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Stories for November 29, 2013

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Behind The Scenes: 'Sideshow'

Nov. 29, 2013
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

The musical “Sideshow” just opened at La Jolla Playhouse. It takes its inspiration from the 1932 film "Freaks" and the real life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.

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Protesters Call For Walmart To Pay A Living Wage

Nov. 29, 2013
By Sandhya Dirks

While shoppers shopped, protesters picketed outside the Walmart on Murphy Canyon Road Friday. It is part of a series of nationwide protests against the big box store.

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San Diego Shoppers Still Flock To Black Friday

Nov. 29, 2013
By Dwane Brown

Stores are beginning to open as early as Thanksgiving night to begin the Christmas shopping season. But lots of shoppers still waited until Friday to hunt for deals.

Skydiving Salvation Army Officer Hopes To Raise Awareness In Oceanside

Nov. 29, 2013
City News Service

A Salvation Army officer plans to skydive Saturday to raise awareness of the need for holiday assistance in northern San Diego County.

Elizabeth Smart Named San Diego Women's Week Keynote Speaker

Nov. 29, 2013
City News Service

Kidnapped as a teen in 2002, Elizabeth Smart spent much of her captivity in Lakeside.

San Diego Authorities Increase Patrols During Holiday Season

Nov. 29, 2013
City News Service

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will increase its patrols around the county's shopping centers for its annual "Holiday Watch" program.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Dept. Taking Action At Schools After Team 10 Investigation Into Fire Alarms

Nov. 29, 2013
JW August /10News

Following an investigation by KPBS media partner 10News on broken fire alarms in a San Diego school district, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is taking action.

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New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

Nov. 29, 2013
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

In the American criminal justice system, you have the right to an attorney. And if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.

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Party Like It's 1799: Traditional Cider Makes A Comeback

Nov. 29, 2013
Ari Shapiro / NPR

Feeling extra American this week? Wanna keep that post-turkey glow going? Well, how about a very American beverage: cider?

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Roundtable: Rolando Megadorm, Bitcoin Fever, Holiday Films

Nov. 29, 2013
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

Is the new construction at 63rd Street and El Cajon Boulevard a megadorm or luxury apartments? Bitcoins are virtual, pricey and, right now, relatively useless. And are any films worth our time and money this season?

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In A Small Town With Big Events, Some Are Tiring Of Tourism

Nov. 29, 2013
Peter Payette / NPR

Many small towns across the country are using special events to attract visitors and commerce. The strategy has been a big hit in places like Aspen, Colo., and Park City, Utah, whose names have become synonymous with major festivals.

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Obama Visits Immigration Activists

Nov. 29, 2013
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

President Obama visited immigration activists in Washington on Friday, telling them there was still time for the House to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Some San Diego County Facilities Remain Closed Day After Thanksgiving

Nov. 29, 2013
City News Service

What's open and what's closed on the day after Thanksgiving?

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High Surf Advisory In Effect Along San Diego's Shores

Nov. 29, 2013
City News Service

High surf and strong rip currents are predicted along San Diego's costal areas through Friday evening.

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Sunday's San Diego Chargers Game Blacked Out

Nov. 29, 2013
City News Service

When the San Diego Chargers play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the game will not be broadcast in Southern California.

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Man, Dog Reunited 9 Days After Tornado Flattened Ill. Town

Nov. 29, 2013
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Jacob Montgomery's apartment was destroyed when a tornado ripped through Washington, Ill., on Nov. 17.

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Why Some Holiday Shoppers Are Spending Bitcoin This Black Friday

Nov. 29, 2013
By David Wagner

Bitcoin has an image problem. But some entrepreneurs believe a wholesome makeover could take this unregulated digital currency mainstream, and what could be more wholesome than holiday shopping?

Fake Bomb Threats Shuts Down San Diego's I-15

Nov. 29, 2013
Associated Press

A man faces felony charges after making a fake bomb threat that prompted the closure of a San Diego County interstate.

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Explore Many Of Balboa Park's Museums On Just One Pass

Nov. 29, 2013
By Angela Carone

A new pass provides year-round access to the museums and attractions in Balboa Park.

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Scams And Other Things To Know About Your 2013 Income Taxes

Nov. 29, 2013
By Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

The American Taxpayer Relief Act went into effect in January 2013. Several changes to the tax code could impact income deductions. IRS spokesman Raphael Tulino gives details of the changes and some end-of-the-year tax tips.

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Living With Food Insecurity In An Era Of Abundance

Nov. 29, 2013
Bianca Bruno

Public health experts and operators of food pantries are working to alleviate a reality in which many residents of low-income neighborhoods do not know when they will eat their next nutritious meal.

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Students Get Last-Minute Help Before UC, CSU Application Deadline On Saturday

Nov. 29, 2013
By Kyla Calvert

UC and CSU applications are due Saturday and some San Diego County students received help in making sure their i's were dotted and t's were crossed.

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San Diegans Boycott Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 29, 2013
By Claire Trageser

Holiday shopping hours on Thanksgiving Day came at the expense of employees who missed out on time with their families.

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Tax Break For Mass-Transit Commutes May Soon Be Slashed

Nov. 29, 2013
David Welna / NPR

Unless Congress acts quickly, taking mass transit to work is about to get more expensive for some people.

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After Thanksgiving, Americans Pursue Another Tradition -- Shopping

Nov. 29, 2013
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Black Friday -- the day on which Christmas shopping starts in earnest for many Americans -- may have started on Thanksgiving Day this year, but it gave many shoppers extra time to hunt for deals.