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Stories for September 6, 2011

San Diegans Reflect On 9/11

Sept. 6
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Walking down the passage way to my office, one of the men called out, "Colonel, a plane flew into a building in New York." Looking into the office, they were gathered around a television. Mere seconds after I started watching, the second aircraft flew into the second tower. My spontaneous comment was, "Terrorists."

Supervisors Approve New Minority-Majority District

Sept. 6
By Alison St John
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By unanimous vote, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved new maps to define district boundaries. One new district has a majority of minority voters.

San Diego Unified Students Head Back To Stretched Schools

Sept. 6
By Kyla Calvert
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About 130,000 San Diego public school students went back to class today.

Brown Stumps For Jobs Plan In San Diego

Sept. 6
By Katie Orr
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Governor Jerry Brown made a stop at San Diego biotech company today to stump for his recently announced jobs plan. Brown faces a tight timeline and Republican opposition.

Blackout Possible For Chargers' Opening Game

Sept. 6
City News Service
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The Chargers still need to sell about 1,800 tickets to avoid having its regular season opener blacked out for local television viewers for the second year in a row.

Supervisors Approve Modified Map Of New District Boundaries

Sept. 6
SARAH SAPEDA AND JAMES R. RIFFEL, CNS
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors have unanimously adopted a slightly modified map of their districts in the county.

Arrests Along Border Fewest In 40 Years

Sept. 6
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Arrests of immigrants trying to cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. are at the lowest level in 40 years.

Unusual Steamy Weather Returning Soon

Sept. 6
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego got a blast of tropical humidity to start the Labor day week, but things will be very different Wednesday.

Review: 'Bellflower'

Sept. 6
By Beth Accomando
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Mumblecore meets Mad Max... well sort of. "Bellflower" (finishing a week long run at Landmark's Ken Cinema this Thursday) is a DIY indie project.

Brown Hopes To Pass Calif. Tax Changes This Week

Sept. 6
ELLIOT SPAGAT, AP
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Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he was optimistic that lawmakers will agree this week to end a tax break for companies based outside the state, signaling he was willing to modify his proposal in an effort to stop what he called a "toxic loophole."

Gov. Brown's Plan For Job Growth In San Diego

Sept. 6
Midday Edition
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California's governor is in town talking jobs. We take a look at his plan.

Twin Tower Survivor Lights Candle For Lost Colleague

Sept. 6
Midday Edition
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A story of survival on 9/11 is told by a woman who now lives here in San Diego. She'll tell how the experience has shaped her life.

Retracing The Story: 9/11 Hijackers In San Diego

Sept. 6
Midday Edition
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The fact that San Diego was a temporary base for two 9/11 terrorists is mind-boggling even today. We'll take a look back at the events leading up to the September 11 terrorist attacks and find out what intelligence agencies have learned from their mistakes.

The 'Top Secret America' Created After Sept. 11

Sept. 6
NPR
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Thousands of government organizations and private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence.

Edison: San Onofre Nuke Plant Ready For Quakes, Tsunami

Sept. 6
By Ed Joyce
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KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce interviewed Gil Alexander with Southern California Edison, which operates the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, about safety at the plant.

More Scattered Thunder Showers Tuesday In San Diego

Sept. 6
City News Service
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected in San Diego County today.

How Has 9/11 Changed Your Life?

Sept. 6
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We want to hear your story!

California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Returns To Court

Sept. 6
Richard Gonzales, NPR
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The latest round in the legal battle over same sex marriage will be fought Tuesday in a hearing before the California State Supreme Court.

New San Diego Math Teacher Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Sept. 6
By Kyla Calvert
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With Labor Day Weekend behind us, all the county’s students are back in class and its teachers are back to work.

Kids Who Grew Up In SDSU Shadow Come To Campus As Freshmen

Sept. 6
By Kyla Calvert
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An SDSU program is designed to bring more kids who grow up near the campus onto it as students.

Entertainment News: 'Code Word: Geronimo'

Sept. 6
By Beth Accomando
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Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is planning a film for release next October about the special forces and intelligence commandos hunting for Osama bin Laden. But today, the San Diego-based IDW Publishing releases "Code Word: Geronimo," a moment-by-moment graphic narrative about the clandestine raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.

Wikileaks Border Cables: From The Mundane To The Violent

Sept. 6
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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The hundreds of pages of dispatches address a host of subjects, from the ongoing drug war to economic conditions in Mexico to reports of missing persons believed to be south of the border.