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American Indian Heritage Month Local Hero Vickie Gambala

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She’s a Cherokee Indian from Oklahoma, a devoted leader of Native education in San Diego County, community uniter, mother of three, and powwow veteran. Meet Vickie Gambala, 2015 American Indian ... Read more

American Indian Heritage Month Local Hero Stan Rodriguez

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He’s a U.S. Navy veteran, a Native linguist, an inspired musical can rattler, devout educator and student of local Native culture. Meet Stan Rodriguez, 2015 American Indian Heritage Month Local ... Read more

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Food Events

Take Time: Collages And Holiday Art Sale By Joshua Krause

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 The Rose Wine Bar and Bottleshop Sidebar

Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll

Take Time: Collages And Holiday Art Sale By Joshua Krause

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 The Rose Wine Bar and Bottleshop Sidebar

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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.

San Diego's North County Is 'Epicenter' Of Succulent Boom

Sept. 1
By Alison St John
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As the market for water thirsty plants dries up, sales of cacti and succulents are thriving — and San Diego’s North County is ground zero for all things succulent.

Hot Guys And Homophobia Fuel 'Drown'

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando
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"Drown" premiered in San Diego earlier this year at FilmOut where it won six awards including Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and Outstanding Artistic Achievement. "Drown" (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is a difficult film to watch but for all the right reasons.

Syrians Could Soon Be Next Refugee Group To Call San Diego Home

Aug. 26
By Megan Burks
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More than 4 million Syrians are fleeing a violent civil war. The U.S. State Department has agreed to bring some of them into the country.