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Stories for June 30, 2011

Huge Crowds Expected at San Diego Beaches This Weekend

June 30
Sasha Doppelt
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Local law enforcement to beef up beach-area patrols in anticipation of 4th of July festivities.

Healthy Eating Benefits Waistline And Wallets For Low-Income Families

June 30
By Peggy Pico
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Everyone knows fruits and vegetables are good for you. Now, some needy San Diego families can eat better for less.

SDSU's Outgoing President Concerned About Budget Issues

June 30
By City News Service
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Outgoing San Diego State University President Stephen Weber said today he hopes the public doesn't saddle successor Eliott Hirshman with expectations that he will immediately solve the school's funding crisis.

New Study Finds Fish Eating Plastic In Pacific Ocean

June 30
By Ed Joyce
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UC San Diego researchers found plastic in nearly 10 percent of fish species they collected in the North Pacific Ocean.

California Budget Cuts Hurt Social Safety Net

June 30
By Alison St John
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California’s state budget cuts are bad news for those who have fallen on hard times.

Camp Pendleton Hospital Program Gets Respect

June 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy Medical Inspector General has singled out Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton‘s Ombudsman Program for praise in an inspection report released this week.

Questions Raised On Pension Reform Analysis

June 30
Midday Edition
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Crunching the numbers on San Diego city pension reform. Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to eliminate pensions for most city workers, have come out with an economic breakdown of the proposal. We'll hear about the analysis and from an opponent to the proposal.

Events: The Rosebuds, Craftsman Tours, And Fourth of July

June 30
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Art exhibits, music, and the Fourth of July have our attention this weekend. We'll talk to the San Diego CityBeat crew about their picks for the holiday weekend.

An Ibsen Play You Likely Haven't Seen

June 30
Midday Edition
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Ibsen said his dramatic poem "Peer Gynt" could never be staged. Those are fighting words for David Schweizer who adapted it for the stage and is directing at the La Jolla Playhouse. We'll talk with Schweizer about the fantastical work involving trolls, flying pigs, and an onion

401(k) Backers Say Plan Could Save SD Billions

June 30
By Katie Orr
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San Diego could save billions if the city offered most new employees 401(k) plans instead of pensions. At least, that’s what backers of a proposed ballot initiative say.

China's Rise: Inward-Looking Or Expansionist?

June 30
Rob Gifford, NPR
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From inside China, it can often seem that modern Chinese power is more aimed at erasing a painful past than at writing a dominant future. The problem is that with a growing military and with increasingly assertive foreign and commercial policies, China doesn't always look that way from outside.

Amazon To Cut Off California-Based Web Affiliates

June 30
Associated Press
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Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it will stop working with online affiliates based in California since the state passed a new rule that forces online retailers to collect sales tax there.

1 In 100 Border Security Agents Under Investigation

June 30
By Ruxandra Guidi
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In the last five years, Customs and Border Protection has added 10,000 employees to beef up security nationwide. Along with that boost comes more people vulnerable to temptations of corruption.