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LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Terry Cunningham Dedicates Life to Fighting AIDS

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As Cunningham recalls the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the 30 years he dedicated to combating it, the experience deeply affected him. Seeing so many around him die ... Read more

LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Christine Kehoe Improves Quality of Life for San Diegans

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Becoming a politician was the last thing on Christine Kehoe’s mind when she was growing up in Troy, New York. She didn’t even run for student government at her high ... Read more

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Bro-Am Restaurant Week In Encinitas

Monday, July 6, 2015 Encinitas Restaurants

Puzzling Adventure Wine Experience

Monday, July 6, 2015 34567 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Encinitas Restaurants

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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.

Getting The Good News

April 23
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Navy Lt. Cmdr. William “Liam” Corley sits in the U.S.O. lounge adjacent to the PAX terminal at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan where he is surrounded by the emptiness of waiting.

San Diego Women Fought For Role In 1915 Expo At Balboa Park

April 23
By Tom Fudge
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Historians explain how the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which created the Balboa Park we know today, was also a touchstone of the women’s movement in San Diego.