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Stories for September 14, 2012

Embrace Provides Home Restorations For Wounded Warriors

Sept. 14
By Dwane Brown
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Volunteers with San Diego nonprofit organization Embrace upgrade a wounded veteran's home in Lemon Grove for wheelchair accessibility.

Oceanside Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Development

Sept. 14
By Alison St John
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San Diego is not the only city electing a mayor this November. Three candidates are vying for the mayor’s seat in Oceanside, North County’s largest city.

San Diego Opera's Words And Music Program

Sept. 14
Evening Edition
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The San Diego Opera's Words and Music program has kids writing operas. Check out the video of the rehearsal of their "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

Living Coast Discovery Center Celebrates COASTWEEKS 2012 with Three Weeks of Programs Celebrating Coastal Wildlife and Water Resources

Sept. 14
By KPBS
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The Living Coast Discovery Center, a nonprofit zoo and aquarium located on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, is hosting three weeks of special programming from Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 in celebration of COASTWEEKS 2012.

California's Annual Coastal Clean-Up Expects Thousands of Volunteers

Sept. 14
Kathleen Masterson, California Capitol Network

California expects more than 70,000 volunteers will help remove trash from the state's beaches at the annual coastal cleanup Saturday. Volunteers will comb more than 850 beaches and riversides, and may even see debris from the Japanese tsunami.

Second San Diegan Aiming For Broadway

Sept. 14
By Monica Medina
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Two San Diego teens are featured in the PBS documentary "Broadway or Bust," airing on Sunday. Contributor Monica Medina introduces Chase Fischer, a young man with dreams of the Broadway stage.

Survey: Media Depictions Influence Impressions Of Latinos

Sept. 14
By Adrian Florido
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A survey finds the media influences how people feel about Latinos.

San Diego Voters To Decide On Medical Marijuana In 4 Cities But Not Encinitas

Sept. 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Medical marijuana dispensaries are on the ballot in four San Diego County cities this fall. But voters in Encinitas will have to wait two more years.

Former San Diego Navy SEALS Mourned by Pres. Obama

Sept. 14
City News Service

The four Americans killed in Libya on Tuesday, including two former Navy SEALS from San Diego, were mourned today at Joint Base Andrews by President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

FRONTLINE: The Battle For Syria

Sept. 14
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As fighting rages in the streets of Syria's largest city, FRONTLINE producer Jamie Doran and correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. "The Battle for Syria" is an unprecedented portrait of Syria's rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians, and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria.

Judge Rules San Diego Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Unreasonable

Sept. 14
Lorraine Bailey, Courthouse News Service

California's Fourth Appellate District affirmed this week that one provision of voter-approved Proposition 83, which restricts where registered sex offenders can live, was unreasonable and oppressive.

Roundtable: Manchester Buys North Co. Times, Orchestra Nova's Labor Dispute, Vets And Martial Arts

Sept. 14
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Doug Manchester doubles down on print media, sewing up the county's two daily papers. Orchestra Nova seeks an unusual concession from its musicians. And returning vets find mental health in the violence of mixed martial arts.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Death And The Civil War

Sept. 14
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From acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns, "Death And The Civil War" explores an essential but largely overlooked aspect of the most pivotal event in American history: the transformation of the nation by the death of an estimated 750,000 people – nearly two and a half percent of the population – in four dark and searing years from 1861 to 1865. The program premieres in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the bloodiest one-day battle in American history.

Serra High Lock-Down Lifted

Sept. 14
By KPBS

Serra High School was on lock-down today after police received a call about a shot being fired; all-clear issued at 9:35 a.m.

Area Man Behind Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Video

Sept. 14
Associated Press

The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and outspoken hatred of radical Muslims has drawn the attention of civil libertarians, who say he's a hate monger.

Escondido's Police Chief Put On Leave

Sept. 14
Associated Press
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Escondido's police chief has been placed on paid administrative leave while undisclosed personnel matters are reviewed. City officials on Thursday couldn't elaborate about why Police Chief Jim Maher would no longer be on the job or how long he would be on leave. Assistant Chief Cory Moles has been named his replacement.

USS Peleliu, Camp Pendleton Marines To Deploy Monday

Sept. 14
CNS
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Three ships and expeditionary Marines will from Camp Pendleton will deploy Monday to the Middle East and Western Pacific, the Navy said today. The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group is led by the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, commanded by Capt. Mark Sakaguchi.

Father Joe Carroll Named Mr. San Diego 2012

Sept. 14
By Dwane Brown
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Father Joe's Villages is Southern California's largest residential services provider offering meals, housing, medical and job training for homeless people.

Review: 'Sleepwalk With Me'

Sept. 14
By Nathan John
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"Sleepwalk With Me" (opening September 14th at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is the story of a simple minded up-and-coming comedian and his struggle with career, romance, and REM sleep behavior disorder.