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Stories for October 11, 2011

Rincon To Spend More Gaming Revenues Locally

Oct. 11
By Alison St John
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A Native American band in North County has reached an agreement to share some of its gaming profits with the County.

More California Waterways Affected By Pollution

Oct. 11
Jenny O'Mara, CCN

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says more of California’s waterways are affected by pollution than previously thought.

Fire Marshall Limits Number Of Tents At Occupy San Diego

Oct. 11
By Erik Anderson
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The tent city outside of San Diego city hall won't get any bigger, but the Occupy San Diego protest might.

TRICARE Investigates Patient Info Breach

Oct. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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TRICARE is investigating a major data breach that put the the personal health information of almost 5 million TRICARE recipients at peril.

The Guthrie Theater Presents H.M.S. Pinafore

Oct. 11
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Delight in this spectacular new production of the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Guthrie Theater, directed by the theater’s artistic director, Joe Dowling. Infused with fresh musical arrangements of Sullivan’s memorable melodies — ranging from big band swing to classic pop — "H.M.S. Pinafore" is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone.

New Milestone in California and National Organ Donations

Oct. 11
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

Supporters of organ and tissue donation in California are celebrating a national milestone and have set a new goal.

Health Insurance Rate Regulation Bill Must Wait Until Next Year

Oct. 11
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

A Democratic Assemblyman is vowing to continue the fight over his contentious bill that would allow California’s insurance commissioner to regulate health care premium increases.

County Wants Policy to Require Flagpoles at New Government Buildings

Oct. 11
City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today asked staffers for a report on a proposed policy that would require flagpoles at new county buildings.

New Express Lanes Along I-15 In San Diego

Oct. 11
By Ed Joyce

The San Diego Association of Governments is trying to get more solo drivers to use express lanes on Interstate-15 in San Diego.

Display Of Saint John's Bible Comes To San Diego

Oct. 11
By Tom Fudge
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A San Diego church has mounted an exhibition of a bible, which is the first hand-written and hand-illuminated bible that's been created in more than 500 years.

San Diego Somali Man Brings Aid To Homeland

Oct. 11
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A San Diego Somali man brings money, aid to homeland suffering from famine.

Why Aren't San Diego's Streets Fixed Faster?

Oct. 11
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The city of San Diego took out a $100 million loan in 2009 to spend on street repairs and other improvements, but the pothole and paving problems are still around.

Detectives Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide In Borrego Springs

Oct. 11
City News Service

Sheriff's homicide detectives in Borrego Springs today were investigating the deaths of a couple as a possible murder-suicide.

10 Things To Know About San Diego's Craft History

Oct. 11
Dave Hampton
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The new exhibit opening at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park documents - for the first time - a wide swath of San Diego's artistic history. Curator Dave Hampton gives Culture Lust readers a cheat sheet for viewing "San Diego's Craft Revolution."

San Diego Heat Wave Increases Fire Risk

Oct. 11
Midday Edition
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San Diego fire crews will be on high alert this week, as hot, dry offshore winds increase the risk of wildfires.

Most SD Businesses Pay On 9/11 Loans But Some Stick Taxpayers With A $1.3 Million Tab

Oct. 11
By Ryann Grochowski, Investigative Newsource

Sixty businesses in San Diego County -- from travel agencies and freight transporters to a jewelry retailer and a floral shop -- received nearly $7 million in low-interest loans from the federal government in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

More Layoffs Possible For San Diego Unified

Oct. 11
City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District will need to lay off more employees and require further concessions from those who remain if mid-year budget cuts become necessary, according to a report Superintendent Bill Kowba will deliver to the Board of Education today.

Wall Street Protesters Show Staying Power

Oct. 11
Associated Press
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The protests against Wall Street look like they'll be lasting longer than first expected. New York's mayor on Monday indicated that the demonstrators can stay where they are, and protesters in Washington took a four-month extension of their permit to camp out near the White House.

New High-Tech UCSD Training Facility Puts Doctors To The Test

Oct. 11
Evening Edition
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UC San Diego is now home to the world's largest surgery simulation lab. It's part of a new $70 million state-of-the-art medical training center on the La Jolla campus.

SDSU Adds School's Largest Solar Array

Oct. 11
By Ed Joyce
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San Diego State University has added a new solar array on top of a campus parking structure. The Solar PV system is the largest on campus.

SD Supervisor Cox To Propose More Independent County Redistricting

Oct. 11
By Alison St John

San Diego County Supervisors are among the first county officials in the state to consider relinquishing control over their own district boundary lines. Supervisor Greg Cox will propose an alternative to his colleagues today.