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Local Hero Myra Curiel Helps Aging Out Foster Youth with Move-in Kits

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When Myra Curiel aged out of the foster care system and enrolled in Casa de Amparo’s New Directions transitional housing program in Oceanside, she received a welcome basket. Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Carmen Kcomt Advocates for Immigrant Families

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Carmen Kcomt is filled with pride. On June 25th, this 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero who hails from Peru, finally became a United States citizen. The journey to citizenship ... Read more

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Food Events

City Heights Farmers Market

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Wightman St. and 43rd St.

The Dharma Bums Present Kevin Griffin Featuring Buddhism And The Twelve Steps

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92101

Santa Fe Market At Bazaar Del Mundo

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Bazaar del Mundo, 4133 Taylor St. San Diego, California 92110

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Gardening Events

Firescaping With Native Plants

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

Free Garden Tours

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

University Heights Urban Harvest Festival

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Willie Serrano Joint-Use Field at Birney Elementary, 4345 Campus Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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Young Refugees In City Heights Learn Weaving From Their Elders

Sept. 16
By Megan Burks
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About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and old bond.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Takes Pride In Lion Cubs' First Foray

Sept. 11
By City News Service
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Animal keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park said the cubs generally followed their mother, Oshana, around their new home but veered off occasionally to play in tall grass or climb logs and rocks.

Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.

One Man's Quest For Good Bread Turns Into An Adventure In Baking Around The World

Sept. 10
Midday Edition
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A journalist turned award-winning baker and author is sharing his secrets about making the perfect loaf of bread in a new memoir, "In Search of the Perfect Loaf — A Home Baker's Odyssey."

Small Venues Pay Off Big: A Roundup Of Local San Diego Theater

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando
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What better way to escape the summer heat than with some local theater productions that might be flying under the radar.

Baked French Fries For Crew Of USS America - San Diego's Newest Ship

Sept. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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As the USS America makes its way to its new home port of San Diego, the crew's dining options have been quite different from what other sailors usually experience during deployment - no free soft drinks, and french fries that aren't actually fried.

4-Week-Old Rhino Introduced To New Home At Safari Park

Sept. 8
By City News Service
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The greater one-horned rhino, born Aug. 1, weighed only 128 pounds — calves usually weigh 132 and 176 pounds at birth — so animal care staff kept a 24-hour watch on her.

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