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Here Are Some Awesome Little Free Libraries In San Diego

Here Are Some Awesome Little Free Libraries In San Diego

Aug. 31
By Erik Anderson, Kristina Bravo

Maybe you've spotted them in your neighborhood: tiny boxes that contain books for anyone to take. From a Pokémon GO stop to a mini-ghost town schoolhouse, here are some of the best ones we've seen around.

Water Use Is Personal For San Diego Writer

Water Use Is Personal For San Diego Writer

Sept. 1
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

Tershia d'Elgin's family knows water. Her great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Eaton, was a Colorado homesteader in the 19th Century who created irrigation systems for barren land. He eventually became the state's fourth governor in the 1880s, and by championing irrigation technology, was known as the "father of irrigation."

San Diego Artist Documents His Journey In Life And Stone

San Diego Artist Documents His Journey In Life And Stone

Sept. 1
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Faced with a cancer diagnosis and three months to live, San Diego artist Doron Rosenthal decided to write a book.

New Book By Finest City Improv's Founder Puts Improvisation Skills ...

New Book By Finest City Improv's Founder Puts Improvisation Skills To Daily Use

Aug. 31
By Beth Accomando

Amy Lisewski, the founder and artistic director of Finest City Improv, just released "Relax, We're All Just Making This Stuff Up!"

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

Aug. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The wife of one U.S. Marine officer who has served since 2000 has documented her family's experience during his multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

Aug. 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.

Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In 2010, California posted a budget deficit of $26 billion. Journalist Narda Zacchino credits Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 tax increase for allowing the state to put billions into a rainy day fund.

Public Health Leader From San Diego On Overcoming Poverty And Low E...

Public Health Leader From San Diego On Overcoming Poverty And Low Expectations

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In a new memoir, Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, the executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., details growing up on Chollas View's G Street raised by a single mother.

San Diego Historian Turns Hamilton's Love Life Into A Novel

San Diego Historian Turns Hamilton's Love Life Into A Novel

Aug. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Elizabeth Cobbs, a former SDSU professor, had a hard time selling her book before the hit musical "Hamilton" took off. "Who's interested in Hamilton?" publishers asked.

Latest 'One Book, One San Diego' Selection Revealed

Latest 'One Book, One San Diego' Selection Revealed

Aug. 15
By Michael Lipkin, Mark Sauer

Inspired by the the "custody battle" over Cuban student Elián González, the 2003 memoir by a Yale University professor traces the author's own experiences growing up in Castro's Cuba.

The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

Aug. 9
By Michael Lipkin, David Wagner

Researchers interested in how the brain creates new memories studied Henry Molaison, or "patient H.M.," who became perhaps the most famous research subject in recent history. After Molaison died in 2008, his brain was moved to UC San Diego for further research. But it wouldn't stay there long.

'The Descendants' Author Takes On The World Of Affluent Parenting

'The Descendants' Author Takes On The World Of Affluent Parenting

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Kaui Hart Hemmings discusses wealthy parents and their "organic, free-range babies," the subject of her latest novel, "How To Party With An Infant."

San Diego Writer Stephen Metcalfe Navigates Life, Literature

San Diego Writer Stephen Metcalfe Navigates Life, Literature

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Stephen Metcalfe writes for film and stage. In his first novel for adults, the protagonist navigates his way through life with an autistic son, an absent wife and an ailing mother.

TheNAT Offers New San Diego Hiking Guide

TheNAT Offers New San Diego Hiking Guide

Aug. 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Natural History Museum has a new guide that features more than 250 trails, maps, photographs and descriptions of habitats and species San Diegans may encounter on hikes.

Why Do Presidents Screw Up?

Why Do Presidents Screw Up?

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In a new book, "Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again," Brookings Institution senior fellow Elaine Kamarck details some of the most egregious presidential blunders in history.