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Stories for September 1, 2011

Bill Would Ban Pay-To-Play In Calif. Schools

Sept. 1
Associated Press

California's state Senate has voted to prohibit K-12 from charging fees for certain classes, sports and clubs.

Quakes Pose Greater Risk To US Reactors Than Previously Thought

Sept. 1
DINA CAPPIELLO AND JEFF DONN, AP
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A quarter of America's reactors may need modifications to make them safer.

A T-Shirt Twin In Tijuana

Sept. 1
Alex Morales
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San Diego artist Omar Lopez’s "Twins in Twain" project, part of the larger Art Labs series, explores what happens when ten artists on both sides of the border create one-of-a-kind T-shirt designs to be worn on both sides of the border.

Space 4 Art Generates A Buzz At Art Labs

Sept. 1
Alex Morales
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Space 4 Art, San Diego’s year-old East Village creative commune will serve as the hub for this year’s Art Labs series with multimedia performances, interactive artworks, and more!

California's New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Sept. 1
By California Capitol Network

California's newest State Supreme Court Justice has been sworn in. Governor Jerry Brown administered the oath of office to UC Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu today.

Alleged Mismanagement Focus Of Sweetwater Summit

Sept. 1
By Kyla Calvert

Hundreds are expected to attend an education summit in Chula Vista tonight.

Dems, Business Groups Agree to Regulatory Changes

Sept. 1
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Business groups and Democratic legislative leaders have worked out some changes to California’s regulatory system. The measures will likely pass the legislature within the next week.

Study: California Rural Roads Getting Worse

Sept. 1
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network

The group TRIP says California has the 5th highest rural traffic fatality rate in the country.

State Assembly Passes Bill Affecting Big Box Stores

Sept. 1
City News Service
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A bill by Sen. Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, to require developers of big box superstores to file economic impact reports before they can build in California is on the way today to the governor's desk.

As Demand Skyrockets, Federal Aid Could Plummet For San Diego Food Bank

Sept. 1
By Katie Orr
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Demand is up but supplies are down at the San Diego Food Bank, and the Food Bank is worried things could get worse.

Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair's Art Labs: A Guide

Sept. 1
By Angela Carone, Jocelyn Maggard and Alex Morales
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This guide to Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair's Art Labs offers tips and advice to get art enthusiasts seamlessly through the three-day-weekend.

San Diego Attorney Enters Race For 9th City Council District

Sept. 1
City News Service

Araceli Martinez, who specializes in family law, will take on current Councilwoman Marti Emerald and Katherine Eaton.

Urban Farming - How Locally-Grown Food Is Sold In San Diego

Sept. 1
Midday Edition
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Our series on Urban Farming wraps up today with a look at how locally-grown food is being sold in San Diego.

SDSU Basketball Coach Deal - Is It Too Much?

Sept. 1
Midday Edition
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SDSU's president took the heat over his salary, but the new contract deal inked with SDSU's basketball coach is worth twice the amount.

High Surf Pounds San Diego Beaches

Sept. 1
By Ed Joyce and City News Service
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A high surf advisory is in effect in San Diego County through Friday night, as a southwest swell that originated from a powerful storm near New Zealand reaches Southern California.

Dreams Sour In 'Milk Like Sugar'

Sept. 1
Midday Edition
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A world-premiere play at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by the true story of a group of teenage girls who make a pregnancy pact. We'll talk to the playwright of "Milk Like Sugar."

Washington Partisans Pick Up Right Where They Left Off

Sept. 1
Ron Elving, NPR
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August has been a month of devastating disapproval for both the Obama White House and the gridlocked Congress.

DUI Checkpoints In California May Soon Be Regulated

Sept. 1
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Some California cities have been criticized for profiting from DUI checkpoints that target undocumented immigrants by impounding their vehicles.

Welfare Reform In San Diego 15 Years On

Sept. 1
By Alison St John
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It’s been 15 years since Federal Welfare Reform passed. Since then the number of people on the welfare rolls in San Diego has dropped more than 50 percent.

Review: 'The Debt'

Sept. 1
By Beth Accomando
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"The Debt" (opened August 31 throughout San Diego) is a remake of the Israeli thriller "Ha-Hov" from 2007.