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Stories for December 21, 2010

Top Five Music Releases Of 2010

Dec. 21
Dave Walters
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Culture Lust contributor Dave Walters shares his five favorite album releases of the year. Walters says his pick for best rock album was a no-brainer.

Local Community Organizations

Dec. 21
By One Book One San Diego, Clare Pister, Ashley Rodriguez
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These are local Vietnamese oriented organizations in the San Diego area.

Insight: SD Cityscape Diary

Dec. 21
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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I drove south on Euclid Avenue with my family for what seemed like many miles to attend a pre-Christmas party given by friends named Karla and Marco. They live in Paradise Hills, a neighborhood in San Diego I’d never seen.

Toning Down The Holiday 'Wants'

Dec. 21
These Days
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There's an actual name for the cries and whining and desperate pleas from children who want something very, very badly. It's called "Pester Power." Advertisers rely on it year round but no time more than during the Holiday season. Parents may scold kids for that sort of behavior, but the message is clear. If your children want something, you may feel a great deal of pressure to get it even if you really can't afford it. So we offer some last-minute advice to parents and other family members who can't afford to spend a lot this Holiday.

How To Drink Through The Holidays

Dec. 21
Sara Hanson
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Wine blogger and CL contributor Sara Hanson shares a drinking survival guide for the holiday season.

All About Wine

Dec. 21
These Days
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The festive, sophisticated, magical mystery of wine is explored in a new monumental book, OPUS VINO. The book traces the expanding interest in wine, and the unusual places that now boast successful wineries. We'll also talk about San Diego's vintners, and our exceptional selection of local wines. Before you make the final selection for your holiday table join us for our wine hour.

2010 Census Reveals Greatest Growth in Southwest

Dec. 21
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Data from the 2010 Census show the Southwest grew more than any other region in the country.

Soggy San Diego Assesses Storm Damage

Dec. 21
City News Service
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A stronger, colder trough of low pressure from the northwest brought numerous heavy rain and wind to San Diego County early today, hammering a region that was already saturated.

Legal Update: From The US Supreme Court To Happy Meal Toys

Dec. 21
These Days
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From the deadly serious subject of overcrowding in California prisons to the banning of toys in Happy Meals: there's no subject too big or too small for our Legal Update.

'Human Factor' Proves Key Obstacle To Terrorism

Dec. 21
Dina Temple-Raston, NPR
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In the past year, there have been a handful of high-profile terrorist attacks that have failed for a fairly straightforward reason: human error.

San Diego Is 'Roll-Out' City For Electric Cars

Dec. 21
By Padma Nagappan
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San Diego is among a handful of cities chosen for the roll-out of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt electric cars.

New Cruise Ship Terminal Open For Business

Dec. 21
By Katie Orr
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When Holland America’s ms Rotterdam pulls into San Diego Wednesday it will be docking at the Port’s new cruise ship terminal. The ship will be the first to use the controversial new building.