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Stories for August 3, 2012

Interview: "Ruby Sparks"

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando
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"Ruby Sparks" (opening August 3 throughout San Diego) asks audiences to take a leap of faith and believe that a writer could conceive of a character that could walk off the page and into his life.

Review: 'Total Recall'

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando
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The company calling itself Original Film sees no irony -- or hypocrisy-- in slapping its logo on films that are anything but original. The latest is the remake of "Total Recall" ( opening August 3 throughout San Diego).

PACE Program For San Diego Seniors Expands To South Bay

Aug. 3
By Dwane Brown
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A San Diego health plan for seniors who prefer to live at home, but have chronic health issues, is expanding with a new facility in Chula Vista.

The War: The Ghost Front

Aug. 3
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By December 1944, Americans have become weary of the war. In the Pacific, American progress has been slow and costly, with each island more fiercely defended than the last. In Europe, no one is prepared for the massive counterattack Hitler launches on December 16 in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxemburg. Tom Galloway of Mobile, Burnett Miller of Sacramento and Ray Leopold of Waterbury are among the Americans caught up in the Battle of the Bulge.

California Leads Nation in Farmer's Markets

Aug. 3
Bob Moffitt, California Capitol Network
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The number of farmer’s markets in California has risen substantially.

San Diego Unified School Principals Reach Deal With District

Aug. 3
City News Service
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Principals and vice principals have reached an employment contract agreement with the San Diego Unified School District similar to a deal for teachers and police officers, the district announced today.

Audit Reveals No Hidden Assets in California's Special Funds

Aug. 3
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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An audit of California’s 560 “special funds” finds no more hidden assets. The audit comes after $54-million dollars in surplus parks funds were discovered in two separate special funds accounts.

Tsunami Debris May Carry Plant, Animal Invaders

Aug. 3
By Erik Anderson
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Federal, state and local officials are bracing for the arrival of tsunami debris from Japan. They are especially concerned about what that debris is bringing to San Diego.

California Bill Would Give Unemployed Teachers Benefits While Training

Aug. 3
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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California lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow out-of-work teachers to collect unemployment while they’re training in high-demand subject areas.

Museum Denies Role In Medical Marijuana Hoax

Aug. 3
By Angela Carone
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In a statement, San Diego Museum of Art says it did not pay for or support a hoax targeting the US Attorney's office.

Market Warriors: Antiquing In Brimfield, Mass.

Aug. 3
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Our pickers head to the Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the largest outdoor market in the world, for the first of a two-part series in Brimfield. In this episode, the pickers struggle to find the right items to sell at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the challenge this week, the pickers are teamed up and tasked with finding art glass among the market’s 6000 vendors. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg describes some notable picks, including examples of Bohemian art glass, a vintage scale and a handmade dollhouse.

Multi-Million Settlement Announced Over Amount Of Tuna In Cans

Aug. 3
By Angelina Canilao and City News Service
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District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis today announced a $3.3 million settlement of a civil consumer protection action against three tuna-packing companies over the amount of tuna in cans.

Study Says High-Speed Rail Will Be Good For Environment

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge
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The proposed high-speed rail system in California may be expensive, but two researchers say it will almost certainly reduce California's greenhouse emissions.

Simply Ming: Cooking On The Fly: Blue Ginger Chefs

Aug. 3
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On this episode of SIMPLY MING, chef Ming Tsai takes us behind-the-scenes to meet his James Beard Award-Winning Blue Ginger Team. Putting his own chefs to the challenge with surprise ingredients and a visit to his studio pantry, Ming and company cook up three separate dishes fit for a king.

Olympic Beach Volleyball Team Thanks The Troops (Video)

Aug. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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Team USA beach volleyball players Jennifer Kessy and April Ross made the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympic Games today. But before they hit their very first ball in the Olympics, they made sure to thank the American troops who are representing our country in a different way.

Roundtable: U.S. Attorney Punked; Mayor's Race; SDPD Budget; Padres In Limbo

Aug. 3
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The San Diego U.S. Attorney's Office is in the middle of an elaborate hoax. The mayor's race is producing strange bedfellows. Scrutinizing the oversight of SDPD's budget request. And the Padres are playing better, but many can't see them.

The War: FUBAR

Aug. 3
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By September 1944, the Allies seem to be moving steadily toward victory in Europe. "Militarily," General Dwight Eisenhower's chief of staff tells the press, "this war is over." But in the coming months, on both sides of the world, a generation of young men will learn a lesson as old as war itself — that generals make plans, plans go wrong and soldiers die.

The War: Pride Of Our Nation

Aug. 3
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By June 1944, there are signs on both sides of the world that the tide of the war is turning. On June 6, 1944 — D-Day — a million and a half Allied troops embark on the invasion of France. In the Pacific, the long climb from island to island toward the Japanese homeland is underway, but the enemy seems increasingly determined to defend to the death every piece of territory they hold. Back at home, Americans try to go about their normal lives, but on doorsteps all across the country, dreaded telegrams from the War Department begin arriving at a rate inconceivable just one year earlier.

Marine Who Attended SDSU Killed In Afghanistan

Aug. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Marine based at Twentynine Palms was killed in Afghanistan on August 1st. Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, 22, grew up in the Southern California city of Covina. According to his Facebook page, he attended San Diego State University after graduating from Covina High School in 2008.

An Inspirational Summer Camp For Burn Survivors

Aug. 3
By Dwane Brown
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Camp Beyond the Scars gives burn survivors a chance to talk about their injuries.