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Stories for July 26, 2012

Mission Valley Project Gets Planning Commission Go-Ahead

July 26
By Tom Fudge
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A plan to build nearly 1,000 homes along the San Diego River will go before the City Council.

Rite Aid Workers Begin Statewide Strike Vote

July 26
Lisa Brenner, KPCC
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Rite Aid workers throughout Southern California were urged today to reject their employer's latest contract proposal and authorize union leaders to call a strike.

Scientists Looking For Large Local Quake

July 26
By Acacia Squires
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Imagine for a second that the San Andres and San Gabriel faults erupted in the same moment. The result could devastate Southern California.

Construction At Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Underway

July 26
City News Service
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The first structural steel column was set in place today for a critical care building at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, set to open in early summer 2014.

Study Suggests Environmental Benefits From California High Speed Rail

July 26
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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A new UC Berkeley study suggests big environmental benefits would come from California’s proposed high speed rail project.

Judge to Rule On Implementation of Prop B

July 26
By Katie Orr
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A judge will decide Friday whether San Diego can go forward with implementing Proposition B for union employees, or if the city has to wait.

San Diego Museum Of Art Wants You To Spend The Night

July 26
By Claire Caraska, Angela Carone
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What happens at 2 am inside a museum? This is your weekend to find out.

USS Essex Hosts Hockey Game In the Middle Of The Pacific (Video)

July 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based USS Essex is off the coast of Hawaii for RIMPAC - world's largest naval maritime exercise. Recently the crew of the USS Essex took some time out from duty for a friendly game of hockey against members of Canada's military.

Californains Threw Away Less Rubbish In 2011

July 26
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network
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Less waste went to California landfills last year, according to CalRecycle.

Can Nasal Spray Stop Suicidal Thoughts In Troops?

July 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Could something as simple as nasal spray help stem the rising tide of suicides among service members and veterans? The U.S. Army thinks so - and has awarded a scientist at the University of Indiana medical school a $3 million grant to develop such a spray.

Weekend Preview: Hot Vinyl, Moonlight Musicals, And An Art Walk South Of The Border

July 26
Midday Edition
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From North County to south of the border and points in-between, there’s lots of fun to be had in and around San Diego this weekend.

BMX Athlete Nic Long Gets An Olympic Sendoff Aboard The USS Midway

July 26
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The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is on Friday, and the USS Midway Museum has plans to celebrate.

Female Soldiers To Get More Form-Fitting Body Armor (Video)

July 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Women in the U.S. Army will be able to wear body armor that is more suited for the female form as early as next summer. Female soldiers have been forced to don standard-issue body armor meant for men, leaving parts of their bodies potentially vulnerable to injury.

Junior Seau's Calif. Home Listed For $2.3 Million

July 26
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The beachfront home where former NFL linebacker Junior Seau killed himself is on the market for nearly $2.3 million.

Olympics Hurdles Silver Medalist Jack Davis Dies

July 26
Associated Press
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Jack Davis, a champion hurdler who won two Olympic silver medals in the 1950s, has died. He was 81.

Former Calif. Parks Official Says Boss Knew Of $53 Million

July 26
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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A former state parks official says he repeatedly told his superiors about more than $53 million hidden in two accounts that could have been used to help avoid the threat of closing 70 state parks.

Marine Corps Jet Crashes In Imperial Valley

July 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The pilot of a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier was able to safely eject from the jet before it crashed in the Imperial Valley Wednesday afternoon. The Harrier crashed roughly 15 miles northwest of the base at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon.

California Officials Reveal Plans For Twin Tunnels To Carry Water To Cities, Farms

July 26
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press
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California’s ambitious $24 billion plan for ending the state’s water wars was unveiled Wednesday, but standing in its way are unanswered questions and hurdles that will take years to surmount — if that’s even possible.

Governor Brown, Schwarzenegger Dedicate Sunrise Powerlink Amid Protests

July 26
By Erik Anderson
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Gov. Jerry Brown joined former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and federal, state and local officials today to dedicate the Sunrise Powerlink at the Suncrest substation in Alpine, as opponents of the new transmission line staged a protest nearby.

Shark Expert Reveals What's Lurking Off San Diego's Shores

July 26
Evening Edition
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This is the second summer in a row that a San Diego beach has been closed due to a great white shark. Some researchers say sightings of the top predators are on the rise.

New Mexico School Seeks To Serve Black Students

July 26
Elaine Baumgartel
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New Mexico often touts its tri-cultural diversity, which can make it difficult for the small population of black students at the University of New Mexico.

Next Steps For Undocumented Youth Seeking Deportation Relief

July 26
By Jill Replogle
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Mexican Embassy in U.S. starts offering orientation to potential beneficiaries of Obama's latest deportation relief policy.