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Stories for September 13, 2011

Census Shows California Among Nation's Most Uninsured States

Sept. 13
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network

New census data show an increase in the number of Californians without health insurance. The numbers show tens of thousands of Californians lost coverage between 2009 and 2010. Nearly one in five people in the state are uninsured.

Female Inmates In Calif. Could Get Early Release

Sept. 13
Don Thompson, AP

More than 4,000 female inmates in California could qualify to serve the rest of their sentences at home, as state officials begin complying with a law designed to keep children from following their parents into a life of crime.

FPPC Weighs Campaign Donations by Text Message

Sept. 13
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California’s campaign finance watchdog is considering how it might create a system that would allow political donations by text message.

City Council Expands Code Requiring Quick Fix Of Leaky Faucets

Sept. 13
City News Service

Leaky faucets and pipes will need to be fixed 72 hours after the problem is discovered under a new municipal code requirement approved unanimously by the City Council today.

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Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic Opening Night With Deborah Voigt

Sept. 13

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic celebrate the opening night of the 2011-2012 season. Celebrated soprano Deborah Voigt is on hand for an evening of music by Barber, Wagner and Richard Strauss. Voigt and the Philharmonic close the evening with the Intermezzo, "Dance of the Seven Veils," and final scene from Richard Strauss' "Salome."

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'Gumby Bandit' Turns Himself In

Sept. 13
City News Service

The man who attempted to rob a convenience store in a "Gumby" costume has turned himself in.

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Military Working Dogs Get PTSD, Too

Sept. 13
By Beth Ford Roth

Members of the military have been plagued with post-traumatic stress disorder for as long as there has been war. And, it turns out, humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from it.

Tease photo for Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Mind Has Mountains

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Mind Has Mountains

Sept. 13

Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis teamed with his cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox). When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play, which the duo must uncover before another death occurs. Douglas Henshall (MASTERPIECE “South Riding,” “Collision”) co-stars.

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Rising Sea Levels Threaten San Diego Beaches

Sept. 13
City News Service

Torrey Pines beaches could be submerged by 2100 if ocean levels continue rising at current rates.

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UCSD Ranked 8th Best Public College In Country

Sept. 13
City News Service

UC San Diego was the 37th best university in the nation and eighth best public college, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

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Rattlesnakes Common Year-Round In San Diego County

Sept. 13
By Dwane Brown

"If you are bitten by a snake don't try to clean the wound or make any incisions like they used to do in the past."

Governor Brown: Time for a "War on Unemployment"

Sept. 13
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown says Pacific Rim leaders can fight unemployment by focusing on climate change.

Tease photo for Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Wild Justice

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Wild Justice

Sept. 13

Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis teamed with his cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox). In this episode, Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the poisoning of a bishop, who they suspect was murdered for her progressive views. As their investigation continues, they uncover a twisted maze of motives and retribution. Sian Phillips (MASTERPIECE “I, Claudius”) and Amelia Bullmore (MASTERPIECE "Endgame") co-star.

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Pump Station Failures During Blackout Raise Questions About Backup Power

Sept. 13
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

The power outage in San Diego County on Sept. 8 caused several sewage pumping stations to go offline, releasing millions of gallons of sewage into lagoons and waterways.

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County Codifies Rooster Limits

Sept. 13
Sarah Sapeda, CNS

Most San Diego County residents will be allowed to keep just one rooster under an ordinance approved today as part of an effort to curb problems related to the birds.

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MY MUSIC: Country Pop Legends

Sept. 13
By Jennifer Robinson

Country pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s in this MY MUSIC special. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. New performances from Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with classic full-length vintage archival gems from the vaults.

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Screening: 'Showgirls'

Sept. 13
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut continues it's monthly screening series with a delicious guilty pleasure, "Showgirls" (playing one night only on September 14 at the Birch North Park Theater).

U.S. Census - More Americans Living In Poverty

U.S. Census - More Americans Living In Poverty

Sept. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

More Americans are living in poverty, do the numbers reflect conditions in San Diego?

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San Diego's Future - What's Important To You?

Sept. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

What will San Diego look like 40-years from now and what's important to you? Our Greater San Diego Vision wants to hear from you!

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Solar Panel Factory & Power Plant Set For U.S.-Mexico Border

Sept. 13
By Jill Replogle

A tri-national venture announced plans to build a solar panel manufacturing plant and solar farm in a green tech park near Mexicali.

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Camp Pendleton Working To Combat Marine Suicides

Sept. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

For the last few years, the suicide rate among US Marines has been a concern for military leaders. In fact, suicide rates for members of the armed forces in general have been on the rise since 2004.

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Census: US Poverty Rate Swells To Nearly 1 In 6

Sept. 13
Associated Press

The ranks of the nation's poor swelled to nearly 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment woes left millions of Americans struggling and out of work. The number of uninsured edged up to 49.9 million, the biggest in over two decades.

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Lawyer: Iran Sets Bail For Jailed Americans

Sept. 13
Associated Press

An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said.

Thunderstorms Expected In San Diego Tuesday

Sept. 13
City News Service

According to the National Weather Service, an upper level disturbance off the coast of Southern California will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region as early as this morning.

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Camp Pendleton Barracks Like A Four Star Hotel

Sept. 13
By Alison St John

A new $130-million barracks building opens for unmarried Marines on Camp Pendleton this month. It will radically improve the standard of living for hundreds of marines.

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Insurgents Attack U.S. Embassy In Afghanistan

Sept. 13

Rockets, gunfire rained down on the diplomatic center in Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility.