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Stories for August 9, 2012

Local Mourners Gather To Remember 67th Anniversary Of Nagasaki Bombing

Aug. 9
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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On a warm, sunny day with a welcome breeze off the sea, mourners gathered to remember a horrific event: the atomic bomb that was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki 67 years ago.

Chula Vista Waterfront Development Approved By Coastal Commission

Aug. 9
By Tom Fudge
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The California Coastal Commission approved a plan to develop the Chula Vista waterfront, which means construction can soon begin.

California Lawmakers Hold First Special Funds Oversight Hearing

Aug. 9
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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California lawmakers held the first oversight hearing Thursday to investigate the state’s special funds accounts.

Filner, DeMaio Debate Border Issues, Immigration

Aug. 9
By Katie Orr
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San Diego’s two mayoral candidates faced off in a debate focusing on border issues Thursday evening at The Institute of the Americas at UC San Diego.

Chihuahua Fire In Dodge Valley Spreads To 900 Acres

Aug. 9
By KPBS
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Cal Fire is battling the Chihuahua Fire, which spread to 900 acres in the community of Dodge Valley off of Chihuahua Valley Road.

Review: The Bourne Legacy

Aug. 9
By Nathan John
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If you've been waiting for the next chapter in the Bourne series, then wait no longer. "The Bourne Legacy" opens this week (August 10 throughout San Diego). Check out the review from Cinema Junkie's new guest blogger, Nathan John.

Celebrating The Music Of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line!

Aug. 9
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In honor of what would have been Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday year, this spectacular all-star concert tribute features some of the biggest artists in the music industry, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan of Train, Ronnie Dunn, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings and Shelby Lynne. Music legends celebrate Cash’s legacy with once-in-a-lifetime performances of songs like “Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Long Black Veil” and “Ring of Fire.”

Power Outages Possible As Heat Wave Strains Grid

Aug. 9
By Susan Murphy
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California’s blistering heat wave and power plant equipment failures are straining the state power grid. Energy officials are calling on people to conserve.

Power Grid Issues Flex Alert, SDG&E Implements Hot Weather Discount

Aug. 9
By KPBS and City News Service
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California ISO has called for a Flex Alert from Thursday through Sunday and SDG&E implemented its hot weather discount program for the first time today.

Tule Wind Project Gets Green Light

Aug. 9
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The Tule Wind Project got the green light from San Diego County Board of Supervisors. We look at the energy project slated for San Diego's East County and hear from those for and against.

Weekend Preview: Live Music, A Re-Imagined Iliad, And Some TNT

Aug. 9
Midday Edition
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This weekend we have plenty of music, a re-imagined Illiad and some dynamite... oh I mean TNT.

Doo Wop Love Songs (My Music)

Aug. 9
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The 1950s and doo wop love songs go hand-in-hand, like two straws and a shake. America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this doo wop collection for lovers only. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this celebration of great vocal groups. Recorded at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the program features performances by the Tokens, Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a reunion of the Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks and Bill Pinkney).

Do Corporations Pay State Taxes?

Aug. 9
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A local activist group thinks corporations are evading California taxes while residents and institutions feel the weight of big budget cuts.

Camp Pendleton Navy Medic Killed On First Deployment To Afghanistan (Video)

Aug. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp, 21, was on his first deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed August 7 by an IED blast in Helmand Province. He was slated to return home in October, where he planned to propose to his high school sweetheart, and start a career as a paramedic.

Chargers Tells Fans To Arrive Early For Preseason Opener

Aug. 9
City News Service
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The San Diego Chargers are urging fans to leave home early for today's sold-out preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers, whether headed to Qualcomm Stadium by car or trolley.

Signatures OK'd For Encinitas Pot Clinic Measure

Aug. 9
Associated Press
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Encinitas voters will get a chance to lift a city ban on medical marijuana dispensaries—but it may take a year or two.

Navy's Oldest Helicopter Squadron Returns From 8-Month Deployment

Aug. 9
City News Service
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The Navy's oldest helicopter squadron, the ``Golden Falcons,'' is scheduled to return to Naval Air Station North Island today following an eight-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

NFL’s First Female Official Makes Her Debut In San Diego

Aug. 9
Barry Wilner, Associated Press
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The National Football League’s first female official is welcoming her role as a sports pioneer.

The Tricky Intersection Of Politics And Philanthropy

Aug. 9
By Katie Orr
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Like many other cities, San Diego is increasingly relying on public-private partnerships to help get things done around the city. That’s raising some difficult questions for everybody involved.

City Under Hiring Freeze Until 401(k) Program Created

Aug. 9
By Katie Orr
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It’s official: the city of San Diego has a hiring freeze in place. And it could be months before the freeze is lifted.

Artist Explores Growing Up In 1980s City Heights

Aug. 9
By Angela Carone
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An artist who grew up in the east San Diego neighborhood of City Heights has turned that childhood experience into art. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the work features the sounds of urban life in the 1980s, at the dawn of video games and hip hop.