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Stories for June 15, 2011

Legislature Approves Budget Before Deadline

June 15
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

The California Legislature has passed a spending plan that closes the state’s remaining ten billion dollar deficit.

Breaking Down the Democrats' Majority-Vote Budget

June 15
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The spending plan put forth by legislative Democrats Wednesday doesn’t include the governor’s proposed tax extensions. Instead, it uses a mix of other solutions to fill that $10 billion gap.

Catalina Channel Swim Will Raise Money for Homeless Students

Catalina Channel Swim Will Raise Money for Homeless Students

June 15
By Kyla Calvert

A local man is taking the plunge to raise $210,000. Blair Cannon is training for a special swim to support the city’s school for homeless children and scholarships for military kids.

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The Book Works, RIP

June 15
By Pat Finn

Now that The Book Works is leaving us, Pat Finn wonders about the fate of the independent bookstore and finds one that is doing okay, thank you.

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Our Sponsors

June 15
By KPBS

“Masquerade de Venezia” is a black tie gala to support KPBS’ core programs and services, made possible by the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations.

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Entertainment

June 15
By KPBS

Taking inspiration from the Masquerade theme, SDSU Opera Director Kellie Evans-O’Connor creates the evening’s featured performance from the world's great opera, operetta, and musical theater works.

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Iguana Meat, A Delicacy in Mexico, Seized At The Border

June 15
By Ruxandra Guidi

The reptile meat goes for as much as $50 in the black market, but it isn't an endangered species.

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Our Host

June 15
By KPBS

KPBS is proud to have Mark L. Walberg, the host of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” as our evening’s emcee. As our gala host, he’ll be our guide throughout the evening, as we celebrate another year of exquisite programming and honor the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees.

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The Place

June 15
By KPBS

Through a special partnership with the Evans Hotels, we’re thrilled to have the Lodge at Torrey Pines as our event venue. The sophisticated and elegant ballrooms of this California craftsman-style resort will be transformed into 16th century Venice – the setting of our masquerade ball.

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Insight: San Diego Group Wants The City To Have A 'Greater' Vision

June 15
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego Foundation and its partners officially began a year-long process of engaging the public and envisioning the city's future.

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Event Details

June 15
By KPBS

“KPBS Celebrates: Masquerade de Venezia” brings together more than 200 friends and supporters for a special celebration of public media. The gala also honors the 2011 KPBS “Hall of Fame” inductees: Gloria Penner, Danah Fayman, and Dick and Carol Hertzberg.

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What's Next For Prop 8?

June 15
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional won't be thrown out because the judge is gay. But the same-sex marriage ruling is still being challenged, we'll find out what's next in the process.

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World Refugee Day San Diego

June 15
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Our region provides a new home for tens of thousands of international refugees. This weekend the lives of some of San Diego's refugees will be revealed through photography and film at the first annual World Refugee Day. We'll hear about the contributions refugees have made to San Diego and details about what to expect at the event.

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NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward: Bringing Photography To Life

June 15

This episode features Japanese photographer Ms. Mayumi Suzuki, who lost her parents on March 11, 2011 during the Great East Japan Earthquake. Her father was a photographer in the town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture. His photo studio was swept away in the tsunami, but the tiled darkroom building withstood the disaster. Ms. Suzuki, who now lives in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, returned to her hometown to fill in for him, and decided to work to revive her father’s photo studio and help revitalize the town with her photos.

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USS Carl Vinson Comes Home To San Diego

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Hank Crook

Today is the homecoming for the USS Carl Vinson. The aircraft carrier is returning home after a historic seven-month deployment that included the at-sea burial of Osama bin Laden and air support for the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak to KPBS Military Blogger Beth Ford Roth about the return of the Vinson.

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What Is Plan B For Redevelopment Of Balboa Park?

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Last week, the Rules Committee of the San Diego City Council declined to support the controversial "Jacobs Plan" to remove cars from the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park by building a road around the Museum of Man. What is plan B for removing cars from the Plaza by 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition?

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USS Carl Vinson Returns To San Diego After Historic Deployment

June 15
By Beth Ford Roth

The USS Carl Vinson returns home to San Diego this morning. Countless loved ones will be there to hug and hold the crew for the first time since November 30.

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Pakistan: Officer Who Helped CIA Wasn't Detained

June 15
NPR Staff and Wires

The officer recorded license plates of cars visiting the compound where Osama bin Laden was hidden.

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20 Fun And Free Activities This Summer In San Diego

June 15
Amalia Bersin

From summer concerts in the park to lawn bowling, KPBS has you covered for fun and free activities to enjoy with your family this summer.

Transfer Of Immigrants In Detention On The Rise

June 15
By Ruxandra Guidi

On any given day, there are about 37,000 immigrants in detention throughout the U.S. Before they get deported, many are often transferred to remote jails.

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Calif. Repeatedly Resisted Foster Parent Reimbursement Hike, Despite Court Orders

June 15
By Amita Sharma

The state has repeatedly balked at boosting how much it pays the people who care for society’s mistreated children.