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Dr. Gail Knight Inspires as First African-American Woman Chief of Staff at Rady Children’s Hospital

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In Dr. Gail Knight’s office is a wall of photos of patients she has treated. They are mementos of childhood milestones—birthday celebrations, family vacations and graduations. Though she hasn’t treated ... Read more

Black History Month Local Heroes Jones & Wooten Strengthen Bonds Between Fathers and Children

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Andre Jones and Aaron Wooten know first-hand the important role fathers play in the lives of their children. Jones grew up with his father, Wooten did not; and though their ... Read more

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Food Events

Breakfast At Tiffany's To Benefit Miracle Babies With Keynote Speaker Mary Romney

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 Grand Del Mar: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA. 92130

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Linda Vista Farmers' Market

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 6939 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92111

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Gardening Events

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Mira Mesa Presbyterian Church: 8081 Mira Mesa Boulevard San Diego, CA 92126

Food And Farm Family Fun Day

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center: 2525 N Avenue National City, CA 91950

Vineyard Management Seminar At Curds And Wine

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Curds and Wine, LLC: 7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92111

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Craft Beer Brewing A Success Story In San Diego

Feb. 19
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego brewpubs and craft breweries are making their impact felt in the local economy. The industry made a $600 million economic impact last year.

Sea Lions Struggle Along The California Coast

Feb. 18
By Erik Anderson
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Malnourished sea lion pups are turning up at rescue centers all along the West Coast. Federal officials say the problem will likely get worse before it gets better.

Comedian Maz Jobrani Discusses 'Memoirs Of A Middle Eastern Funnyman'

Feb. 17
Midday Edition
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Iranian-American actor and comedian Maz Jobrani tells his story about growing up as an Iranian immigrant in Southern California.

Aztec Printing Owner Shares His Memories Of The Chicano Movement

Feb. 13
By Marielena Castellanos
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As Aztec Printing closes its doors, the pictures on its walls tell a story of struggles, protests and victories in the Chicano Movement in San Diego.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 12

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos reminded me he was far from an anomaly, as tens of thousands of service members continued to return home from combat, forever altered by what they had seen and experienced in war. He wanted the people who read the blog posts I wrote to know this. That was why he told me his story.

Travel And Adventure Show Comes To San Diego

Feb. 12
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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It's never too early to start thinking about vacation. This weekend the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show returns with 1,500 travel experts to help attendees plan their next trip.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 11

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos told me he and Logan had been to only one public sporting event since returning from Iraq. It was another Padres game, and the experience drained him.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 10

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos said he knew Logan had a better sense of smell and hearing than he did, and trusted Logan to alert him of any danger – be it real or imagined - which allowed the Marine veteran to relax, even if only a little bit.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 9

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos, who served in the Marines as a leader, teaching fellow Leathernecks the tools they’d need to survive in the war zone, decided to become a full-time trainer at Freedom Dogs, teaching Marines with PTSD how to survive their war wounds.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 8

Feb. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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When Carlos first started attending training sessions at Freedom Dogs, he felt he didn’t fit in. Big reason: Carlos was afraid of dogs. He didn’t like them, and he believed they didn’t like him. In the tough, gang-infested Chicago streets where Carlos grew up, dogs were treated more as weapons than pets.

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