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Disability Awareness Month Local Hero Travis Ricks Helps Challenged Athletes Thrive

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When Travis Ricks learned he had cancer in his right leg, he was a star football athlete in high school. Sports were his life. Later, when he had to make ... Read more

Disability Awareness Month Local Hero Alex Montoya ‘Swings for the Fences’

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It began with a simple twist of fate: a chance encounter between Alex Montoya's uncle, Frank Callahan, and Harvey Fitzhugh, a man wearing a red fez. Read more

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Food Events

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Linda Vista Farmers' Market

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 6939 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92111

NFL Happy Hour At Islands Restaurants

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Islands Restaurants

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Gardening Events

Soil Testing, Preping and Planting at The Water Conservation Garden

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

Free Garden Tours

Saturday, Oct. 4, 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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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Takes Pride In Lion Cubs' First Foray

Sept. 11
By City News Service
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Animal keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park said the cubs generally followed their mother, Oshana, around their new home but veered off occasionally to play in tall grass or climb logs and rocks.

Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.

One Man's Quest For Good Bread Turns Into An Adventure In Baking Around The World

Sept. 10
Midday Edition
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A journalist turned award-winning baker and author is sharing his secrets about making the perfect loaf of bread in a new memoir, "In Search of the Perfect Loaf — A Home Baker's Odyssey."

Small Venues Pay Off Big: A Roundup Of Local San Diego Theater

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando
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What better way to escape the summer heat than with some local theater productions that might be flying under the radar.

Baked French Fries For Crew Of USS America - San Diego's Newest Ship

Sept. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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As the USS America makes its way to its new home port of San Diego, the crew's dining options have been quite different from what other sailors usually experience during deployment - no free soft drinks, and french fries that aren't actually fried.

4-Week-Old Rhino Introduced To New Home At Safari Park

Sept. 8
By City News Service
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The greater one-horned rhino, born Aug. 1, weighed only 128 pounds — calves usually weigh 132 and 176 pounds at birth — so animal care staff kept a 24-hour watch on her.

Fennec Fox Frolics At San Diego Zoo's Nursery

Sept. 5
By KPBS
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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
By KPBS
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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.