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Stories for September 5, 2013

Iraqi Refugee Family Struggles To Make A New Life In San Diego

Sept. 5
By Jill Replogle
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Refugee families face major trials to make it to the U.S. Once the initial relief wears off, many, like one local Iraqi family, face tough times.

Mo'olelo Founding Director Leaving For Pasadena

Sept. 5
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego theater community is losing one of its innovative leaders. Seema Sueko will leave Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company at the end of the year.

California Prison Hunger Strike Ends After Two Months

Sept. 5
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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After nearly two months of going without meals, the California prison inmates protesting the state's Security Housing Units are giving up their hunger strike.

California Could Speed Up Transition To Common Core Tests

Sept. 5
By Kyla Calvert
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The plan to roll out new, online exams in California could be speeding up.

Interim Mayor Gloria Encourages Miramar Air Show Attendance

Sept. 5
By Erik Anderson
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A stripped-down Miramar Air Show gets a boost from San Diego civic leaders.

Heroin Use Rises In San Diego County

Sept. 5
City News Service

The use of heroin has risen over the past decade in San Diego County, according to a study released today.

Filner's Critics Say Business Is Better Since Resignation

Sept. 5
City News Service
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Two leading private sector critics of Bob Filner said today the business climate has improved since the former mayor announced his resignation.

American Masters: Billie Jean King

Sept. 5
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The series’ first profile of a sports figure commemorates the 40th anniversaries of the famous Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs “The Battle of the Sexes” tennis match and the launch of the Women’s Tennis Association. King presents her own story, with perspective from Serena and Venus Williams, Hillary Clinton, Sir Elton John, Maria Sharapova, members of the Virginia Slims Circuit “Original 9” including Rosie Casals, Gloria Steinem, Chris Evert, Margaret Court, Bobby Riggs’ son Larry, family, friends and many others.

Marine Corps Bases To Limit Alcohol Sales

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Marine Corps will start limiting the hours alcohol can be sold at base exchanges, and will altogether ban the sale of booze at Marine Marts near barracks.

Councilman Alvarez Enters Mayor's Race

Sept. 5
By KPBS
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David Alvarez joins former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Councilman Kevin Faulconer as the major contenders for the city's top seat.

Review: 'Some Like It Hot'

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando
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Trying to beat the heat? There’s no better way than with "Some Like It Hot" at the Cinema Under the Stars (screening tonight through Saturday).

Weekend Preview: Punk Rocker Dads, Fig Fest and 39 Steps

Sept. 5
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Get ready for the weekend. We'll tell you what fun and exciting events are happening in and around San Diego from punk rocker dads to a passion for figs.

SCE Seeks $2.4B From Ratepayers For San Onofre

Sept. 5
Associated Press
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Southern California Edison says it needs at least $2.4 billion from ratepayers over the next seven years for the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant.

USFS: Hunter Caused Huge Wildfire Near Yosemite

Sept. 5
Associated Press
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A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park began when a hunter allowed an illegal fire to escape, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

MCAS Miramar Osprey Involved In Nevada Crash Can't Be Fixed

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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An MV- 22B Osprey attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out of MCAS Miramar made a hard landing near Creech Air Force Base in Nevada on August 26. While all crew members were able to escape safely, the subsequent fire on the Osprey made the aircraft unrepairable, and a total loss costing $2 million.

Calif. Inmates End Hunger Strike After 2 Months

Sept. 5
Associated Press
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California officials say inmates have ended their nearly two-month hunger strike to protest the prison system's isolation policies.

Cause Of Rim Fire Could Take Months To Determine

Sept. 5
Associated Press
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It could take months for investigators to determine what ignited the wildfire that has consumed more than 370 square miles of forest in and around Yosemite National Park.

The Women Who Accused Filner Talk About Coming Forward

Sept. 5
By Sandhya Dirks
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Some of the first women to publicly accuse former mayor Bob Filner talk about what it was like to come forward, and why they waited to speak up.

California Bill Would Immediately Begin New Academic Test Standards

Sept. 5
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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A bill that would immediately start phasing in California’s new computer-based standardized school achievement assessment has passed out of a key senate committee. The bill would allow most districts to opt out of the old system.

Prisons Battle Heats Up At Calif. Capitol

Sept. 5
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The battle between Senate Democrats and everyone else at the Capitol - including Gov. Jerry Brown - over how to address a federal court order requiring the state to reduce overcrowding in its prisons is heating up even more.

San Diego Swelters As Heat Wave Strengthens

Sept. 5
By Susan Murphy
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Inland areas of San Diego County are expected to reach the 100-degree mark by lunchtime Thursday as a heatwave intensifies and bears down on the region.

More Cities Sweeping Homeless Into Less Prominent Areas

Sept. 5
NPR

In North Carolina, a fight is brewing over the homeless in the capital city of Raleigh. Elected leaders have asked charitable and religious groups to stop their long-standing tradition of feeding the homeless in a downtown park on weekends.