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Stories for June 8, 2012

San Diego Water Authority Says It's Suing MWD Over Water Rate Increases

June 8
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The San Diego County Water Authority announced today it sued the Southern California wholesaler, the Metropolitan Water District, over recent rate increases.

School Board To Hold Closed-Session Meeting Saturday On Union Negotiations

June 8
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The San Diego Unified School District scheduled a closed-session Board of Education meeting tomorrow after the union representing teachers decided to negotiate to save teacher jobs.

Isari Flower Studio Does More Than Weddings

June 8
Evening Edition
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Isari Flower Studio and Event Design does the typical things you expect from a florist -- like bouquets and centerpieces -- but it also offers classes in floral design and promotes working with flowers as horticultural therapy.

City Heights Imaging Clinic Opens To Find Cancer, Osteoporosis

June 8
By Peggy Pico
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A new state-of-the-art imaging clinic officially opened Friday in City Heights. The center uses high-tech digital scans to detect cancer and osteoporosis.

Big Week Ahead in California Budget Talks

June 8
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

By the end of the week, California could have a budget deal. Friday, June 15th is the deadline for the legislature to pass a spending plan. Democratic leaders and Governor Jerry Brown are still negotiating as time grows short.

San Diego Spends More On Arts Than Cities Of Same Size

June 8
By Angela Carone
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A new study reveals the impact of arts spending in San Diego city and county. The national study also provides comparisons to cities and counties of comparable size.

Proposition 29 Fate Still Uncertain

June 8
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

The California Secretary of State’s office reports almost a million ballots from Tuesday’ s primary election still have to be counted. The results would determine the fate of Proposition 29, which would raise the cigarette tax a dollar a pack.

Fried Twinkies And Racing Pigs - The County Fair Is Open!

June 8
By Angelina Canilao, Neiko Will
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Twinkies are frying and pigs are racing, the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar is officially open. The gates opened today for the fair's 24-day run.

Supreme Court To Decide On Hearing Soledad Cross Case Next Week

June 8
CHANNEL 10 NEWS
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The Supreme Court could announce Monday whether it will hear a long and highly contentious case on one of San Diego's landmarks: the Mount Soledad cross.

Clear Space Before It's Too Hot... And Too Late

June 8
Bob Moffitt, California Capitol Network

The State of California says defensible space is important, but homeowners shouldn’t start a fire trying to create it.

Quadruple Amputee Soldier Takes First Steps (Video)

June 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Quadruple amputee Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills yesterday took his first steps since the IED blast in Afghanistan that left him critically injured on April 10th. Mills has earned the love and support of thousands of online fans through his Facebook page.

Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun

June 8
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Taped before a live audience on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS soundstage, this new PBS special showcases Chris Isaak’s most beloved hits and his personal tribute to the glory days of the legendary Memphis Sun Studio and the music created by his heroes in that famous room. Isaak recaptures the spirit of the original songs with his own brilliant band of stellar musicians, while revealing the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity.

Election Night Website Attack Came From Offshore IP Address, Officials Say

June 8
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Finding the ultimate source of an off-shore cyber attack on San Diego County's main website on election night will be a huge challenge, an expert at the Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego said today.

SD Teachers Union Agrees To 'Limited' Bargaining To Prevent Layoffs

June 8
By Kyla Calvert
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The San Diego Unified teachers union voted to discuss "limited issues" with the school district, in the hope of saving jobs.

Rants and Raves: Ray Bradbury

June 8
By Beth Accomando
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Author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday at the age of 91. I asked some of his fans to remember what they loved about him.

Review: 'Prometheus'

June 8
By Beth Accomando
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So is Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" (opening June 8 throughout San Diego) worth the wait and living up to the hype? The answer is both yes and no. (And spoiler free.)

U.S. Radio Spots Tout Mexican Candidates

June 8
By Jill Replogle
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It’s election season, not just here but also across the border in Mexico. And if you live near the border, you might be hearing radio ads for Mexican candidates.

Roundtable: Election Aftermath

June 8
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The 2012 primary is history, which means voters will talk about it and shout about it. We help figure out what it means ... before we have to do it all again in November.

"America's Got Talent" Singing Vet Caught In Another Lie (Video)

June 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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The hole "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe is digging for himself keeps getting deeper. The Minnesota Army Guard veteran who falsely claimed combat injuries on national TV also provided the reality show with a fake photo of himself in Afghanistan.

Alfie Boe: Live From The Royal Festival Hall, London

June 8
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Filmed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London during Alfie Boe’s sold-out tour, this new special showcases the much loved tenor’s mesmerizing and outstanding voice. Perhaps best known for his role as Jean Valjean in the 25th anniversary stage show of "Les Misérables," Boe delights with a truly magical performance that highlights his magnificent stage presence as he performs a selection of inspired renditions from some of the best-loved musicals of all time, including "Sunset Boulevard," "Company," "West Side Story" and, of course, "Les Misérables."

Helicopter Crash Kills Imperial County Soldier

June 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Capt. Scott Pace of Brawley, California was one of two Americans killed on June 6th when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan.

Suicide Killing More Troops Than Combat In 2012 (Video)

June 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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America's service members are killing themselves at an alarming rate - one per day since the start of 2012.

San Diego County Fair Opens

June 8
City News Service
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The 2012 San Diego County Fair, themed "Out of this World,'' will begin a month-long run today. An opening ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. with a flag raising, singing of the National Anthem and entertainers.

Planning Commission Approves Plaza De Panama

June 8
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego Planning Commission has unanimously approved a controversial plan to remove cars from the heart of Balboa Park.

Filner's Second-Spot Primary Win Comes At Bargain Price

June 8
By Kevin Crowe, Ryann Grochowski
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Bob Filner definitely got the most bang for his buck in Tuesday’s primary. The Democrat congressman spent just $8.75 per vote to make it into the general election for mayor of San Diego against Republican councilman Carl DeMaio.

Second Year of Layoffs Leave Teachers In Limbo

June 8
By Kyla Calvert
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Hundreds of San Diego Unified teachers are facing a second summer of unemployment, forcing many to put their lives on hold.

Family's Tragedy Inspires Home Safety Makeover Video

June 8
By Dwane Brown

Educating community on how to properly secure living space for children and elderly.