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Stories for August 7, 2012

Tease photo for Mysterious Black Jellyfish Show Up On San Diego Coastline

Mysterious Black Jellyfish Show Up On San Diego Coastline

Aug. 7
By Dwane Brown

Black jellyfish were only discovered as a species in the late 1990s. These unusual creatures are now being found along the San Diego coastline.

California Ballot Measures Committees Raise $84 Million

Aug. 7
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

A new analysis shows that campaign committees already are spending millions of dollars on propositions for California’s November’s ballot. Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento.

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Kehoe Withdraws Request To Audit Controversial Escondido Checkpoints

Aug. 7
By Adrian Florido

State Senator Christine Kehoe withdrew her request for a state audit following concerns Escondido was illegally overcharging drivers whose cars were towed.

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Trash Dumped At Bank Of America

Aug. 7
Julia Smith-Eppsteiner

A group of homeowners, neighbors and activists made a special deposit at a Bank of America branch this afternoon - literally trashing the place.

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Romney Attacks President On Welfare; Obama Team Alleges Hypocrisy

Aug. 7
Frank James, NPR

Mitt Romney's campaign charged President Obama with weakening work requirements for welfare recipients by offering waivers to the law. But Obama's campaign says that, as Massachusetts governor, Romney requested waivers as well.

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Dr. Fuhrman's Immunity Solution!

Aug. 7

Nutritional science has made phenomenal discoveries in recent years. In this program, best-selling author and researcher Dr. Joel Fuhrman shows how we can supercharge our immune system to protect our bodies against disease — everything from the common cold to cancer.

California Counties See Employment Increase

Aug. 7
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

New data shows employment rose in 2011 in California’s largest counties, while wages decreased.

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Bill Mandates Concussion Training For High School Coaches

Aug. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

A bill is heading to California Governor Jerry Brown's desk that mandates concussion training for high school coaches.

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: The Head And The Heart/Gomez

Aug. 7

Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle’s the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock.

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'Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies At 68

Aug. 7
By Claire Caraska, Angela Carone

Celebrated stage and film composer Marvin Hamlisch also served as principal pops conductor for the San Diego Symphony.

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Four Local Schools Win Grants To Offer Students Fresh Produce

Aug. 7
City News Service

Four schools in San Diego County have been selected to receive funding for a federal program to make more fresh fruit and vegetables available to students.

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A Creative Borrowing Boom: Poway Not Alone In High-Interest Financing

Aug. 7
WILL CARLESS, VOICE OF SAN DIEGO

The Poway Unified School District may be California’s poster child for exotic school bond financing, but it is by no means alone in San Diego County.

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Loughner Pleads Guilty To Arizona Shooting

Aug. 7
ELLIOT SPAGAT AND BOB CHRISTIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding 13 others, including his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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Technology Picks For Back-To-School

Aug. 7
By Midday Edition
By Evening Edition

Going into an electronics store with a school-age child this month could be like going into a plug-in wonderland. There are so many smartphones, tablets, e-readers and assorted other gadgets to choose.

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San Diego Sikh Community Reaches Out After Mass Shooting In Wisconsin

Aug. 7
By Midday Edition
By Evening Edition

The president of the Sikh Temple, or Gurudawa, in Poway, was childhood friends with two of the priests killed at a Wisconsin Sikh temple on Sunday, said Amardeep Singh, the director of operations for the Sikh Foundation San Diego.

Prescription Drug Discount Program Renewed By SD County Supervisors

Aug. 7
City News Service

A program that offers residents discounts on prescription drugs was renewed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today.

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Land Girls: Series Two (Final Episode)

Aug. 7

Love, heartache, fear, and nationalism all describe the difficult years of World War II. LAND GIRLS takes viewers on a narrative journey of four women all enlisted in the Britain Women’s Land Army. The young women joined the army at different places in their lives, but their friendship and bond during hard times of War is exceptional.

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Escondido Woman Set To Run For Saudi Arabia In Olympics

Aug. 7
City News Service

Escondido High School graduate Sarah Attar is expected to become the first woman to compete for Saudi Arabia in Olympic track and field on Wednesday in London.

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Are Recent Heat Waves A Result Of Climate Change?

Aug. 7
Christopher Joyce, NPR

The last couple of years have certainly felt unusually hot in many parts of the U.S., but are they really all that unusual?

Family Buries Marine Who Went Missing Decades Ago

Aug. 7
Julie Watson, Associated Press

On a wind-swept bluff overlooking the Pacific, Robert Rivenburgh sobbed like he never had in the nearly four decades since his older brother went missing during the Vietnam War.

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Heat Wave Hits San Diego

Aug. 7
City News Service

Triple-digit heat is expected in inland San Diego County today, part of a heat wave likely to produce even warmer days later this week, forecasters said.

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San Diego Program Helps Poor Pregnant Women Get Vital Services

Aug. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

A program in San Diego relies on a hands-on approach to connecting low-income pregnant women and their children with vital services.