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Stories for June 3, 2011

La Jolla Fireworks A Go After Judge Grants Stay To City

June 3
City News Service
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A Superior Court judge, who recently ordered the city of San Diego to follow state environmental laws when issuing permits for fireworks shows and other special events, today stayed enforcement of her ruling until Aug. 31.

When Walking At Graduation Is Its Own Milestone

June 3
By Kyla Calvert
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Many high school seniors will walk across stages to accept diplomas in the next couple of weeks. There's at least one graduate for whom performing that simple act tonight will be a triumph in itself.

Summer Jobs Out Of Reach For Many California Teens

June 3
By Steve Milne
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Most teenagers just getting out of school for summer will have a hard time finding jobs...again. That’s been the story for the past few years, ever since the unemployment rate’s been in double-digits.

Bill Aimed At Reducing Domestic Violence Homicides Advances

June 3
By Kenny Goldberg
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Strangulation is often a precursor to murder in abusive relationships. The State Senate has approved a measure that would subject people accused of strangling their partners to additional jail time.

Review: '13 Assassins'

June 3
By Beth Accomando
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The best summer action movie has arrived and it is Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins" (opening June 3 at Landmark's Ken Cinema).

Solace For Adele's Cancellation

June 3
By Angela Carone
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If you were lucky enough to score tickets to Adele's show at Humphrey's, you must be bummed the show was canceled. This video should offer some solace.

Roundtable: Fireworks Over Fireworks Displays

June 3
Midday Edition
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Fourth of July fireworks are turning out to be highly controversial in San Diego. A judge is due to rule today on a lawsuit seeking to halt the fireworks events over water in the city unless there is a more thorough environmental review.

Roundtable: Six Potential Candidates for SD Mayor -- So Far

June 3
Midday Edition
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The race for San Diego's next mayor is getting interesting. This week state senator Christine Kehoe announced she is considering entering the fray. What kind of mayor does the city need at this precarious point it its history?

Roundtable: Is San Diego Faring Better Than National Economy?

June 3
Midday Edition
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It has been a roller coaster ride on the economic front. Nationally, home prices and job creation fell again, and some analysts now proclaim a double dip recession is underway. But economists here in San Diego aren't necessarily buying into that story line.

John Edwards Affair Leads To Federal Indictment

June 3
NPR Staff and Wires
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A federal grand jury indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday over massive sums of money spent to keep his mistress in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.

May Unemployment Up To 9.1 Percent; Jobs Up 54,000

June 3
Associated Press
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The Labor Department on Friday offered startling evidence that the U.S. economy is slowing, hampered by high gas prices and natural disasters in Japan that have hurt U.S. manufacturers.

School Board Asks Employees For Concessions

June 3
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego Unified School Board members are asking employees to open contract negotiations. They’re floating a plan that would include raises being postponed to reduce layoffs.

Full Funding Recommended For San Diego Libraries

June 3
By Katie Orr
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An influential San Diego official is recommending libraries, pools and recreation centers be spared in the city’s upcoming budget.

First-Generation Graduates Find Path To Success

June 3
San Diego Week
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About 39 percent of Americans over 25 have a college degree. The Obama Administration says raising that rate is key to the country’s economic future. Two local grads could be part of that increase.

Growing Number of Women Choose Orgasmic Birth

June 3
By Kenny Goldberg
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The prevailing attitude about childbirth in this country is it's something to be endured, not enjoyed. But advocates of natural births say women are perfectly capable of having a pleasurable, even a sensual experience when their baby's being born.

Review: 'X-Men: First Class'

June 3
By Beth Accomando
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Marvel's "X-Men" franchise wasn't doing too well moving forward so they decided to go back in time for "X-Men: First Class" (opening June 3 throughout San Diego) to see how Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr met.

California Surfer Speak, Auto-Tuned

June 3
By Angela Carone
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A California surfer gives an interview riddled with surfer speak. Someone gives it the auto-tuned treatment and...voilà! We end the work week super stoked.