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Local Hero Vickie Turner Dreams With Her Eyes Open

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For Vickie E. Turner, becoming a lawyer wasn’t a childhood dream, but as an accountant for the Las Vegas Gaming Commission, she felt that something was lacking and wanted more. ... Read more

Child of Nature, M. Eloise Battle, Works to Preserve Tecolote Canyon

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Most people seem to have a phobia about rats, and that's just what the boys in M. Eloise Battle's school were counting on the day they tossed a large, dead ... Read more

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Culinary Events

Hawaiian-Themed Beer Dinner At The Grill At Torrey Pines

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA

San Diego Cloud9 Singles Speed Dating 20's & 30's At Jake's On 6th Wine Bar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Jake's On 6th Wine Bar, 3755 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

MiraCosta College Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Thursday, April 24, 2014 MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056

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Gardening Events

Hanamatsuri Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014 Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd, Vista, CA 92083

'Understanding Japanese Gardens'

Sunday, April 27, 2014 Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd, Vista, CA 92083

11th Annual River Days

Saturday, May 10, 2014 San Diego, CA

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Fast Food Outlets On Military Bases Not Subject To New Minimum Wage Rules

April 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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No need bid adieu to that Big Mac. The U.S. Department of Labor is temporarily exempting fast food restaurants on Navy and Marine Corps installations from new minimum wage rules that led to the closure of McDonald's restaurants on several bases.

Baby Koalas At San Diego Zoo Right On Track

April 17
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A pair of Queensland koala joeys got a little checkup Thursday to see if they're growing up big and strong.

Preview: Pac-Arts Spring Showcase

April 17
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By Beth Accomando
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Pac-Arts kicks off its fourth annual Spring Showcase on Thursday. KPBS' film critic Beth Accomando gives a preview of the film lineup.

San Francisco Pride Names Pvt. Bradley Manning Of Wikileaks Infamy As Parade Grand Marshal

April 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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Military LGBT activists are "astounded" that San Francisco Pride organizers chose Chelsea Manning - a.k.a. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning - as honorary parade grand marshal. Manning was found guilty of espionage in 2013 for handing over top secret government documents to Wikileaks. Today the Army upheld that conviction, and the 35 year sentence that went along with it.

San Marcos Students Help Fight Hunger In North County

April 13
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Students at two high schools in San Marcos are helping fight hunger in North County one bowl at a time. They're making ceramic bowls and then selling them at fundraisers to benefit the local food bank.

Baby Orangutan At San Diego Zoo Branching Out On Its Own

April 11
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The 5-month-old orangutan, named Aisha, can be seen most mornings exploring the climbing structure in her habitat, which has swings, ropes and hammocks to climb and play on.

Scripps Health Celebrates Pet Therapy Volunteers

April 11
Caitlin Johnson
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As a part of National Volunteer Week, Scripps Health celebrated its pet therapy volunteer teams with a “puppy party” at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

SeaWorld Loses Appeal In Death By Killer Whale

April 11
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In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said SeaWorld's challenge to the finding was unpersuasive and that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission was correct when it found that the SeaWorld park in Orlando, Fla., had violated a federal workplace safety law.

Moon Jellyfish And The Stingray Shuffle At Living Coast Discovery Center

April 4
By Dwane Brown
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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown meets some of the aquatic animals found in "Our Wild San Diego."

Baby Gorilla Nurses; Mother Holds Her For First Time

March 24
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A baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park was physically introduced with her mother, Imani, for the first time Monday morning.