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Stories for August 21, 2012

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San Diego Small-Business Concerns: Potholes

Aug. 21
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's small business owners want the city's roads fixed and they want a larger voice in local government, according to a report issued by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

Lawmakers Pass Ban On Colleges Asking Applicants For Facebook Logins

Aug. 21
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Students applying for college would not have to surrender their social media user names and passwords under a bill just sent to California Governor Jerry Brown.

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Survey Looks At Electric Car Use In California

Aug. 21
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

The days of paying a dollar-a-gallon for gas are long gone. But a new study out says that’s what some San Diego drivers are paying.

California Senate Approves Film Industry Tax Credit Extension

Aug. 21
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

The California Senate has approved a two-year extension of tax credits for the film and television industry.

Report: State Unemployment Will Fall Below 10 Percent In Mid 2013

Aug. 21
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network

An economic forecast out today says California’s unemployment rate will drop to single digits this time next year, sooner than originally predicted.

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Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs: Susan Feniger And Mary Sue Milliken

Aug. 21

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are the chefs of LA's famed Border Grill. From Mary Sue's home kitchen, they prepare an eclectic selection of dishes, including Thai melon salad, spinach and eggplant curry and curried popcorn.

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Allen Toussaint

Aug. 21

Legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint hits the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage with songs from his latest LP, "The Bright Mississippi," and classic hits like "Southern Nights."

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Oldest Americans Living Longer, And Are Fitter And Richer, Too

Aug. 21
Richard Knox, NPR

Today's 65-year-olds can expect to live a tad over 20 more years. That's a huge jump from 1980, when 65-year-olds could expect 14 more years of life.

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Is Wildlife Services Killing Too Many Animals In San Diego?

Aug. 21
By Midday Edition

Voice of San Diego's investigative series on the USDA's Wildlife Services discovered the agency kills thousands of animals each year to protect endangered species or humans, but often information on why or what danger they posed was unavailable.

Flash Flood Watch Issued For San Diego Mountains

Aug. 21
City News Service

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for San Diego County mountains and deserts today, due to the possibility of thunderstorms over wildfire-denuded backcountry.

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Review: Killer Joe

Aug. 21
By Nate John

One of the most surprising films I've seen in a long time, "Killer Joe," lives up to its simple, raw title and blows away my expectations (opens at Landmark Hillcrest August 17).

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Culture Lust's August Arts Picks

Aug. 21
By Alex Morales

The end of summer may be near, but don't fret. Jump in and check out Culture Lust contributor Alex Morales' 10 arts and culture findings for this month.

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Funding Cuts Force Closure Of 3 Camp Pendleton Community Centers

Aug. 21
By Beth Ford Roth

Financial cuts are forcing the closure of three Camp Pendleton community centers. Abby Reinke, San Onofre, and Stuart Mesa Community Centers will close their doors in September.

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Aircraft That Transported Joint Chiefs Chairman To Afghanistan Attacked By Rocket

Aug. 21
By Beth Ford Roth

Two members of the Air Force were injured today when the C-17 aircraft they were working on was hit by a rocket at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The Pentagon reports that same aircraft had transported Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army General Martin Dempsey, to Afghanistan on August 19th.

Poway Residents Ask: What Can We Do Now?

Aug. 21
By Midday Edition

The Poway Unified School District board and superintendent spent almost two hours Monday evening making their case for the controversial bond deal that has catapulted their district into national headlines and divided a community more used to admiration for its local schools than outrage at its methods.

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City Heights Breaks Ground On School-Based Health Centers

Aug. 21
David Ogul, City Heights Life

One thing that sets a City Heights campus apart from most others in the country its full-service medical clinic staffed by doctors and nurses that treats students and their siblings before, during and after classes – and during vacations.

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Endangered Whales Invade California Coastal Waters

Aug. 21
Associated Press

Longtime observers say they've seen a sharp increase in endangered blue and humpback whales feeding near California shores, where they spend the spring and summer before heading to their winter breeding grounds off Mexico and Central America.

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Helicopter Crash Victims ID'ed - Three Were San Diego-Based

Aug. 21
By Beth Ford Roth

Three of the seven U.S. service members killed in last week's helicopter crash in Afghanistan were based in San Diego.

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Gov. Brown Tells Students Prop 30 Money To Go Solely To Schools

Aug. 21
By Dwane Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown visited San Diego on Monday campaigning for Proposition 30-- a November ballot measure to deal with the state's chronic budget mess.

Moody's Is Taking Another Look At California Cities

Aug. 21
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

A major credit rating agency says it’s concerned more California cities will file for bankruptcy. But a local economist says San Diego isn’t likely to be one of them.

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Retail Medical Clinics See Big Jump In Business

Aug. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

A new Rand Corporation study finds nationwide, visits to retail medical clinics increased by more than 300 percent between 2007 and 2009.