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Stories for July 28, 2011

California Redistricting Commission Votes On New Lines; Suit Threatened

July 28
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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The state's redistricting commission voted Friday on new lines for state assembly members, state senators and the Congressional delegation. The boundaries appear to favor Democrats. Republicans have threatened to sue.

Green Jobs Training Continues, But Work Prospects Look Dark

July 28
By Katie Orr
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Thousands of people in California are training to work in green energy jobs. But the industry isn’t expanding fast enough to meet the demand of people who want to work in the field.

Insight: Our Dying Freeways

July 28
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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American interstate highways are crumbling under the weight of too many cars and not enough dollars to maintain them.

Hundreds Remember Slain San Diego Police Detective, Daughter

July 28
By City News Service
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Donna Williams was remembered as "one of the best - if not the best - child-abuse detectives ever," while her teen daughter Briana was described as an "intimidating pitcher" on the softball field.

High School Student Racing With The Pros At Del Mar

July 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Nicholas McVicker
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Going from high school to the competitive world of horse racing doesn't happen often. But 18-year-old Eswan Flores, made it his dream.

Eagle Fire Burning Out; Areas Begin To Reopen

July 28
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego County's largest wildfire of the year, begins to wind down. Full containment is expected soon and areas that were closed begin to reopen.

Jimmy Fallon And Justin Timberlake, Together Again

July 28
By Angela Carone
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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake team up, AGAIN, to do a history of rap, part II. Pure awesomeness.

Event In San Diego Welcomes Hackers To Government Website

July 28
By Andrés Barraza
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Hack Day organizer Jed Sundwall stopped by KPBS' Midday Edition to tell us about the event welcoming the public to find easier ways to navigate mass government data.

The U.S. Debt Crisis - What Does It Mean To San Diego?

July 28
Midday Edition
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The threat of a U.S. debt default looms but what does it mean to San Diegans. We break it down and also look back in history to find out how did we get here?

Funeral Set For San Diego Police Detective Allegedly Killed By Son

July 28
By City News Service
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Veteran San Diego police Detective Donna Williams, 52, and her 18-year-old daughter Briana are believed to have been stabbed to death at their Rancho Peñasquitos home by the detective's son, police said.

Events: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Chicago, Peter Frampton

July 28
Midday Edition
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It's an all music weekeend preview. We'll talk about the bands, old and new, who are playing in San Diego this weekend.

The Sunday Morning Movie

July 28
Dave Walters
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Culture Lust contributor, Dave Walters, shares his discovery about the best time to watch long, mind-draining movies, Sunday morning.

Comedian Paul Scheer Talks About Making TV In San Diego

July 28
Midday Edition
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A new television show set in San Diego parodies crime procedurals like the "Law and Order" franchise and "CSI." We'll talk to comedian Paul Scheer, who created Adult Swim's "NTSF:SD:SUV::" about cliches, comedy, and shooting in San Diego.

Navy Still Searching For Missing USS Boxer Sailor

July 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Sailor went missing from the San Diego-based USS Boxer on Tuesday.

Arsonist Sparked Massive "Eagle Fire" In NE San Diego County

July 28
By City News Service
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Investigators determined arson was the cause of the blaze, which firefighters expect to have under control by Saturday.

Freshman Senator Takes On Enduring Immigration Issues

July 28
By Devin Browne
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A profile of freshman Arizona state Senator Steve Smith, who is leading the latest charge by lawmakers to address immigration issues, including raising funds for a new fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Review: 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'

July 28
By Beth Accomando
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More than 3 decades have passed since "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (opening July 29 at Landmark's Ken CInema) opened to mixed reviews and meager box office returns. But now the film that gave us David Bowie as a displaced alien is getting a well deserved re-release. Listen to my radio feature.

Ripple Effects Of Debt Ceiling Debate On San Diego

July 28
By Joanne Faryon
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Federal lawmakers' failure to reach a debt ceiling compromise puts many San Diegans at financial risk. Read where your representative stands on the issue.