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Stories for November 25, 2011

Noble Experiment

Nov. 25
Evening Edition
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Noble Experiment is a downtown San Diego bar that harkens back to an era just before speakeasies when mixing a drink was a craft. Unlike most businesses, though, it has no outside signage, no phone number to call to speak to someone, and never advertises. KPBS arts and culture reporter Beth Accomando takes us on a clandestine visit. Watch the video and listen to the radio feature.

Mexican Consumers Flock to the U.S. for Holiday Sales

Nov. 25
By Jill Replogle
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Some Mexican shoppers traveled a long way to get in on Black Friday sales along the U.S.-Mexico border.

State Regulators Warn of Particular Type of Medicare Fraud

Nov. 25
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

California regulators say this is a time of year when they hear more complaints about a particular type of Medicare fraud.

Retailers Could See "Relatively Decent" Holiday Shopping Season

Nov. 25
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The holiday shopping season starts this week, and California retailers are hoping for strong sales. One economist is projecting a slight jump – about three percent better than last year.

Black Friday - Will Retailers Cash Out?

Nov. 25
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Cash registers are ringing -- it's Black Friday, but since the economy is still depressed it's anybody's guess how the holiday season will pan out for local retailers.

Helping San Diego Military Families In Need

Nov. 25
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Helping San Diego military families through the holidays - find out how!

Getting Food To Needy San Diegans

Nov. 25
Midday Edition
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The struggling economy has meant more individuals and families going hungry. In 2008, the San Diego Food Bank distributed 9.1 million lbs of food to those in need. The number has more than doubled since. The CEOs of the two largest food distribution organizations in San Diego County talk about how they are coping with the increases, who is needy, and what the public can do to help.

Video: Dead Fin Whale Towed Out To Sea

Nov. 25
By Ed Joyce

A dead fin whale that wash ashore in Point Loma on Nov. 19 was towed out to sea on Friday.

New Catholic Mass Already Causing A Stir

Nov. 25
Barbara Bradley Hagerty
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This weekend, Catholics may experience a surprise when they attend Mass. The words and music are different, thanks to the first major change of the English-language Mass in 40 years.

Earlier Deals, Longer Hours Woo U.S. Shoppers

Nov. 25
Associated Press
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Thousands of shoppers lined up at Macy's, Best Buy and other stores nationwide to buy everything from toys to tablets on Black Friday despite the economic downturn and some planned protests of the shopping holiday.

Recycle Cooking Oil For Free In San Diego County

Nov. 25
By Ed Joyce

Pouring leftover cooking oil, fats or grease down kitchen sinks or drains clogs pipes. The material should be saved and recycled.

SD Biofuel Industry Recruits Workers With Free Job Training

Nov. 25
By Peggy Pico
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A free job training program in San Diego provides education to adults who want a new or improved career in the Biofuel industry.

Woman Pepper Sprays Customers At LA Walmart

Nov. 25
City News Service

A woman who shot pepper spray at other customers at a busy Wal-Mart store in Porter Ranch, injuring 20, will soon see her picture in the media, a police sergeant said.

Park Service: Uranium Mining Hurts Tourism

Nov. 25
By Laurel Morales
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The mining industry and the park service remain in a debate about the economics of uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.