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Stories for September 4, 2013

Edison Posts Documents Related To San Onofre Online

Sept. 4
By Alison St John
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Southern California Edison has posted more than three thousand pages of documents relating to the faulty steam generators that resulted in the plant's closure

What Neighborhoods Can Expect In A Post-Filner San Diego

Sept. 4
By Megan Burks
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Checking in on where FIlner's skate park, taxi reform and other initiatives are now.

Bill Would Reduce Charges For Drug Possession

Sept. 4
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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A bill that passed the California Assembly today would give local prosecutors more leeway when prosecuting certain drug cases - allowing them to charge some defendants with misdemeanors instead of felonies.

Brown Blinks On Transit Worker Pensions - For Now

Sept. 4
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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The Obama administration has forced California Governor Jerry Brown to retreat from the pension law he pushed so hard last year – at least for the short term.

Bill To Limit Risky Bonds Waiting For Governor's Signature

Sept. 4
By Kyla Calvert
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A bill to limit school district use of risky capital appreciation bonds heads to the governor's desk.

Southern California Edison Posts Library Of San Onofre Documents

Sept. 4
City News Service
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A digital library containing nearly 100 documents related to the replacement steam generators at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County was made available online Wednesday.

TSA Precheck Screening Program Coming To San Diego Airport

Sept. 4
City News Service
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An expedited Transportation Security Administration screening program will soon be available at Lindbergh Field and 59 other airports, the TSA announced today.

Rick Steves' Florence

Sept. 4
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This special program covers the highlights from two of Rick's episodes about Florence. Fifteenth-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. We gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's "David," enjoy Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," delve into the 3-D wonders of Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise," appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat...very well.

Bill Clinton Steps Up To Dispel The Confusion Over Obamacare

Sept. 4
NPR
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With the launch of the major piece of the Affordable Care Act less than a month away, the Obama administration is escalating the public relations push with one of their most effective weapons - former President Bill Clinton, now known to many as explainer in chief.

Mexican Authorities Search For Bus Driver Killer

Sept. 4
Monica Ortiz Uribe
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Mexican authorities in the border city of Juárez are searching for a female suspect they believe is responsible for the murder of two bus drivers.

Senate Panel Passes Authorization For Force Against Syria

Sept. 4
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A Senate panel has voted to approve a resolution giving President Obama the authority to carry out punitive strikes against Syria its use of chemical weapons against the opposition.

Faulconer, Aguirre Joining Mayor's Race Against Fletcher

Sept. 4
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City Councilman Kevin Faulconer announced that his name will be on the ballot in the November special election to finish the mayoral term of Bob Filner.

How Will New Federal Drug Policy Guidelines Play Out In San Diego?

Sept. 4
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The U.S. Department of Justice has been tweaking some of its drug policies lately. We'll find out how the changes affect San Diego.

San Diego's Congressional Delegates Weigh In On Syria Strike

Sept. 4
By Susan Murphy
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As Congress prepares to vote on President Barack Obama's request for military action in Syria, members of San Diego’s congressional delegation are weighing the prospects and consequences of U.S. involvement.

Will Military Spouses Choir Make Next Round Of 'America's Got Talent'? (Video)

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The wives of service members from around the country have united to perform as the singing group "American Military Spouses Choir." The ladies have made it as far as the semifinals on the TV show "America's Got Talent." But will Tuesday night's performance be their last on the show?

San Diego Writer On Mission To Find Missing Van Gogh

Sept. 4
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A San Diego writer is on the hunt for a missing Van Gogh painting that hasn't been seen since World War II. It's subject of her new novel, Deadly Provenance.

How To Prepare San Diego For Disaster

Sept. 4
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This week, the local Red Cross is focused on disaster preparedness. At the heart of the initiative is a goal to get one million people prepared for emergencies, such as wildfire or earthquake.

Foul Play Not Suspected In Navy Boat Shooting

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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NCIS investigators looking into the death of a sailor Tuesday afternoon aboard a Navy security boat say the shooting doesn't appear to be a homicide, and they don't suspect foul play.

Report: Tsunami Would Swamp California's Economy

Sept. 4
Associated Press
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If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska's coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, swamping the nation's largest port complex and causing major economic damage.

Cancer Patients Take Extra Steps To Preserve Fertility

Sept. 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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Chemotherapy and radiation can damage a cancer patient's fertility. But there are steps patients can take to preserve their chances.

Warmer Temperatures In Store For San Diego County

Sept. 4
City News Service
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Warmer temperatures are in store for San Diego County from today through Friday, meteorologists said.

Yosemite Fire Reaches 80 Percent Containment

Sept. 4
Associated Press
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Crews have pushed forward with building containment lines around the wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park as authorities lift evacuation orders and advisories for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by the massive blaze.

For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly

Sept. 4
NPR
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If you're on Medicare and you're in the hospital for a few days, you may think you're an inpatient. The hospital may have other ideas. Increasingly, hospitals are placing older patients on "observation status." They may be there for days, but technically they're still outpatients.