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LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Robert Gleason Builds Consensus

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Ask anyone who knows Robert Gleason what quality most defines him, and it's pretty much unanimous: consensus builder. Read more

Local Hero Albert Ogle Advocates for LGBT Human Rights

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As a child in Belfast, the Reverend Canon Albert Ogle grew up in a place where being gay was criminalized. It was a violent time, filled with sectarian rioting, when ... Read more

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Military Commissaries Get Temporary Reprieve From Budget Ax

July 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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Congress has voted to restore $200 million in cuts to the taxpayer subsidies that help fund military commissaries.

James Garner Served In Korean War, Awarded Purple Heart Twice

July 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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James Scott Bumgarner, a.k.a. James Garner, served in the Merchant Marines, the Oklahoma National Guard, and the U.S. Army. Garner was injured in the Korean War and twice awarded the Purple Heart before being discharged in 1952.

Endangered Black Rhino Born At San Diego Safari Park

July 18
By City News Service
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A critically endangered black rhinoceros was born at the San Diego Safari Park on Sunday.

Tony Gwynn Mural Rises Above San Diego's East Village

July 18
By Nicholas McVicker
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The memory of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn endures in a painting being unveiled Saturday.

Chelsea Manning To Start Treatment For Gender Dysphoria In Army Prison

July 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, will begin treatment for gender identity disorder while in military custody at Fort Leavenworth's prison. The Army had requested Manning be sent to a civilian prison for more sophisticated treatment, but the Bureau of Prisons denied that request.

5 Cool Summer Suppers To Beat The Heat In San Diego

July 16
Midday Edition
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When the temperatures rises, turn to these cool summer recipes by San Diego food writer Caron Golden and Blind Burrito executive chef Sara Polczynski.

How Animals With Mental Illness Can Help Humans Heal

July 15
Midday Edition
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A growing consensus on animal behavior is leaning toward the theory animals have complex emotional lives more similar to our own than realized. "Animal Madness" takes its cue from the problems of one disturbed dog and examines what we can learn about ourselves from the emotional problems of animals.

Crowned Crane Chicks Take A Walk At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

July 11
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Some say exercise is for the birds. In this case, they'd be absolutely correct.

Happy Ending For Soldier Whose Ex Sold His Dog While He Was Deployed?

July 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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Soldier Robert Gabbert entrusted his beloved dog Baxter with his former girlfriend when he deployed to Afghanistan in March. His ex-flame then sold Baxter on Craigslist to another military family. A group of strangers who learned of Gabbert's plight on Facebook have now successfully negotiated Baxter's return to his original home.

Help Pick Name For California Condor Chick At Safari Park

July 9
By City News Service
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials announced Wednesday that it will let its fans choose a Chumash name for a California condor born there two months ago.