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Stories for July 27, 2012

New Border Freeway Set To Open To The Public

July 27
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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Construction started in 2005 and was done in three phases at a total cost of $441 million. It will connect the Otay Mesa Port of Entry with I-805 and I-5.

Rare Stolen Sports Car Found In Pieces

July 27
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A rare sports car reported stolen in San Diego County earlier this month has turned up in pieces.

San Diego County Climate Plan Draws Lawsuit

July 27
By Erik Anderson
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The local Sierra Club is suing San Diego County over what the group sees as shortcomings in the government's plan to address climate change.

California's Finance Department Will Release Audit Next Week

July 27
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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California’s finance department plans to release details of its audit of the state’s special funds next week. The audit comes after 54-million dollars in surplus parks funds were discovered in separate accounts.

Bill Would Create California "Student Athlete Bill of Rights"

July 27
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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Student-athletes at California’s largest universities would be guaranteed academic scholarships if they lose their athletic scholarships because of injury under a bill moving through the State Capitol.

Back To School Shopping Season Important For Stores

July 27
By Erik Anderson
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The back to school shopping season could be a critical indicator about the health of the Southern California Economy. Early forecasts predict a season of flat sales.

Roundtable: Pot Clinics, Multicultural Casting, City Auditor

July 27
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Just as the feds are closing pot clinics in San Diego, other cities in the county are voting on whether to start them up; the La Jolla Playhouse issues an extraordinary apology; and the independent city auditor is dissed by the departments he is auditing.

Hate Crimes In The Alamo City

July 27
By Hernán Rozemberg
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San Antonio police say one hate crime was reported in 2011; five in 2010. But the Council on Islamic-American Relations says every week it get calls about threats and attacks from people who fear retaliation.

Screening: 'Pink Flamingos'

July 27
By Beth Accomando
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With "Pink Flamingos" playing this Friday and Saturday at midnight at Landmark's Ken Cinema, I decided to dig back into the dusty interview vault to pull out some pearls of wisdom from the man known as The Sultan of Sleaze, The Prince of Puke and The King (or possibly Queen) of Schlock. Titles John Waters wears proudly. I interviewed Waters back in 1997 when he was re-releasing "Pink Flamingos."