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San Diego: A Temporary Paradise?

June 14
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

A 44-year-old book looking at how to preserve San Diego’s uniqueness has been re-released. “Temporary Paradise?” is as relevant today as in 1974.

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A Novel Matchmaker For Authors And Readers

June 7
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Novel Network is a website where book club members can sign up to be set up with best selling authors who are willing to attend their meetings, either in person or electronically, to talk about their books.

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Author Judy Batalion To Speak About Hoarding Disorder's Impact On Three Generations

May 29
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Judy Batalion will share stories from her book, “WHITE WALLS: A Memoir about Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between,” during Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s annual luncheon on Wednesday.

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'Adrift' Tells True Woman Versus Nature Story

May 29
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Tami Oldham Ashcraft originally wrote about her ordeal at sea in a memoir called "Red Sky in Mourning." The memoir has been adapted into a movie starring Shailene Woodley. The movie, "ADRIFT," will be in theaters Friday.

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May Noir Book Of The Month Club: Reflections on ‘Double Indemnity’ Book, Movie

May 27
D.A. Kolodenko

Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko looks to James M. Cain’s “Double Indemnity” and the film adaptation by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler for the May Noir Book of the Month Club.

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How A Climate Scientist Became An Ecovangelist For His Children's Future

May 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Peter Kalmus, a NASA climate scientist, set out to reduce his own personal carbon footprint. He reduced his use of fossil fuels over a four-year period and wrote a book about what normal people can do to lessen their impact on the planet.

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New Book Chronicles The Beginnings Of the San Diego Lifeguard Service

May 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The development of the lifeguard service in San Diego began slowly in fits and starts since the late 1800s. It took a tragedy off the coast of Ocean Beach to really mark the start of the modern-day San Diego lifeguard service.

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San Diego Author Explores The ‘Lives’ Of Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk

May 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The new biography, “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,” comes out on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, which would have also marked his 88th birthday.

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Scripps Prof Describes US At An Environmental Breaking Point

May 17
By Michael Lipkin

Scripps professor emeritus Jeremy Jackson documented his road trip to get first-hand accounts of how people from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico are coping with a changing climate.

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Julia Dixon Evans' Debut Book Lights Up Shelves

May 8
By Michael Lipkin

Finding long-lost letters from a loved one can be a powerful reminder of the past. But they can also force us to view our history in a new light.

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Those Cute Animal Videos May Be Causing More Harm Than Good

May 3
By Michael Lipkin

For every baby animal that draws attention, and more importantly donations, there's another more homely creature without that same affection.

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Women Creators, Entrepreneurs Profiled In New Book By National City Teacher

May 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Women Who Launch” profiles the women who created the Girl Scouts, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, SPANX, the Women’s March and more.

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UC San Diego Physics Professor Calls For Nobel Reform

May 1
By Michael Lipkin

Brian Keating writes about what it was like inside a high-stakes cosmology experiment in the new book, "Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor."

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario Speaking At Restoring Civility Conference

April 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The topic of the seventh annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue is "Media Literacy: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Jay Gatsby, Sean Penn And Branford Marsalis

April 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It's a literary weekend with a ballet inspired by "The Great Gatsby" and a book reading by actor Sean Penn, plus musician Branford Marsalis returns for a classical music concert.

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