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Stories for January 18, 2010

San Diego's Pension Payments Continue To Grow

Jan. 18
By Alison St John

San Diego city’s pension system actuary has come out with a new estimate of what the city will owe its pension fund in 2011.

"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" Launches In San Diego

Jan. 18
By Alison St John
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The memory of the celebration at the end of World War II is evoked by a statue on San Diego bay of a woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square. That woman was in town to help launch a campaign to “Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive.”

Kaiser Employees Give Back On Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 18
By Kenny Goldberg

Nearly 200 Kaiser Permanente employees marked Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank. There was plenty of work to keep them busy.

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch For San Diego

Jan. 18
City News Service
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A Pacific Storm will move through Southern California through tonight bringing periods of heavy rain this afternoon and evening.

Experts On Disaster Prep Discuss Latest On Haiti Earthquake Response

Jan. 18
These Days

What's the latest on the relief efforts going on in Haiti? We speak to a representative from a relief organization that is providing aid, and to a local expert on emergency preparedness who has worked in Haiti.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir Performs Live In Studio

Jan. 18
These Days
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir was founded in 1990. The group, whose members range in age from 18 to 80, raises funds for educational grants through a series of concerts.

Misery, Few Miracles As Haiti Clamors For Help

Jan. 18
Liz Halloran, NPR
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Thousands more U.S. Marines will begin to reach the coast of Haiti on Monday, poised to help move aid and maintain order six days after an earthquake devastated the Caribbean island nation.

Chargers Miss Another Superbowl Chance

Jan. 18
By Dwane Brown, Pamela Davis

The hottest team in the NFL is out of the playoffs. The San Diego Chargers lost to the New York Jets 17-14 at Qualcomm. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Chargers Season Ends With Tough Loss To The Jets

Jan. 18
These Days
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What happened to the Chargers yesterday? The team that had won 11 games in a row looked totally out of it for most of the game against the Jets. We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the Chargers tough loss, and the team's plans for the offseason.

State Eases Restrictions On Graywater Systems

Jan. 18
By Tom Fudge

The California Building Standards Commission has loosened up restrictions on the use of residential graywater systems to help ease the state's water shortage.

El Cajon Needs Public's Help To Redesign Park

Jan. 18
By Katie Orr

El Cajon wants to give its 18-acre Wells Park a makeover and the city needs the public’s ideas to get the job done.

The Buried Life

Jan. 18
By Beth Accomando
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If you’ve ever made a list of things to do then “The Buried Life” (premiering January 18 at 10pm on MTV) might just be the perfect show for you.

Environment California Wants Fee On Plastic Grocery Bags

Jan. 18
By Ed Joyce

An environmental group is calling for a fee on plastic bags at grocery stores in California. The goal is to encourage the use of reusable bags.