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United Way helped lower local child abuse cases by 35 percent from 2008 to 2010.

 

Turkey. Stuffing. Turkey. Stuffing.

 

300 pounds of gingerbread dough! Executive pastry chef Franck Riffaud’s Gingerbread Mountain Village will be revealed at the Park Hyatt Aviara on November 26.

 

With a big ol’ donation from Wells Fargo, SDSU debuts a new financial markets lab.

 

The Officine Panerai boutique in La Jolla designs its own special edition La Jolla timepiece with an engraving of the Cove, but watch out—the Luminor Marina is $5,700 and the Radiomir 10 Days GMT is $15,900. (Hand-engraved by elves?!)

 

Competing mega-mall tree lighting ceremonies at Fashion Valley and Westfield UTC, both on November 17. Looks like things could get ugly.

 

Enough with the drinking games! Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen really started something with his games on Watch What Happens Live, but then Twitter took it to a whole new level.

 

Consolidation of the county’s two largest newspapers, and U-T CEO John Lynch threatening to disband the Port. Oy. And we were worried about Papa Doug.

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