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Stories for June 16, 2011

HOV Closures On The I-15 To Cause Traffic Headaches

June 16
Neiko Will
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The good news is Caltrans is making improvements to the I-15. The bad news? Traffic on the I-15 will be severely congested from June 18 through June 26.

Charging Stations For Electric Cars Unveiled In Balboa Park

June 16
Sasha Doppelt
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Mayor Jerry Sanders joined other officials today as the first of 1,000 electric-vehicle charging stations went online in Balboa Park.

Brown Vetoes Budget; Fate Of Redevelopment Agencies Unclear

June 16
By Katie Orr and RICHIE DUCHON, City News Service
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Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed the newly passed California budget, saying it doesn't meet the needs of the state.

Rick Steves' Europe: Naples And Pompeii

June 16
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Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed.

Masterpiece Mystery! Hercule Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy

June 16
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Actor David Suchet as Hercule Poirot has been tantalizing fans for more than twenty years. Now, Hercule Poirot: Series XI offers three new whodunits from the 2011 season. In this episode, Poirot visits his friend Sir Charles Cartwright (Martin Shaw, "Cranford"), who hosts a cocktail party at his home where a local Reverend chokes to death. Murder seems impossible, but when a second guest dies under similar circumstances, the Belgian sleuth investigates further.

Sanchez Gets Top Ranking On Coastal Commission

June 16
By Ed Joyce
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Several environmental groups have ranked the California Coastal Commissioners based on their votes to protect the coast in 2010.

Insight: Multi-Family Is The Future Of CA Housing

June 16
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Californians will soon demand more housing, but not single-family homes. Also, a growing number of old folks have a growing transportation problem.

New Ways Of Looking At Ancient Mummies

June 16
By Peggy Pico
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San Diego is the first city in the U.S. to host the World Congress on Mummy Studies.

Hall of Fame: the 2011 Inductees

June 16
By KPBS
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KPBS is proud to distinguish Gloria Penner with the 2011 Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement award. In the Visionary category, KPBS honors Ms. Danah Fayman and Carol and Dick Hertzberg for their extraordinary gifts. The KPBS Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at the "KPBS Celebrates: Masquerade de Venezia."

Sacramento Budget Mess

June 16
Midday Edition
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A budget, on time in California it had to be too good to be true. We'll find out the latest from Sacramento and, what does the redevelopment bill mean for San Diego?

SDMA Exhibits Work Of American Craftsman Gustav Stickley

June 16
Midday Edition
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The first touring exhibition of the work of American craftsman Gustav Stickley makes a stop at the San Diego Museum of Art from June 18 through September 11, 2011. We speak to a curator from the museum about the Arts and Crafts movement pioneer.

Weekend Preview: Eating Oysters, Taste Of The Gaslamp

June 16
Midday Edition
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You can learn how to eat some mighty fine oysters, walk a mile in high-heeled shoes and get a taste of some of downtown San Diego trendiest restaurants, this weekend in San Diego. Those events and more are the subject of our Weekend Preview.

Greek Rioting Leads To Political Turmoil

June 16
NPR Staff and Wires
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Greece's prime minister was expected Thursday to announce a new Cabinet, as he tries to quell unrest in the streets and within his own party over unpopular austerity measures.

USS Carl Vinson Families Proud of Historic Mission

June 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson returned home after almost seven months at sea. Video Journalist Katie Euphrat was at the homecoming to talk with families and sailors about the historic mission.

Weiner Resigns In Wake Of Sex Photos Scandal

June 16
Associated Press
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Seared by scandal, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, done in by lewd photos he took of himself, sent to women online and then adamantly lied about after being caught.

Al-Qaida: No. 2 Al-Zawahri Succeeds Bin Laden

June 16
Associated Press
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Al-Qaida's longtime No. 2 leader, a doctor from a prominent Egyptian family who worked with Osama bin Laden for decades, has succeeded the slain terrorist as head of the global network, the group said Thursday.

Solar Installations Double In California

June 16
By Amita Sharma
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Solar experts cite government incentives and falling prices for jump.

Rants and Raves: Cinema Under the Stars

June 16
By Beth Accomando
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Nestled in Mission Hills, Cinema Under the Stars affords film lovers the chance to enjoy classic movies in a cozy outdoor venue. I spoke with film programmer Ralph DeLauro about this alternate film venue.

Events: Oysters, Beatles, And 'Taste Of The Gaslamp'

June 16
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh, Jocelyn Maggard
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You can learn how to eat some mighty fine oysters, walk a mile in high-heeled shoes and get a taste of some of downtown San Diego trendiest restaurants, this weekend in San Diego.