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Stories for September 7, 2009

Massive San Onofre Project to Generate 1,000 Jobs

Sept. 7
City News Service

A massive construction project to replace integral parts of Southern California's only nuclear generators will begin this month, Southern California Edison announced today.

California Tobacco Importer Finds a Way Around Federal Ban

Sept. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

The Food and Drug Administration will start enforcing a ban on flavored cigarettes next month. But a California based importer of clove-flavored cigarettes has found a way around the new law.

Consumers Overwhelmed with Conflicting Medical Info

Sept. 7
These Days
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Is a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine good for you or not? News reports highlighting the latest medical study findings, often with contrasting results, are everywhere. Add in the information available on the Internet, and consumers can feel downright overwhelmed about what to believe. We'll talk about ways people can navigate through the maze of medical information and make the best decisions for their health.

The Future is Green

Sept. 7
These Days
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Is it easy being green? We'll explore how companies are adopting environmentally-friendly business practices, making green products and offering green services, and how consumers are responding to the greening trend.

UCSD Scientists Find a Target in Aggressive Cancers

Sept. 7
By Tom Fudge

Some San Diego scientists say they've discovered a way to tame some of the most aggressive cancer tumors.

UCSD Hospitals Make Cuts without Furloughs

Sept. 7
By Tom Fudge

The UCSD Medical Center has cut $24 million from its budget without resorting to furloughs.

San Diego Hazy About Medical Marijuana Rules

Sept. 7
By Katie Orr

Some San Diego city council members think the city’s rules about medical marijuana are hazy. On Tuesday the council will consider creating a task force to clear things up.