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Californians feel pinch--and pinch pennies

Skyrocketing gas prices have collided with layoffs, foreclosures and food costs to change the way we live in everyday ways. Meet seven people from the Sacramento region who explore how they are coping in small ways, from choosing omelettes over steak to postponing surgery and taking an extra job.

THE PIANO TUNER Antonio Bombal, 75, Sacramento

Tuning pianos has never been about getting rich for Antonio Bombal. What drives him is the passion for calibrating a sophisticated machine that emits the most beautiful sounds.

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