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San Jose's Pension Cuts Land in Court

A lawsuit challenges Measure B, the city's voter-approved plan to make changes to retirement benefits it previously agreed to in negotiations.

San Jose Gets $200,000 NEA Grant for Downtown Arts District

San Jose is getting a federal grant to create an arts and culture district downtown.

Bay Area Psychologists on Why Trauma Makes Some Stronger

"Success" may not be something often associated with trauma, but two Bay Area psychologists have spent years examining success in the wake of suffering and distress. We discuss what makes certain individuals achieve great things after great suffering with the authors of "Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success."

Crashes Cast Doubt on Future of Commercial Space Industry

Two recent crashes, including a fatal one involving a Virgin Galactic shuttle, raise new questions about the future of the commercial space industry. Twenty people who had purchased seats to fly to the edge of space on Virgin Galactic have reportedly asked for their money back. The second crash, with a company that carries cargo to space for NASA, happened late last month. We'll discuss the state of the $300 billion global space economy.