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Stories for January 18, 2012

State of the State Reax: Democrats Split on Pensions

Jan. 18
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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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.

State Of The State Reactions From Lawmakers

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

Analysts Differ On How Mending State Should Move Forward

Jan. 18
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network
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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.

Human Rights Watch Film Fest At MOPA

Jan. 18
Midday Edition
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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.

Are Women Behind The Curve In Saving For Retirement?

Jan. 18
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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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.

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

Jan. 18
By Jill Replogle
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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
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.

Gov. Brown Makes Case For Higher Taxes

Jan. 18
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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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.

San Diego Arson Investigators Busy In University Heights

Jan. 18
By Marissa Cabrera
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San Diego's Metro Arson Strike Team has been called out a half dozen times in the past month to the University Heights neighborhood.

Wikipedia Blacks Out Site To Protest US Bills

Jan. 18
Associated Press
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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.

Navy Cross Awarded to Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine

Jan. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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“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
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.

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

Jan. 18
Krissy Clark, NPR
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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
City News Service

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