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Disability Awareness Month Local Heroes William Stothers And Cynthia Jones Fight For Rights

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Behind great challenges are committed leaders like Cyndi Jones and Bill Stothers — two masterminds behind the fight to break down ignorance and barriers for people with disabilities. Read more

Disability Awareness Month Local Hero Stephen Wampler: Conqueror Of El Capitan

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Known as the first person with cerebral palsy to climb El Capitan mountain, Stephen Wampler aims for a new challenge: opening a campsite where disabled children can have real wilderness ... Read more

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Food Events

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Fran's Original Farm Stand Pumpkin Patch

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 Fran's Original Farm Stand

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

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Gardening Events

Scholar Share's Toddler Time: Make Friends In The Garden

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 New Children's Museum

Free Composting Workshop (East Village)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 SMARTS Farm: San Diego's East Village, Corner of F Street and 15th in the “Makers Quarter”

Food And Farm Family Fun

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

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Does California Coastal Commission Have Authority To Ban Breeding At SeaWorld?

Oct. 12
Midday Edition
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The California Coastal Commission approved SeaWorld's request to expand the holding tanks for its killer whales on the condition that it halts its breeding program.

California Working To Bring Interpreters To Civil Courtrooms

Oct. 1
By Megan Burks
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California has long provided interpreters to defendants in criminal court, but not always for those in civil court.

Podcast Episode 33: SDFF Auteur Award Recipient Brit Marling

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival will hand out its tribute awards on Saturday, with Brit Marling receiving its Auteur Award.

Vietnamese Refugees Reach Out To Syrians Fleeing By Boat

Sept. 24
By Associated Press
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More than three decades ago, Vietnamese began fleeing in tiny boats after their country fell to communist rule. Seeing their community's story in the plight of those boarding boats for Europe, some Vietnamese Americans in California are reaching out.

San Diegans React To Sainthood Of Father Junípero Serra

Sept. 23
By Jean Guerrero
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Pope Francis canonizes Junípero Serra amid mixed feelings. Some San Diegans think the missionary deserves to be named a saint, while others think the canonization ignores abuses against Native Americans.

East African Girl Scouts In San Diego Learn Heritage, Female Leadership

Sept. 22
By Megan Burks
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Girl Scouts have gotten a lot more diverse since the first troop formed in 1912 Georgia — especially in San Diego.

Controversial German Director Leni Riefenstahl Inspires 'Amazons And Their Men'

Sept. 18
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Diversionary Theatre has a new artistic director who wants to showcase new works. But "Amazons and Their Men," the first play of the 30th anniversary season, looks to the past to find insights into the future.

Guest Review: 'Learning To Drive'

Sept. 15
By Rebecca Romani
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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says that while "Learning to Drive" (opened this weekend in cinemas around San Diego) is largely predictable, it's the little moments that make a gorgeous late summer film.

Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Enrique Morones — Titan At The Border

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

Sept. 15
KPBS Local Heroes Project
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Free legal consultations for deported immigrants on the border. This is just one of the dozens of ideas engineered by human rights activist, Enrique Morones.

Writer Explores San Diego’s Best Scenic Drives

Sept. 2
Midday Edition
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As a kid growing up in San Diego, Jack Brandais remembers going on Sunday drives. He compiled some of his favorite scenic drives, from the coast to the back country, in a series of Kindle books called Joyride Guru.

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