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Stories for June 21, 2012

Healthy Families Kids Will Move To Medi-Cal under New Budget Deal

June 21, 2012
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network

The new California budget deal will move nearly 900 thousand children from one state program called Healthy Families into the state’s Medi-Cal system.

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Robot Baby Offers Lessons For ER Personnel

June 21, 2012
By Angelina Canilao

A 6-month-old baby is rushed to the emergency room. It’s having trouble breathing and it’s skin is starting to turn blue.

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New Scandinavian Cooking: Popular Sausage

June 21, 2012

Sausages serve a special function in Norway, both as an everyday meal and as festive food. In this episode, Andreas discovers the culture and history behind a well-made sausage. He bakes potato pancakes and makes homemade mustard, essential companions for the three types of tasty sausages he prepares.

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Review: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

June 21, 2012
By Beth Accomando

I absolutely love the idea of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (opening June 22 throughout San Diego). The notion of our most dignified 16th president slaying bloodsuckers as a secret mission made history suddenly fun.

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San Diego Riders Celebrate 'Dump The Pump Day'

June 21, 2012
By Peggy Pico

Public transportation use is up in San Diego, especially today.

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City Heights Studio Helps Teens Find Resolution Through Dance

June 21, 2012
Megan Burks, Speak City Heights

A local studio called transcenDANCE helps teens train to be dancers. It also provides some with a surrogate home.

U-T San Diego Sets Up Online Pay Wall

June 21, 2012
CITY NEWS SERVICE

U-T San Diego today became the latest major daily newspaper to charge for full access to its online content, but its front page and select digital services will remain free.

Welfare-To-Work Program Changes Under Budget Deal

June 21, 2012
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

Differences over cuts to California’s welfare-to-work program were at the center of budget negotiations between Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders.

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San Diego's Military Building Boom Winding Down

June 21, 2012
By Alison St John

A military construction boom is winding down in San Diego, and thousands of highly paid construction jobs are being phased out.

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Budget Deal at the Capitol

June 21, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders say they’ve reached a “conceptual” budget agreement for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.

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Military Service A Path To Legal Status For Illegal Immigrants Under Romney Plan

June 21, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Illegal immigrants could earn a "path to legal status" if they serve in the U.S. military, according to a plan announced today by GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

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We Own The Years Ahead With Nicholas Boothman

June 21, 2012

This program features Nicholas Boothman, an award-winning author, inspirational speaker and leading expert in face-to-face communication, in an emotional call to action for adults to take control of their years ahead by actively connecting with people. Boothman will bring his message of the benefits of connecting with others as well as share practical tactics of how to connect.

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Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs: Michel Richard

June 21, 2012

Michel Richard is the chef/proprietor of L.A.'s Citrus restaurant and Citronelle restaurants in Santa Barbara, Baltimore and Washington D.C. At his home kitchen in L.A., he prepares a chocolate dome cake and hot chocolate truffles using the best ingredients he can find. His skills and suggestions for turning out a winning chocolate dome are just right for the home baker.

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Gov., Dems Announce Deal On Remaining CA Budget

June 21, 2012
Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders reached agreement Thursday to finalize California's budget.

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Review: Midnight Movies at the Ken

June 21, 2012
By Beth Accomando

The Landmark Midnight movies return with a great line up of cult and indie favorites.

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San Diego Marine And Double Amputee To Climb Kilimanjaro (Video)

June 21, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

San Diego-based Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Zambon is heading to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, despite the fact he lost both legs to a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Rosanne Cash/Brandi Carlile

June 21, 2012

Great voices and songs combine with Rosanne Cash and Brandi Carlile. Cash presents tunes from her C&W tribute album "The List." Brandi Carlile follows with genre-spanning tunes from "Give Up the Ghost."

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Weekend Preview: 'Blood and Gifts,' Encinitas Foodie Fest And Kevin Nealon

June 21, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Comedy, drama, gluttony and fairies: this weekend has it all.

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Economists Say San Diego Slowly Rebounding From Recession

June 21, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A new report shows signs San Diego's economy is pulling out of the recession. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce reports the worst of the recession is over for San Diego.

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San Diego's Military, Civilian Families Face Food Stamp Cut

June 21, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Congress is considering cutting funds for food stamps in the omnibus Farm Bill as a way to keep the Defense budget intact. In an ironic twist, passage of the bill may mean the loss of food stamps for many veterans and military families.

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Camp Pendleton's 'Magificent Bastards' Get New CO On Friday

June 21, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Camp Pendleton's 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, known as the "Magnificent Bastards," will have a new leader starting Friday.

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Scripps Research Vessel Returns After 10 Month Expedition

June 21, 2012
City News Service

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography's research vessel Melville is scheduled to return to San Diego today after a 10-month expedition.

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Mexico's Youth Make Voices Heard Ahead Of Vote

June 21, 2012
Carrie Kahn, NPR

Mexicans go to the polls July 1 to choose their next president, and polls show that voters seem inclined to embrace the past.

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Start Of Summer Means New Freebies And Discounts For Troops

June 21, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Military families looking for some together time have quite a few options that are easy on the pocketbook. We've got a roundup.

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Why Your 401(k) May Be Worth Less Than You Think

June 21, 2012
NPR Staff

Come this fall, millions of workers who invest in 401(k)s will learn their plans are probably worth even less than they thought.

Prop 29 Losing By Razor-Thin Margin

June 21, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

More than two weeks after Election Day, Proposition 29 remains too close to call.

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Solar Making A Splash In San Diego's Energy Market

June 21, 2012
By Erik Anderson

The sun shines brightly on San Diego's solar power industry. However, there are some clouds on the horizon.