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Stories for July 11, 2012

Tease photo for Rope Barrier At La Jolla Children's Pool To Stay Up Year-Round

Rope Barrier At La Jolla Children's Pool To Stay Up Year-Round

July 11
CHANNEL 10 NEWS

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to keep a rope barrier designed to protect harbor seals up year-round at the Children's Pool in La Jolla.

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SANDAG Buys 1,900-Acre Hidden Valley Open Space

July 11
City News Service

A 1,905-acre parcel of open space on the northeast flank of Mount San Miguel in Jamul has been acquired by the San Diego Association of Governments and U.S. Department of the Interior, the agencies announced today.

Brown Compares City Bankruptcies to Going into Surgery

July 11
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Governor Jerry Brown says he hopes more California cities won’t file for bankruptcy – but warns of a “continuing rocky ride.”

Governor Brown Signs 'Homeowners Bill Of Rights'

July 11
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed new legislation intended to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosures.

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Navy Builds Up Forces In Persian Gulf As Tensions Build With Iran

July 11
By Beth Ford Roth

The U.S. Navy is building up its forces in the Persian Gulf as a way of preventing Iran from closing the Strait of Hormuz in response to increasing international sanctions.

Tease photo for Scripps Research Institute Heads Up New Search For HIV Vaccine

Scripps Research Institute Heads Up New Search For HIV Vaccine

July 11
By Kenny Goldberg

The National Institutes of Health awarded the Scripps Research Institute a major grant to fund work on an elusive target: an HIV vaccine.

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Interview: Morgan Spurlock

July 11
By Beth Accomando

I haven't been able to screen Morgan Spurlock's documentary "Episode IV: Comic-Con A Fan's Hope" (screening tonight at 8:30pm in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con) and I am curious why the film about Comic-Con has screened elsewhere but in San Diego till tonight.

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Two Courts Rule Against San Diego On Prop B

July 11
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego was dealt two legal setbacks today in its efforts to implement Proposition B.

Tease photo for Six Soldiers Killed In Single IED Blast From Fort Bliss (Video)

Six Soldiers Killed In Single IED Blast From Fort Bliss (Video)

July 11
By Beth Ford Roth

The six soldiers killed on Sunday in Afghanistan by a single IED blast were all based at Fort Bliss, Texas. One of the soldiers killed grew up in the Central Valley town of Porterville, California.

Tease photo for FRONTLINE: Fast Times At West Philly High

FRONTLINE: Fast Times At West Philly High

July 11

Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school’s EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition.

Tease photo for Stand Down Event Expects Record Turnout Of Homeless Veterans

Stand Down Event Expects Record Turnout Of Homeless Veterans

July 11
Midday Edition
Evening Edition

San Diego will host the 25th annual Stand Down for homeless veterans this weekend. The three-day event will provide services such as food, shelter, clothing, health screening and VA and Social Security benefits counseling.

SD Supervisors Approve Food Truck Health Grade Requirement

July 11
City News Service

Food truck operators will be required to display the same health inspection letter grades as restaurants under an ordinance passed unanimously today by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Tease photo for Son Jarocho: Traditional Mexican Folk Music Lives On In San Diego-Tijuana

Son Jarocho: Traditional Mexican Folk Music Lives On In San Diego-Tijuana

July 11
Midday Edition

An event this Saturday -- on both sides of the border -- celebrates a traditional Mexican folk music.

Tease photo for All In A Day's Work: Explosives Tandem Team From Camp Pendleton (Video)

All In A Day's Work: Explosives Tandem Team From Camp Pendleton (Video)

July 11
By Beth Ford Roth

Two Camp Pendleton Marines in Afghanistan talk about the role they play as an Explosive Tandem Team in keeping their comrades safe.

Tease photo for Police On The Border Receive Grant To Fight Money Laundering

Police On The Border Receive Grant To Fight Money Laundering

July 11
By Jill Replogle

A Southern California police department received a nearly $3 million grant to fight money laundering along the border.

Tease photo for Taxes, Jobs And Jabs: Obama And Romney Slug It Out In Swing States

Taxes, Jobs And Jabs: Obama And Romney Slug It Out In Swing States

July 11
Padmananda Rama, NPR

President Obama campaigned in Iowa on Tuesday, promoting his plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those who make under $250,000 a year — but not for more wealthy Americans. Republican Mitt Romney was in another swing state, Colorado, hitting a new Republican charge that some of Obama's policies have helped create jobs overseas at the expense of the domestic job market.

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Islands Of Britain

July 11

Surprisingly, the U.K. is made up of about 6,000 different islands, and some of the most unfamiliar ones are often the most fascinating. In ISLANDS OF BRITAIN, actor Martin Clunes ("Doc Martin," "Men Behaving Badly," "Reggie Perrin") sets out to explore these beautiful but remote communities, shedding new light on their history, culture, flora and fauna. The three-part series showcases all sorts of island dwellers — from people who live off the land, to the mega rich who use their islands to escape the paparazzi.

Tease photo for California Family Sues Contractor Over Soldier's Death

California Family Sues Contractor Over Soldier's Death

July 11
By Beth Ford Roth

The family of Army medic Rudy Acosta, a Santa Clarita native, has federal wrongful death lawsuit against a Canadian contractor. The suit alleges Tundra Strategies hired the Afghan security guard that ended up murdering Acosta, even though the man had a history of threatening U.S. troops.

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San Miguel Fire Chief Says Heat Condition Ripe For Wildfires

July 11
Midday Edition
Evening Edition

An excessive heat warning for San Diego County's desert areas remained in effect for a second day today, when highs are forecast to climb well above 100 degrees. Over the weekend on Mount Helix a man accidentally started a fire with his weed wacker while trying to clear dry brush. We'll find out about safe practices for clearing brush or when using power tools when it's hot out.

Interstate 805 Reopens After Sign Sitter Surrenders

July 11
Associated Press

A man who perched on a San Diego freeway sign for more than eight hours, jamming traffic for miles, has surrendered to authorities.

Tease photo for Pentagon Plans To Create 'Stolen Valor' Database

Pentagon Plans To Create 'Stolen Valor' Database

July 11
By Beth Ford Roth

The Department of Defense is planning to set up a database of military medal winners, in the wake of the U.S Supreme Court ruling that found the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 unconstitutional. The law struck down by the court made it a crime to lie about having earned military medals.

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Third California City Votes To Declare Bankruptcy

July 11
Associated Press

The City Council in San Bernardino voted Tuesday night to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the third California city in less than two weeks to make the rare move.

Tease photo for Drug And Alcohol Treatment Center Relocated To National City

Drug And Alcohol Treatment Center Relocated To National City

July 11
By Dwane Brown

People who live in the South Bay have a new place to turn for help in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. Volunteers of America have been on a six year journey to find the perfect location in National City.

Tease photo for Baby Boom Of Gray Whales Attributed To Early Ice Melt

Baby Boom Of Gray Whales Attributed To Early Ice Melt

July 11
By Susan Murphy

A baby boom of gray whales migrated through California waters this spring. There were twice as many calves born this season over last, according to NOAA.