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Stories for September 7, 2011

Brown Blocks Youth Helmet Law For Snow Sports

Sept. 7
Associated Press
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The governor says parents know best when it comes to whether or not kids should wear helmets on the slopes.

Salk Researchers Discover How Defective Gene Leads To Cancer

Sept. 7
By Kenny Goldberg
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Salk Institute researchers said they may have discovered a reason why women with a defective gene are prone to breast and ovarian cancer. The discovery is published in the current edition of the journal Nature.

Camp Pendleton Bomb Scare Suspect Surrenders

Sept. 7
Associated Press
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The Camp Pendleton Navy medic who base officials say made a bomb threat has turned himself in. Camp Pendleton spokesman Master Sgt. Mark Oliva tells Fox News that 22-year-old Daniel Morgan surrendered at a base hospital.

Gas Prices Up Sharply In San Diego

Sept. 7
By Erik Anderson
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Oil prices are slipping on the international market, but prices have been moving up for the past few weeks at San Diego gas pumps.

Scientists Creating 'Atlas' Of Atmosphere

Sept. 7
By Ed Joyce
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U.C. San Diego researchers and other scientists are wrapping up a project they said will generate the first detailed mapping of the global gases which affect the Earth's climate.

California's Golden Fairs: Big Fresno Fair

Sept. 7
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Huell Howser visits the Big Fresno Fair and it really is a "big" fair, with over 165 acres of and 127 years in the making. Huell learns that the fairgrounds were once used as a Japanese internment camp and meets the great grand daughter of Pop Laval who shot hundreds of photos of the early fairs.

Police Seek Clumsy 'Gumby' Bandit

Sept. 7
City News Service
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A man botched an attempt to rob a convenience store today while wearing a full-figured Gumby costume.

A Look Back At Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair And Art Labs

Sept. 7
By Angela Carone and Alex Morales
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This past weekend's Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair and Art Labs generated much buzz with the potential for future growth in years ahead.

San Clemente High School Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Sept. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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San Clemente High School was evacuated today after a Navy Officer based at Camp Pendleton allegedly made a bomb threat.

9/11: Local Retired Marine Colonel Remembers

Sept. 7
Midday Edition
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9/11: A local retired Marine colonel remembers and continues helping San Diego military families.

Salk Discovery Could Lead To Breast Cancer Breakthrough

Sept. 7
Midday Edition
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A San Diego cancer biologist will explain how a late night in a Salk Institute laboratory lead to a eureka moment with a gene connected to breast cancer.

9/11: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Sept. 7
Midday Edition
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KPBS Midday Edition wants to hear from San Diego's community and its military families about their 9/11 memory. Call us with your story 1-888 -895-5727

Rachel Ortiz

Hispanic Heritage Month: 2011 Honoree

Sept. 7
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Rachel Ortiz is the founder and director of Barrio Station, a youth program that saves the lives of thousands of troubled young people by offering them alternatives to delinquency. Ms. Ortiz lives her life with a passion for justice and a commitment to youth advocacy. Ms. Ortiz is a recipient of numerous awards, including the César Chávez Humanitarian Award, California Legislature's Women of the Year and the Aztec Achievement Award.

Richard Nares

Hispanic Heritage Month: 2011 Honoree

Sept. 7
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Richard Nares is the executive director of the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), which he founded along with his wife Diane in 2003 after losing their son Emilio to leukemia. Mr. Nares turned the tragic experience into a program that assists children fighting cancer throughout Southern California. Under his direction, the Emilio Nares Foundation serves as a resource center providing various community services including transportation, healthy meals, financial assistance and staffing for two Family Resource Centers at Rady Children’s Hospital.

USS Ronald Reagan To Arrive In San Diego Friday

Sept. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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Home Post Bog: The USS Ronald Reagan will arrive home in San Diego on Friday. The aircraft carrier left Naval Air Station North Island back in February, and soon made headlines when the crew became critical members of the Japan earthquake relief effort in March.

Latino Family Reflects On Conversion To Islam

Sept. 7
Rebecca Romani
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Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and in the U.S. A San Diego Latino family talks about their personal relationship with the religion after one son converted.

Questions Linger Over San Diego 9/11 Hijackers' Ties to Saudi Government

Sept. 7
By Amita Sharma
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Former Senator who headed 9/11 Congressional inquiry said efforts to learn more about hijackers' links to the Saudi government were quashed.