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Stories for November 16, 2011

Cal State Tuition Will Rise Again, This Time 9%

Nov. 16
By Kyla Calvert
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Cal State trustees voted Wednesday to raise tuition if the universities don’t get additional state funding next year.

Calif. Budget Triggers Likely, $13 Billion Deficit Next Year

Nov. 16
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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California's non-partisan legislative analyst says the state faces a $13 billion deficit for the fiscal year that starts in July – and will likely have to make mid-year "trigger" cuts to the current year's budget.

Police Close Occupy Camp; City Leaders Uninvolved

Nov. 16
By Katie Orr
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Police say crimes were happening and protesters had brought in more stuff since the first raid on Occupy encampment.

Dwell Times Between Deployments Tied to Mental Health Problems

Nov. 16
By Beth Ford Roth

A new Pentagon study finds the longer the dwell time a servicemember spends at home between deployments, the more likely he or she will be diagnosed with a mental health problem.

Students Come to the Capitol to Lobby Lawmaker Over Budget Crunch

Nov. 16
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network
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Students from U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis are calling on state lawmakers to explore alternatives to budget cuts and fee hikes.

Campaign Urges Kids To Give Their Ears A Break

Nov. 16
By Kenny Goldberg

Use of devices like iPods are on the rise, and so is hearing loss among children. Coincidence?

Pearl Harbor Survivor Max Bauer Passes Away

Nov. 16
By Jessica Plautz

The local Pearl Harbor survivor, who was discovered living in squalor as a victim of elder abuse in January of this year, has died of pneumonia at a convalescent home in Chula Vista.

California's Gold: Vincent Price Art Museum

Nov. 16
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Huell Howser tours the Vincent Price Art Museum, which opened in May 2011 at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. The museum contains 9,000 items, many of which were donated by the late actor. Victoria Price leads the tour of her father's vast collection of fine art and shows why this gallery is one of Los Angeles's best kept secrets. We also look back at Huell's original 1989 'Videolog' interview with Vincent Price himself.

Women Who Rock

Nov. 16
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From Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, this performance documentary vibrates with energy as it traces the indelible mark that amazing women musicians have made on America’s soundtrack. Inspired by the “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power” exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, “Women Who Rock” reveals new insights into what it means to be female in the male-dominated world of rock and roll, while exploring how those dynamics between the sexes have changed with time.

Feds Uncover Drug-Smuggling Tunnel Between Tijuana, Otay Mesa

Nov. 16
City News Service

Federal authorities uncovered a "major" cross-border drug-smuggling tunnel between warehouses in Tijuana and Otay Mesa and seized about 14 tons of marijuana stashed inside it, officials announced today.

Chronically Homeless Get Help Through Project 25

Nov. 16
Midday Edition
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When United Way's Home Again initiative launched its Project 25 campaign last year, the goal was to move 25 of San Diego County's chronically homeless into permanent housing.

Key To Vitality May Be Found In Fruit Flies

Nov. 16
Midday Edition
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San Diego researchers find fruit fly intestines -- may reveal secret to vitality.

Calif. Analyst Projects Budget Shortfall, More Deep Cuts

Nov. 16
JUDY LIN, Associated Press

California's nonpartisan fiscal analyst on Wednesday said the state is projected to face a $13 billion budget shortfall in the next fiscal year, suggesting that Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers will have to make another round of spending cuts.

Rants and Raves: Production Designer Ken Adam

Nov. 16
By Beth Accomando
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Web of Stories presents a series of fascinating interviews with famed production designer Ken Adam, who helped give the Bond films their distinctive style.

SDG&E Presses For Customer Reimbursement For Uninsured Wildfire Costs

Nov. 16
By Amita Sharma

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison-- are withdrawing from the case.

Two Former Redevelopment Officials Plead Guilty To Illegal Bonuses

Nov. 16
City News Service

Two former top officials of the Southeastern Economic Development Corp. were each facing up to one year in jail today after pleading guilty to taking thousands of dollars in illegal bonuses.

Police Clear Out Occupy San Diego Camp

Nov. 16
City News Service
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Law enforcement personnel in riot gear cleared out several Occupy San Diego protesters from Civic Center Plaza early today, marking the second such crackdown in nearly three weeks.

Egyptian Groups Plan Mass Anti-Military Protests

Nov. 16
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, NPR
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Many Egyptians are outraged over military rulers' plans to change the constitution to protect the armed forces from civilian oversight and give themselves the final say on key policies.

California is Taking "Wait and See" Approach on Education Waiver

Nov. 16
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

California is not among the eleven states applying for waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

Quarter Of San Diego Streets Need Major Repairs

Nov. 16
By Katie Orr

San Diego’s crumbling streets create some bumpy rides for city drivers. A council committee will hear today just how bad the roads have gotten.

Relatives Of Tijuana's Missing Seek Justice

Nov. 16
By Ruxandra Guidi
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About 500 people have gone missing in Tijuana and the nearby region since 2007. Some at the hands of local criminals; others by drug cartels. Family members of the disappeared are pressuring law enforcement to solve the crimes.

Study: Immigrants In U.S. Assimilating Well

Nov. 16
By Ruxandra Guidi
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A new study examining the latest Census data finds those who emigrate to the U.S., especially young immigrants, are assimilating well.