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Stories for July 19, 2012

SDSU Raises Cash To Insulate Campus From State Cuts

July 19
By Kyla Calvert
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As state leaders discuss how to cope with the possibility of more state cuts, SDSU and others turn to raising their own revenues.

Brown Pelicans In Trouble

July 19
By Erik Anderson
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Large numbers of brown pelicans are ending up at the SeaWorld wildlife-rescue center in San Diego. Other wildlife rescue organizations along the central and northern California coast are seeing the same thing, lots of young sick birds.

U.S. "Green" Navy Celebrates California Companies

July 19
Bob Moffitt, California Capitol Network
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The Navy wants to cut foreign oil and energy consumption in half by the end of the decade. It's partnered with several California companies and universities to help make that happen.

Taxpayer Groups Angry Over CA Legislative Staff Pay Raises

July 19
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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Taxpayer groups are angry over California lawmakers’ decision to give raises to legislative employees.

Federal Regulators Say Edison Did Not Mislead About San Onofre Tube Changes

July 19
By Amita Sharma
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Environmentalists say the NRC's report is not an exoneration of Edison or regulators. Also, NRC inspectors again blamed flawed computer modeling and manufacturing issues for the generators’ problems.

Health Officials Offer Sneak Preview Of New Palomar Hospital

July 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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Eight years after North County voters approved its funding, the new Palomar Hospital in Escondido is scheduled to open for business in mid-August.

Emerald Wants A Commitment To Open Government

July 19
By Katie Orr
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A San Diego councilwoman says the city needs to make a commitment to open government, even if the state won’t.

In California, Proposed EPA Soot Standards Either Too Much or Not Enough

July 19
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network
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The EPA recently proposed to make annual air quality standards for fine particle pollution more stringent.

Lemon Grove Honors Past With New Downtown Promenade

July 19
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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Evoking images of the past, Lemon Grove is constructing a downtown park and plaza. The Main Street Promenade is a $4.9 million makeover of Main Street between North Avenue and Broadway in Lemon Grove. This area will feature a plaza, park, playground, amphitheater and several artistic pieces.

Poll Shows Californians Uncertain About Ballot Measures

July 19
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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A new poll shows Californians still haven’t made up their minds about several statewide ballot measures in November’s election.

Computer Modeling Blamed For San Onofre Damage, NRC Report Says

July 19
City News Service
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Vibrations that damaged steam generator tubes at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station were the result of inaccurate computer modeling by their manufacturer, according to a report released today by a Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection team.

U.S. Navy Helicopter Crashes In Middle East Near Oman

July 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy is reporting that one of its MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters crashed in the Middle East near Oman today. The military isn't releasing any details on the fate of the five crew members on board.

Planning Commission Denies Santee Power Plant Application

July 19
City News Service
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A gas-fired power plant planned near the Sycamore Landfill ran into at least a temporary roadblock today when the San Diego Planning Commission denied an application to have staff fully study rezoning the area.

SD Planning Commission Denies Rezoning, But It's Not Over For Quail Brush Power Plant

July 19
Midday Edition
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Opponents of a proposed power plant near Mission Trails Park win a victory, but the war's not over.

San Diego Military Members Can Show Their Pride - In Uniform

July 19
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San Diego's LGBT community has a lot to celebrate this year, especially since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. But there's confusion over whether military members can march in uniform in this year's Pride Parade.

Weather Conditions Perfect For Future Brushfires In San Diego County

July 19
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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Looking toward late summer and early fall, the local National Weather Service is predicting above average temperatures and near average precipitation, which means a mixture of high heat, windy conditions and dry brush. A perfect combination for wildfires.

Military Lovers Of 'My Little Pony' Make Headlines

July 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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They're men. They're in the U.S. military. And they love "My Little Pony." They are Military Bronies, and darn proud of who they are and what they love.

Weekend Preview: Pride, 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,' Ray Davies And More

July 19
Midday Edition
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Live music, art documentaries, poolside movies and a neighborhood street fair: hurray for the weekend!

Military Sponsorship Of NASCAR To Continue (Video)

July 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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The House put the brakes on a bill that would've banned military sponsorship of sports organizations like NASCAR and Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Cultural Hits For The Month Of July

July 19
By Alex Morales
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It's the heart of summer, but there's still plenty left to explore. Culture Lust contributor Alex Morales reveals her top 10 arts and culture finds for the month of July.

NPR Poll: Voters Would Amend, Not Repeal, Health Law

July 19
Ron Elving, NPR
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More people still oppose the Affordable Care Act, but a narrow majority favor amending it rather than repealing it.

Unsealed Warrants Show Motive In Murder Of Marine Wife Brittany Killgore (Video)

July 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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Unsealed search warrants in the murder case of Camp Pendleton Marine wife Brittany Killgore show jealousy as a possible motive in the crime.

Del Mar's Historic 75th Season Features A New Race Starter

July 19
By Dwane Brown
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It's the 75th Anniversary of the Del Mar horse racing season. The track has broken attendance records seven years straight. And this year features a new race starter who has worked his way up from the bottom.

Review: 'The Dark Knight Rises'

July 19
By Beth Accomando
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Christopher Nolan's Batman saga comes to an epic conclusion with "The Dark Knight Rises" (opening July 20 throughout San Diego). Spoiler-free review follows.

Deadly Patrols: Political Climate, Trust And Evidence Contribute To Lack Of Accountability

July 19
Evening Edition
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Take a map of Arizona, draw a square in the bottom right hand corner -- the one closest to New Mexico and the international border -- and you get Cochise County. Fewer people live here than in many cities, and it’s part of the nation’s most active illegal immigration corridor.

Guest Blog: Tijuana's New Wave Of Cinema

July 19
Aaron Soto, Guest Blogger
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Tijuana's New Wave of cinema was represented at the Comic-Con International Film Festival this past weekend. Guest blogger and filmmaker Aaron Soto provides some insight into the movement.