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Local Hero Myra Curiel Helps Aging Out Foster Youth with Move-in Kits

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When Myra Curiel aged out of the foster care system and enrolled in Casa de Amparo’s New Directions transitional housing program in Oceanside, she received a welcome basket. Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Carmen Kcomt Advocates for Immigrant Families

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Carmen Kcomt is filled with pride. On June 25th, this 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero who hails from Peru, finally became a United States citizen. The journey to citizenship ... Read more

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Food Events

City Heights Farmers Market

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Wightman St. and 43rd St.

The Dharma Bums Present Kevin Griffin Featuring Buddhism And The Twelve Steps

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92101

Santa Fe Market At Bazaar Del Mundo

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Bazaar del Mundo, 4133 Taylor St. San Diego, California 92110

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Gardening Events

Firescaping With Native Plants

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

Free Garden Tours

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

University Heights Urban Harvest Festival

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Willie Serrano Joint-Use Field at Birney Elementary, 4345 Campus Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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Fennec Fox Frolics At San Diego Zoo's Nursery

Sept. 5
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The nocturnal fox pup has spurts of energy, so animal care staff have been giving him lots of toys and food puzzles to help keep him busy.

Update: After A 4-Day Hunt, Albino Cobra Is Caught In L.A. Suburb

Sept. 5
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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A driver spotted the highly poisonous snake and called authorities. It was captured without incident and is headed next to the San Diego Zoo.

Cheetah Cub At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Recovering From Surgery

Sept. 4
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Accompanied by his puppy companion, a male cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is recovering from surgery to repair growth abnormalities in his limbs.

Death Of Soldier With Military Dog Unit Under Investigation

Sept. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of Pvt. 1st Class Darrell Robinson, 23, who was found dead at Fort Bragg in North Carolina on Aug. 31. Robinson was a military police officer with the 550th Military Working Dog Detachment.

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.