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Stories for September 28, 2011

Tease photo for Great Performances At The Met: Capriccio

Great Performances At The Met: Capriccio

Sept. 28

On Opening Night of the Met’s 2008–09 season (and later seen on Great Performances At The Met), Renée Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang the final scene of Strauss’s wise and worldly meditation on art and life. Now she performs the entire work, in which the composer explores the essence of opera itself. Joseph Kaiser and Sarah Connolly also star; Andrew Davis conducts.

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USS Boxer to Return to San Diego on Friday

Sept. 28
By Beth Ford Roth

Family members of the USS Boxer crew are anxiously awaiting the week’s end, as the Navy announced today the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group will arrive in San Diego on Friday.

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Safety Enforcement Questioned On SDG&E's Sunrise Powerlink Project

Sept. 28
By Amita Sharma

Supervisor Dianne Jacob questions the ability of state regulators to oversee the project’s safety.

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Calif. Budget Faces Two New Lawsuits

Sept. 28
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The California state budget is getting hit by two separate lawsuits – including one from school districts and superintendents for $2 billion.

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Equality Nine Want Charges Dropped In San Diego Case

Sept. 28
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego group fighting for same sex marriage equality is asking the city attorney to drop trespassing charges against them. They delivered a petition with more than 2,000 signatures Wednesday.

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Apprentices Prep For Green Jobs In Imperial Valley

Sept. 28
By Jill Replogle

The growth of the renewable energy industry in Imperial County has, so far, been an empty promise. But things may be changing as there is noticeably more construction. And at least one job training program wants cash in on the promised boom.

Calif. Sued Over Cuts For Developmentally Disabled

Sept. 28
Associated Press

Advocates for the developmentally disabled are suing the state, claiming it has underfunded services for some 245,000 Californians.

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The Changing Face of San Diego's Homeless

Sept. 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The economy is affecting many San Diegans forcing some to take to the streets.

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State Grounds Helicopters Working On Sunrise Powerlink

Sept. 28
City News Service

California regulators on Tuesday temporarily grounded helicopters working on construction of a nearly $2 billion transmission line east of San Diego after a newspaper found that two accidents went unreported.

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How The Arts Community Is Weathering The Recession

Sept. 28
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

The recent economic down turn has impacted not only businesses and individuals but also non-profits and arts institutions. Today we consider how some of San Diego's arts organizations have been dealing with the recession.

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San Diego Researching New Backup Power Plan For Water Facilities

Sept. 28
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaughand City News Service

The Public Utilities Department is reassessing its reliance on SDG&E to provide backup power to municipal water facilities.

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New San Diego Library Still Needs About $25 Million

Sept. 28
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Fundraisers are optimistic they will meet their goal by the end of the year, though they have a long way to go.

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SD County To Let More Offenders Serve Sentences In The Community

Sept. 28
By Alison St John

Starting next week, the State of California will start sending San Diego County thousands of prisoners who, till now, were locked up in state prisons or supervised by state parole officers. County Supervisors have approved a plan to try to free up enough jail space to house them all.

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Supreme Court To Reconsider Some Deportation Rules

Sept. 28
By Ruxandra Guidi

In the latest twist to Washington's immigration debate, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider some deportation rules.

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Whooping Cough Booster Deadline Approaching For San Diego Schools

Sept. 28
By Kyla Calvert

The deadline for San Diego Unified seventh through 12th graders is next week.