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Stories for January 18, 2012

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State of the State Reax: Democrats Split on Pensions

Jan. 18, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Democrats generally praised the governor’s speech, but they aren’t all falling into step with his call to overhaul the state’s pension system.

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State Of The State Reactions From Lawmakers

Jan. 18, 2012
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

Governor Jerry Brown is being praised by some for the positive tone of his State of the State address. Others are criticizing his continued support for higher taxes and high speed rail.

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Analysts Differ On How Mending State Should Move Forward

Jan. 18, 2012
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network

California “is on the mend.” That’s what Governor Jerry Brown declared in his annual State of the State address today. There’s disagreement over how a state “on the mend” should move forward.

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Human Rights Watch Film Fest At MOPA

Jan. 18, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The Museum of Photographic Arts prepares for one of the most significant film festivals of the year, presented by Human Rights Watch. The festival opens Friday through Monday, January 23.

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Are Women Behind The Curve In Saving For Retirement?

Jan. 18, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Women may live longer than men, but when it comes to saving for retirement, they are behind the curve. We'll hear from a finance expert with tips on how to save now for your retirement.

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Mayan Calendar: The End of Time, Or End Of An Era?

Jan. 18, 2012
By Jill Replogle

According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, civilization as we know it has about 11 months left. But many people in the Mayan heartland — Guatemala — see it differently.

Psychologist Calls Child Stabbing Predictable And Preventable

Jan. 18, 2012
By Tom Fudge

A psychologist says the shocking stabbing death of a 12-year-old boy, allegedly by his 10-year-old playmate, can be traced to clues and causes in the childhood brain.

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Gov. Brown Makes Case For Higher Taxes

Jan. 18, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and JULIET WILLIAMS and JUDY LIN, Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown gave Californians a choice between higher taxes and deeper cuts to public schools and other core functions of government during his State of the State address.

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San Diego Arson Investigators Busy In University Heights

Jan. 18, 2012
By Marissa Cabrera

San Diego's Metro Arson Strike Team has been called out a half dozen times in the past month to the University Heights neighborhood.

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Wikipedia Blacks Out Site To Protest US Bills

Jan. 18, 2012
Associated Press

Wikipedia is blocking visitors from its English-language articles and Google has blacked out the logo on its home page as they join other sites in protesting legislation pending in Congress that's aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content.

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Navy Cross Awarded to Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine

Jan. 18, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

“Lance Cpl. Hogan made a choice that is unimaginable for most of us. But it was a choice of a Marine.” Those were the words of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as he posthumously awarded the Navy Cross to Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan today at Camp Pendleton.

Family Of Slain San Diego-Area Boy Defends Suspect

Jan. 18, 2012
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press

The mother of a 12-year-old boy says the 10-year-old neighbor suspected of fatally stabbing her son is not a monster.

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Cleaner Air In Southern California Ports Comes At A Cost To Truckers

Jan. 18, 2012
Krissy Clark, NPR

The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the busiest in the nation. They also have some of the dirtiest air, thanks to thousands of cargo trucks that pass through each day.

San Diego Elementary School Reopens After Arson Fire

Jan. 18, 2012
City News Service

A University Heights primary school damaged in an arson fire was scheduled to reopen today.