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Stories for January 30, 2012

Rants and Raves: 'Dead Hooker In A Trunk' Date Night

Jan. 30
By Beth Accomando
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What better way to prepare for February's Women in Horror Recognition Month than by celebrating the U.S. DVD release of "Dead Hooker in a Trunk" with some live Tweeting with the twisted Soska Twins.

S.D. Voters May Have More Choices On Pension Reform

Jan. 30
By Katie Orr

San Diego voters will get a chance to vote on pension reform in the June election. But voters may have more than one reform option to choose from.

CROSSING SOUTH: Tijuana: Crooner, Tigers, Drinks & Food

Jan. 30
By Jennifer Robinson
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In this episode, host Jorge Meraz gets a rare chance to hold a baby tiger at the Tijuana Zoo. Then he cooks and samples food from Mujeres Divinas Restaurant and a hole-in-the-wall burrito joint that makes great meals for a small price. Lastly, Jorge hangs out with the Tijuana Opera listens in as the company rehearses for their next show.

Tijuana Killings Disrupt Period Of Relative Calm

Jan. 30
By Adrian Florido
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The murders of five people at a family gathering Saturday were a reminder that organized crime is still active in Tijuana despite a recent decrease in drug killings.

Occupy Protesters' Attempt To Arrest Mayor Sanders Fails

Jan. 30
JAMES R. RIFFEL, City News Service

About 20 members of Occupy San Diego tried to make a citizen's arrest of Mayor Jerry Sanders today, alleging that he committed embezzlement when he allowed the temporary name change of Qualcomm Stadium to "Snapdragon Stadium.''

INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS: Great White Shark

Jan. 30
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The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg uncovers the amazing array of senses the shark possesses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans investigates the origins of the shark’s infamous killing bite, and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how sharks’ teeth and jaws evolved from their outer skin and gill arches. Finally, the experts ask whether the shark deserves its reputation as a man killer.

NOVA: Ice Age Death Trap

Jan. 30
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Packed with ingenious scientific work and spectacular fossils, NOVA's "Ice Age Death Trap" reveals intimate secrets of the life and death of North America's most exotic and extreme creatures. Most tantalizing of all, the team unearths startling and controversial evidence of what may be the earliest humans ever to venture into the untamed wilderness of Ice Age America.

Campaign Finance Reform Advocates Face Uphill Battle

Jan. 30
Midday Edition
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The 2012 presidential election is expected to be the most expensive election in U.S. history. Observers say it should significantly outpace the $2.4 billion spent in 2008.

'Blessings In A Backpack' Feeds Hundreds Of San Diego School Kids

Jan. 30
By Dwane Brown

One out of seven children in San Diego County lives in poverty. A program sponsored by the Professional Golfers Association helps kids with meals.

Redevelopment Officially Comes To An End In San Diego

Jan. 30
By Katie Orr

It’s the end of an era of sorts for cities across California. Redevelopment agencies must be officially shut down by Wednesday. KPBS looks at what that means for San Diego.

Truth Of Haditha Case May Never Come Out: Wuterich Defense Attorney

Jan. 30
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Defense attorney Neal Puckett says Frank Wuterich chose a plea deal in the Haditha trial because he felt morally responsible for what occurred.

Monique Gaffney On 'Being Henrietta'

Jan. 30
Midday Edition
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Artist in residence Monique Gaffney talks about creating "Being Henrietta" (being performed at the Arthur Wagner Theater at UC San Diego February 2 at 7 p.m., with a reception at 6 p.m. and expert panel and post performance Q&A).

Occupy Protest Resurfaces In Oakland After Lull

Jan. 30
TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

It started peacefully enough: A midday rally at City Hall and a march. But as the day wore on, Oakland was hit by the most turbulent protests in weeks as Occupy demonstrators clashed repeatedly with police, leaving more than 400 people arrested.

GOP Presidential Contest: Is It Over Or Just Getting Started?

Jan. 30
Ron Elving, NPR
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ANALYSIS: Mitt Romney's last three challengers have given up on Florida but say they're in it until the convention.

SDSU Hosts Event Focused on 'Courage' To Honor Civil Rights Advocate

Jan. 30
By Kyla Calvert
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SDSU hosts event to commemorate California's second annual Fred Korematsu Day.

Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners

Jan. 30
Chris Arnold, NPR
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Freddie Mac has invested billions of dollars betting that U.S. homeowners won't be able to refinance their mortgages at today's lower rates, according to an investigation by NPR and ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom.

New Home Building May Return To San Diego

Jan. 30
By Erik Anderson
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A major new housing development in Mission Valley could be a sign that San Diego County’s dormant new-home construction industry is coming back to life. The project is transforming an old gravel pit into a planned community of condos, rental units and commercial space.