Friday, December 28, 2012 - Evening Edition


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>> >>: THE HOUR FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION IS HERE. IT IS NOW.
>> >>DWANE: PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO MAKE A DEAL TO AVOID THE FISCAL
CLIFF. TONIGHT ON KPBS EVENING EDITION WE'LL HAVE
THE LATEST ON THE TALKS IN WASHINGTON AND THE POSSIBLE IMPACTS TO CALIFORNIA IF A DEAL
IS ISN'T REACHED. SOME U.S. SAILORS FILE AD MULTIMILLION DOLLAR
LAWSUIT AGAINST THE JAPANESE POWER COMPANY. AS WE REVISIT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE STORIES
FROM 2012, WE TAKE YOU TO AN EXHIBIT OF ONE ARTIST'S SAN DIEGO MEMORIES.
KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW. CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS.
>> >>DWANE: HELLO, GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US, I'M DWANE BROWN.
PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE'S OPTIMISTIC TO AVOID THE FISCAL CLIFF OF TAX INCREASES AND SPENDING
CUTS. TODAY HE HAD WHAT HE CALL AS PRODUCTIVE MEETING
AND SAYS SENATE LEADERS ARE WORKING ON A COMPROMISE DEAL.
>> >>: IF AN AGREEMENT ISN'T REACHED IN TIME BETWEEN SENATEOR REED AND SENATOR MCCOLUMN
I WILL URGE SENATOR REED TO BRING TO THE FLOOR A BASIC PACKAGE FOR AN UP OR DOWN VOTE.
ONE TO PROTECT THE MIDDLE CLASS FROM AN INCOME TAX HIKE EXTENDS THE VITAL LIFE LINE OF UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE FROM 2ÊMILLION AMERICANS LOOKING FOR A JOB AND LAYS THE GROUND WORK FOR FUTURE
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEFICIT REDUCTION. >> >>DWANE: THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE BELIEVES
HIS PROPOSAL COULD PASS WITH BIPARTISAN MAJORITIES. HE REMINDED LAW MAKERS. AMERICANS ARE WORKING
WHAT THEY DO NEXT. >> >>: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO
HAVE ANY PATIENCE FOR A POLITICALLY SELF INFLICTED WOUND TO OUR ECONOMY.
>> >>DWANE: A SENATE DEAL COULD BE READY FOR VOTE BY SUNDAY, JUST ONE DAY BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
THE HOUSE IS ALSO SCHEDULED TO CONVENE ON SUNDAY.
ANALYSTS AT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SAY SAN DIEGO COULD TAKE AN ECONOMIC HIT OF CLOSE TO SIX
BILLION DOLLARS IF THERE IS NO DEAL. HERE ARE SOME OF THE POSSIBLE IMPACTS.
ABOUT 400,000 PEOPLE WOULD STOP GETTING UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS, SCHOOLS CAN COULD LOSE 346ÊMILLION,
THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COULD LOSE 5ÊMILLION IN RESEARCH MONEY AND THE STATE COULD LOSE
MORE THAN 225,000 JOBS BECAUSE OF DEFENSE CUTS.
THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE HAS CHANGED ITS MIND.
SAN DIEGO WILL BE ABLE TO USE ABOUT 24ÊMILLION DOLLARS IN LEFT OVER REDEVELOPMENT FUNDS.
THE MONEY HAS TO BE SPENT ON TWO DOWNTOWN PROJECTS.
ONE IS A PERMANENT HOMELESS SHELTER, AND AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT.
THE STATE LIMITED REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES LAST YEAR AND CITIES NEED PERMISSION TO USE FUNDS
FOR THESE PROJECT SAID. OFFICIALS REJECTED SAN DIEGO'S REQUEST AND
THE CITY FILED SUIT. THE CITY ATTORNEY SAYS HE'LL DROP THAT SUIT IN LIGHT OF THE STATE'S
ABOUT FACE. A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS GIVEN FINAL APPROVAL TO
A RECORD SETTING SETTLEMENT FROM TOYOTA, MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS TO RESOLVE HUNDREDS
OF LAWSUITS OVER ACCELERATION PROBLEMS. TOYOTA RECALLED MORE THAN 14ÊMILLION VEHICLES
WORLD WIDE BECAUSE OF THOSE PROBLEMS. SEVERAL CREW MEMBERS FROM THE U.S.S. RONALD
REAGAN ARE SUING A JAPANESE UTILITY OVER RADIATION EXPOSURE.
KPBS MILITARY REPORTER BETH FORD ROTH HAS THE STORY.
>> >>: THE USS RONALD REAGAN PARTICIPATED IN THE HUMANITARIAN MISSION BRINGING FOOD,
WATER, MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO PEOPLE OF JAPAN IN THE WAKE OF THE DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE
AND TSUNAMI IN MARCHÊ2011. THE EIGHT REAGAN SAILORS FILED A LAWSUIT IN SAN DIEGO LAST
WEEK. THE REAGAN WAS HOME PORTED IN SAN DIEGO DURING
OPERATION TOMODACHI BUT IS CURRENTLY BASED IN WASHINGTON STATE. THE LAWSUIT CLAIMS THE
JAPANESE GOVERNMENT WHICH OWNS THE UTILITY LIED ABOUT THE RADIATION LEAKING FROM THE
NUCLEAR PLANT PUTTING THE REAGAN SAILORS AT RISK.
THE PLAINTIFFS ARE EACH SEEKING 10ÊMILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND 30ÊMILLION DOLLARS
IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES. IN ADDITION, THE LAWSUIT CALLS FOR THE CREATION
OF A 100ÊMILLION DOLLAR FUND TO PAY FOR THE PLAINTIFF'S MEDICAL TREATMENT AND MONITORING.
BETH FORD ROTH, KPBS NEWS. >> >>DWANE: STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE
SAYS GUN DEATHS HAVE FALLEN SHARPLY IN CALIFORNIA, BUT THE NUMBER OF GUNS SOLD IN THE STATE CONTINUES
TO RISE. DEALERS SOLD 600,000 GUNS IN CALIFORNIA LAST
YEAR, UP FROM 350,000 IN 2002. THE REPORT COVERS A 10 YEAR PERIOD AND SHOWS GUN INJURIES
DECLINED ROUGHLY 25% IN THE STATE, AND GUN RELATED DEATHS FELL ABOUT 11%.
THAT'S IN LINE WITH A NATIONWIDE TREND. A SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL TRUSTEE WANTS A
DISTRICT WIDE REVIEW OF STUDENT AND STAFF SAFETY AND SECURITY AFTER ONE OF THE DEADLIEST
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN THE NATION'S HISTORY. TRUSTEE SCOTT BARNETT WANTS EACH CAMPUS TO
DETERMINE WHAT'S NEEDED AND REPORT ON POTENTIAL COSTS TO IMPROVE IT.
THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL TAKE UP HIS PROPORTIONAL AT ITS FIRST MEETING.
FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS THE DRIVE INTO SAN DIEGO MIGHT BE A LITTLE EASIER FOR PEOPLE
USING THE OTAY MESA BORDER CROSSING. THEY'LL OPEN SOME EXTRA LANES TO DEAL WITH
INCREASED HOLIDAY TRAFFIC AT THE BORDER. AND STARTING TONIGHT LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND
THE COUNTY WILL RUN CHECK POINTS TRYING TO CATCH DRUNKEN DRIVERS.
THERE ARE A COUPLE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO GET YOU HOME, ONE IS TRIPLE A'S TIPSY TOW SERVICE
OFFERING A FREE RIDE AND TOW OF UP TO 7 MILES. 1 800 400 4AAA.
THE OTHER SERVICES CALLED BE MY DESIGNATED DRIVER.
YOU CAN RESERVE A PERSONAL DRIVER IN ADVANCE AT BEMYDD.COM.
WE'VE GOT LINKS FOR THIS INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE.
A BIG THANK YOU TODAY FOR SOME OF SAN DIEGO'S FIRST RESPONDERS FROM A MAN WHO'S ALIVE TONIGHT
BECAUSE OF THEIR QUICK RESPONSE. LAST MONTH ISAAC HERRERA WENT INTO CARDIAC
ARREST WHILE DRIVING ON EUCLID. WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVE HE WASN'T BREATHING SO
THEY BEGAN CPR. >> >>: THERE'S NO WORDS THAT CAN DESCRIBE
WHAT THEY'VE DONE ESPECIALLY SAVED MY LIFE AND PRESERVED BY WAY OF LIFE.
OFFICER SLATE BEING THERE WITHIN TWO MINUTES IS INCREDIBLE.
>> >>: WE DON'T GET A LOT OF THANKS AND IT IS SPECIAL TO BE ABLE TO SEE HIM STANDING
HERE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. >> >>: IT'S CHANGED MY OUT LOOK ON LIFE, MY
OUT LOOK ON JUST MAKING A DIFFERENCE, MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY MAKING A DIFFERENCE
IN FIRST RESPONDER'S LIFE. JUST GIVING MORE.
>> >>DWANE: HERRERA SPENT 19 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL. HIS WIFE SAYS THE ONLY LASTING DAMAGE WAS
SOME MEMORY LOSS. NOW ALL WEEK WE'VE BEEN LOOKING BACK AT THE
BIG STORIES OF 2012. ONE OF THOSE STORIES IS STILL GOING ON EVEN
NOW. PEGGY PICO CONTINUES OUR RETROSPECTIVE.
>> >>PEGGY: THE SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT HAS BEEN OFF LINE FOR NEARLY A YEAR AFTER
A SMALL RADIATION LEAK WAS DISCOVERED IN THE MEAN TIME CALIFORNIA VOTERS FAILED ATTEMPT
AT REPEALING THE DEATH PENALTY GENERATED ITS OWN CONTROVERSY.
HERE TO RECAP THOSE STORIES AND WHERE THEY COULD LIKELY TAKE US IN THE NEW YEAR IS KPBS
REPORTERS TOM FUDGE AND ALISON ST. JOHN. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE.
ALISON, LET'S START WITH YOU. GIVE US SORT OF A TIMELINE OF THESE PROBLEMS
AT SAN ONOFRE. >> >>ALISON ST JOHN: SINCE THEY WERE SHUT
DOWN IN JANUARY, THERE'S BEEN A SWARM OF CONSULTANTS AND EXPERTS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED
THIS LEAK AND WHAT'S EMERGED OVER THE LAST MONTHS IS THAT THEY'VE REPLACED THE STEAM
GENERATORS AT A COST OF ALMOST 7 HULL HUNDRED BILLION TO THE RATE PAYERS.
THERE WAS A COMPUTER ERROR IN THE MODELING OF THE PEOPLE WHO CREATED THESE NEW GENERATORS
WITH THE NEW DESIGN. >> >>PEGGY: MITSUBISHI, RIGHT?
>> >>ALISON ST JOHN: RIGHT. SDG&E WHO IS THE PART OWNER OF THE PLANT ARE
LEFT WITH THIS PROBLEM AND NO ONE KNOWS THAT CAN IT SAFELY BE FIXED.
>> >>PEGGY: WERE THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION HELD A PUBLIC MEETING EARLIER THIS WEEK.
>> >>ALISON ST JOHN: THE NRC STAFF DID ASK SOME QUESTIONS FROM EDISON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
EDISON THE OPERATOR THAT SUGGEST SUGGESTED THE REGULATORY AGENCY WOULD BE OKAY WITH THE
PLAN TO START UNIT 2 AT 70% POWER FOR FIVE MONTHS AND THEN CHECK IT OUT AGAIN.
THEY DID SUGGEST THEY HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT MORE LONGER TERM RUNNING OF THE PLANT.
THERE ARE SOME CITIZEN ACTIVISTS WHO ARE A BIT AFRAID THE NRC IS NOT INDEPENDENT ENOUGH
FROM THE INDUSTRY AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR AN INDEPENDENT HEARING TO SEEÊ TO TAKE A
STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE WHOLE THING FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE.
>> >>PEGGY: TOM, ONE OF YOUR BIG STORIES OF THE YEAR WAS THAT FAILED ATTEMPT AT TRYING
TO GET THE DEATH PENALTY REPEALED THROUGH PROPOSITION 34.
WHO WAS BEHIND THIS BILL AND WHY DID THEY THINK 2012 WAS A GOOD YEAR TO GET THIS DONE?
>> >>TOM FUDGE: IT'S A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE BEHIND IT.
I THINK A LOT OF THE LEADERSHIP WITH OPPOSING THE DEATH PENALTY COMES FROM THE RELIGIOUS
COMMUNITY. I WENT TO A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO
AND IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYBODY WAS THERE, JEWS, MUSLIMS, CATHOLIC, PROTESTANTS ALL WANTING
TO END THE DEATH PENALTY. THE REASON THEY THOUGHT THIS PAST YEAR WAS
THE TIME TO DO IT WAS EVEN THOUGH MOST STATE IN THE U.S. HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY, SOME STATE
ILLINOIS AND CONNECTICUT HAVE GOTTEN RID OF IT.
THEY THOUGHT THIS WAS A TIME FOR CALIFORNIA. ALSO THEY HAD A VERY STRONG ARGUMENT SAYING
THAT DEATH PENALTY IN CALIFORNIA SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK.
IT KA COSTS A LOT OF MONEY FOR THE APPEALS AND WE HAVEN'T EXECUTED ANYONE SINCE 2006
AND SINCE 1978 CALIFORNIA WHICH HAS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ON DEATH ROW HAS ONLY EXECUTED 13
PEOPLE. >> >>PEGGY: LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT FINANCIAL
ASPECT. YOU SEPARATED THAT OUT ON R ON ONE OF YOUR
STORIES. YOU SEPARATED OUT FROM THE ETHICAL MORAL ISSUES
AND THE FASCINATING THING ABOUT THAT WAS ON THE MORAL SIDE PEOPLE WERE BOTH FOR AND AGAINST
IT. TELL ME A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.
>> >>TOM FUDGE: WELL, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OPPOSED TO IT ARE AGAIN A LOT OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS,
LIBERALS YOU MIGHT SAY, BUT ALSO RELIGIOUS GROUPS WHO FEEL LIFE IS SACRED AND SHOULD
BE TAKEN BY GOD. BUT THEN ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU HAVE PEOPLE
WHO REALLY STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THE DEATH PENALTY IS JUSTICE AND FOR PEOPLE WHO COMMIT
OUR MOST TERRIBLE CRIMES THE RAPE AND MURDER OF A CHILD, SERIAL KILLERS, YOU NEED TO HAVE
THIS ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT TO HOLD OUT AND USE FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY FEEL IT'S APPROPRIATE.
>> >>PEGGY: CONNECTICUT JUST RECENTLY REPEALED THEIR DEATH PENALTY LAW.
HOW IS THAT DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO DO IN CALIFORNIA?
>> >>TOM FUDGE: THAT'S INTERESTING, BECAUSE I THINK THE MOVEMENT TO STOP THE DEATH PENALTY
IN CALIFORNIA WILL GO FORWARD. THEY MIGHT END UP TRYING TO DO WHAT THEY DID
IN CONNECTICUT, WHICH THEY DID SUCCESSFULLY, WHICH IS NOT MAKE THE REPEAL OF THE DEATH
PENALTY RETRO ACTIVE. IN OTHER WORDS, THE PEOPLE ON DEATH ROW WILL
STILL DIE, BUT ALL FUTURE CASES WE WILL NOT HAVE A DEATH PENALTY.
THE THING IN CALIFORNIA, IT WAS RETRO ACTIVE, SO ALL THE PEOPLE ON DEATH ROW WERE GOING
TO NO LONGER HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY. A LOT OF VICTIMS RIGHTS PEOPLE SAID NO, WE
PROMISED THAT THIS WOULD BE THE JUSTICE AND WE SHOULD STICK TO THAT.
>> >>PEGGY: ALISON, I WANT TO MOVE FORWARD TO THE NEW YEAR WITH SAN ONOFRE.
ANY IDEA OF WHEN IT COULD COME BACK ONLINE? >> >>ALISON ST JOHN: THE NRC SAYS THEY MIGHT
ISSUE A DECISION AS SOON AS MARCH. IT COULD BE THAT THAT 70% POWER FOR FIVE MONTHS
COULD START SOME TIME AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR.
>> >>PEGGY: CERTAINLY WE WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO BOTH OF YOUR STORIES; MANY MORE STORIES
AHEAD IN 2013. ALISON ST. JOHN AND TOM FUDGE.
THANK YOU BOTH FOR THESE UPDATES. >> >>DWANE: FIRST TIME BUYERS ARE OUT SCOUTING
FOR HOMES IN SAN DIEGO. HOME SALES AND PRICES ROSE STEADILY THIS YEAR
AS THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY TOOK HOLD. KPBS BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT REPORTER ERIK
ANDERSON HAS THIS UPDATE. >> >>ERIK: THIS MAAED MODEST LA MESA HOME
HAS CAPTURED THE EYES OF RENEE GENTRY AND JOSHUA PERALTA.
>> >>: WE HAVE A PRIVATE DRIVEWAY, NO GARAGE. >> >>: I LIKE THE ROCK PILLARS OVER THERE.
>> >>ERIK: THE COUPLE PLANS TO MARY IN MARCH. A NEW HOUSE WOULD ALLOW GENTRY TO LEAVE BEHIND
HER PARENTS AND PERALTA TO MOVE OUT OF HIS STUDIO APARTMENT.
>> >>: I LIKE THE RED DOOR. >> >>: LUCKY RED DOOR.
IT LOOKS LIKE A RISING SUN. >> >>: SMELLS LIKE CHERRIES.
>> >>ERIK: GENTRY WORKS IN ADMINISTRATION AT A LA MESA SCHOOL, HE IS A FIRE FIGHTER.
>> >>: THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART. >> >>ERIK: EVEN WITH TWO INCOMES THEIR BUDGET
FOR A HOUSE TOPS OUT AT 350,000 DOLLARS. >> >>: GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, FLIPPED HOUSE.
>> >>: MOST OF THEM ARE. >> >>: STAINLESS.
I WONDER IF EVERYTHING WORKS. >> >>: DOES THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL WORK?
>> >>: YEAH. >> >>: NICE.
>> >>ERIK: THIS THREE BEDROOM TWO BATH HOUSE FITS THEIR LIFESTYLE AND ASPIRATIONS FOR A
LARGE FAMILY IN THE FUTURE. THEY THOUGHT FINDING A HOUSE WOULD BE TOUGH,
BUT THEY DIDN'T EXPECT THE COMPETITION. SAN DIEGO HAS VERY ACTIVE INVESTORS AND CASH
ONLY BUYERS AND THAT USUALLY MEANS MULTIPLE BIDDERS ON A HOME.
>> >>: WE HAVE A VERY LOW INVENTORY AND A GREAT BUYER DEMAND.
THAT IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY THINGS AFFECTING THE MARKET, ESPECIALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
HOME BUYER. >> >>ERIK: LESLIE KILPATRICK IS THE PRESIDENT
ELECT OF THE SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. SHE SAYS A LOT OF FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS ARE
TAKING A SERIOUS LOOK AT THE BUYING MARKET. >> >>: THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING
AND SAVING AND WAITING AND NOW THAT THE INTEREST RATES HAVE COME DOWN TO MAKE THE PRICE AFFORDABLE
PER MONTH, THEY'RE ABLE TO GET INTO THE MARKET. >> >>ERIK: A RECENT SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION
REALTOR SEMINAR HAD TO BE MOVED TO A LARGER VENUE BECAUSE THE INTEREST WAS SO STRONG.
>> >>: WE KNOW THAT YOU NEED A REALTOR, AND WE KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR CREDIT.
>> >>ERIK: REALTORS AND BANKERS GAVE MORE THAN 170 PEOPLE TIPS ON FINANCING AND HOUSE
HUNTING. >> >>: PEOPLE ARE FEELING MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT
BOTH WHERE THE MARKET IS AND I THINK MORE BROADLY ABOUT WHERE THE ECONOMY IS.
>> >>ERIK: MICHAEL LEE IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE CORKY MCMILLIN CENTER FOR REALIST ATE
AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY. HE SAYS THAT OPTIMISM IS STOKING INTEREST
AMONG FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING OUT THE ECONOMIC DOWN TURN.
>> >>: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DEFERRING, MOVING OUT OF THEIR PARENTS HOUSE, AND COMBINATION
OF HISTORICALLY LOW INTEREST RATES GIVE A VIEW THAT WE HAVE HIT THE BOTTOM AND PRICES
ARE BEGINNING TO RISE, THIS IS A TIME WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT BUYING.
>> >>ERIK: THERE ARE STILL SOME NEGATIVE PRESSURES ON THE MARKET.
FORECLOSURES ARE DECLINING BUT REMAIN AT HISTORICALLY HIGH LEVELS, AND THE NUMBER OF SHORT SALES
IS ALSO UP. >> >>: I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY A YEAR OR SO
AWAY FROM REALLY FEELING COMFORTABLE THERE AND THAT'S REFLECTING IN THE FACT THAT WE
STILL HAVE ABOUT 25% OF HOUSE HOLDS WITH A MORTGAGE THAT ARE UNDER WATER.
>> >>ERIK: LEE SAYS A RECOVERING ECONOMY WILL GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS FIXING THOSE PROBLEMS
AND SAYS THE LOCAL HOUSING MARKET COULD SERVE AS ONE OF THE ENGINES OF THAT RECOVERY.
>> >>: DETAILS; TILES, IT'S TILED IN THERE, IN THE SHOWER.
WE HAVE A LITTLE TUB. SMALL LITTLE BATHROOM.
>> >>ERIK: WITH A MARCH WEDDING ALREADY ON THE CALENDAR, JOSH AND RENEE HOPE THEY FIND
AND WIN A BID ON A HOME SOON. HE SAYS HE'S RED TEE START CREATING MEMORIES
IN A HOME, LIKE THE ONE HE REMEMBERS FROM CHILDHOOD.
ERIK ANDERSON, KPBS NEWS. >> >>DWANE: THE PUBLISHER OF THE ORANGE COUNTY
REGISTER MAY BE LOOKING TO EXPAND HIS NEWSPAPER FOOT PRINT, HE'S LEADING AN INVESTMENT GREUN
GROUP INTERESTED IN BUYING TRIBUTE. TRIBUNE OWNS THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, BALTIMORE
SUN, AND SIX OTHER DAILY NEWSPAPERS, AS WELL AS 23 TELEVISION STATIONS INCLUDING FOX 5
HERE IN SAN DIEGO. THE OC REGISTER ONLY APPEARS INTERESTED IN
NEWSPAPER BUSINESS. A SUBSTANTIAL YEAR END GIFT FOR A SAN DIEGO
COUNTY HOSPITAL, 100,000 DOLLARS TO THE PALOMAR HEALTH FOUNDATION, IT COMES FROM ITS NEIGHBORS
AT THE RINCON INDIAN RESERVATION IN ESCONDIDO. THE TRIBE ALSO OWNS HARRAH'S RINCON RESORT
AND CASINO. PALOMAR RECENTLY OPENED A NEW MEDICAL CENTER.
IT MAY BE THE LAST TIME CHARGERS COACH NORV TURNER HANDS OUT THE ANNUAL TEAM AWARDS.
HE ANNOUNCED THE SIX WINNERS. THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER WAS TAIK TAKEO SPIKES, NICK HARDWICK
WAS NAMED LINEMAN OF THE YEAR, AND FREE SAFETY ERIC WETTAL WAS GIVEN MOST VALUABLE PLAYER,
MIKE SCIFRES, CORY LIUGET AND MALCOLM FLOYD WERE GIVEN AWARDS FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE THIS
YEAR. THE CHARGERS FACE THE OAKLAND RAIDERS IN THE
LAST GAME OF THE SEASON. THE TEAM HAS WON TWO OF THE LAST THREE GAMES.
IT COULD ALSO BE THE LAST GAME FOR COACH TURNER AND GENERAL MANAGER AJ SMITH.
>> >>: I'M MARGARET WARNER. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT'S NEWEST EFFORTS TO
CONTROL INTERNET ACCESS. THAT'S FRIDAY ON THE PBS NEWS HOUR.
CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS. >> >>DWANE: LOOKS LIKE RAIN IS BACK IN OUR
FORECAST FOR THIS FINAL WEEKEND OF 2012. THE WEATHER SERVICE SAYS WE HAVE A 40% O CHANCE
OF RAIN ALONG THE COAST TOMORROW, THE SAME GOES FOR THE INLAND VALLEY AREAS.
WE MIGHT EVEN SEE SOME SNOW DOWN TO 4,000 FEET BY SUNDAY IN THE MOUNTAINS.
THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERT COULD ALSO SEE SOME GUSTY CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND.
AN ARTIST WHO GREW UP IN CITY HEIGHTS HAS TURNED HER CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE INTO AN ART
PROJECT. IT DRAWS FROM AN URBAN COMMUNITY DURING THE
1980S AT THE DAWN OF VIDEO GAMES AND HIP HOP. KPBS ARTS REPORTER ANGELA CARONE GIVES US
A LOOK AT 44TH AND LANDIS. >> >>: I GREW UP ON 44TH AND LANDIS IN CITY
HEIGHTS. FOR ME GROWING UP I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S
A QUICK ANSWER ON WHAT THAT FELT LIKE, A BEAUTIFUL, BITTER SWEET, SCARY, EXCITING, I THINK I'M
GRATEFUL FOR A LOT OF THINGS I LEARNED IN CITY HEIGHTS.
MY NAME IS MARGARET NOBLE AND I WORK AS AN ARTIST AND A TEACHER.
I'M WORKING ON A PROJECT CALLED 44TH AND LANDIS DISH WHICH IS AN INSTALLATION AND A PERFORMANCE
PIECE. FOR ME ALTHOUGH THE LENS IS TRACKED THROUGH
CITY HEIGHTS, THE STORY IS ABOUT AN URBAN COMMUNITY, I WANT TO LOOK AT HISTORY, IDENTITY,
AND FOR ME THE BIGGEST PIECE IS THE LENS OF CHILDREN AND WHAT THEY UNDERSTAND, AND WHAT
THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND, AND CLASS, AND NAVIGATING DIFFERENT TERRITORIES.
I WANTED TO COME BACK AND LOOK AND SEE WHAT WAS HERE AND SO I WOULD JUST DO DRIVE BYES
THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AND JUST SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON AND SEE IF
WHAT I THOUGHT I REMEMBERED WAS STILL THERE AND THEN EVENTUALLY I ENDED UP WALK UG ROUND
THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND RECORDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TAKING PICTURES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
I HAVE A LOT OF MEMORIES OF SOUNDS, THE SOUND I LOVE TO THIS DAY WHICH I STILL HEAR WHEN
I GO TO CITY HEIGHTS... ICE CREAM TRUCKS FOR ME ALWAYS WILL SYMBOLIZE CITY HEIGHTS.
WHAT I LOVE IS NOW GOING BACK IT TO CITY HEIGHTS. NOW THEY HAVE THE ICE CREAM FOLKS WALKING
WITH THE STANDS AND THAT WAS NEW. IT WAS JUST THE TRUCKS BEFORE.
ANIMALS, EVERYWHERE, DOGS EVERYWHERE, KIDS RUNNING AROUND, AND FOR ME I COULD HEAR A
LOT BECAUSE OUR WALLS ARE VERY THIN. SO I'VE HAD AN OBSESSION WITH VICTORIAN IMAGERY
MY ENTIRE LIFE MY MOM'S BEEN LEAVING AROUND REMNANTS OF VICTORIANISM, LITTLE CARDS, AND
I REMEMBERED WE HAD PAPER DOLLS ALL THE TIME AROUND.
SO HERE WE ARE NOW LOOKING AT 44TH AND LANDIS AND PAPER DOLLS SEEMED VERY APPROPRIATE PERSONALLY
BUT ALSO MADE SENSE TO ME BECAUSE IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT LOW INCOME, THEY'RE SO AFFORDABLE.
THEY'RE ALSO FRAGILE, AND THEY'RE ALSO TOYS. SO EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM CONCEPTUALLY MADE
SENSE FOR ME. I'M LOOKING TO ARTICULATE TWO DIFFERENT TIME
PERIODS AND I KEEP THINKING ABOUT TWO, BECAUSE ON ONE HAND I WANT TO WEAR RUFFLY DRESSES,
AND ON THE OTHER HAND I WANT TO BE DRESSED IN ALL BLACK AND DRIVE A
CADILLAC. SO I'M RECKONING WITH THOSE TWO SIDES OF CULTURE
THAT I'M FASCINATED BY AND AM TRYING TO PUSH THEM TOGETHER.
FOR ME THERE'S ICONIC IMAGES THAT ARE PARTICULARLY 1980S AND CITY HEIGHTS THAT MIGHT BE A LOW
RIDER, THAT MIGHT BE CANDY LIKE LAFFY TAFFY OR BUBBA YUBBA YUM OR MAYBE SLIP AND SLIDE
OR MRS.ÊPAC MAN OR CENTIPEDE, ANYTHING THAT SCREAMED RUNNING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS
A LITTLE KID AND HAVING FUN. NOW WHEN I LOOK BACK I FEEL REALLY PROUD THAT
I GOT TO GO GROW UP THERE BECAUSE I THINK SAN DIEGO IS A PRETTY SEGREGATED CITY AND
I THINK IT'S A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING. CITY HEIGHTS IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT'S
NOT SEGREGATED. I THINK IT'S INTERESTING THAT I AM THE ONE
WHO GETS A CHANCE FROM A MAJOR INSTITUTION GNAT IS ENDORSED BY MAYBE THE UPPER ECHELONS
OF THE ART WORLD IN SAN DIEGO, AND I AM A WHITE WOMAN, AND HERE I AM TO TELL A STORY
ABOUT A MUCH MORE NUANCED AND COMPLEX NEIGHBORHOOD THAT NO ONE REALLY IS SURE THAT I COME FROM
OR THAT I UNDERSTAND. SO YEAH I THINK IT'S COMPLEX, AND I'M NOT
SURE IF EVERYBODY IS COMFORTABLE WITH ME BEING THE ONE TO TOO TELL THE STORY, BUT THE REALITY
IS IT IS MY STORY AND I LIVED THROUGH IT. AND IT COLORED ME, AND IT WAS MEANINGFUL.
>> >>DWANE: FORTY FOURTH AND LANDIS IS ON VIEW AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DOWNTOWN
THROUGH JANUARYÊ20. YOU CAN LEARN MORE BY GOING TO ANGELA'S CULTURE
LUST BLOG AT KPBS.ORG. RECAPPING TONIGHT'S TOP STORIES PRESIDENT
OBAMA SAYS CONGRESS NEEDS TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO KEEP TAX INCREASES AND SPENDING
CUTS FROM GOING INTO EFFECT JANUARYÊ1. HE MET WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TODAY AND
SAYS HE'S OPTIMISTIC ABOUT A DEAL. ANALYSTS SAY NOT MAKING A DEAL COULD HAVE
A HUGE IMPACT ON CALIFORNIA, ABOUT 400,000 PEOPLE WOULD STAWT STOP GETTING UNEMPLOYMENT
CHECKS, SCHOOLS COULD LOSE 346ÊMILLION, THE UC SYSTEM COULD LOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS
IN RESEARCH MONEY, AND THE STATE COULD LOSE MORE THAN 225,000 JOBS BECAUSE OF DEFENSE
CUTS. YOU CAN FIND MORE ON THESE STORIES AND ALL
OF TONIGHT'S STORIES ON OUR WEBSITE, THAT'S KPBS.ORG/EVENINGEDITION.
NOW A SCHEDULE CHANGE STARTS MONDAY HERE AT KPBS.
YOU'LL GET TWO CHANCES TO SEE EVENING EDITION. FIRST AT 5:00ÊP.M. WE'LL STILL BRING YOU
OF COURSE ALL THE IN DEPTH COVERAGE AND ANALYSIS YOU'VE COME TO EXPECT FROM US.
WE'LL BE FOLLOWED BY THE NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT AT 5:30ÊP.M., BBC WORLD NEWS AT 6:00ÊP.M.,
AND THEN AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF EVENING EDITION AT 7.
FOR ALL OF US HERE AT KPBS, THANKS FOR JOINING US, HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.