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Stories for September 26, 2012

Brown Signs Law To Buffer Protesting Students, Campus Police

Sept. 26
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A bill by Assemblyman Marty Block, D-Lemon Grove, to have California State University system administrators appoint liaisons to serve as buffers between campus police and protesting students was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Presidential Candidate Supporting A 'Green' New Deal Program

Sept. 26
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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Almost 80 years after the Great Depression, a presidential candidate is talking about implementing another public works program.

Scripps Ranch Recreation Center Can Keep The Lights On

Sept. 26
By Erik Anderson
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A San Diego recreation center is now capable of keeping the lights on, even if the rest of the electric grid is dark thanks to a combination of solar panels and batteries.

Filner Calls On DeMaio, Lynch, Manchester To Disclose Communications

Sept. 26
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An email thread about a proposal to locate an NFL stadium at the site of the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal stirred up the San Diego mayoral race today.

City Ends Fiscal Year With Surplus, But Future Uncertainties Remain

Sept. 26
City News Service
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The city of San Diego ended the most recent fiscal year with a $43.6 million surplus, following years of battling deficits, but future budgets are clouded by uncertainties, city financial staff reported today.

Austin City Limits: Coldplay

Sept. 26
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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. Grammy-winners Coldplay, the modern-rock giants who have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, perform hits and selections from their newest LP, "Mylo Xyloto."

MCAS Miramar Marine Surprises Girlfriend With Proposal (Video)

Sept. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Home Post has featured quite a few surprise reunions recently, but how about a surprise proposal? This MCAS Miramar Marine won a contest that allowed him to surprise his girlfriend, a student at U.C. San Diego, with the proposal of a lifetime (we hope).

San Diego Decides How To Spend $27 Million Wildfire Settlement

Sept. 26
By Katie Orr
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It took five years for San Diego to receive a settlement for the 2007 wildfires. But it’s taken less than four months for the city to decide how to use the money.

Einstein's Brain Available Through iPad App

Sept. 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Deb Welsh
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Albert Einstein's brain has been digitized and made available through an iPad app.

Tales Of Masked Men

Sept. 26
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Explore “lucha libre” and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of “home” for new immigrants in the United States. It also continues to expand and build on its unique cultural tradition in countries where it enjoys enduring popularity. Simultaneously, lucha libre is contributing a lasting cultural idiom to America’s pop culture landscape.

Sister Of Former Camp Pendleton Marine Calls On Ahmadinejad For His Release

Sept. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The sister of former Camp Pendleton Marine Amir Mirzaei Hekmati is calling on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to free her brother, as the Iranian president visits the United States. Hekmati was accused of being a spy during a visit to Iran, and now faces a death sentence.

Supervisors Want To Allow Digital Billboards In Unincorporated County

Sept. 26
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The Board of Supervisors today directed county staffers to work with billboard operators and community planning groups to explore ways to change the county's sign ordinance to allow digital LED billboards in unincorporated areas.

Civil Rights Group: Voter ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Minorities

Sept. 26
By Adrian Florido
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A nonprofit's survey found that additional voting requirements in 23 states could conspire to keep Latinos and other minorities from the polls.

Local Arts And Culture Leaders Share Their Wish List For New Mayor

Sept. 26
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Local arts and culture leaders weigh in on how a new mayor could make San Diego’s arts and culture community better.

San Diego Mayor's Race Sees A Mayor Endorsement And New Poll

Sept. 26
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Mayor Sanders announces he is backing Carl DeMaio as his successor, as a new independent poll finds a widening lead for candidate Bob Filner.

Voters Could Overrule Themselves On 3 Strikes, Death Penalty Ballot Measures

Sept. 26
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Among the 11 propositions on November's ballot are two that reverse or amend initiatives already approved by voters. As we face another roster of initiatives on the ballot this November, it's time to ask, who is composing these initiatives and is there a better way to do it?

Military Families In Mourning Subject Of New Pentagon Study

Sept. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Pentagon is looking for participants for its new five-year study on how losing a loved one affects a military family.

The Cliburn: 50 Years Of Gold

Sept. 26
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Every four years, a group of the world’s finest young pianists takes the stage at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Amid the drama, beauty, nerves and excitement, they know one thing is true — the outcome there can change their lives. Through the eyes and memories of 15 gold medalists, this program follows the 50-year history of one of the world’s most prestigious music competitions. The retrospective includes historic footage and interviews with Van Cliburn.

New TV Singing Show 'Troupe Stars' Features Military Talent (Video)

Sept. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Watch out American Idol - there's a new singing show in town, and the contestants know a thing or two about delivering the goods under pressure. ABC's new program "Troupe Stars" will feature only active-duty military and veterans as competitors.

Shockey Fire Expected To Be Fully Contained Today

Sept. 26
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The 2,851-acre Shockey Fire, which has claimed a man's life and destroyed 11 back-country homes in rural southeastern San Diego County, is expected to be fully contained today.

U.S. Believes It Has Pakistan's 'Tacit Consent' For Drone Strikes, 'WSJ' Reports

Sept. 26
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The CIA tells Pakistan in advance about "broad areas" where it intends to take aim at suspected terrorists with drone strikes and interprets the other government's silence and clearing of airspace as "tacit consent," The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.

Sheriff Hopeful Two San Diego Deputies Will Make Full Recovery After Shooting

Sept. 26
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Sheriff's officials were guardedly optimistic today that two veterans of their department will make full recoveries from serious wounds they suffered in a nearly 15-minute gunbattle with an alleged pedophile at an East County apartment complex.

San Diego Media Powerhouse Flexes Political Muscles

Sept. 26
By Brooke Williams
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What does U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester have to gain from a new Chargers stadium at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal? A KPBS/I-Newsource Investigation.