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Stories for August 17, 2013

Fire Threatens Celebrity Resorts Homes In Idaho

Aug. 17
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An evacuation order in Idaho has been expanded to include 1,600 homes, including many in the resort community of Sun Valley, officials say.

Joint Service Planned For Mother, Son Killed In Boulevard House Fire

Aug. 17
City News Service
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A memorial service for Christina and Ethan Anderson, who were allegedly killed by a family friend also suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, was planned for next week, it was reported today.

Bill Gives Calif. Youthful Offenders Second Chance

Aug. 17
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Criminals serving long prison sentences for offenses they committed as teenagers would have an earlier chance for freedom under a bill working its way through the Legislature.

RNC Isn't Focusing On The Elephant In Its Ballroom

Aug. 17
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They talked about the Hillary Clinton documentary and miniseries. They talked about how well they're doing raising money. They talked about how they're building a state-of-the-art data mining and voter turnout operation.

Gore Keynotes 17th Annual Tahoe Summit

Aug. 17
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Lake Tahoe and the environmental perils it faces will be back in the spotlight Monday as hundreds of leading scientists, elected officials and environmentalists convene for an annual forum touting successes and identifying new challenges that threaten its famed clear waters.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Falls To Lowest Amount Since May 3

Aug. 17
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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today to its lowest amount since May 3 , decreasing seven-tenths of a cent to $3.889.

Mayoral Recall Organizers Prepare To Collect Signatures

Aug. 17
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They need to turn in 102,000 valid signatures by Sept. 26 to qualify for the ballot.

Eighth Annual Indiefest Brings Music, Film to San Diego

Aug. 17
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The eighth annual IndieFest, with two days of live music, film screenings and other performances, continues its run Saturday.

Immigration Reform Activists March To Calif. Farm Country

Aug. 17
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Immigrant and farm worker rights groups came from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Calif., by the busload this week. Bakersfield, in the state's Central Valley, is farm country, and immigration is a complex issue here.

Filipinas Leave Children Behind To Care For American Kids

Aug. 17
Ashley Westerman / NPR
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Few American mothers could fathom a situation that would force them to leave their children in order to put food in their bellies, clothes on their backs and send them to school. But this is the reality for many Filipina women, who cross oceans in search of jobs that pay enough to provide for their families back home.

Closed Cal freeway to open early after bridge work

Aug. 17
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SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A temporarily closed section of one of Southern California's busiest freeways is expected to reopen early, after workers demolished a bridge.

Closed Calif. freeway expected to open early

Aug. 17
Associated Press
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SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A temporarily closed section of one of Southern California's busiest freeways was expected to reopen earlier than expected Sunday, after workers demolished a bridge.

Calif. freeway reopens ahead of schedule

Aug. 17
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SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A section of one of Southern California's busiest freeways reopened ahead of schedule Sunday, ending the threat of historic traffic snarls after workers finished demolishing an old bridge.