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Stories for September 27, 2011

Postal Workers Rally At San Diego Congressional Offices

Sept. 27
By Susan Murphy
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Postal workers and supporters rallied Tuesday in San Diego to warn about the impact of proposed cuts. It was part of a national effort to "Save America’s Postal Service."

Corrections Officials Talk About Start of Realignment

Sept. 27
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network
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State and local corrections officials are trying to calm any fears before California’s controversial “realignment” program starts on Saturday.

Brown Signs Two Measures to Streamline Environmental Reviews

Sept. 27
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Getting a development project through California’s complex environmental review process just got a lot quicker – at least, for some large projects.

San Diego Home Prices Up And Down

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego's home values are creeping up slowly, but the Case Schiller Housing Index says the market is losing ground when prices are compared to a year ago.

Music Voyager: New Orleans: The Perfect Musical Storm

Sept. 27
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‘Nawlins’…the Crescent City, where the local music and cuisine share a lot in common: both are spicy, fused with a multicultural mix of ingredients, and one taste only makes you hunger for more. Host Jacob Edgar arrives during the build-up to Mardi Gras. His musical journey moves from the classic jazz at Preservation Hall to the sounds of trumpeter Irvin Mayfield at his club on Bourbon Street.

Calif. Beach Water Quality 'Steady' In 2011

Sept. 27
By Ed Joyce
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The environmental group Heal the Bay has released its 2011 End of Summer Beach Report Card.

Great Performances: Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - A Celebration Of New Orleans Blues

Sept. 27
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Versatile British actor Hugh Laurie, an American favorite for his role in the hit TV series “House,” showcases his musical side in an atmospheric special filmed in New Orleans. Laurie finds his greatest satisfaction and inspiration from the mixture of blues and jazz that grew out of New Orleans at the beginning of the last century. “Let Them Talk” is his personal journey into the heart and soul of that music.

'Gindex' Shows San Diego At Risk For Double-Dip Recession

Sept. 27
By Tom Fudge
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San Diego's index of leading economic indicators declined in August, causing economist Alan Gin to say we're at risk for a double-dip recession.

Are Roadside Call Boxes Necessary or Outdated?

Sept. 27
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We ask why funding for roadside call boxes has nearly doubled in the past 10 years and if anyone is using them.

San Diego Senior Olympians Carry The Torch

Sept. 27
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San Diego's Senior Olympians prove you don't have to be young to compete in sports such as track and field, tennis or basketball.

Calif. Bill Would Allow Minors To Get HPV Vaccine

Sept. 27
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The bill would allow minors to get the vaccine without their parents' consent.

Gunman Kidnaps Woman At Red Light In Hillcrest

Sept. 27
Associated Press
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Police say a 32-year-old woman was kidnapped as she waited in her car at a red light in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.

Obama Pushes Jobs Plan During California Stop

Sept. 27
City News Service
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President Barack Obama will leave the Southland for Colorado this morning after a visit that allowed him to tap into some of Hollywood's pockets to pad his reelection campaign war chest.

Plane Intercepted During Obama's Calif. Visit

Sept. 27
Associated Press
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A military jet fighter intercepted a biplane that violated restricted airspace during President Barack Obama's visit to Northern California.

Retirement: Reality Not As Rosy As Expectations

Sept. 27
Jennifer Ludden, NPR
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A new poll shows a third of retirees say their finances are worse than before retirement.

Thousands May Serve Sentences In The Community, Not Locked Up

Sept. 27
By Alison St John
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San Diego County unveils a plan today to deal with thousands of offenders who will stay in San Diego instead of going to state prison.

Bad Economy Heightens Suicide Risk

Sept. 27
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Untreated depression is the number one risk factor for suicide. Mental health experts say economic crises can also be a trigger for people who may be considering taking their own life.