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Stories for April 26, 2012

San Diego's Proposition A Clouded By Signing Of State Bill

April 26
James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE

The future of Proposition A, a measure to limit so-called Project Labor Agreements that will go before San Diego voters in the June election, was clouded today when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to prevent local governments from banning such deals.

Grand Jury Says Mayor, City Council Must Commit To Improving Roads

April 26
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Mayor Jerry Sanders and the City Council need to make a formal commitment to improve the condition of San Diego's streets, according to San Diego County Grand Jury findings released today.

Testimony Begins In Michael Crowe Case

April 26
KELLY WHEELER, City News Service

The attorney for a man who was wrongfully accused of killing his 12-year-old sister began presenting testimony today that he hopes will convince a judge to formally declare his client's innocence.

Great Performances At The Met: Rodelinda

April 26
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Renée Fleming reprises one of her most popular interpretations: the title role in Handel’s "Rodelinda," under the baton of Baroque specialist Harry Bicket in the revival of Stephen Wadsworth’s acclaimed production, on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met. Andreas Scholl also stars as the exiled king Bertarido and Stephanie Blythe as his sister Eduige. English countertenor Iestyn Davies makes his Met debut as Bertarido’s faithful friend Unulfo, and, in Met role debuts, Joseph Kaiser sings the usurper Grimoaldo and Shenyang the corrupt royal advisor Garibaldo.

Travelscope: St. Vincent & The Grenadines - Close to Home, But A World Away

April 26
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Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent and the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival.

Child And Two Adults Injured In I-805 Crash Near I-15

April 26
CHANNEL 10 NEWS

A Sig Alert has been issued for northbound I-805 near I-15, after a rear-end collision that has seriously injured two adults and a 5-year-old.

Freeway Lids Hold Hope Of Reconnecting Neighborhoods

April 26
By Tom Fudge
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Freeway lids can make freeways disappear in urban neighborhoods, but only if cities are willing to pay the price.

Weekend Preview: 'Scottsboro Boys', 'Barber Of Seville' And Mark Morris Dance Group

April 26
By Claire Caraska
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Big things are happening on San Diego stages this weekend, from two opening musicals to one closing opera, plus modern dance and classical music.

Report Says SDCWA's Water Wars May Raise Rates

April 26
By Alison St John
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A controversial report officially released this week suggests efforts by San Diego’s Water Authority to gain water independence will cost the ratepayer dearly. Co- author, UCSD professor Steve Erie, says he had no idea the report was paid for by other water agencies in the powerful Metropolitan Water District.

Solana Beach Looks At Issuing Letter Of Concern Over San Onofre

April 26
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Solana Beach is the latest city to look at issuing a letter of concern regarding the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. The city of Irvine voted to sent a letter to federal regulators. We take a look at the current movement underway.

SD City Council Gets Labor Report Card

April 26
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The San Diego Labor Council Executive Board has issued a report card for the San Diego City Council members for their voting record on issues affecting working families. Most Council members wouldn't want to take this report card home to their parents.

Not Guilty Plea in Murder of Marine Wife Brittany Killgore

April 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Camp Pendleton Marine accused of killing 22-year-old Brittany Killgore pleaded not guilty today to charges of first-degree murder.

More than 14,000 Military Jobs Open up to Women in May (Video)

April 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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More than 14,000 military jobs previously closed off to female troops because of their proximity to combat will become available to them on May 14, the Department of Defense announced today.

Solana Beach Votes To Ban Plastic Bags

April 26
By Alison St John
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Solana Beach will be the first city in San Diego County to ban single-use plastic bags.

Hoteliers, Hospitality Industry Back DeMaio Over Other Candidates

April 26
By Ryann Grochowski
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Councilman Carl DeMaio strongly supports the convention center expansion and the hotel tax that will fund it. In turn, he’s attracting the financial support of local hoteliers, caterers and event planners in his bid for mayor.

Irvine Asks NRC Not To Renew San Onofre's License If Conditions Are Not Met

April 26
By Alison St John
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The City of Irvine has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission not to renew the license of the San Onofre nuclear power plant when it expires in 2022.

Trey Anastasio Talks Musicals And Hardbodies

April 26
Midday Edition
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A real-life contest where contestants compete in a "hands-on" endurance test to win a brand-new hard body truck is the inspiration for the La Jolla Playhouse's new musical.

California Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

April 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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A soldier who grew up in West Sacramento, California died April 24th in Paktika province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Could Iran Wage A Cyberwar On The U.S.?

April 26
Tom Gjelten, NPR
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While Iran may be reluctant to do so, it could share the know-how with groups less hesitant to attack.

San Diego To Get Major Cleaning This Weekend

April 26
By Erik Anderson
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Volunteers will scour San Diego canyons and creek-beds this weekend, picking up trash that tends to collect there. The idea is to help improve the health of the region's beaches and bays.

Majority Of Voters Support News Taxes For Schools

April 26
By Kyla Calvert
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Fifty-four percent of likely voters polled by the Public Policy Institute of California said they plan to vote for Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Lauds Record On Fighting Human Trafficking

April 26
By Amita Sharma
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Family of girl who killed her pimp accuses Harris of playing politics with the subject.

San Diego's Alpha Project Is All About Lifting People Up

April 26
By Dwane Brown
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"We're taking it back to basics, teaching guys who have been homeless or in prison the basic responsibilities of life they forget or never learned."