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During recent rains, as our nation continued to struggle with signs of a falling economy, businesses at a Poway strip mall were faced with a falling sign.

Kevin Yang, a sushi chef at a nearby Japanese restaurant, noted that the large sign fell down on a particularly windy, wet afternoon after days of pouring rain. Fortunately, the sign fell over on the grass and not in the direction of parked cars or onto Poway Road. "No people or cars were hurt when it fell," said Wang.

The wooden 4"x6" posts that held the sign showed signs of rot and/or termite damage. The sign was not immediately moved, and orange safety cones were placed near it. Wang noticed two people photographing the sign days afterward and speculated that they were from an insurance company.

An employee at another business in the strip mall (who wished to remain anonymous) expressed hopes that the old sign would be replaced soon.

"The way it looks right now makes it look like we don't care," she said.

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