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Stories for June 20, 2012

Samaritans Give Foot Baths And Shoes To San Diego Homeless

June 20
By Peggy Pico
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More than 400 homeless men, women and children in San Diego received a bubbly foot bath and a pair of new shoes and socks from volunteers.

Slow Growth Forecast For California

June 20
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

California’s economy should grow slowly over the next couple of years, according to the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast.

USS Makin Island Returning Home To San Diego On Friday

June 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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The USS Makin Island, and the entire Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is scheduled to return to homeport San Diego on Friday.

Taking Stock Of Military's Economic Impact On San Diego

June 20
By Alison St John
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The military remains a powerful driver of the San Diego economy, according to the latest study of its economic impact. However there is uncertainty about future military spending.

Brown, Dem Lawmakers Still Working on State Park Funding

June 20
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The spending plan Democratic lawmakers passed last week contains $65 million more for state parks than Gov. Jerry Brown proposed. That money is intended to stabilize the system and prevent some park closures, but it's not clear if Brown is on board.

Crews Knock Down Jamul-Area Brush Fire

June 20
CHANNEL 10 NEWS, CITY NEWS SERVICE
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A burning structure on the outskirts of an East County campground sparked a brush fire that blackened about 30 open acres this afternoon before crews got it under control.

San Diego Superior Court Facing $14 Million In Cuts

June 20
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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San Diego Superior Court is facing $14 million in reduced funding for the fiscal year starting July 1 and the elimination of 250 jobs or more, due to state budget cuts, court officials said today.

A Hot Dog Program

June 20
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Enjoy an all-American celebration of what may be the country's most popular food. From Fairfield, Connecticut, to Los Angeles, California, the program visits some of the nation's coolest hot dog places, taking viewers inside a giant hot dog-shaped building, stopping at some crazy late-night stands and looking at how hot dogs are made. The special also considers how and when hot dogs became so popular — and surveys the toppings that go on them.

California Educators Closely Watching Budget "Trailer" Bill

June 20
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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School districts and teachers’ unions are closely watching how the California legislature handles an education trailer bill that still must pass before the state budget can be implemented.

Gary Kreep Says His 'Birther' Positions Do Not Relate To Being A Judge

June 20
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Gary Kreep, who appears to have won the race for a San Diego County Superior Court Judge seat, caught national attention recently for his belief that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is fake.

Punishment Recommended For Troops Who Burned Koran

June 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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Six U.S. soldiers and one sailor are facing disciplinary action for their role in accidentally burning Korans at a military base - an event that sparked violent protests in Afghanistan.

'The Sound Of Sax' Fills The Museum Of Making Music

June 20
Midday Edition
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A new exhibition celebrates the history of the saxophone and its trailblazing role in music.

Inspector Morse: Cherubim And Seraphim, Parts One & Two

June 20
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John Thaw stars as this most unlikely detective in the massively popular, award-winning television series of murder mysteries. In these episodes, Morse's step-niece commits suicide and he takes leave to research her past to find a reason for it. His investigation leads him into an alien world of teenage hedonism, raves and designer drugs.

Military Funeral Protest Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle

June 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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A state measure that would require military funeral protesters to stay 500 feet away from funeral services within an hour of those services taking place has cleared a legislative hurdle.

Media Wants Search Warrants Unsealed In Brittany Killgore Murder Case

June 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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Several media outlets are asking a San Diego County judge to unseal search warrants in the murder investigation of Camp Pendleton Marine wife Brittany Killgore.

At Least 3 U.S. Troops Killed In Suicide Bombing In Afghanistan

June 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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At least three U.S. troops have been killed in a suicide bombing at a security checkpoint in Khost, Afghanistan.

Rants and Raves: Zombie Invasion!

June 20
By Beth Accomando
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In times of crisis, where are you going to turn for the latest news and information? To KPBS of course, especially when the dead rise from the grave.

Anderson Forecast Predicts Job Growth In Golden State

June 20
By Tom Fudge
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The rate of job creation in California will exceed the nation as a whole over the coming two years, according to UCLA's Anderson Forecast of the economy.

California Top State For Supporting Pregnant, Parenting Teens

June 20
By Kyla Calvert
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California outperforms other states when it comes to supporting pregnant and parenting students, but the program that provides that support is one of many state services facing funding cuts.

Schools Offer Kids Free Summer Lunch Program

June 20
Samantha Wadley

Children all over San Diego are able to enjoy fun games and free lunches this summer thanks to San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café program.