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Stories for July 9, 2012

Crews Fight Two-Alarm Structure Fire In National City

July 9
CITY NEWS SERVICE, CHANNEL 10 NEWS
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Crews are working to extinguish a fire that has engulfed a multi-story commercial structure at Highland Avenue and Fourth Street in National City, a dispatcher says.

Brown on Lawmakers' High-Speed Rail Vote: "Thank God We Got It"

July 9
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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California Governor Jerry Brown is praising the legislature for permitting the sale of billions of dollars in voter-approved state bonds for high-speed rail.

New Scandinavian Cooking: Coastal Express

July 9
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Shot on location in host Andreas Viestad's native Norway, the series offers a rich visual tour of Nordic cuisine, culture and history. In this episode, starting in the Sami territories of the Arctic, Andreas makes reindeer burgers with wild mushrooms, king crab cocktail and Arctic char with lamb-flavored potato gratin, all using produce he finds along the coast.

Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs: Charles Palmer

July 9
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Chef Charles Palmer grew up in upstate New York and owns Aureole restaurant in New York City, among others. From his home kitchen, he shares his expertise with wild game and prepares Pepper Seared Venison Steaks with Pinot Noir and Sun-Dried Cherries, Herb Potato Maximes, and a Warm Chocolate Tarragon Cake.

MTS Announces Expanded Trolley Service For Comic-Con

July 9
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The Metropolitan Transit Service today announced expanded trolley service to accommodate Comic-Con visitors headed to and from the San Diego Convention Center.

Power Grid Operator Sweats Over Hot Weather

July 9
Bob Moffitt, California Capitol Network
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A drop in supply in one key area - and no way to make up for the loss - has California's Independent System Operator hoping conservation is enough to hold off rolling outages.

California Health Centers For Elderly And Disabled In Financial Turmoil

July 9
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network
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Adult day health care in California is feeling the pinch of the state’s budget crisis. The state has been working to scale back the publicly-funded program that helps elderly and fragile adults.

Everyday Edisons: Who Let The Dogs Out?!

July 9
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In this fun-filled episode, the team walks a lot of dogs and viewers meet inventor Brian Smith, whose short walk becomes a long journey to find a retractable leash that holds back your feisty Fido. The EVERYDAY EDISONS team has a big challenge: find a totally new leash system that dogs and dog owners can hold onto.

Crew Shot Down 47 Years Ago Buried At Arlington Today

July 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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The remains of six Airmen whose plane was shot down over Laos in 1965 were buried in a single casket today at Arlington National Cemetery. The widow of one of the fallen Airmen lives in Temecula, and attended the burial.

Brush Fire Breaks Out In Poway-Area Canyon

July 9
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Crews have responded to a small brush fire burning in a canyon in Poway.

Inspector Morse: Twilight Of The Gods, Parts One & Two

July 9
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In these episodes, Oxford is to be donated a new college building by businessman Andrew Bayton. While the celebrations are taking place, Morse and Lewis make inquiries into the murder of a journalist who was working on an article about Bayton. Featuring Sir John Gielgud.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Elvis Costello/The Band Of Heathens

July 9
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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, songwriting genius Elvis Costello returns to showcase songs from his latest, Americana-influenced record, "Secret, Profane and Sugarcane." Austin’s rootsy songwriting collective, Band of Heathens, follows Costello's performance.

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

July 9
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Commenters responded swiftly and often viciously to a story by KPBS media partner Speak City Heights on a women-only swim class for Muslims at the Copley YMCA in City Heights.

Marine Doing 1 Million Push-Ups To Raise Money For PTSD (Video)

July 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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The goal of Marine Sgt. Enrique Trevino is to do one million push-ups by the end of 2012 - and he's already half way toward his goal. Trevino's push-ups are his way of raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project, specifically veterans suffering from PTSD.

So It Begins: Comic-Con Opens This Week

July 9
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Comic-Con starts this Wednesday with preview night and then runs through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. The pop culture convention has grown rapidly in the past ten years and now must cap attendance at around 125,000.

Goat Rodeo Live: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile

July 9
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Marvel at the artistry of four string virtuosos: renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolin wizard Chris Thile. While each artist is a prominent figure in his own musical sphere, all four have come together for their first concert to create what critics are now hailing “a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project in which the fire and drive of the bluegrass world meet the clarity and class of the classical music world.” The concert was recorded at Boston’s House of Blues.

San Diego-Based USS Essex Crew Trains For Emergencies (Video)

July 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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What in the world is a General Quarters drill? The crew of the San Diego-based USS Essex shows us what the drills look like, and why they're necessary to keep everyone on board safe.

Romney Raised $106 Million In June; Obama Raised $71 Million

July 9
Mark Memmott, NPR
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For the second month in a row, the Republican challenger and his party brought in more than the president and his fellow Democrats.

John Leguizamo's Tales From A Ghetto Klown

July 9
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the industry’s most versatile actors: John Leguizamo. This profile of the actor/playwright looks at his unorthodox rise to success while capturing his struggles to mount his latest one-man show. From his Colombian and “NuyoRican” roots to his high-profile career in Hollywood, Leguizamo bares his soul.

Fatal Car Crash In Mali Reveals Secret U.S. Army Presence

July 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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A fatal SUV crash may have exposed the secret presence of U.S. Army commandos in the African country of Mali - a month after the United States suspended military relations with the war-torn country.

Six U.S. Troops Killed In Single IED Blast

July 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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NATO has confirmed that the six troops killed in a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday were all Americans. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the fatal attack.

Heatwave Moves Into San Diego

July 9
City News Service
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It's going to be a hotter than usual start to the work week throughout most of San Diego County today, with temperatures soaring into the triple digits, forecasters said.

SDG&E Wants Customers Instead of Shareholders To Bear Pipeline Upgrade Costs

July 9
By Amita Sharma
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If regulators agree with SDG&E, customers would pick up the tab for $235 million in pipeline upgrades.

NRC Investigation Report On San Onofre To Be Released Soon

July 9
By Alison St John
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The future of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant is being debated behind closed doors, but the public should get some answers soon.

Brown Widow Spiders Pushing Out Black Widows In California

July 9
By Susan Murphy
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The notorious black widow spider is being displaced by its brown cousin. The non-native brown widow outnumbers the black widow 20-to-1 in some parts of California, according to a new report.

UCSD Astronomer Ponders Disappearing Space Dust

July 9
By Tom Fudge
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The disappearance of a field of space dust around a distant star has rattled theories of how planets are formed.

Plan For Southbound Border Inspection Booths Raises Health Concerns

July 9
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Community advocates in the border neighborhood of San Ysidro fear U.S. government plans to inspect cars before they leave the U.S. will cause more congestion and pollution.

Plaza De Panama Plan Passes City Council

July 9
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The San Diego City Council voted 6-1 to approve the Plaza de Panama plan for Balboa Park, one of the options to get cars out of the center of the park. We hear about the plan and when construction could begin.