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Why The 'Poet Of The Black Revolution' Thinks 'We Did Not Get A Leader' In Obama

Feb. 17
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Nikki Giovanni, who's been documenting the struggle of African-Americans since the civil rights movement, shares her opinions on Barack Obama's leadership and the death of Antonin Scalia in a provocative interview.

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Author Speaks About America's New Voting Majority

Feb. 29
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author and civil rights attorney Steve Phillips says the emphasis on white working-class voters, white swing voters, and white conservatives misses the fact that the biggest block of new voters aren't white at all.

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San Diego Immigrants' Cookbook Makes Traditional Meals Healthier

Feb. 25
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

Immigrants bring a lot to a city, especially their food culture and traditions. A new cookbook tells the story of San Diego's evolving ethnic cuisine.

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San Diego Writer Tells Smuggler's Rags To Riches And Bicycles Tale

Feb. 23
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Where some saw piles of abandoned bicycles as junk, journalist Kimball Taylor saw a mystery to unravel, now a book, "The Coyote's Bicycle — The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire."

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Love May Be Linked To The Bacteria In Our Mouths

Feb. 10
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

If we find ourselves hopelessly attracted to someone this Valentine's Day, can we blame our microbiome? It turns out that the question of love and sexual attraction makes up part of cutting-edge research into the human microbiome.

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Former Filner Chief Of Staff Writes Tell-All Book

Jan. 29
By Megan Burke, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Amita Sharma

Lee Burdick's book, "Bob Filner's Monster: The Unraveling of an American Mayor and What We Can Learn From It," is an insider's account of the sexual harassment scandal that brought down San Diego's mayor.

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National City-Born Author 'Stunned And Humbled' By Newbery Medal

Jan. 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Matt de la Peña is the first Latino to win the Newbery Medal, a prestigious children's literature award.

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National City Native Wins Prestigious Newbery Medal

Jan. 12
By Angela Carone

Matt de la Peña has won the 2016 Newbery Medal for his children's book "Last Stop on Market Street."

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Comickaze Opens New Store In Liberty Station

Dec. 15
By Beth Accomando

Brick-and-mortar bookstores face a lot of challenges starting with Amazon’s low-priced online offerings to the instant gratification of digital downloads and e-books. While megastores like Borders have closed, one San Diego comic book store is expanding.

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California Drought Lessons: Water Shortage Solutions From Israel

Dec. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In his new book, "Let There Be Water," author Seth M. Siegel outlines how Israel was able to solve its water crisis and how it can be a model for the rest of the world.

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Isabel Allende Discusses Aging, Memory And Refugees

Nov. 30
By Jean Guerrero

Isabel Allende was the guest at the annual Author's Luncheon hosted by Words Alive, a San Diego-based nonprofit that promotes literacy for low-income youths. She discussed her new book and more.

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San Diego Bookstore Encourages Shoppers To Put 'Indies First'

Nov. 27
By Andrew Bowen

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies "Small Business Saturday," created by American Express to support local businesses. One San Diego bookstore is marking the day by bringing shoppers together with local authors.

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'Hugo' Writer’s New Book Traces Generations Of Theatrical Family

Nov. 24
By Angela Carone

La Jolla resident Brian Selznick, author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and "Wonderstruck" has a new illustrated book for young people. It's called "The Marvels."

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Author Brings Real Stories Of English Housekeepers To San Diego

Nov. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will

How realistic is Mrs. Hughes in "Downton Abbey"? "The Housekeepers Tale: The Real Women Who Ran The English Country House" by Tessa Boase takes a look.

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Courage Under Water: Swimmer Shares Message Of Perseverance In New Book

Nov. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico, Neiko Will

Diana Nyad accomplished something at 64 that she had set out and failed to do at 28: swim from Cuba to Florida. She is the only person to make the 100-plus mile swim without the aid of a shark cage.