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Stories for September 5, 2012

Judicial Candidates Financial Disclosure Forms Soon To Be Posted Online

Sept. 5
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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California's campaign finance watchdog says it will post financial disclosure forms submitted by judicial candidates online within the next two weeks.

Audit Shows CalSTRS Pension Spiking Controls Inadequate

Sept. 5
Julie Small, KPCC
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An audit by California’s state controller says the pension fund manager for California teachers failed to investigate possible abuses. The findings come on the heels of public employee pension reforms passed by the legislature.

Hunter Announces Bill Punishing States That Give Driver's Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants

Sept. 5
By Claire Trageser
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A California bill that would give drivers licenses to some undocumented immigrants awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature or veto. But Congressman Duncan Hunter isn’t very happy with that idea.

Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Alec R. Terwiske, 21, was killed September 3rd in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was on his first deployment to Afghanistan.

Man Detained, Then Released After Alleged Threats At MCAS Miramar Gate

Sept. 5
City News Service
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A man was detained for questioning this afternoon after driving up to an entrance gate at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and making what were perceived to be threatening statements to military guards.

Great Performances: Paul McCartney's Live Kisses

Sept. 5
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Produced with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and singer Diana Krall and her band, "Kisses on the Bottom" is the first record in McCartney’s historic oeuvre to feature him almost exclusively on vocals. GREAT PERFORMANCES joins McCartney for an intimate concert recorded at the historic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, featuring performances of such standards as “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “Always,” “Bye Bye Blackbird” and more.

Filner, DeMaio Take More Muted Tones In Mayoral Debate On Innovation

Sept. 5
By Katie Orr
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Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner went head-to-head in one of the many mayoral debates before the November election. Watch the full debate here.

SEC Investigating Radio And TV Personality Ray Lucia

Sept. 5
City News Service
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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has initiated administrative proceedings against longtime San Diego financial radio and television personality Ray Lucia for allegedly spreading misleading information to support his "Buckets of Money'' investment strategy.

Dreamland

Sept. 5
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"Dreamland" tells the story of one day in California. Filmed simultaneously from dawn until dusk on November 19, 2010, it follows a remarkable ensemble of Californians who are pushing the bounds of the possible. Entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs, and technologists who are all in California for the same reason: to make their dreams a reality. Some are household names; most are not. But each embodies an adventurous and innovative spirit that is singular to California.

Pentagon Says Ex-Navy SEAL Breached National Security With Book (Video)

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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Pentagon officials say former Navy SEAL Mark Bissonnette breached national security by publishing his book about the Osama bin Laden raid without getting it vetted first by the Department of Defense.

Meet Crawford’s New (And Only) Principal

Sept. 5
Megan Burks, Speak City Heights
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Crawford High School students went back to their same campus yesterday, but started classes at a school very different from the one they left in the spring. Instead of four small schools, each with their own administrators and budget, the campus is now a single, comprehensive school with one principal.

More U.S. Soldiers Died By Suicide Than On The Battlefield In 2012

Sept. 5
Midday Edition
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Richard is a 26-year-old U.S. Army veteran who grew up in San Diego. He said after returning from his first deployment to Iraq, he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, and constantly felt on edge.

Scientists Unveil 'Google Maps' for Human Genome

Sept. 5
Rob Stein, NPR
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Scientists unveiled the results of a massive international project Wednesday that they say debunks the notion that most of our genetic code is made up of so-called junk DNA.

13 Hate Groups Tracked In San Diego County

Sept. 5
Midday Edition
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The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified 13 hate groups in San Diego County and another 12 which are statewide. An eclectic bunch, they include white racist skinheads, patriot groups, black separatists, anti-immigrant groups, and Christian identity groups.

Two U.S. Troops Killed In Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two U.S. troops were killed today in Afghanistan when their OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crashed in the eastern part of the country. The Taliban is claiming responsibility for the crash.

Inaugural 'Medium Festival Of Photography' Kicks Off This Weekend

Sept. 5
Midday Edition
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San Diego's inaugural photography festival provides events and educational opportunities for photographers to come together, participate in workshops and share their craft.

Afghan Military Cracks Down On Its Forces In Response To Insider Attacks

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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Prompted by the recent spike of insider attacks, Afghan military officials have either arrested or dismissed hundreds of their own soldiers.

Earthquake Triggers Pacific Tsunami Warnings For Central & South America

Sept. 5
Mark Memmott, NPR Two-Way Blog
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An estimated 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica has triggered tsunami warnings for the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.

Green Beret Killed In Afghanistan

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border, 28, a Green Beret, was killed in Afghanistan on September 1st when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. Killed in the same attack was Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, also 28-years-old.

Navy Hosts Ninth Annual CPO Pride Day And Food Drive

Sept. 5
City News Service
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Around 2,400 senior enlisted sailors will show off their marching and cadence skills today as part of the Navy's ninth annual CPO Pride Day, which will be capped off with a food drive at 17 locations around San Diego County.

San Diego Unified Administrator's Leave Stirs Controversy

Sept. 5
City News Service
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The San Diego Unified School District's decision to place an area superintendent on administrative leave drew both criticism and support from employees, parents and other members of the public at Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting.

Review: 'Compliance'

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando
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"Compliance" (playing through September 6 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) is an oddly appropriate film to watch after having been to the Instruments of Torture exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man.

Five Takeaways From Tuesday At The Democratic Convention

Sept. 5
Eyder Peralta, NPR
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Takeaways from the convention: "Mom in chief" takes a stand; Ted Kennedy video depicts Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper; defending President Obama's record.