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Stories for January 12, 2006

Weekend Preview: January 12, 2006

Jan. 12
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

We talk about an art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown, the staging of a play by Max Frisch, hear some music from Etta James and ask why the Dan Band is singing Helen Reddy's I Am Woman.

The Patte Awards: the best of San Diego theater

Jan. 12
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This Sunday night, KPBS-TV will bring you the 9th annual Patte Awards celebrating the best of San Diego theater from 2005.

Preparing for a possible flu epidemic

Jan. 12
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week in Turkey the first cases of avian flu showed up outside of East Asia. The World Health Organization worries that the flu will spread. We talk about influenza and the research that is being done in our area to prevent and treat it.

Jerry Sanders' State of the City preview

Jan. 12
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

We preview Mayor Jerry Sanders' inaugural State of the City Address scheduled for 6pm tonight, 1/12/06, at Golden Hall.

Nude art stirs up Escondido

Jan. 12
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Three women have contacted a downtown gallery in protest, threatening to start a petition and appeal to the city council if a nude painting is not removed. They say the painting of a naked man is pornographic.

Sanders to give State of City Speech

Jan. 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The stakes are high as San Diego's new mayor, Jerry Sanders, delivers his first State of the City Address tonight. After two years of financial and legal turmoil, citizens have high hopes the mayor will have answers to questions such as whether bankruptcy is avoidable.

CA regulators approve solar power proposal

Jan. 12
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California energy regulators voted today to invest more than $3 billion in solar power the largest investment of its kind in the country. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Live coverage of Jerry Sanders' State of the City Address

Jan. 12
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jerry Sanders faced his first true test as Mayor of San Diego when he delivered his State of the City address tonight. Tom Fudge hosts special These Days coverage of the speech.

SD in need of water system repairs

Jan. 12
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The quality of San Diego's drinking water is at risk if more than $300 million in repairs aren't done. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Sanders to tackle tough issues in State of City Speech

Jan. 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders will deliver the State of the City speech in Golden Hall tonight. Hopes are high that the city's first strong mayor will be able to lead the town out of the trouble it's in. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.