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Stories for September 7, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Make Bold Statements During School-Sponsored Debate

Sept. 7
By Katie Orr
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San Diego’s mayoral candidates went back to school today. They attended a debate sponsored by La Jolla Country Day and the Pruess School.

High School Students Hold San Diego Mayoral Candidates' Feet To Fire

Sept. 7
By Katie Orr
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There was something notably different about this debate. It was being run by teenagers. And these teenagers knew what they were talking about.

Brown Signs Measure Responding to Dodger Stadium Beating

Sept. 7
Julie Small, KPCC
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Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill to help prevent violence at sports venues. It was introduced in the wake of the Dodger Stadium beating of San Francisco Giant fan Bryan Stow on opening day, 2011.

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs 59 Bills Into Law Friday

Sept. 7
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills into law today.

Federal Regulators Give Reasons Behind San Diego Blackout, But Questions Remain

Sept. 7
By Amita Sharma
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Federal regulators say more local power generation could have prevented last September's blackout.

Online Voter Registration Coming Before November Election

Sept. 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Deb Welsh
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California voters will be able to register to vote online in time for the November election.

San Diego Establishes Downtown 'Zone' With Tax Breaks For Businesses

Sept. 7
City News Service
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The San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone, designed to get companies to move into the area by providing tax incentives, was given the green light by the state of California to expand into northern parts of San Diego, Mayor Jerry Sanders announced today.

Social Media Helping Spread Awareness Of Missing Tijuana Woman

Sept. 7
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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It has been nearly a week since a Tijuana woman's disappearance and social media is helping search for answers. Magaly Salazar, 23, a former psychology student at Cesun University in Tijuana, has not been seen since Saturday afternoon.

Roundtable: Mayor's Race, San Diego Hate Groups, Crowdsourcing Emergency Aid

Sept. 7
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The never-ending round of mayoral debates continues -- with some new twists. Hate groups hang on in San Diego County by changing their message. A local company discovers how to use crowdsourcing to find lost hikers 4,000 miles away.

Masterpiece Mystery! Wallander, Series III

Sept. 7
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In three gripping new episodes, Kenneth Branagh ("My Week with Marilyn," "Henry V," "Hamlet") returns as Inspector Kurt Wallander, the moody Swedish detective created by mystery writer Henning Mankell, who famously lit the spark for today’s passionate interest in Scandinavian crime fiction. WALLANDER III finds the Swedish cop trying to improve his disposition—in the face of torture killings, dashed romance, homicidal do-gooders, and a resentful grown-up daughter.

PBS Show About Broadway Features San Diegans

Sept. 7
By Monica Medina
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A new PBS documentary series charts the journey of 60 young students as they attempt to live their Broadway dreams. And two of the rising stars featured in the series have San Diego connections.

Judge: Schwarzenegger Didn't Break California Law With Commutation

Sept. 7
Associated Press

A California judge has ruled that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't break any laws when he cut the manslaughter sentence for the son of a political ally just hours before leaving office last year.

Miss Navajo Not Your Typical Pageant

Sept. 7
By Laurel Morales
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Contestants must butcher sheep, make fry bread and speak their native language. It started in 1952 to attract tourists to the Navajo Nation Fair. But more recently the tribe saw it as an incentive to young women to learn the Navajo language, traditions and culture. The Navajo Nation will crown this year’s winner Sept. 8.

60-Day Election Sprint Opens With Weak Jobs Report

Sept. 7
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President Barack Obama emerged from the euphoria of his party's convention Friday and ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation's unemployment outlook.

Five Takeaways From The Last Night Of The Democratic Convention

Sept. 7
Eyder Peralta, NPR
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When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Thursday, he presented the choice facing voters as one "between two different paths for America." Earlier, Vice President Biden made a vigorous defense of the administration's first term.

New Health Clinic Opens In South Bay

Sept. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

A new medical clinic opens in Southeast San Diego, an area that suffers from a shortage of health providers.

San Diego Schools Use Mentoring To Keep At-Risk Students On Graduation Track

Sept. 7
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego Unified has made strides in reducing the number of students who drop out. Officials believe mentoring for students most in danger of leaving school without a diploma is making a difference.