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LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Robert Gleason Builds Consensus

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Ask anyone who knows Robert Gleason what quality most defines him, and it's pretty much unanimous: consensus builder. Read more

Local Hero Albert Ogle Advocates for LGBT Human Rights

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As a child in Belfast, the Reverend Canon Albert Ogle grew up in a place where being gay was criminalized. It was a violent time, filled with sectarian rioting, when ... Read more

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Food Events

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Sombrero’s 3rd Annual MDA Fundraiser

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 Sombrero Mexican Food

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

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Gardening Events

FOOD And FARM Family Fun Day

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center 2525 N Avenue, National City, CA 91950

Free Garden Tours

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

Hillside Gardening

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

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Meet Kelsey DeSantis: Marine Vet, Mixed Martial Arts Pro, Pageant Contestant (Video)

Sept. 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marine veteran and professional mixed martial arts fighter Kelsey DeSantis may best be known for taking Justin Timberlake as her date to the Marine Corps Ball. Well, DeSantis is making headlines again, this time for competing in a beauty pageant-esque competition called Ms. Veteran America.

Baby Gorilla At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Crawling And Curious

Aug. 29
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Now 5 months old, baby gorilla Joanne still rides on mom's back usually but is now spending more time sitting and crawling around her enclosure.

100-Year-Old Tortoise At San Diego Zoo Sent To Toledo

Aug. 28
By City News Service
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Emerson, a 440-pound Galapagos tortoise who has been at the San Diego Zoo since the 1980s, was flown to Detroit and then driven to Ohio on Wednesday.

Being Barbarella: Going Behind the Lipstick of 'Diary of a Diva'

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando
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For the past decade, Barbarella Fokos has been writing her popular column Diary of a Diva for the San Diego Reader. Now she has released her first book, "Diary of a Diva: Behind the Lipstick."

Recalled Peanut And Almond Butters Sold At Military Commissaries

Aug. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Brands of almond and peanut butters recalled from store shelves because of possible Salmonella contamination were sold by military commissaries, according to an announcement the Defense Commissary Agency.

California's Drought Stings Bees, Honey Supplies

Aug. 22
TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press
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The historic drought is reducing supplies of California honey, raising prices for consumers and making it harder for beekeepers to earn a living.

'Jackass' Star Takes Credit For Anti-SeaWorld Message On I-5 Sign

Aug. 21
By City News Service
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Steve-O confessed on YouTube Wednesday, saying "I'm putting my foot down for Shamu."

SeaWorld Won't Appeal Citations Keeping Trainers Out Of Water During 'Shamu' Shows

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will no longer pursue an appeal of citations issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau — who was killed by an orca at the Florida park.

San Diego Humane Society Rescues 420 Chinchillas

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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The chinchillas will be put up for adoption after they're determined to be healthy.

Saving Lives At San Diego Humane Society's 24-Hour Kitten Nursery

Aug. 20
Midday Edition
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Kitten season is here and that means animal shelters are getting an influx of homeless litters. The San Diego Humane Society says many newborn kittens wouldn't survive if it weren't for its 24-hour kitten nursery.

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