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Asian Pacific Heritage Month Local Hero Azim Khamisa Teaches Principles of Non-Violence

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Six weeks before Tariq Khamisa's 21st birthday, on a cold Saturday night in January 1995, the San Diego State University sophomore was gunned down while delivering pizza. It was part ... Read more

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Local Hero Daniel Hoang Makes a Difference Through Martial Arts

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Daniel Hoang had set his dreams on becoming a physician. He volunteered at hospitals, and studied biochemistry at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in 1994. He worked three years ... Read more

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Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

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History Talks Lecture Series Presents: Akiko Bourland And The Ohara School Of Ikebana

Sunday, June 7, 2015 William Heath Davis House Museum

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California Friendly Landscaping Training For Homeowners

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

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Half Asleep In The Blue Light Lounge

May 5
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The Blue Light Lounge has become a place where Kurt Kalbfleisch found himself waiting and thinking about his impending homecoming from Operation Desert Storm.

My Redeployment Packing Checklist

May 5
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On an April evening in 2007, Pfc. Brooke King was packing her bag at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. She was preparing to return home after serving as a wheel vehicle mechanic, machine gunner and recovery specialist in Iraq for the last year.

Gill Sotu: American Pirate

May 5
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It was Dec. 31, 1999. Prince’s voice could be heard from every radio in the world. The party had begun, yet Gill Sotu was missing the celebration. Not only had Gill missed the boat, he got on the wrong one.

San Diego Zoo's California Condor Breeding Program To Continue

May 4
By City News Service
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The program will continue despite the death of Almiyi, a female euthanized after suffering from cancer for several months. Almiyi laid 49 eggs, of which 38 hatched, with 28 of the majestic birds being released into the wild.

Jewish American Heritage Month Local Hero Virginia Gordon is a Lifelong Activist

Jewish American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 4
By Monica Medina
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Throughout her life, Virginia Gordon’s passion for activism has been front and center. She remembers how her grandmother Sadye was deeply involved in Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and served as an organizer for Youth Aliya, an organization that was founded during World War II to bring Jewish children out of Germany and relocate them to England and Palestine.

Jewish American Heritage Month Local Hero Robin Rady Helps Cancer Patients Get Organized with ‘Binder of Hope’

Jewish American Heritage Month 2015 Honoree

May 1
By Monica Medina
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Four years ago, Robin Rady was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though it was caught early, it’s the kind of news that could have been enough to put anyone in a deep funk or a tailspin. But Robin, who is known for her warmth and positive energy, searched for clarity and calm. She found it in a binder–and that binder ended up seeing her through one of the toughest periods of her life, a time filled with surgeries, reconstructive surgeries, physical therapy and so much more.

Polar Bear At SeaWorld San Diego Artificially Inseminated

April 30
By City News Service
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SeaWorld and the Cincinnati Zoo are working together in an effort to get Snowflake pregnant.

Filmatic Festival Looks To The Future Of Film

April 29
By Beth Accomando
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UCSD’s Artpower film curator Rebecca Webb wanted to create a film festival that would explore the future of film, and what the experience will be for filmmakers and filmgoers. The result was the Filmatic Festival now in its second year.

Citizen America: Taking The Oath

April 28
Madison Hopkins / inewsource
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Who are the 650,000 people becoming U.S. citizens every year?

How The Fall Of Saigon Made San Diego A Refugee Hub

April 24
By Megan Burks
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Some 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through Camp Pendleton in the months following the fall of Saigon. The size and duration of the crisis caused a shift in the way the United States approached resettlement, and paved the path for Burmese, East African and Iraqi refugees arriving in San Diego today.