diego-Based USS Boxer

July 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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According to the Navy, the Sailor went missing while conducting maritime security operations there. The USS Boxer is currently in the Gulf of Aden.

San Diego Teen Convicted Of Being Cartel Assassin In Mexico

July 26
KPBS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Edgar Jimenez Lugo was found guilty of organized crime, homicide, kidnapping, and drug and weapons possession. He got the maximum sentence of three years allowed for a minor.

San Diego Council Settles Lawsuit In Police Shooting Of Boy

July 26
By City News Service

Johnny Silva was 8 years old on March 15, 2008, when he was shot in the knee by off-duty San Diego police Officer Frank White. The $500,000 settlement was unanimously approved by the San Diego City Council without comment.

Are Immigration Issues Behind Norway's Massacre?

July 26
Midday Edition
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Are immigration issues in Norway feeding extremism? The attack in Norway, killing at least 76 people, sent shock waves around the world. Details about the suspected killer are still emerging but his actions appear to be motivated in part by anti-Muslim beliefs. Could something like this happen here? We'll get local reaction from San Diego's Norwegian Consul and find out how bigoted beliefs become terrorist acts.

New Drug Fights Hospital-Borne Infection

July 26
Midday Edition
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A San Diego pharmaceutical firm has developed and is now offering a new drug for a persistent and potentially deadly bacterium that affects people in hospitals and nursing homes.

Low Level Radioactive Material - On The Move

July 26
Midday Edition
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Southern California Edison plans to transport low-level radioactive material through the region. What do you need to know? We talk to Edison's chief nuclear officer to talk about the safety of the transport and U.S. plant safety in light of the Fukushima incident.

"Eagle Fire" Burns For Fifth Straight Day In NE San Diego County

July 26
By City News Service

Six firefighters have suffered minor injuries and one outbuilding has been destroyed since the fire broke out late Thursday roughly five miles east of Warner Springs.

Obama, Boehner Try Two-Prong Strategy In Deficit Debate

July 26
By Npr
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About a week before the federal government defaults on its debt if Congress doesn't increase the government's borrowing ability, Obama sought to tilt public opinion even more in his direction and against congressional Republicans.

Tijuana's Artists Boycott Museum

July 26
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Tijuana’s most important cultural institution has been the target of a boycott by local artists and writers for the past three years. At the center of it is a politician-turned-museum director accused of corruption.