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Stories for December 9, 2011

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Organization Offers Unusual Work For Those With Autism

Dec. 9, 2011
By Peggy Pico

A San Diego organization called Jobs for Autism helps adults with autism spectrum disorder find unique work.

Counselor Forum Focuses On Coping With Tough Times

Dec. 9, 2011
By Kyla Calvert

University of San Diego hosted its 13th annual school counseling forum Friday.

Planned Development In Little Italy Stirring Up Controversy

Dec. 9, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Development in downtown San Diego is a common sight, but the "Fat City Lofts" project on the northern edge of Little Italy is attracting criticism.

Connect Presents Awards For Technology In San Diego [VIDEO]

Dec. 9, 2011
By Dwane Brown

The awards were given to technology developers in San Diego.

Voice Of San Diego Announces Layoffs

Dec. 9, 2011
By Jessica Plautz

Four employees including three reporters were let go from the nonprofit news organization, it was announced today.

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Petition Being Circulated Against SDG&E Fee Hike

Dec. 9, 2011
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's Environmental Health Coalition is rallying opposition to a San Diego Gas and Electric rate hike request.

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Great Performances: The Little Mermaid From San Francisco Ballet

Dec. 9, 2011

Experience Hans Christian Andersen’s haunting tale of love in San Francisco Ballet’s production of this inventive ballet. Hamburg Ballet’s chief choreographer John Neumeier blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle in a darkly emotional interpretation of the classic fable. Those expecting a simple ballet adaptation of the Disney animated film will be surprised to find a complex and intense portrayal of unrequited love and the resilience of the human spirit.

Mountain Lion Spotted Near Santee-Area High School

Dec. 9, 2011

A reported mountain lion sighting led authorities to secure West Hills High in Santee this morning.

Officials Hope For A Peaceful Protest At Port Of San Diego

Dec. 9, 2011
By Marissa Cabrera

San Diego Port officials say they're hoping Occupy San Diego protestors are peaceful during a planned protest on Monday. Occupy groups along the West Coast plan to shut down local ports.

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Roundtable: Convention Center Expansion, Foiled Gadhafi Plot, Escondido Voting Rights

Dec. 9, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

San Diego's City Council is taking steps to create funding for the convention center; a Latino group pushes for district elections in Escondido; and an alleged plot to smuggle a Gadhafi into Mexico.

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U.K. Balks At New Accord To Save Euro

Dec. 9, 2011

Britain led the pushback to a deal that tightens economic ties between 17 euro countries, 6 others.

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SDMA's Writerz Blok Mural Unveiled

Dec. 9, 2011
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Museum of Art commissioned a mural that takes images from their new exhibit on modern Mexican painting and has them interpreted by graffiti artists from Writerz Blok.

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Report: Millions Wasted In Constructing Border Fence

Dec. 9, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

A new report from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General concluded that $69 million of taxpayers' money for border fence construction has been wasted.